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Prohibited Internet Access By Inmates Is Under Investigation

By on December 10th, 2014 | Last updated: December 10, 2014 at 2:08 pm

The Facebook page of Holmes Correctional Institution inmate Pedro Bravo has been active since his incarceration. Internet usage among inmates can be problematic and is, therefore, limited.

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Protesters In “Black Lives Matter” March Move For Inconvenience And Justice

By on December 9th, 2014 | Last updated: December 9, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Hundreds of protesters blocked off traffic at the intersection of University Avenue and 13th Street in Gainesville on Monday evening.

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Pictures: Tacky Sweater Holiday 5K

By on December 6th, 2014 | Last updated: December 6, 2014 at 3:02 pm

In the spirit of the holiday season, the University of Florida College of Medicine held a Tacky Sweater Holiday 5K on the UF campus Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at 8 a.m. UF students and residents of Gainesville and other nearby communities gathered for the event […]

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In Reversal, City Votes for a Four-Lane NW 8th Avenue

By on December 5th, 2014 | Last updated: December 5, 2014 at 1:12 pm

City Commissioners voted to return NW 8th Avenue to a four-lane configuration at the Dec. 4th meeting.

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Partnership For Strong Families Hosts Holiday Toy Drive

By on December 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: December 3, 2014 at 5:58 pm

The Partnership for Strong Families held a holiday toy drive to distribute gifts to over 1,000 disadvantaged children in Alachua County on Wednesday at Northwest Baptist Church. The drive will continue until Friday.

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Minor Charged For False Bomb Threats To Gainesville High School

By and on December 1st, 2014 | Last updated: December 1, 2014 at 2:36 pm

A 15-year-old Gainesville High School student has been charged from making false bomb threats to the school on Nov. 9 and 10. GHS received three identical bombs threats, one of which led the Gainesville Police Department to evacuate all students to a nearby Planet Fitness parking lot.

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House Bill Aims to Protect the Elderly Against Ongoing Fraud Attempts

By on December 1st, 2014 | Last updated: December 1, 2014 at 11:53 am

For weeks now, a 60-year-old woman has felt the pressure of an increasingly aggressive “IRS officer” calling to demand owed money.

These supposed back taxes are not the first time Valerie Sicher has been targeted by con artists looking to financially exploit her.

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Alachua County Animal Services Over Capacity For Thanksgiving

By on November 27th, 2014 | Last updated: December 1, 2014 at 10:07 am

Alachua County Animal Services is urging people to foster animals over the Thanksgiving holiday. Already more than two dozen animals over capacity, ACAS will need to begin euthanasia if foster owners are not found.

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Gainesville Composts To Divert Waste

By on November 26th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 5:24 pm

More than 20 organizations have joined Gainesville’s Compost on a mission to divert waste from landfills and from it create valuable soil feed.

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Boy Gives Organ Transplant Recipient New Lease On Life

By on November 26th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 1:34 pm

After a young boy and his mother were killed in a car crash, several people were saved by their choice to be organ donors.

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