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How the Gainesville Regional Airport Prepares for Plane Crashes

By on July 9th, 2013 | Last updated: September 6, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Although no major commercial airlines have crashed into Gainesville Regional Airport, there have been six fatalities in two accidents during the past decade — three in April 2006 and three in November 2008.

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Panama City Accident Brings Questions for Parasailing Industry

By on July 5th, 2013 | Last updated: September 6, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Two teenage girls from Indiana are still in critical condition but are making progress after a parasailing accident in Panama City Beach caused the girls to be slammed against a condo and later into a car in a parking lot.

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Alachua County observes 2013 Memorial Day

By on May 28th, 2013 | Last updated: September 6, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Volunteers are dismantling Tuesday the annual memorial mile, a stretch of land on NW 8th Avenue in Gainesville. The mile annually commemorates more than 6,000 soldiers who died in battle in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

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