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Angela Martin goes by the name Angrilla RX8 when competing with the Gainesville Roller Rebels, a local all-star roller derby team. When she’s not on the track, the animal-loving Army veteran is working to finish a master’s degree in international relations.
An animal sanctuary celebrates love of pigs and health in its second Valentine’s Day brunch. The brunch teaches how to appreciate love of pigs as more than food.
The Santa Fe Bridge Community Release Center, managed by Bridges of America, gives inmates like Gary Kreuscher an opportunity to find work in the community. The community release program is meant to help their client’s from relapsing into criminal behavior.
Law organizations visited Grace Marketplace Feb. 7 to offer free consultations to low-income and homeless residents. Lawyers assisted the homeless with legal issues that may have contributed to their homelessness.
Fields, a fifth generation resident of Putnam County, said that reopening City Cafe is his way of “preserving a little bit of history.” Although the space on St. Johns Avenue in Palatka has seen a number of businesses – and owners – the “little items like that are still here.”
An annual census finds that more Alachua County homeless are finding their way to shelters. While homeless populations remained relatively stable, 11 percent more were found in more stable living situations.
An explosion and resulting fire at Southwest Villas on Jan. 22 that displaced 12 residents was caused by arson. Two suspects have been charged with grand theft and fraudulent insurance claims.
Selfies were the cause of a small Colorado plane crash. The plane, which crashed last year, had a GoPro inside the cockpit. WUFT’s Darling Hill spoke with the University Air Center on the use of electronic devices in flight and safety protocols.
Gainesville High School teacher Louise Yariv began her ESOL Closet project with the needs of her English for Speakers of Other Languages students in mind. The project started small but has grown to help provide students and their families with furniture, clothing and other necessities.