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Case Harrison, who grew up in Gainesville and sold drinks in the Swamp his senior year of high school, is now on the football team and one of a few walk-on scholarship winners.
The Gainesville City Commission passed a vehicle-for-hire ordinance for Uber, a ride sharing service, on Thursday. Commissioner Todd Chase said the new ordinance balances the demand for public safety while encouraging innovation and modernizing outdated requirements on traditional vehicles for hire.
Santa Fe College professor Kevin Kasper was arrested as part of a Gainesville Police Department undercover operation identifying sexual predators. Santa Fe College Police Chief Ed Book stated that human resources within the college will determine what action to take based off of information collected from the investigation.
Alachua County Sheriff candidate Zac Zedalis argued during a county commission meeting that 10 deputies would be able to keep their jobs if resources were reallocated within the departmental budget. Sheriff Sadie Darnell said the positions would have to be cut without extra funding.
A year after campus assaults, the University of Florida prepares safety measures for game day. Last year’s updated precautions are still in place after the three unsolved assaults, with the exception of UFPD’s Walk Safe Student Escort Program.