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Today’s top stories
• There have now been more than 3,000 reported cases of Hepatitis A in Florida since January 2018 when the current statewide outbreak began. Marion County is sixth out of the state’s 67 counties in the number of cases so far. (WUFT News)
• The Alligator reports on the Title IX investigation into sexual misconduct allegations made against a University of Florida professor who was allowed to resign instead of being fired earlier this year.
• Crime is down 10% year-to-year in Gainesville, the police chief said this week. His department is planning a second gun buyback event after the first one in August netted 100 firearms. (WUFT News)
• If Gov. Ron DeSantis has his way, Florida is next year going to follow California’s lead in allowing college athletes to make money from endorsement deals. (News Service of Florida)
• The University Athletic Association is relenting on closing Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to runners and stair climbers at 7 p.m. Starting on Monday, they’ll get one extra hour. (Gainesville Sun)
• The long road back to clean canals in The Keys is just about complete, more than two years after Hurricane Irma filled them with tons of debris. (FLKeysNews)
• Republicans in the state legislature who have quickly pushed through the House a bill requiring parental consent for teenage girls to get abortions are likely to have a more difficult time getting it through the Senate. (WMFE)
• The Palm Beach Post investigated how Lev Parnas — the indicted Ukrainian associate of Rudy Giuliani — went about his business in South Florida.
• A St. Petersburg museum is helping to fight the decline of bees with some rooftop urban beekeeping. (WUSF)
• Nearly two-thirds of Florida voters surveyed in a recent poll support legalized recreational marijuana. (Florida Phoenix)
• Orlando is the Florida city with the most reported UFO sightings, according to a group that actually tracks such incidents. (TCPalm)
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