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Angela DiMichele

Angela is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

Background Checks Reflecting Gun Sales Break New Records In Florida, Nationally

Background checks for new gun purchases in Florida during March – when the coronavirus pandemic worsened dramatically – surged to set records, according to the latest figures the FBI released Wednesday. The March number of more than 192,000 checks reflecting gun purchases in Florida is higher than any month in …

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Stuck In Peru: Coronavirus Strands Gainesville Woman Far From Home

Jessica Brar, a 34-year-old Gainesville yoga instructor, flew to Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 9, when the United States was still just waking up to the seriousness of COVID-19. It was supposed to be another adventure for Brar, who loves to travel, but international travel became difficult with the virus, and she's been stranded in Peru. The U.S. Embassy has shuttered and Brar feels abandoned by her country. American officials, she said, failed to come through in her hour of need.

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