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Gators Fans Celebrate Win Over Tennessee In The Swamp

By on September 27th, 2015 | Last updated: September 27, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Florida fans celebrated after freshman wide receiver Antonio Callaway ran in a 63-yard touchdown pass from Grier late in the fourth quarter to seal their eleventh straight victory against SEC rival Tennessee in the Swamp.

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Fire Causes Evacuation At UF’s Keys Residential Complex

By , and on September 19th, 2015 | Last updated: September 21, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Updated, Sept. 21: About 31 firefighters from various stations were called to the fire, said Keith Saunders, Gainesville Fire Rescue acting district chief. They began aggressively attacking the fire and were able to put it out. Investigators have yet to […]

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UF Political Parties Weigh in on Expectations Ahead of Republican Debate

By on September 16th, 2015 | Last updated: September 17, 2015 at 10:36 am

The second round of Republican debates will air tonight on CNN. Viewers and the media are expecting this debate to be an intense battle between 11 candidates.

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Taxi Companies Sue State Over Uber, Lyft

By on September 9th, 2015 | Last updated: September 9, 2015 at 9:33 am

By Dara Kam The News Service of Florida Taxi companies in Tallahassee and Broward County are suing the state over app-based transportation services, alleging that Florida officials aren’t requiring Uber and Lyft to prove that the way they calculate trip […]

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‘Operation Panther’ Snares 21 For Seeking Sex With Children

By on September 1st, 2015 | Last updated: September 3, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Gainesville police officers arrested 21 men who made arrangements to meet with children for sex.

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State Panel Prepares To Move Forward With Medical Pot

By on August 31st, 2015 | Last updated: August 31, 2015 at 5:42 pm

The panel responsible for selecting the five nurseries where the state’s first legal pot will be grown have been appointed by Florida health officials. There will be three members, the chief of the Office of Compassionate Use, an accountant and a member of Gov. Rick Scott’s Statewide Drug Advisory Policy Council. 

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Medical Marijuana Supporters Renew Legalization Efforts With New Petition

By on August 14th, 2015 | Last updated: August 14, 2015 at 6:18 pm

Supporters of medical marijuana legalization went to court houses all over Florida on Friday in an effort to acquire the signatures needed to put the issue on the 2016 ballot. They need a total of 683,149 signatures, according to Ben Pollara, campaign manager for United for Care, an organization dedicated to legalizing medical marijuana.

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Deputy Zac Zedalis Continuing Campaign Despite Investigation

By on August 6th, 2015 | Last updated: August 6, 2015 at 6:20 pm

Deputy Zac Zedalis will continue his campaign for Alachua County Sheriff after being placed on administrative suspension last week. An investigation is ongoing for a reported domestic battery incident that occurred last Thursday between the deputy and his wife, Sergeant Kathleen Zedalis of ACSO, who has also been suspended.

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‘The Hunt’ Suspect Megan Everett Captured In Florida

By on August 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: August 3, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies and FBI agents arrested Megan Everett, 23, in Palatka on Aug. 3, for kidnapping her 3-year-old daughter. The child was recovered unharmed, according to authorities.

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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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