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Oct. 23, 2014: Afternoon News in 90

By and on October 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: October 23, 2014 at 4:30 pm

A video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.

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Ocala City Manager’s Contract Not Renewed

By on October 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: October 22, 2014 at 9:25 am

The request to reappoint Matthew Brower as Ocala’s city manager was rejected on a three-to-two vote by the Ocala City Council. Brower was appointed city manager in February 2011, and his contract will now expire on Dec. 21.

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CDC Studies Effects of Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Over Traditional Shot for Children

By on October 20th, 2014 | Last updated: October 20, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Recent studies suggests a nasal spray form of the flu vaccine is more effective than the flu shot in healthy children ages 2 to 8, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Gainesville’s Jam Set to Close

By on October 17th, 2014 | Last updated: October 17, 2014 at 6:34 pm

Local bar and music venue The Jam will close its doors this November after lease troubles and other plans for the area.

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Pizza and Parrot Lovers Come Together

By on October 17th, 2014 | Last updated: October 17, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Parrots and Pizza, a local group that meets monthly at Napolatano’s Restaurant in Gainesville, works closely with the Open Wings Rescue and Sanctuary in a joint effort to get attendees of the event to adopt parrots in need of new homes.

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Santa Fe Apes Get a New Home

By on October 17th, 2014 | Last updated: October 17, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Two-year-old Rainer received her first extreme home makeover, with renovations costing $350,000. Her new space is 70 feet in length, complete with rope courses, trees and tunnels.

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Two Organizations Team Up For Second Time On Smokey Bear Park Developement

By on October 16th, 2014 | Last updated: October 20, 2014 at 9:18 am

The Gainesville Parks Recreation and Cultural Affairs will work again with the Rotary Clubs of Gainesville Foundation to renovate Smokey Bear Park, which both organizations contributed to creating in 1963.

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Grace Marketplace Worried About Spread Of Illness On Site

By on October 16th, 2014 | Last updated: October 16, 2014 at 10:09 am

A resident of local homeless shelter Grace Marketplace diagnosed with scabies is causing concern about disease transmission and control. Grace Marketplace are concerned about a potential outbreak of an airborne disease.

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Christian Aguilar Remembered After Bravo Case

By on October 15th, 2014 | Last updated: October 16, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Two years after Christian Aguilar’s remains were found, the Aguilar family is trying to start a new life. Aguilar’s brother Alex, though, wants to keep his memory alive.

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Bicyclists And Drivers Express Concern Over Safety Signs On Hawthorne Trail

By on October 14th, 2014 | Last updated: October 20, 2014 at 1:43 pm

A new project will add just under a mile on the Hawthorne Trail from State Road 20 to Palatka.

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