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Shots Fired Near UF Dorm: Two People In Custody

By on July 27th, 2015 | Last updated: July 27, 2015 at 11:23 am

One person who was carrying a firearm is in police custody after shots were fired at a Murphree Hall parking lot, according to an alert sent out by the university. Police continue to look for two witnesses in a blue Mazda truck last seen heading north away from campus.

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I-75 Shut Down After Trooper Involved In Shooting

By on July 25th, 2015 | Last updated: July 27, 2015 at 7:14 pm

Update 7/27/2015 at 7:15 p.m.: The suspect has been identified as Earl Jackson, according to a news release from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.

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Photos: Scenes from Fanfares and Fireworks 2015

By on July 4th, 2015 | Last updated: July 4, 2015 at 9:07 am

The 2015 Fanfares and Fireworks celebration, hosted by the UF College of Journalism and Communications, drew more than 10,000 to the campus July 3.

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Here’s What Local Folks Are Saying About Today’s Supreme Court Decision

By on June 26th, 2015 | Last updated: June 26, 2015 at 3:45 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision today that states must recognize same-sex unions citing 14th Amendment protections. Here are some reactions from Florida:

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Feds Take Aim at Scott ‘LIP’ Lawsuit

By on June 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: June 2, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Federal officials filed documents Monday responding to a lawsuit by Gov. Rick Scott. The suit says the federal government “engaged in unconstitutional coercion” to make Florida expand its Medicaid program, while federal officials say this is a baseless claim.

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House, Senate Still Stuck in Health Debate

By on June 1st, 2015 | Last updated: June 2, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Florida legislators began a special session Monday to pass a budget for the year beginning July 1. But the House and Senate are still in a stalemate over whether to adopt a Senate proposal use Medicaid expansion money from the Affordable Care Act to help lower-income Floridians purchase private health insurance.

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Court Limits Damages In UCF Player’s Death

By on May 28th, 2015 | Last updated: May 28, 2015 at 2:49 pm

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday the parents of University of Central Florida football player, Ereck Plancher, are limited to collecting $200,000 in a lawsuit they filed against UCF Athletics Association, Inc. Plancher collapsed and died in March 2008 after off-season football drills supervised by football coach George O’Leary.

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Scott Signs Bills On Carrying Guns, Bolstering Child Protection

By on May 26th, 2015 | Last updated: May 26, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Gov. Rick Scott signed 44 bills into law Thursday. Among those bills is a provision to allow gun owners to carry their weapons in the case of emergency evacuation as well as a bill to expand the child-protection law.

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Breaking News: Feds Say Florida Could Get $1B For Low Income Pool

By on May 21st, 2015 | Last updated: May 21, 2015 at 12:55 pm

A key Florida health care program will likely receive an extra $1B from the federal government this budget year. The new amount offered for the Low Income Pool would enable Florida to retain Medicaid investment.

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Hippodrome Theatre Receiving Grant

By on May 18th, 2015 | Last updated: May 19, 2015 at 3:25 pm

The Hippodrome Theatre is receiving a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. The grant will be used toward the production and creation of the community-centered work “The Hidden Sayings”.

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