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Keep pets in mind on hot days

With temperatures reaching the 90’s today pet owners need to be careful about leaving animals in cars. Alachua County Animal Services Director David Flagler says this is an area of concern in Florida in particular. “Being away for any length of time, still sets up the condition to where the …

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Hurricane conference underway in South Florida

Hurricane season starts next month and meteorologists, emergency managers, first responders, and government officials are already preparing. The annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference is currently underway in Fort Lauderdale. Attendees at the conference will participate in workshops and discussing budgets. The six-month Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1. Levy County Director …

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Gainesville man killed in Afghanistan

The U.S. department of defense, in a news release, announced the deaths of four soldiers, including a Gainesville man, who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Private Lamarol J. Tucker, 26, of Gainesville is among the four soldiers. According to the news release, they died May 16, of wounds suffered when …

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Space shuttle blasts off on second to last mission

The Space Shuttle Endeavour blasts off from the Kennedy Space Center on mission STS-134.

Space shuttle Endeavour is finally on its way. Endeavour blasted off on the next-to-last shuttle flight this morning under the command of Mark Kelly, the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The wounded congresswoman watched the launch in private from Kennedy Space Center. Meanwhile, U.S. Senator from Florida, Bill Nelson spoke …

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Food Drive This Saturday

Gainesville’s Bread of the Mighty food bank and four other charities are gearing up for this weekend—when the U-S Post Office will help with a food drive. Food bank director Anne Voyles says non-perishable food left at your mail box Saturday morning will be picked up by the carrier for …

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Space Shuttle Endeavor’s final flight rescheduled

After a two week delay, NASA will try again NEXT Monday to launch Space Shuttle Endeavour. The delay not only pushes back the final Atlantis shuttle mission, but also the layoffs expected for workers at the Kennedy Space Center. INearly 7,000 employees in Florida are expected to lose their jobs …

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