Category Archives: In the News

In The News: MTPO Compromises Future Of 34th Street, Florida Debates Gun Laws Tuesday, Russians To Join Syria, House Republicans Extend Fight Over Leadership,

By on October 6th, 2015 | Last updated: October 6, 2015 at 11:50 am

MTPO reaches compromise over future of NW 34th Street – The Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization rejected the project proposal to widen Northwest 34th Street to four lanes. The organization reached a compromise to include a turn lane through the middle. […]

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In The News: Man Found Dead On Ocala Tracks; Gov. Scott Reappoints Six, Fills Five Other Seats; Debate On Cuba Relations In Tampa Tonight; Flooding In South Carolina Kills Five

By and on October 5th, 2015 | Last updated: October 5, 2015 at 10:31 am

Ocala man found dead on railroad tracks | Ocala.com – An Ocala man was found dead Saturday morning after being hit by a train, according to Capt. Fred Vyse of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Vyse said it was clear […]

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In the News: Baby Drinks Mother’s Methadone, Details Revealed about Oregon Shooter, Deputy Shot During Traffic Stop, Hurricane Joaquin Causes Flood Concerns

By on October 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: October 2, 2015 at 10:20 am

Baby suffers brain, eye injuries after drinking Florida mom’s methadone – A Florida woman was arrested after her 1-year-old son drank some of her methadone. The baby is now partially blind and has brain damage due to oxygen deprivation. Ore. […]

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Joaquin Passes Over Bahamas, Gov. Scott Denies Plea, Florida Senate May Drop Confederate Flag, Russian Airstrikes Under Scrutiny

By on October 1st, 2015 | Last updated: October 1, 2015 at 10:26 am

Hurricane Joaquin to pass over central Bahamas today – Hurricane Joaquin is not predicted to make landfall in Florida, but could produce dangerous rip currents and swells. It is expected to hug the east coast as it moves north. The […]

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In the News: Gainesville Woman Arrested for Child Abuse, UF Celebrates 50 years of Gatorade, Syrian Crisis Hurting Women and Children, Disney Springs Name Change

By on September 30th, 2015 | Last updated: September 30, 2015 at 5:26 pm

Woman arrested after injuring teen with belt, police say – A Gainesville woman was arrested Tuesday and placed in the Alachua County Jail after beating a child’s left arm with a belt, leaving injuries.  How the Syrian crisis is particularly […]

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In The News: Construction Developments In Gainesville; Troops in Afghanistan; Florida Senate President Discusses Future Plans; Hurricane Joaquin To Strengthen

By on September 30th, 2015 | Last updated: September 30, 2015 at 10:20 am

Developers Changing Landscape In All Directions – Development projects that will bring new retail, office and apartment buildings to Gainesville are in progress. Butler North and The Standard are areas that are currently under construction. The Gainesville Sun U.S. military […]

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Brazilian President Discusses Future Conservation Efforts; FBI Shows First Increase In Marijuana Arrests Since 2009; House, Senate Battle Over Mapping Florida’s Congressional Districts; St. Francis House Lacks Funding, May Close Doors

By on September 29th, 2015 | Last updated: September 29, 2015 at 10:38 am

Dilma Rousseff of Brazil Pledges to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Kicking off the United Nations General Assembly Monday was Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who vowed to reduce her country’s greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent over the next 15 […]

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In The News: Taliban fighters make Afghan Forces retreat; Wertheim donates $50 million to UF; Mitchell sentenced to prison after aiding escaped murderers

By on September 28th, 2015 | Last updated: September 28, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Taliban Fighters Overrun Kunduz City as Afghan Forces Retreat – The New York Times – After a stalemate through the summer, the Taliban seized the major Northern Afghan capital city Kunduz. Afghan officials have vowed a counter attack, and with […]

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In The News: Alachua County Purchases New Voting Machines; Marco Rubio To Make Campaign Stop In The Villages; Credit Cards With Chips Will Be Standard; U.N. General Assembly To Focus On Syria

By and on September 28th, 2015 | Last updated: September 28, 2015 at 10:09 am

County replaces old voting machines | Gainesville.com – Alachua County has new voting machines for $1.3 million. The County Commission approved the purchase to replace the 1999 machines in June. The voting process will change little. However, the machines are […]

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In The News: Local Attorney Pleads Guilty To One Infraction; New iPhones Set For Release Today; Phalanx Designs High-Tech Law Enforcement Suit; US Home Sales Reach Highest Rate Since 2008

By on September 25th, 2015 | Last updated: September 25, 2015 at 11:02 am

Attorney Pleads Guilty to One Infraction of Florida Bar Rules – Christopher Chesnut plead guilty to a count of not informing a client of the status of a wrongful death claim. Gainesville Sun New iPhones Set to Release Today; How-To […]

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