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By Erik Ugartachea on April 15th, 2013 | Last updated: April 22, 2013 at 2:32 pm
Today is Tax Day, which means it’s the last day to send in your taxes if you don’t want to be penalized. Post offices in Gainesville are not extending their hours today as they have in the past.
By Alex de Armas on April 15th, 2013 | Last updated: April 15, 2013 at 2:49 pm
About 500 troops from around the country have been training in Ocala for the last 70 days to respond to natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Their training included practicing rescues from various locations and getting familiar with the decontamination process used after a biological weapon attack.
By Chip Skambis on April 12th, 2013 | Last updated: April 12, 2013 at 5:09 pm
The Florida Public Service Commission is refusing to release telephone records of its members involving calls it says are private, despite a court ruling that all such records are public. WUFT News is investigating whether commission members have been unduly influenced by the industries they regulate.
By Emily Burris on April 12th, 2013 | Last updated: April 12, 2013 at 12:06 pm
A bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott April 10 requires all internet cafes in Florida to close.
By Ben Bornstein on April 8th, 2013 | Last updated: April 11, 2013 at 2:55 pm
Authorities caught a child pornography predator in Florida who had more than 500,000 illegal videos. There are 59,552 registered sex offenders in the state, or 317 per 100,000.
By Shane Chernoff on April 8th, 2013 | Last updated: April 8, 2013 at 5:16 pm
Under the proposed bill, parents could get their driver’s license taken away if they do not pay restitution for a child’s crime.
By Jesse Pagan on April 4th, 2013 | Last updated: April 4, 2013 at 4:13 pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service issued Wednesday a temporary, mandatory ban on campfires in the Ocala National Forest.
By WUFT News on April 1st, 2013 | Last updated: April 22, 2013 at 1:45 pm
Sixty-four-ounce growlers, or beer containers, may have to wait to be available to locals after officials refuse to put the bill for the growlers (SB 1344) on the agenda for the Florida House of Representatives.
By Charlene Ochogo on March 29th, 2013 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 5:26 pm
The House has proposed a $1,400 pay raise for state employees. The Senate has proposed a 3 percent pay raise for state employees. Members of the House and Senate will have until early May to reach a final decision on the state’s new budget. If passed, the pay raise would take effect Nov. 1.
By Virginia Hamrick on March 27th, 2013 | Last updated: March 27, 2013 at 5:09 pm
Anthropologists are starting to excavate unmarked graves at Florida’s notorious Dozier School for Boys, a former state-run correctional institution with a history of alleged abuse and death.