Tag Archives: In the news

In The News: Paid Medical Leave, Yemen Airstrikes Continue, Pillowcased Cottonmouth Bites Man, AARP Rates Alachua, Florida House Approves Abortion Wait-time Bill

By on April 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: April 22, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Is It Time To Make Medical And Family Leave Paid? – Democrats have reintroduced the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act, a national program that would require employers to cover two-thirds of people’s wages for up to 60 days a […]

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In The News: SeaWorld Sued, U.S. and Cuba Meet To Discuss Relations, Hillary Clinton To Announce Candidacy, Gainesville Man Shot

By on April 10th, 2015 | Last updated: April 10, 2015 at 1:22 pm

SeaWorld faces second proposed class action lawsuit over orca treatment – SeaWorld is facing its second class action lawsuit in recent months. The new lawsuit focuses specifically on the Florida SeaWorld and focuses on the conditions and treatments of the orca whales. Orlando […]

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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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