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Manatee Deaths Down This Year

By on March 18th, 2014 | Last updated: March 18, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Manatee fatalities have decreased, but a science and conservation expert says other factors are still an issue.

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Gainesville Election: Chase, Carter Win; Run-off in At-Large April 8

By on March 11th, 2014 | Last updated: March 11, 2014 at 11:09 pm

Polls closed at 7 p.m. and results now show all precincts reporting. Supervisor of Elections reports nearly 15 percent turnout.

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Agencies Halt Special Biomass Complaint Line

By on February 5th, 2014 | Last updated: February 6, 2014 at 12:49 pm

GRU and area agencies are discontinuing the special hotline for complaints about noise from the biomass plant.

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Area School Closings List

By on January 29th, 2014 | Last updated: January 29, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Nine counties in North Central Florida have announced school closures on Thursday.

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Alachua County Wage Theft Protection Ordinance in Effect

By on January 6th, 2014 | Last updated: January 7, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Alachua County’s Wage Theft Protection Ordinance, which was passed in April with a 3 to 2 vote, went into effect Jan. 1. Unpaid and underpaid employees who have sought to resolve issues with their employers can file an official complaint.

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Gainesville Braces for Freezing Temperatures

By on January 6th, 2014 | Last updated: January 6, 2014 at 5:44 pm

As temperatures continue to fall, preparations are being made by North Florida counties from homeless shelters expanding accommodations to the closing of schools in Columbia County on Tuesday.

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Grooveshark Principal Found Dead Over Weekend in St. Petersburg

By on November 11th, 2013 | Last updated: November 11, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Director of International Sales Eddy Vasquez was shot around 4 a.m. near a Publix on Third Street South.

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Gainesville Assistant City Attorney Arrested

By on September 16th, 2013 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 11:40 am

An assistant attorney for the city of Gainesville was arrested on charges of burglary of an occupied residence, resisting officers and obstruction without violence, and a third charge of loitering, according to police reports.

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Salary Hikes on the Way at UF in October

By on June 17th, 2013 | Last updated: June 19, 2013 at 7:12 am

After several years of no pay raises, University of Florida President Bernie Machen formally announced Monday increases for faculty and staff.

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Tracking Andrea: Liveblog Updates

By on June 6th, 2013 | Last updated: July 1, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Tropical Storm Andrea made landfall in Florida late Thursday afternoon in the Big Bend region. WUFT provided updates throughout Thursday and Friday to this liveblog.

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