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Georgia Man Previously Arrested In UAE Sheds Light On UF Professor’s Situation

By on March 25th, 2015 | Last updated: March 25, 2015 at 10:24 pm

University of Florida professor John Schueller, Ph.D., is still detained after being arrested in Abu Dhabi on March 9. The circumstances of his arrest, though, are not uncommon.

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UF Engineering Professor Detained In United Arab Emirates

By on March 18th, 2015 | Last updated: March 23, 2015 at 2:23 pm

University of Florida professor John Schueller, Ph.D., was in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates for a conference. The U.S. State Department confirmed his situation.

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Gainesville City Commission Elections End In Run-Offs

By on March 17th, 2015 | Last updated: March 17, 2015 at 9:10 pm

The Gainesville City Commission District 1 and City Commission At-Large elections ended Tuesday night with two run-offs. The final election will be held on April 14.

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Environmental Groups ‘Rally In Tally’ To Talk Amendment 1 Spending

By on February 18th, 2015 | Last updated: February 18, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Environmental groups across the state sent supporters to the capital on Wednesday to discuss the allocation of funds set aside by Amendment 1, the Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative. The Florida legislative session will begin in March, and the bill will take effect on July 1.

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Explosion, Fire At Southwest Villas Apartment Found To Be Result Of Arson

By and on February 6th, 2015 | Last updated: February 6, 2015 at 12:34 pm

An explosion and resulting fire at Southwest Villas on Jan. 22 that displaced 12 residents was caused by arson. Two suspects have been charged with grand theft and fraudulent insurance claims.

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Charges Against 11-Year-Old For Brother’s Death Dropped

By on February 5th, 2015 | Last updated: February 5, 2015 at 11:47 am

Charges against an 11-year-old girl for the shooting death have been dropped by State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister. Her 15-year-old sister, who police say shot and killed their 16-year-old brother, could still be charged. The girls’ parents are also being investigated.

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Minor Charged For False Bomb Threats To Gainesville High School

By and on December 1st, 2014 | Last updated: December 1, 2014 at 2:36 pm

A 15-year-old Gainesville High School student has been charged from making false bomb threats to the school on Nov. 9 and 10. GHS received three identical bombs threats, one of which led the Gainesville Police Department to evacuate all students to a nearby Planet Fitness parking lot.

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MMA Fighter G-Money Victorious Over Cerebral Assassin

By and on November 10th, 2014 | Last updated: November 10, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Mixed martial artists Garrett “G-Money” Holeve and David “Cerebral Assasin” Steffan fought on Saturday in Sullivan, Missouri. G-Money defeated his opponent in their much anticipated bout by submission in the second round.

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G-Money: In The Cage With Down Syndrome

By on October 29th, 2014 | Last updated: December 2, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Garrett “G” Holeve has Down syndrome, but his condition isn’t stopping him from pursuing his passion — mixed martial arts. G will face David Steffan on Nov. 8 in a long overdue fight against the odds.

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W. Kent Fuchs Of Cornell Named President Of UF

By on October 15th, 2014 | Last updated: October 16, 2014 at 11:19 am

W. Kent Fuchs, Provost for Cornell University Ph.D., has been selected as the University of Florida’s 12th president-designate.

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