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In the News: Obama to Visit Orlando, Daytona Human-trafficking Sting, ACLU Files Same-sex Lawsuit, and Obama on Russia and Ukraine

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In The News: Search For Missing Girl, Man Paralyzed Following Shooting, Stand Your Ground Hearing, Mom Accused Of Severe Child Abuse

Florida police searching for missing 12-year-old girl – After having been last seen late Saturday night, Florida police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding Morgan Girdhari of Kissimmee. She was last seen walking around a Walmart on Cypress […]


Rosemarie Romero, a Gainesville artist, uses nail polish as paint over an image of a naked woman in her studio in Gainesville. Her ongoing performance piece "porn nails" was part of her master's thesis at UF.

Smaller Communities Attracting Young Artists Away From Big City Scenes

Some young artists are choosing lesser known locals over popular art hubs. Though many art students continue to follow the dream of making it big in Miami or New York, smaller cities like Gainesville may offer more freedom for less pressure.


A veteran sits outside the ZBT fraternity on University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Fla. Friday, April 24, 2015.

University Suspends ZBT, Three Members Expelled From Fraternity

The University of Florida has suspended the Zeta Beta Tau chapter on an interim basis while it investigates allegations of disrespectful behavior over the weekend. UF Vice President of Student Affairs Dave Kratzer wrote in a release: “I am personally […]


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Local Organization Brings Color Into Cancer Patients’ Lives

A local non-profit organization is lighting up children’s faces at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. Caleb’s Pitch, which coordinates hospital activities for children battling cancer, was founded in 2010 by Tim Jacobbe, a Gainesville resident, after his 8-year-old nephew, Caleb Jacobbe, passed away.


First Magnitude Brewing Company in Gainesville fills growlers in the 32-ounce size (left) and the gallon size (right). A longstanding ban on the popular 64-ounce growler prevents Florida craft breweries from filling or selling containers of that size.

Lawmakers Pass Bill To Aid Craft Brewers, End Growler War

Senate Bill 186 could end a long war between craft brewers and big beverage distributors over regulation of beer sales. The bill lifts the problematic requirement that craft breweries operate as tourist attractions and allows the breweries to sell beer in the popular 64-ounce, refillable “growler.”


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