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In the News: Untested Rape Kits Overwhelm Crime Labs; UF Researchers Develop New Drugs to Fight MRSA; Bright Futures Drop Creates Problems for Minorities; Body Camera Bill Approved

State crime labs overwhelmed with more than 10,000 untested rape kits – There are more than 10,000 untested rape kits on backlog in Florida, and more to be counted. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will spend $300,000 to determine the full number untested and report on the backlog in …

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In The News: Ex-WalMart CEO Crash-Lands Plane, Bodies of Boy and Man Found, To Build Six-Story Hotel in Ocala, Florida Man Bites Dog, Overwhelming Number of Untested Rape Kits

Ex-WalMart CEO Crash-Lands Plane With Help of Parachute – Former Walmart CEO Bill Simon was piloting a plane that ran into engine trouble shortly after takeoff. Witnesses watched in amazement as the single-engine plane deployed a parachute, glided to the ground and landed on a stretch of road, the entire …

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In The News: Kirkwood Residents Upset Over Tree Removal, Publix Is Florida’s Favorite, “Heat Flash” Associated With Downed Russian Plane, Middle-Aged White Americans Face Rising Death Rates

Tree removals upset Kirkwood residents – Some Kirkwood residents are upset that a large tree line that separated Kirkwood from The Retreat apartment complex has been destroyed, despite being promised otherwise. The Gainesville Sun Publix retains iron grip at No. 1 spot in Florida’s competitive grocery business – Florida’s top grocer reported strong …

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In the News: GPD Investigates Townhouse Apartments Attempted Rape, KKK Grand Dragon Sentenced, Museum Turns Down Confederate Statue, Fallon Ride Coming To Universal, California Police Adopting Nunchucks

GPD investigates attempted rape at Townhouse Apartments –Gainesville Police Department is investigating an alleged attempted sexual battery that occurred early Tuesday morning at Townhouse Apartments after the victim left a Midtown bar. GPD is increasing patrols in the Midtown area. Gainesville Sun KKK grand dragon in Florida, Georgia gets 7 years …

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In The News: Woman Alleges Gender Bias In Marion County Fire Chief Decision, Miami Beach Protects From Rising Sea Levels, Processed Meat Said To Cause Cancer, Suspects Arrested For Stealing From Lakeland and Lake Wales’ Victoria’s Secret Stores

Woman Alleges Gender Bias In Marion County’s Decision To Hire Nevels As Fire Chief – A Marion County fire chief finalist filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after her male opponent was appointed fire chief in September. Finalist Shari Hall said she believes she didn’t get …

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In The News: Rossi Helps UF Build An “Entrepreneurial University”; Matthew Graziotti’s 210-Year Sentence Upheld; Schools Failing On Type 1 Diabetes Care; Afghan Earthquake Rocks Asia

Rossi helps UF build an ‘entrepreneurial university’ | Gainesville.com – Bill Rossi, an entrepreneur professor for the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida for 15 years announced he will be retiring this year.  The Gainesville Sun Matthew Graziotti’s 210-year sentence upheld by federal appeals court – Orlando Sentinel – Forty …

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In The News: Death Row Inmate Demands Electric Chair, Man Requests Permission for Satanic Invocation In Lake County Meeting, Democrats Request Legislators To Be Fined For Gerrymandering, Florida Chamber Against Solar Choice Amendment

Florida death row inmate becomes state’s first to demand the electric chair – A Florida prison inmate is requesting that he be put to death by electric chair, not by lethal injection. Wayne Doty of Plant City has been on death row since 2011, and wants to die by electrical …

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