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• WUFT News: Terrell Bradley seeks settlement from City of Gainesville after K9 mauling left him with more than $250,000 in medical debt. “The July 2022 police K9 mauling took Bradley’s right eye and left him with with broken bones and spinal fluid leakage.”
• WUFT News: Alachua County Public Schools extend school fee waivers to homeless and low-income students. “The new Waiver of School Fees policy establishes prohibitions on school fees for students experiencing homelessness, students who qualify for free lunch or breakfast, and any student whose family is experiencing a severe loss or generally does not have the ability to pay charges due to any reason Superintendent Shane Andrew or a designee deems legitimate.”
• The Alligator: Suspected hit-and-run leaves grandmother, 2 year old in hospital. “The driver didn’t stop and left both pedestrians with serious injuries. They were transported to UF Health Shands Hospital, GPD spokesperson David Chudzik said.”
• WCJB: “It’s been over three hours”: Semi-truck crash causes I-75 to shut down, stranding drivers. “Florida Highway Patrol troopers say the crash was reported at 9:14 a.m. on I-75 near mile marker 347 in Marion County. Troopers say a vehicle was too big to pass under the overpass and hit the structure.”
• WUFT News: Antique mall owner in Lake City follows in his father’s footsteps. “Webb essentially invented the style of the antique mall by bringing multiple dealers together so the public can shop in a single space.”
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Around the state
• WFSU-Tallahassee: When Florida foster kids go missing they can face danger. Lawmakers are considering a bill to help. “As of December, nearly 200 children were missing from Florida foster care or group homes.
• Spectrum News: Spectrum News 13 reporter Dylan Lyons killed in Pine Hills shooting. “Orange County Sheriff John Mina said a 9-year-old girl was also killed in a separate, but related, random shooting.”
• Florida Politics: Kathleen Passidomo priorities on affordable housing, wildlife corridor advance in Senate. “Both measures passed unanimously and will now head to the Senate floor ahead of the 60-day Regular Session, which starts March 7.”
• WLRN-Miami: Credit card companies targeted for tracking gun sales in Florida under new measure. “The Republican-controlled Senate Banking and Insurance Committee voted 7-3 along party lines to approve a bill (SB 214) that would target yet-to-be-enacted plans by some credit-card companies to create a separate ‘merchant category code’ for sales at firearm businesses.”
• Florida Politics: Florida lawmakers look to the future to get roads ready for driverless cars. “One section of HB 425 requires the Florida Department of Transportation to establish updated rules for the Florida State Highway System.”
• WLRN-Miami: Florida seaports to see a cargo boost and rebound in cruising. “Global supply-chain issues last year helped push cargo traffic at Florida’s 16 seaports slightly ahead of pre-pandemic numbers, while the cruise industry is expected to return to pre-pandemic passenger counts this year.”
• NPR: A proposed bill in Florida would ban dogs from hanging their heads out of car windows. “A new bill has been proposed in Florida that would enact a series of animal protections and guidelines, such as banning cat declawing, animal testing for cosmetics and dogs hanging their heads out of windows.”
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• National: Prosecutors in Colorado lay out their case for hate crime charges in Club Q shooting
• National: A doctor near East Palestine, Ohio, details the main thing he’s watching for now
• World: Israeli raid leaves 11 dead and 100 wounded, Palestinians say, as violence rises
• Politics: Democrats are warning against the release of Jan. 6 tapes to a Fox News host
• Health: Many people with ADHD can’t get their medication amid Adderall shortage
• Science: Clues to Bronze Age cranial surgery revealed in ancient bones
Kristin Moorehead curated today’s edition of The Point.