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No, Pedro Bravo Didn’t Ask Siri Where to Stash His Roommate’s Body

By on August 13th, 2014 | Last updated: August 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm

There has been a great deal of attention on the Pedro Bravo trial happening here in Gainesville. Unfortunately, some of the most recent news just isn’t true. Update: Read the transcript from the trial where the assistant state attorney questions [...]

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Downpours Cause Flooding in Gainesville, City in Rare Flash Flood Warning

By on July 31st, 2013 | Last updated: July 31, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Severe weather swept through Gainesville and northern counties this evening, causing flash flooding and traffic signal outages across town.

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Alachua County Commission Ends Talks with Third Candidate for County Manager; Taps Deputy Manager

By on June 25th, 2013 | Last updated: June 25, 2013 at 1:11 pm

The Alachua County Commission voted Tuesday to end discussions with the third candidate they offered the county manager position, and to extend an offer to the deputy manager currently serving the county.

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Election Update: Mayor’s race goes to runoff, Wells captures 54 percent of District 4 vote

By and on March 19th, 2013 | Last updated: March 20, 2013 at 8:36 am

Update 11:21 p.m.: Defeated Gainesville mayoral and city commissioner for district 4 candidates have commented on Tuesday night’s election results. Mayoral candidate Pete Johnson in an interview offered his congratulations to the two candidates, incumbent Craig Lowe and former City Commissioner Ed Braddy, who compete in the [...]

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Here are some area roads to avoid over the MLK holiday

By on January 18th, 2013 | Last updated: January 18, 2013 at 3:51 pm

As a result of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday a few roads will be closed in the area.

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Loose livestock cause closure of I-75

By on January 5th, 2013 | Last updated: January 5, 2013 at 2:41 pm

For a few hours Saturday afternoon, I-75 was closed in both directions after a cattle car transport crash on southbound I-75 near mile marker 387. Florida Highway Patrol and Alachua County Sheriff’s officers were on scene and attempting to clean up the site and get traffic moving again.

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I-75 Northbound in Marion County closed after early morning accident

By on December 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: December 3, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Update 8:57 a.m.: All northbound lanes of I-75 are now open, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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UF presidential search delayed until January

By on November 30th, 2012 | Last updated: December 3, 2012 at 9:27 am

Candidates for the University of Florida presidency will not be invited for a campus visit until after the new year, the chairman of UF board of Trustees and presidential search committee announced.

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Voting opens for new Florida license plate design

By on November 26th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:37 pm

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles launched the website for Floridians to vote on a new design for the standard license plate. Floridians can vote through Dec. 14 at vote4floridatag.com and pick one of four potential designs. The designs, [...]

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Irene – 11 a.m. Update – 24 Aug

By on August 24th, 2011 | Last updated: August 24, 2011 at 10:56 am

Latest from UF Meteorologist Jeff Huffman: Irene will move through the Bahamas today as a strong category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 miles an hour. Irene will likely maintain this strength as a MAJOR Hurricane through tomorrow. [...]

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