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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


In The News: Fla. Arrest Deaths, Governor’s Race Split and Marijuana Support Rising, Gas Prices Falling, Fast Food Wage Strike

Florida ranks No. 4 in U.S. for arrest-related deaths – About 400 Americans die every year in police-related incidents. Florida has landed itself a spot in the nation’s top five for arrest-specific deaths with 3.9 fatalities per million. SaintPetersBlog New [...]


In The News: Hacked Celebrity Photos, Tampa Uber Controversy, Same-Sex Divorce Difficulties

FBI ‘addressing’ hack of celebrity nude photos – Dozens of celebrities, including Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, had their private, nude photos published online, and the FBI is ‘addressing’ the hack. This serious breach of privacy raises concerns over the security [...]


Gainesville's Labor Daze Fest attracted attendees for music and political conversation. Jon Uman, candidate for State House 21, was also in attendance.

Labor Daze Fest Provides Venue for Music and Politics

Gainesville’s annual Labor Day event, Labor Daze Fest, attracted visitors for fun as well as for political conversation. Minimum wage and labor unions were among the topics some attendees hoped to hear more about.


National Report, a satirical website, published a story stating Williston had signed a deal to replace the local police department with a privatized force. According to the article, the new police force would be "trained, managed, and wholly operated by Walmart."

Spoof Website Turns Attention to Williston Police Department

National Report, a satirical news website, drew attention to the Williston Police Department after publishing an article about a deal made with Walmart to supply the town with a new, privatized police force. Williston PD pointed out the satirical nature of the story on Facebook.


On Monday, Sept. 1, 24-year-old turf groundskeeper John Wagnon fertilizes the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium after UF's opening game against Idaho was canceled on Saturday. The game was called after severe weather caused significant delays and left the field unsafe.

GALLERY: Groundskeeping for the Gators


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