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The charred remains of a Levy County home are all that remain following a fire that killed two people early Wednesday morning, August 20, 2014. (Virginia Hamrick/WUFT News)

Two People Die in Levy County Home Fire

Local law enforcement and the State Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating a mobile home fire that occurred in Levy County early Wednesday morning.  Lt. Scott Tummond of Levy County Sheriff’s Office said the Bronson Fire Department responded to calls at […]

How A Fourth Generation Citrus Farmer Fights To Save His Grove – The Greening Series, Part 2

Citrus  Greening

Steve Futch, UF IFAS Extension agent, and family farmer, Mac Turner, right, tour the new orange tree plantings on Turner’s family farm in Arcadia, Fla. in April 2014. (Heather van Blokland/WUFT) Citrus farmer Mac Turner is fighting to keep his […]


Residents Collect Memories of Mom’s Kitchen

George Young, former owner of Mom's Kitchen, a local soul-food restaurant and gathering place, talks about the memories of the cultural landmark following its demolition.

  Gainesville is saying goodbye to a neighborhood treasure following the demolition of the historic restaurant that served as a soul food and entertainment center for decades. Mom’s Kitchen, which was owned and operated by George Young and his family […]



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The Orange Bird is a cartoon character mascot created in 1970 by Disney for the Florida Citrus Commission.   A likeness of the famous icon now hangs in the hallway of Florida Citrus Mutual CEO Mike Sparks.

Why The Orange Is So Important to Florida – The Greening Series, Part 1

In our first of a three-part series on citrus greening, WUFT’s Heather van Blokland takes us through a bit of history on Florida’s connection to the orange


Public Health Officials Warn About Dehydration

Students in Alachua County went back to school today, but summer is still in full swing. WRUF reported that temperatures are expected to soar into the mid to high 90’s this week.  Craig Ackerman of the Marion County Health Department advises residents to […]


Claudia Aguilar, the mother of slain University of Florida student Christian Aguilar, cries with family in the family's private room at the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center following the guilty verdict of Pedro Bravo Friday, August 15, 2014.  Bravo was found guilty of first degree murder. (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Pictures: Pedro Bravo Guilty Verdict


Pedro Bravo stands while the jury exits the courtroom  during a break from closing statements by Assistant State Attorney Bill Ezzell during Bravo's murder trial at the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Friday, August 15, 2014.  Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Pedro Bravo Found Guilty On All Seven Charges

After several hours of deliberation following a two-week trial, the jury has found Pedro Bravo guilty in the first-degree murder of his former high school friend and University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. Bravo, 20, was found guilty of first degree murder, […]


Pedro Bravo is fingerprinted after being sentence to life in prison for the murder of Christian Aguilar in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Friday, August 15, 2014.   (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Pictures: Day Ten Of Pedro Bravo Trial


Pedro Bravo prepares to take the stand and testify during Bravo's murder trial in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Thursday, August 14, 2014.  Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Jury Will Hear Closing Arguments Today In Bravo Trial

Day 10 of the Pedro Bravo trial will begin at 8:30 am today. Bravo took the stand yesterday, despite his counsel’s multiple statements that he would not testify in his own defense. Throughout the day he spent hours on the […]


Pedro Bravo listens as the prosecution gives opening statements in his murder trial in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Tuesday, August 5, 2014.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Live Stream From Pedro Bravo Trial


Pedro Bravo looks to the jury while he testifies on the witness stand during his murder trial in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Thursday, August 14, 2014.  Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Pedro Bravo Testifies In His Own Defense

The prosecution rested today after presenting their case with several witnesses over the past week and a half. Pedro Bravo walked into the courtroom Thursday morning and decided to testify in his own defense. Bravo is accused of murdering University […]


Pedro Bravo testifies on the witness stand during his murder trial in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Thursday, August 14, 2014.  Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Pictures From Day Nine Of Pedro Bravo Trial


Pedro Bravo testifies on the witness stand during his murder trial in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Thursday, August 14, 2014.  Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Pedro Bravo Testifies

Pedro Bravo walked into court on the morning of August 14 with the decision to testify on his own defense. He is accused of murdering University of Florida student Christian Aguilar in 2012. Yesterday Judge James Colaw told the twelve-person […]


Levy County inmate Michael Angelo testifies during Pedro Bravo's murder trial in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Angelo was Bravo's cellmate at the Alachua County Jail. Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Bravo’s Cellmate Gives Details of Murder

Michael Angelo, a Crips gang member, testified in court today saying it took Pedro Bravo 13 minutes to kill Christian Aguilar, a former University of Florida student. Angelo, a nine-time convicted felon with counts of possession of a weapon and […]


Levy County inmate Michael Angelo testifies during Pedro Bravo's murder trial in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Angelo was Bravo's cellmate at the Alachua County Jail. Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Pictures From Day Eight Of Bravo Trial


A screen shot of a Siri search from a Facebook cache viewed on Pedro Bravo's cell phone is shown to the jury during Bravo's murder trial in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Tuesday, August 12, 2014.  Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.

No, Pedro Bravo Didn’t Ask Siri Where to Stash His Roommate’s Body

There has been a great deal of attention on the Pedro Bravo trial happening here in Gainesville. Unfortunately, some of the most recent news just isn’t true. Update: Read the transcript from the trial where the assistant state attorney questions […]


Florida Department of Law Enforcement analyst Marianne Hildreth testifies during Pedro Bravo's murder trial in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Tuesday, August 12, 2014.  Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun)

Crime Lab Analysts Testify In Pedro Bravo Trial

Florida Department of Law Enforcement crime lab analysts testified Tuesday about evidence collected in the murder trial of Pedro Bravo. During the investigation FDLE analyst Marianne Hildreth examined pieces of duct tape recovered from the remains of Christian Aguilar and […]


Dr. Martha Burt, a medical examiner with the District 8 Medical Examiner's Office, testifies during the Pedro Bravo murder trial in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Tuesday, August 12, 2014.  Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Associate Medical Examiner Testifies in Bravo Trial

The state presented pictures of Christian Aguilar’s remains as Dr. Martha Burt gave testimony on her examination of the body. Burt is an associate medical examiner for the 8th District, which includes Alachua County. Burt recalled going to the wooded […]


Claudia Aguilar walks away after telling her husband Carlos, at back, about the what she saw during autopsy testimony of their son Christian during a brief recess in the Pedro Bravo murder trial at the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Tuesday, August 12, 2014.  Carlos wasn't in the courtroom during this period.  Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Pictures From Day Seven of Pedro Bravo Trial


Gainesville Police Det. Randy Roberts listens to his Sept. 21, 2012 interview with Pedro Bravo as it's played for the jury during Pedro Bravo's murder trial in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Monday, August 11, 2014.  Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

GPD Detective Roberts Testifies in Bravo Trial

During the second half of the Pedro Bravo trial today, the state presented interrogation video between Detective Randy Roberts of the Gainesville Police Department and defendant Pedro Bravo. In the video Bravo said he never wanted to go to a […]


 

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