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The Point, July 11, 2023: Larry Nassar was stabbed multiple times at a Florida prison

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• The Alligator: UF student sentenced to 3 years probation for involvement in Capitol riots. "UF student Gabriel Chase was sentenced to a 3-year probation July 5 for his involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, riots at the United States Capitol. Chase, a 22-year-old UF history student, was arrested in September on four counts of misdemeanors related to the Capitol riots. The arrest warrant was issued after an unidentified FBI special agent filed a complaint alleging Chase and four accomplices were present at the riots."

• Mainstreet Daily News: UF to develop green hydrogen with water, sunlight. "The U.S. Department of Energy awarded $2.7 million to UF and Switzerland-based company Synhelion to research the production of green hydrogen, aiming for a lower cost to produce. The three-year project builds on proprietary technology and specialties of both UF and Synhelion and will tackle one of the Department of Energy’s seven Energy Earthshots initiatives to increase renewable energy."

• WCJB: ‘Looking forward to the comeback’: Staff at Lloyd Clarke Sports remain hopeful after fire. "Gainesville Fire Rescue crews responded to the blaze around 3:30 Sunday morning. The cause of the fire is not yet known, but staffers believe that it was an electrical fire. Staff are currently assessing the damage, and determining how long it might take to re-open."

• Ocala Gazette: A mega-complex in the making. "Marion County Parks and Recreation Director Jim Couillard is exploring possibilities for a new state-of-the-art, multipurpose sports facility. He envisions a Marion County super complex with three key purposes: weekly recreation programs, weekend tournaments and an emergency shelter, built to FEMA standards."

• Associated Press: LSU pitcher becomes top pick of amateur MLB draft, Florida’s Wyatt Langford picked fourth. "Florida outfielder Wyatt Langford went No. 4 to Texas, and high school outfielder Walker Jenkins, from Oak Island, North Carolina, went fifth to Minnesota."

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Around the state

• Associated Press: Disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar stabbed multiple times at Florida federal prison: AP sources. "Two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press the attack happened Sunday at United States Penitentiary Coleman (in Sumter County). The people said he was in stable condition Monday."

• News4Jax: Florida gas prices go up 20 cents in the last week, AAA report says. "The increase snapped a 22-day streak of declines, that sent the state average to $3.26 per gallon -- the lowest daily average price since March, AAA said."

• WFSU-Tallahassee: An injunction on Florida's Stop Woke Act remains in place but uncertainty persists on campuses. "Universities and colleges aren't commenting on the Stop Woke Act nor the newest laws that target DEI programs. They've fallen silent on the issue, and attorneys for the plaintiffs say they are not surprised that institutions in the lawsuit are choosing to remain silent due to the legal uncertainty."

• Tampa Bay Times ($): Here’s how people in Florida steal homes from older people and the dead. "Florida ranked third in the nation for cases of identity theft in 2022, with 111,221 complaints filed with the Federal Trade Commission, according to commission data."

• WLRN-Miami: ‘Getting honest’ about Miami-Dade’s trash dilemma. "If Miami-Dade doesn’t find more places to send its garbage, the county will be forced to declare a moratorium on construction next year. That’s what Miami-Dade County’s trash chief Mike Fernandez said in his stark warning as he announced his resignation last week."

• NPR News: In Miami, members of Congress mark 2021 Cuban protests anniversary with new hopes. "Monday's roundtable was held before a packed room of dozens of guests, including Cuban exiles and dissidents, at the Bay of Pigs museum. Several Cuban activists addressed the members, raising concern that much work remains."

• Fort Myers News-Press ($): Burmese pythons in Florida actually a mixture of multiple species: USGS. "...scientists discovered that a small percentage of the snakes here also have Indian python genetics, meaning the snakes in South Florida are practically a breed of their own."

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Ethan Magoc curated today's edition of The Point.

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