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Ocala Removing Pollution-Causing Septic Tanks

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Ocala is removing septic tanks and wells from local properties in an effort to decrease pollution in Florida's lakes, rivers and natural springs. The city has completed 160 projects and is on pace to address 30-40 projects per week during the nine-month, $10 million program.

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New NE Florida Trauma Center Refuels Fight

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE — In another chapter in a long-running battle, a major Jacksonville hospital is challenging a decision by the Florida Department of Health to allow a rival hospital in Orange Park to open a trauma center. The challenge, filed by UF Health Jacksonville, was sent Wednesday to the …

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Mother Hawk Struggles To Recover After Being Shot

After being rescued, an injured hawk is reunited with her two babies Wednesday for transport to the Animis Foundation. The hawk and her two babies will remain in their care until she is determined healthy enough to be released back into the wild. (Photo provided).

A hawk rescued by an Ocala non-profit wildlife group after being shot last week is recovering from surgery, but its future is uncertain, according to the veterinarian who performed the surgery. The hawk was operated on Wednesday morning after being shot from its nest Saturday at Lillian Bryant Park in Ocala. The hawk’s two chicks were …

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