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Jan. 27, 2014: Afternoon News In 90

By on January 27th, 2014 | Last updated: January 29, 2014 at 3:46 pm

A video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.

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YMCA Begins Cutting Programs After Bankruptcy, Leans on Community Support

By on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the North Central Florida YMCA Wellness Center must determine which programs to cut to start generating badly needed revenue.

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Williston Farm Puts On Train-Themed Carnival for Halloween

By on November 1st, 2013 | Last updated: November 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm

A local Williston family is putting on a train-themed event for visitors during the Halloween weekend. The farm provides a place for families to bond and grow closer while riding on the Kirby’s private railroad.

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Habitat for Humanity Foreclosure-Rehab Plan Helps Marion County Serve Families

By on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 25, 2013 at 4:37 pm

A new foreclosure-rehab plan that allows Habitat for Humanity programs refurbish previously foreclosed houses has helped Marion County better service more families. Marion County Habitat for Humanity was one of the 50 chosen for the plan from about 1,500 affiliates.

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Internet Addiction Becoming More Serious, According to Research

By on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Although Internet addiction is not listed as a viable mental disorder, researchers are discovering troubling facts about Web-related addictions.

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Live Oak Prepares for Tropical Storm Karen

By and on October 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 4, 2013 at 4:37 pm

With Tropical Storm Karen looking like it could be the second named storm to make landfall in the United States this season, Downtown Cafe employee Stephanie McIntosh was reminded Thursday of the devastation when Tropical Storm Debbie dumped more than a foot of water into her Live Oak Home.

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Florida Mosquito Population Hits Six-Year High

By on September 27th, 2013 | Last updated: September 27, 2013 at 10:45 am

In response to data indicating unusually high levels of disease-carrying mosquito populations, the Alachua County Health Department is reminding people to take protective measures.

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Stepfather, Daughter Solicit Florida-Tennessee Game Date On Craigslist

By and on September 19th, 2013 | Last updated: September 19, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Jessica Flanagan’s stepfather posted an ad on Craigslist offering a date with Flanagan to the Florida vs. Tennessee football game on Saturday. Flanagan was surprised to see more than 300 men were willing to apply to be her date.

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Gainesville Church Location Attempts To Exorcise Its Terry Jones Demons

By and on September 12th, 2013 | Last updated: September 13, 2013 at 9:58 am

From GPD police chief to mayor Ed Braddy, Gainesville officials were happy Thursday to see a new tenant take over Pastor Terry Jones’ former church property. “Good Lord,” Braddy said, “it really weighed heavy on the men and women who are living here, raising children here.”

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Motivational blogger tested by life-threatening illness

By on April 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 25, 2013 at 10:26 am

Alexa Carlin founded Hello Perfect, a blog devoted to redefining society’s definition of perfection, with a friend in 2011.

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