Tag Archives: safety

Gainesville City Commission Candidates Discuss Transportation Improvements

By on February 17th, 2015 | Last updated: February 18, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Finding a way around Gainesville can be difficult with limited buses and dangerous bike lanes, but City Commission candidates offer similar solutions to improve transportation issues. Yet a public forum revealed they do not agree on how to pay for the changes.

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Concealed Carry Bill Raises Concerns About Campus Safety

By on February 4th, 2015 | Last updated: February 6, 2015 at 11:40 am

A bill making its way through the Florida Legislature would allow anyone with a concealed weapon license can carry his or her weapon legally on a public university campus.

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FDOT Grants Citrus County $1.5 Million to Make Curvy Roads Safer

By on March 11th, 2014 | Last updated: March 12, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Citrus County has been selected by the Florida Department of Transportation to receive a $1.5-million grant to improve safety on curvy county roads. The improvements will be installed this summer.

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Gainesville Skateboarder Injured by Car, Raises Safety Concerns

By on February 7th, 2014 | Last updated: February 11, 2014 at 7:15 am

A skateboarder is currently in critical condition at UF Health after being hit by a car, and officials discuss ways to prevent such accidents from occurring again.

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Tree Safety Emphasized After Gainesville Tragedy

By and on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 3:54 pm

After a a woman was killed and her husband was injured from a tree falling directly on their house on Wednesday morning, tree safety is being heavily emphasized.

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Explosion like one at Texas fertilizer plant not likely in Gainesville

By on April 18th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 10:33 am

When reflecting on the aftermath of Wednesday’s fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, Gainesville professionals said people shouldn’t worry.

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In the News: Sandusky dispute, School safety fund increase, Graduation options, Police chase, Arms airlift

By on March 25th, 2013 | Last updated: March 25, 2013 at 11:00 am

Sandusky: Paterno would not have let me coach if he thought I was a pedophile – Jerry Sandusky, former Penn State assistant football coach, disputed the account of a key witness in his first interview since going to prison in […]

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Five little-known facts about daylight saving time

By on March 11th, 2013 | Last updated: March 11, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Why do we set our clocks forward every spring? Here are five points about the practice.

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General Motors to recall vehicles for suspension, airbag issues

By on January 31st, 2013 | Last updated: January 31, 2013 at 5:15 pm

The 2013 Chevy Malibu has one or more rear suspension bolts that may not have been tightened properly, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It may lead to mishandling of the vehicle and increase the risk of a crash.

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Safety measures increase at Alachua County elementary schools

By on January 24th, 2013 | Last updated: January 31, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month, deputies have been reassigned to each elementary school in Alachua County with hopes of increasing school security.

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