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Alachua County Deputies Hope To Find Home For Recovering Horses

By on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 21, 2013 at 4:35 pm

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.

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$2 Million Project Begins To Restore Water Levels In Mallory Swamp

By on October 30th, 2013 | Last updated: October 31, 2013 at 4:43 pm

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.

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GPD Responds To Residential Complaints, Installs Speeding Radar

By on October 24th, 2013 | Last updated: October 24, 2013 at 6:07 pm

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.

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Homeowners Frustrated By Increase In Flood Insurance Rates

By on October 4th, 2013 | Last updated: October 4, 2013 at 10:14 am

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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.

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Gainesville Roller Rebels Lobby For Alcohol Sale Exemption

By on September 26th, 2013 | Last updated: September 26, 2013 at 9:17 pm

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.

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ASPCA, UF Experts Show How To Investigate Animal Cruelty Crime Scenes

By on September 12th, 2013 | Last updated: September 12, 2013 at 7:49 am

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.

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Grant helps Alachua county animal shelters reduce euthanasia

By on January 29th, 2013 | Last updated: January 30, 2013 at 10:34 am

A Maddie’s Fund grant to Alachua County hopes to curb animal euthanization rates by 2015.

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Marijuana use up by teens

By on May 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:36 am

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:

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Gainesville police searching for leads in a weekend beating

By on April 11th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:21 pm

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.

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New guidelines come from National Hurricane Conference

By on March 28th, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 3:03 pm

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 […]

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