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Four Snake Species Added To Restricted List

A new law will make it illegal to import and sell four species of snakes across state lines. These snakes include one type of python and three types of anacondas, which if introduced could pose a threat to local ecosystems.

Third-Wave Coffee Culture Popularity Rises In Gainesville

Rodrigo Guerrero, 21, watches his older brother, Alfonso Guerrero, 30, brewing coffee using a "pour over" technique. Know Where Coffee specializes in providing artisan coffees that are made to order. Bradley Williams / WUFT

Know Where Coffee opened its doors this month. The new establishment proves the third-wave coffee culture is rising in popularity, especially across local coffee shops in Gainesville.


Local Businessperson Plans Farmers Market For Palatka

Luke Watkins, the 28-year-old partner of Black Hog Farms, is working toward creating a weekly farmers market along the St. Johns River in Palatka. The Saturday market will feature local farmers, musicians, artists and food trucks.

While Palatka’s government hopes to attract visitors to their area with the riverfront development project, a local business owner has his own idea for bringing in more people.



Around the Region

In the News: Florida Hospital To Move, Jacksonville Debates Cop Body Cams, West Palm Mayor Bans Travel To Indiana, Florida Lawmakers Talk Health Care In DC



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Mar. 31, 2015: Afternoon News in 90

Nestor Montoya produced this update.

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Robert Yard performs a song for a toddler using a Lakota love flute at the Cedar Key Fine Arts Festival in Cedar Key, Florida. Yard held impromptu music lessons throughout the day for patrons that were curious about playing an instrument. (Photo by Sydnei Cartwright)

Patrons and Artists Pack Cedar Key for 51st Annual Fine Arts Festival

Cedar Key held its 51st annual Cedar Key Fine Arts Festival this past Saturday and Sunday, and experienced a large turnout from supporting counties and out-of-state visitors. The Festival showcased a number of different arts including jewelry, photography, wood making, and mixed media.


Tierra Libre band members Russell Perez (left), Amancio Perez and Silvestre Hernandez play Latin American music outside of Artisans’ Guild Gallery for visitors passing by on Friday, March 27, 2015. Tierra Libre has been a band for 5 years. (Photo by Sydney Dixon)

Artwalk Gainesville Gives Downtown an Artistic Feel

During Artwalk Gainesville, art and sculptures filled the streets around downtown Gainesville. The event provided visitors the opportunity to purchase different art and paintings while they visited the venues.


A group of 'dirty kids' fly a sign on the corner of SE 1st St and SE 2nd Pl while one patches up a jacket and another plays guitar on Jan. 23, 2015 in Gainesville​. Photo by Andrea Sarcos/WUFT News

‘Home-Free’ Squatters Find Community In Gainesville

An abandoned house in Gainesville became a home for a group of individuals that call themselves “dirty kids.” The dirty kids feel that they are different from homeless people.


Gores Landing Wildlife Management area is a popular place for turkey hunters to visit during the turkey season in March. Photo courtesy of Greg Workman.

Flooding Disrupts Hunting During Spring Turkey Season At Gores Landing

From March 16-29, a large portion of McLemore Road on Gores Landing WMA is closed due to recent rainfall and flooding conditions. Unfortunately for hunters, the closure of the road in this typical turkey habitat overlaps with the spring turkey hunting season, from March 21-29.


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Couple Travels North Central Florida Teaching Blues In Schools

Gainesville couple Mark and Barbara Armbrecht travel North Central Florida to teach the blues in schools. Their work is a part of a blues society program aiming to spread blues education to school children.


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Chicken House Fire Kills 24,000 Chicks

Chickens die in a chicken house fire at Saavedra Farms on Wednesday night.


Robert Alan Black, Ph.D., spoke with WUFT News on Wednesday about his experience in the United Arab Emirates after he was arrested. Like University of Professor John Schueller, Ph.D., Black was arrested for taking photographs in a restricted area.

Georgia Man Previously Arrested In UAE Sheds Light On UF Professor’s Situation

University of Florida professor John Schueller, Ph.D., is still detained after being arrested in Abu Dhabi on March 9. The circumstances of his arrest, though, are not uncommon.


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Gainesville Family First To Win The Michelle Park Family Recreation Scholarship

The Garrity family is the first family to receive the Michelle Park Family Recreation Scholarship from the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. The scholarship is valued at $1,500 and was created for families to engage in recreational and cultural activities for free.


Gabrielle Steinberg, 22 months old, digs in the soil and pots a baby plant. The activity was part of the Kids Area crafting section of the festival.

Kanapaha Spring Garden Festival Flourishes Over the Weekend

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens hosted the 24th annual Spring Garden Festival over the weekend. The festival flourished with thousands of attendees including, families, horticulturalists and garden appreciators who enjoyed the first days of the spring at the garden.


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Bryant House To Become Historic Resource Center

The Historic Ocala Preservation Society purchased the 120-year-old Bryant House in August 2013 with the goal of turning it into a resource center for historic research. After restoring the exterior and first floor of the Bryant House, the society is taking steps to transform the front parlor and hope to have the room open by summer.


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Hampton Residents Mistakenly Receive Expensive Water Bills

Residents in Hampton, Florida received unusually high water bills amounting to about 100 times more than a typical bill. While residents display their frustration on social media, the city of Hampton is working to correct the issue.


Two Dead After Murder-Suicide In Ocala Early Monday Morning

Ocala residents Chad Alan Miller, 38, and Kristi J. Musick, 44, were found dead Monday morning. The Ocala Police Department have called the incident a murder-suicide.


Get To Know Some Of The 2015 TEDxUF Speakers

This year a total of eight speakers will take the stage at the Philips Center as part of what has popularly become known as “TED Talks.” The locally organized annual event, a branch of TED known as TEDx — the […]


The new location of Alachua County Fire Station #25 is now in a community in hopes that they can respond to calls quicker. The Hawthorne station is three miles west of its old location, said Bill Northcutt, Alachua County fire rescue chief.

Hawthorne Community Welcomes Fire Station’s Return

Hawthorne residents say they once again feel part of a community with the reopening of Alachua County Fire Rescue Station #25. After closing in 2009 for economic reasons, the redesigned station will bring security and potentially lower insurance rates to the surrounding area.


Marley Boerema (left) and Jenna Curtis talk about what they look to accomplish with Barrels for Boobs while sitting under a covered half pipe.  Curtis said the hope is that the philanthropy will be something carried down for years in Wahines of the Waves.  RJ Schaffer/WUFT News

UF Organization To Host Barrels For Boobs Surfing Competition For Breast Cancer Charity

Wahines of the Waves is hosting Boobs for Barrels, a philanthropy event benefitting the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. The event starts at 9 a.m. on March 28 at Butler Beach near St. Augustine.


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Therapy Dog Shadow Remembered By His Owner, Those He Helped Volunteering

A black Lab named Shadow died recently after more than a decade of therapy work at the Tower Road Branch Library. The Read With A Dog program will continue to be held every Wednesday afternoon, but Shadow will be missed by those who knew him.


 

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