Tag Archives: United States

In the News: high local STD rate, state seeks $6 billion from BP, AP’s twitter hacked, U.S. revises sexual assault case procedures

By on April 24th, 2013 | Last updated: April 24, 2013 at 11:53 am

Alachua County carries high STD rate in the state – The Florida Department of Health released data revealing that Alachua County residents have the fourth highest rate of sexually transmitted diseases in Florida. The Independent Florida Alligator Florida Attorney General seeks nearly [...]

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Experts on Chechnya discuss suspect’s background

By on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Officials are searching for the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings that took place earlier this week. The two brothers, one dead, who are suspected of the crime are said to be from Chechnya, a controlled state of Russia. Two experts from the University of Florida discuss what this background means to the investigation.

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In the News: Woman helps police, teacher loses teaching license, Cuba returns two U.S. children, prep for missile launch

By on April 10th, 2013 | Last updated: April 10, 2013 at 10:45 am

Gainesville woman assists police in burglar’s arrest – Sandy Flory, a 36-year-old Gainesville resident, helped police arrest a burglar who robbed her home Tuesday afternoon. Flory, who was on her way home, noticed a man riding a bike with a [...]

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UF study shows buying local food popular among Floridians

By on March 26th, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 9:58 am

A new University of Florida study shows locally grown food makes up 20 percent of food purchased for at-home consumption in the state

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Five little-known facts about Presidents Day

By on February 15th, 2013 | Last updated: February 19, 2013 at 6:13 am

Step one in being a Presidents Day expert: it doesn’t have an apostrophe and it’s not officially called Presidents Day.

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Shark attacks increase in US

By and on February 13th, 2013 | Last updated: February 16, 2013 at 10:37 am

There were 53 total shark attacks reported in the United States, which is the highest number since 2000, according to the Univesrity of Florida’s International Shark Attack File report released on Monday.

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Gas prices continue to fall in southeast

By on October 1st, 2012 | Last updated: October 1, 2012 at 11:58 am

For the second consecutive week, gas prices have fallen in Florida and may continue to decrease, according to AAA spokeswoman Jessica Brady. Brady said pessimistic news about the global economy, including lagging demand in the U.S. and manufacturing growth continuing [...]

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Gators soccer coach weighs in on success of the U.S. women’s soccer team

By on August 7th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Monday the U.S. women’s soccer team won its match, 4-3, in extra time, over the Canadian soccer team in the Summer Olympic Games in London. Many watched the two teams fight it out on the field. One of those watching [...]

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