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2013 Hurricane Season could bring between 13 and 20 named storms

By and on May 31st, 2013 | Last updated: May 31, 2013 at 4:47 pm

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently made that prediction for the period beginning Saturday and stretching through November 30. FEMA administrator Craig Fugate offered advice Friday on how to prepare.

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UF trustee reacts to Chairman stepping down

By on April 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Founding member of the University of Florida’s Board of Trustees Carlos Alfonso will withdraw his application for a third term on the board. This decision comes after learning Governor Rick Scott would not be reappointing Alfonso. Faculty Senate Chair Scott [...]

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Students rally over budget cuts to the College of Engineering

By , and on April 16th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 10:59 pm

University of Florida students and Gainesville residents gathered in Turlington Plaza on the UF campus earlier today to protest budget cuts to the College of Engineering. These cuts were directed to the Computer Information Science and Engineering department, and will result in ridding [...]

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Tax Day doesn’t have to be taxing

By on April 16th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Tomorrow is the last day to file your tax returns and Florida’s IRS has a few tips for those rushing to meet the midnight deadline. Florida IRS Spokesman Mike Dobzinski says filing electronically is the best way to go, but [...]

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Author Harry Crews dead at age 76

By on March 30th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Retired University of Florida professor and author of many dark novels, Harry Crews, is dead at age 76. Professor of Creative Writing at Oregon State University Marjorie Sandor says while working at the University of Florida some of Crews’ words [...]

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Some road closures in Alachua County

By on March 26th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:55 pm

State Road 235 is closed in order to replace and repair the railroad crossing between Alachua and La Crosse. Florida Department of Transportation Spokeswoman Laurie Windham says it was critical to get started on this project to prevent possible accidents. [...]

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Gas prices may hamper summer travel plans

By on March 19th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Retail gas prices in Florida and nationwide continue to inch their way up.  AAA South spokeswoman Jessica Brady says there are a number of reasons why retail gas prices continue to rise as we enter the summer driving season. The [...]

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Skeletal remains identified

By on February 27th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Skeletal remains found in a wooded area near West Newberry Road last week have been identified.  Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Todd Kelly says 52-year-old Juliann Spates went missing more than one year ago, although her family did not report [...]

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Texting ban facing a dead end

By and on February 13th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Although the Florida Senate’s version of a texting while driving ban is continuing to move through committee, the House draft is making little progress. Sarasota-area Representative Ray Pilon says it may mean the end for this action. He says some [...]

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Rising gas prices show no sign of slowing down

By on February 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Motorists paid more for a gallon of gas this past January, on average, than ever before.  AAA spokeswoman Jessica Brady says this trend is expected to continue due to many factors. Brady adds gas prices may hit the four dollar [...]

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