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Today’s top stories
• Get to know the Gainesville Old-time Dance Society in this short video and story about the group that’s open to all who want to learn some new steps. (WUFT News)
• Areas from Gainesville toward the Gulf Coast in Dixie and Levy counties could see higher rainfall over the next few days as a front stalls. (Florida Storms)
• There’s no major health hazard as a result, but about 1.5 million gallons of treated wastewater drained into a sinkhole in Ocala over the weekend. (Ocala Star-Banner)
• WMFE in Orlando and the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting visited Yankeetown to see how that community is dealing with sea-level rise.
• The first phase of a renewed investigation at the former Dozier School site did not find any other human remains. (News Service of Florida)
• Palatka is getting help from the St. Johns River Water Management District to clean up its stormwater discharges into the St. Johns River. (WJCT)
• Politifact examines how often children in the Homestead migrant detention facility get to speak with their parents. It’s less than the allotted time that federal prisoners receive.
• A federal judge in South Florida has the option to throw out the original sentence levied against Jeffrey Epstein, even as a new case against him begins. (Palm Beach Post)
• “You end up with gaps.” The Fort Myers News-Press investigated where around Florida the mental health treatment spending isn’t quite equal.
• The Florida pension system is doing very well, even as pensions nationwide face a difficult future. (Florida Phoenix)
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About today’s curator
I’m Ethan Magoc, a news editor at WUFT. Originally from Pennsylvania, I’ve found a home telling Florida stories. I’m part of a team searching each morning for local and state stories that are important to you; please send feedback about today’s edition or ideas for stories we may have missed to firstname.lastname@example.org.