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Florida Gov Offers Free Zika Test Kits For Pregnant Women

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says pregnant women statewide can get a free Zika test to determine whether they’ve been infected with the mosquito-borne virus. Scott directed state health officials Wednesday to make the tests available at county health departments and also said the state would provide additional lab services to …

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Polk Elementary Teacher Is Florida Teacher Of Year

A Polk County math teacher has been chosen as Florida’s 2017 teacher of the year. Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that Highlands Grove Elementary School teacher Jessica Solano was selected from among five finalists. Solano will receive a $20,000 award funded by the state Department of Education and the Macy’s …

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Is A Bailey Bridge The Solution To This Collapsed Alachua County Creek Crossing?

A Northeast 96th Avenue resident looks across the collapsed bridge that leads to her neighborhood. Almost a year since its collapse, area residents wait for a permanent solution. (Photo by Lisandranette Rios/WUFT News)

Alachua County Commissioner Robert Hutchinson continues to look for a temporary solution to the collapsed crossing on Northeast 96th Avenue — a portable, pre-fabricated, truss bridge used by the military to move heavy equipment. But he's had no luck in finding one yet. Alachua County CoAlmost a year since the bridge on Northeast 96th Avenue in Gainesville collapsed after a storm, area residents are still parking their cars and walking across the collapsed bridge to their homes every day.

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Florida’s Orange Crop Drops 16 Percent

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Florida's citrus season will produce enough oranges to fill 81.5 million 90-pound boxes this year, down nearly 16 percent from the prior season. A major cause for the decrease in oranges has been citrus greening, a disease that is deadly to the crop.

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