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By Zach Abolverdi and Ethan Magoc on September 30th, 2013 | Last updated: December 5, 2013 at 12:14 am
A petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture from several animal rights groups is seeking a federal ban on licensees who allow the public to have direct or physical contact with big cats, bears, or nonhuman primates of any age, as well as breeding them. Not every Florida big cat owner agrees with the proposed regulations.
By Melissa Walpole on September 30th, 2013 | Last updated: September 30, 2013 at 5:26 pm
The Gainesville Police Department is investigating a string of recent crimes that fit a national trend called Felony Lane Gang, where burglars break into cars and steal visible purses in an attempt to gain access to owners’ bank accounts.
By Elly Ayres on September 30th, 2013 | Last updated: September 30, 2013 at 4:19 pm
Gainesville and the state of Florida are leaders in the number of women-owned businesses in the country, according to a report from American Express. The number of women-owned businesses increased 59 percent between 1997 and 2013.
By James Thieke on September 25th, 2013 | Last updated: September 26, 2013 at 8:55 pm
The trial period is meant to see how the lane changes will affect traffic flow and safety. The city is monitoring driver, cyclist and pedestrian activity and will examine results once the trial concludes in late November.
By Kéran Billaud on September 21st, 2013 | Last updated: September 23, 2013 at 8:44 am
Recent statistics show the housing market in Alachua County is bouncing back from the start of the nation’s recession in 2007.
By Chloe Stradinger on September 20th, 2013 | Last updated: September 20, 2013 at 2:42 pm
The Vietnam War may have ended 38 years ago, but local veteran Bob Barnas is rallying the troops – this time for a new chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America in Gainesville.
By Jordan Albright on September 17th, 2013 | Last updated: September 19, 2013 at 3:47 pm
For $25, North Central Florida families can bring their prized vehicles for up to a 145-mile-per-hour adrenaline rush. About 50 drivers participate in the races at a time.
By Beatrice Dupuy on September 17th, 2013 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 5:12 pm
Gainesville is making an effort to be more environmentally friendly by purchasing solar-powered trash compactors and recycling units.
By Lauren Lettelier on September 16th, 2013 | Last updated: September 16, 2013 at 8:50 pm
Larry Whitehead, wanted for murder in Gainesville, was arrested in South Carolina on Sunday.
By Lauren Rautenkranz and Colette DuChanois on September 12th, 2013 | Last updated: September 13, 2013 at 9:58 am
From GPD police chief to mayor Ed Braddy, Gainesville officials were happy Thursday to see a new tenant take over Pastor Terry Jones’ former church property. “Good Lord,” Braddy said, “it really weighed heavy on the men and women who are living here, raising children here.”