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In The News: Class Size Saves Money, Shark Attacks In Florida, Treasure Hunter Extradited From Florida, UF Student Scooter Accident, Democratic Convention To Be Held In Philadelphia

By on February 12th, 2015 | Last updated: February 12, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Florida TaxWatch projects billions in savings with class-size tweak – The Florida TaxWatch group said the state could save billions of dollars by adjusting the way it calculates class size in Florida schools. SaintPetersBlog Florida had most shark attacks in […]

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In The News: Road Signs Theft, Photo-sharing App For Doctors, SpaceX Launches Observatory, Jeb Bush Redacts Emails

By on February 12th, 2015 | Last updated: February 12, 2015 at 10:57 am

Gainesville cracking down on theft of road signs – One hundred and thirty signs were stolen in 2013-14, but only 8 signs have been stolen so far this year.  The cost of replacement can be up to $200 for materials, but more […]

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In The News: Gainesville NAACP Rated D, Kissimmee $309M Ski Resort, Florida Virtual School On Campus, UNC Shooting “Hate Crime,” Couple in Dumpster Emptied Into Truck

By on February 11th, 2015 | Last updated: February 11, 2015 at 2:51 pm

Gainesville gets D on NAACP economic development report card – The city of Gainesville received an overall D grade in an Economic Development Report Card from the NAACP Florida State Conference. The rating is based on records tackling employment and […]

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In The News: USDA Funding To Fight Citrus Greening, Gas Prices Rise, IT Firm Adding Jobs, Marion County Building Installs Solar Power System

By on February 9th, 2015 | Last updated: February 9, 2015 at 1:54 pm

USDA plans to spend $30 million on fighting citrus disease – The U.S. Department of Agriculture will dedicate $30 million to combat citrus greening, a disease that has cut Florida orange production by more than half in the past decade. […]

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In The News: Naval Ship Returns From ISIS Fight, Jameis Winston Hearing Delayed, 9-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Younger Brother, Man Steals Chain Saw In Pants

By on November 13th, 2014 | Last updated: November 13, 2014 at 2:32 pm

USS Philippine Sea returns to Mayport from Persian Gulf, ISIS fight – The USS Philippine Sea will be returning to Mayport Naval Station on Saturday after nine months at sea, which included taking part in offensive operations against ISIS as […]

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In The News: Man Arrested In Boy Scout Costume, World Trade Center Reopens, New Map Tool Shows Rising Sea Levels, Texting 911 Service Now Available

By and on November 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: November 3, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Man in Boy Scout costume arrested for resisting officer – A man dressed as a Boy Scout was arrested Saturday morning for resisting police. Eric P. Fagan, 24, caught the attention of the police after his car was facing the […]

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In The News: Washington School Shooting Victim Dies, Gov. Scott Awards Millions In Aid, New CDC Guidelines For Ebola Healthcare Workers

By on October 27th, 2014 | Last updated: October 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Washington school shooting claims another victim – One of four people shot when a gunman opened fire in a Washington high school cafeteria has died, bringing the death toll to two people. The shooter killed one person at the scene […]

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In The News: Bomb Threat At Lake County Bus Service, DEP Still Working On Silver Springs, Charlie Christ Ahead In Gubernatorial Polls, Michael Dunn Convicted Of Murder

By on October 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: October 2, 2014 at 10:31 am

Police: Bomb threat directed at Lake bus service – A bomb threat targeting Lake County bus service LakeXpress is the latest in a series of bomb threats in Central Florida. The Orlando Sentinel Silver Springs’ anniversary: State operation a work […]

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In the News: City Commission Discusses Homeless Shelter Background Checks, Fort Hood Gunman Did Not Appear Violent, Silver Springs Film Fest 2014, Stanford Mom Facing Death Penalty

By on April 4th, 2014 | Last updated: April 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm

City Commissioners Voice Opinions on Homeless Center Background Check Policy – City Commissioners showed support for the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless & Hungry’s plan to allow homeless people to the shelter regardless of a homeless individual’s criminal background. […]

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In the News: Obamacare Enrollment Reaches 5M, High Springs Police Chief Fired, FCAT Replacement For 2015, GM Continues To Recall

By on March 18th, 2014 | Last updated: March 18, 2014 at 10:40 am

Obamacare enrollment hits 5 million with two weeks to go – Numbers released Monday show enrollment for coverage under Obamacare reached 5 million with two weeks left before the March 31 deadline to sign up. The accelerated sign-up pace has […]

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