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Flooding in front of a home on Sugar Hill Road in Steinhatchee, Fla.

Flooding Forces Dixie County Residents From Homes

Dixie County residents are being pushed out of their homes as flood waters rise after a deluge of rain in the past 24 hours. About 45 homes and 30 roads have been affected throughout the county. Emergency responders said they rescued seven people so far including a family of five, one elderly woman in her car and one man.


Bengali, a male Bengal tiger, walks towards the gate of his enclosure as he waits to be transported to another location in the sanctuary. When he originally arrived at Big Cat Rescue shortly after retiring from being used as a circus act, they were told he could kill someone because he was so confrontational. He is said to be much happier now because of his improved surroundings.

New iPhone App Aims To Prevent Big Cat Abuse

A new app called Tiger Selfie hopes to educate people about the abuse big cats endure and discourage people from paying breeders who sell tiger photographs. Fifty percent of proceeds from the app will go to wildlife sanctuaries like Big Cat Rescue.


Members of the University of Florida chapter of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity are under investigation after spitting on and taking flags from wounded veterans. The students and veterans were in Panama City Beach when the incident occurred.

UF Zeta Beta Tau Members Speak Out After Conduct Hearings

The UF chapter of Zeta Beta Tau was suspended indefinitely after they were accused of disrespecting veterans while on a retreat in Panama City Beach this April. In student conduct hearings held July 6, the university found the fraternity in violation of at least three different sections of the Student Conduct Code.


July 31, 2015: Afternoon News in 90

A video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.


Babe Ruth Softball World Series

Babe Ruth Softball World Series Expected To Boost Local Economy

The Hal Brady Recreation Complex in Alachua and Champions Park in Newberry are hosting teams for the Babe Ruth League World Series. Sixty-one teams will compete in various tournament styles beginning on July 31 and ending with the championship games on August 4.


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