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By Haley Stracher on February 24th, 2014 | Last updated: February 26, 2014 at 10:34 pm
Justine Andersen’s name was once Dennis. Her journey has changed her body and her outlook on life.
By Dana Edwards on February 24th, 2014 | Last updated: February 26, 2014 at 1:54 pm
Clouds of orange and blue cornstarch rained down on more than 1,000 University of Florida students and some members of the Gainesville community as they ran through Fraternity Row, leaving Flavet Field behind them. The runners participated in the second annual [...]
By Keith Momberg on February 21st, 2014 | Last updated: February 24, 2014 at 7:17 am
After 25 years with the March of Dimes, Betsy Trent is set to retire on March 1. She is the executive director of the north central Florida division, yet no one has been selected to fill her position at this time.
By Ana Krsmanovic on February 17th, 2014 | Last updated: February 27, 2014 at 1:03 pm
Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network plans to kickstart its expansion project with a ground-breaking ceremony on March 4 in its main outreach office in Gainesville, Fla.
By Alex Harris on February 15th, 2014 | Last updated: February 15, 2014 at 8:44 am
Raquel Rizkalla’s 10th skydive jump ended in severe injury when she failed to properly steer her parachute for landing. The 19-year-old UF sophomore hit a metal fence, causing broken ribs, a shattered pelvis and a broken femur. A month later, the teen looks forward to jumping again even though she can’t currently walk.
By Perri Konecky on February 14th, 2014 | Last updated: February 20, 2014 at 11:25 am
Local florists have greatly prepared for their busiest holiday of the year, Valentine’s Day.
By Adam Harrington on February 14th, 2014 | Last updated: February 14, 2014 at 6:43 pm
Levy County School District (LCSB) officials expect to begin building a new middle/high school this summer if current complications are resolved. School district officials say they have been working on receiving approval from the Department of Education and funding from the Florida [...]
By Jennifer Hernandez on February 12th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 5:58 pm
Floridian water resources are contaminated and overused everyday. A new bill will propose to save the quality of water and its usage in Florida.
By Dana Edwards on February 10th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 10:44 am
Juan Carlos Chavez’s execution by lethal injection is to be held on Wednesday after being convicted of murdering 9-year-old Samuel James “Jimmy” Ryce in1995. A controversial cocktail of drugs will be administered.
By Katie Campbell on February 10th, 2014 | Last updated: February 12, 2014 at 3:08 pm
The Florida Civil Rights Association is requesting a federal investigation of multiple agencies due to perceived discrimination against minority business owners in Marion County.