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Abortion Waiting Period Bill Goes To Florida Governor

By on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 4:46 pm

A bill to require a 24-hour waiting period for abortions is headed to Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s desk. The Senate voted 26-13 for the measure Friday after about an hour of debate.

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Beville Creek Restoration Project Underway

By on April 21st, 2015 | Last updated: April 21, 2015 at 6:06 pm

The city of Gainesville closed Cofrin Nature Park in order to complete a restoration project on Beville Creek. The goal of the project is to repair the eroding shoreline and provide new areas to the creek where wildlife can gather. The park is slated to reopen sometime in the fall.

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UF Football Player Arrested After Armed Robbery, Released On $150,000-Bond

By and on April 20th, 2015 | Last updated: April 22, 2015 at 11:08 am

University of Florida football player J.C. Jackson has been released on $150,000-bond. Jackson was arrested Monday after turning himself in for his involvement in an armed robbery.

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UF Students Welcome Bill Proposing Tax-Free Textbooks

By on April 13th, 2015 | Last updated: April 13, 2015 at 6:37 pm

A new law in Florida could help students save money on expensive textbooks. The bill looks to eliminate the sales tax from textbooks to give students a break on the hundreds they already spend on required texts.

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UF Engineering Professor Detained In United Arab Emirates Returns Home

By on April 9th, 2015 | Last updated: April 9, 2015 at 12:46 pm

University of Florida professor John Schueller, Ph.D., was in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates for a conference was he was detained for taking photos of two embassies. Schueller returned home on Wednesday.

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Woman Certified As Medium At Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp

By on April 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 3, 2015 at 4:42 pm

Debra Jordan began seeing spirits of the dead at age 10. She is now a certified spiritual medium who performs readings at the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp to connect others to their deceased loved ones.

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Florida House Bills Allowing Concealed Carry In Schools Pass Judiciary Committee

By on April 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 3, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Two bills proposing changes to existing state standings on concealed weapons and firearms in schools won favorable votes in the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday. HB 4005 and HB 19 will now be put to a vote on the House floor before moving on to the state Senate.

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Florida Bill Proposing Concealed Carry On Public School Campuses Delayed

By on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 1, 2015 at 4:59 pm

A vote on SB 180 has been postponed in the Committee on Education Pre-K-12. This Florida bill would allow designated public school employees or volunteers to carry concealed weapons with a permit.

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Flooding Disrupts Hunting During Spring Turkey Season At Gores Landing

By on March 27th, 2015 | Last updated: March 27, 2015 at 3:33 pm

From March 16-29, a large portion of McLemore Road on Gores Landing WMA is closed due to recent rainfall and flooding conditions. Unfortunately for hunters, the closure of the road in this typical turkey habitat overlaps with the spring turkey hunting season, from March 21-29.

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In The News: Germanwings Co-Pilot Acted Deliberately, Children Arrested For Arson, Budget May Shrink State Workforce, Employers Lose Money From Discrimination

By and on March 26th, 2015 | Last updated: March 26, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot acted deliberately –According to Brice Robin, prosecutor, the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 purposely crashed the plane on Tuesday, killing all 150 people on board. Information obtained from the cockpit’s black box indicates that Andreas Lubitz deliberately […]

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