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By Trevor Sikkema on December 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm
A gathering concerning a new monument to honor Union veterans in the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park quickly turned to a protest as members and supporters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans demanded the monument be built in a different location.
By Trevor Sikkema on November 21st, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 11:50 am
Bob McPeek learns about the sacrifices his veteran father made throughout his life time after discovering a hand-written book of poems. The poems in the book, entitled “Rain or Mud, Shine or Blow,” told stories of his father’s time in war.
By Trevor Sikkema on November 13th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is instituting a new training program to keep its deputies in shape. The program includes an obstacle course and combat training.
By Trevor Sikkema and Peta-Gay Sheerwood on October 29th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 5:09 pm
The Ocala City Council met Tuesday to discuss the potential move of the Tampa Yankees to Ocala.
By Trevor Sikkema and Lisa Greenberg on October 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 3, 2013 at 11:47 am
Construction on electronic signs along areas of Interstate 75 should begin around January, nearly two years after the 20-vehicle pileup that inspired public concern over drivers’ safety on the highway.
By Trevor Sikkema on September 30th, 2013 | Last updated: October 2, 2013 at 5:15 pm
Florida law enforcement officials and state legislators are considering the enactment of tougher consequences for sexual predators and are calling for a review of the current law.
By Trevor Sikkema on September 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 9:13 pm
As lawmakers continue to debate the proper funding for future health care programs, organizations across Florida are already offering practical ways to help low-income residents who need care now.
By Trevor Sikkema on May 1st, 2013 | Last updated: December 9, 2013 at 3:17 pm
A 2011 bill moving drivers license services to tax collector’s offices went into full effect Thursday in Alachua County.
By Trevor Sikkema on March 1st, 2013 | Last updated: December 9, 2013 at 3:18 pm
After a sinkhole opened on Thursday, and swallowed a Seffner man in the process, one UF professor discusses how sinkholes are created and how common they are in the north Florida area.
By Trevor Sikkema on February 15th, 2013 | Last updated: December 9, 2013 at 3:18 pm
A meteorite explosion that injured about 1,200 people Friday in Russia. A UF geologist said meteorites similar to that one are not uncommon.