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Wild Waters park in Ocala, Fla. is scheduled to phase-out and shut down in 2016, much to the chagrin of long-time visitors.

Wild Waters Phase-Out Plan Upsets Visitors

Officials at Wild Waters Water Park in Ocala are moving forward with plans to phase out the park and turn it into an ecotourism site by 2016. Long-time fans of the park are protesting the loss of one of Florida’s crown jewels. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection hopes to curb the 2 million gallons of water the park drains each month from Ocala’s water system.


Sonja Reed’s log-cabin, built in 1912, was one of the 14 homes flooded on her property. She said it had about six inches of water inside the first floor. Maria Valencia / WUFT News

Weekend Flooding Affects An Estimated 200 Homes

Fifteen inches of rain fell over 48 hours throughout the weekend, said Maj. Scott Harden of the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office. According to Harden, 200 homes and 50 streets and roads have flooded.


Captain Dominic Piscitello and Deputy Brandee Smith with Lilly Baumann.

‘The Hunt’ Suspect Megan Everett Captured In Florida

Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies and FBI agents arrested Megan Everett, 23, in Palatka on Aug. 3, for kidnapping her 3-year-old daughter. The child was recovered unharmed, according to authorities.


August 3, 2015: News In 90

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


Physics Bus Gainesville has hosted events around the area to connect people with science. “It supports our mission to make science accessible to everyone and to bridge the gap,” said Medina.

Physics Bus Rolls Into Gainesville To Spark Creativity and Science

Physics Bus Gainesville is a new non-profit organization rolling into Gainesville this spring. It uses air dryers, microwaves and old projector TVs to raise the publics interest in science.


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