Author Archives: Kim Ortiz
The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office will hold an auction on Saturday to find homes for two healthy horses that have overcome severe malnutrition. ACSO has spent more than $1,400 over the last six months rehabilitating them.
A $2 million project to help restore water levels in Mallory Swamp began Wednesday. Geologists constructed wells to control the water levels in the swamp and aquifer. The second part of the project will close ditches that cause water to flow outside the swamp’s perimeter.
Gainesville Police Department installed a speeding radar last week in hopes of keeping residents and drivers safer. The radar was placed along Northwest 31st Drive after many residents voiced their concerns.
(Photo: Steve White/Flickr)
An increase in flood insurance went into effect Tuesday, but many Floridians are still voicing their distaste for the new law. The National Flood Insurance wants to collect more from those who it said have been underpaying to bring down their $24 billion deficit.
The usually fun-spirited Gainesville Roller Rebel Derby girls weren’t playing games Wednesday when they came to Gainesville’s city hall to support broadening the sale and consumption of alcohol citywide.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, along with the University of Florida’s Center for Forensic Medicine, held a workshop Wednesday to locate graves of animals who had been subject to potential abuse.
A Maddie’s Fund grant to Alachua County hopes to curb animal euthanization rates by 2015.
A new survey shows a growing number of teens are smoking marijuana more frequently in a month. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Kim Ortiz reports why the drug has seen an increase in teen users. In-depth interview:
Gainesville police are facing problems finding the men responsible for a weekend beating. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Kim Ortiz reports how police are hoping residents will move the case forward.
After meeting at the National Hurricane Conference to discuss hurricane preparedness, weather and emergency officials are now are warning residents not to use tape to protect their homes. Alachua County Emergency Management Director David Donnelly says tape should have never […]