By Associated Press 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.
By Rebecca Kravetz 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.
Tagged Beville Creek, cofrin nature park, conservation, Erosion, Florida, Gainesville, nature, public parks, restoration, Volunteering, wildlife
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.
Tagged arrest, Florida, florida football, football, Gainesville, Gainesville Police Department, Gator football, Gators, GPD, J.C. Jackson, UF football, University of Florida
By Nicole Acevedo 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.
Tagged Education, Florida, Florida News, Florida Senate, Rick Scott, sales tax, SB 938, Tax Break, textbooks, University of Florida
By Katie Campbell 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.
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.
Tagged Cassadaga, Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, Colby Memorial Temple, Debra Jordan, Florida, George Colby, Hope for Humanity, Jenna Hammer, medium, Rev. Janie Owens, Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp Meeting Association, spirits
By Katie Campbell 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.
Tagged college campuses, concealed carry, Criminal Justice Subcommittee, Florida, Florida House, guns, HB 19, HB 4005, Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, public schools, schools, university campuses
By Katie Campbell 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.
Tagged Committee on Criminal Justice, Committee on Education Pre-k-12, concealed carry, Florida, Florida Senate, guns, SB 180, schools, Sen. Bill Galvano, Sen. Nancy Detert, Sen. Rene Garcia
By Marena Smith 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.
Tagged Department of Environmental Protection, Florida, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Gores Landing, hunting, Marion County, McLemore Road, Ocala National Forest, Ocklawaha River, Osceola Wild Turkey, Spring Turkey Season, Wildlife Management Area
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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Tagged Andreas Lubitz, arson, budget cuts, Florida, Florida Business, German Wings, German Wings Flight 9525, House Appropriations Committee, kids, LGBT, LGBT discrimination, LGBTQ, LGBTQ discrimination, Plane, plane crash, state workforce, teenagers, vandalism