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Category Archives: Florida
By Trevor Sikkema on December 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm
A gathering concerning a new monument to honor Union veterans in the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park quickly turned to a protest as members and supporters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans demanded the monument be built in a different location.
By Katie Campbell on November 26th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 4:42 pm
After three years of complaints and harassment from neighbors — who have gone as far as poisoning animals and accusing the owner of sexual abuse — Skunkie Acres Zoo is closing its doors, leaving 170 animals in need of a new home.
By Jaime Sloane on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 21, 2013 at 3:19 pm
Camp Blanding military base in Starke will be undergoing two safety system upgrades thanks to funds from a grant. The upgrades are to be completed by 2014.
By Taryn Bray on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 4:08 pm
Florida is the first state to win three National Gold Medals for Excellence from the National Recreation and Park Association.
By Brittany Bokzam on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 10:12 am
The Department of Children and Families launched the Safe Sleep Campaign to help reduce the number of infants dying due to unsafe sleeping environments.
By Lisa Greenberg on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 3:06 pm
A new bill proposed by two Florida senators could push the speed limit on highways and interstates up by 5 miles per hour.
By Amanda Jackson on November 10th, 2013 | Last updated: November 7, 2013 at 3:28 pm
Frank Brown still recalls what it was like trying to enroll in college after returning home from Vietnam. It wasn’t easy. Many years later, he’s among a group of Orange Lake veterans who try to be more welcoming to a new generation of returning soldiers.
By Leanna Scachetti on November 8th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 11:44 am
As the nation celebrates veterans, student vets at the University of Florida finds a home in a new center just for them which opened in April. Some are also advocating for the support of pending bills to allow veterans to automatically receive in-state tuition rates.
By Brittany Bokzam on November 8th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 12:42 pm
The Florida Department of Children and Families are highlighting adoption stories in an effort to increase adoption rates.
By Zach Abolverdi on November 7th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 9:38 am
Gainesville Police issued 10 citations in the first month of Florida’s texting while driving ban. Drivers ages 18 to 25 have received more than half of the 10 citations, said Ben Tobias, Gainesville Police Department spokesperson.