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Cuts to UF employee vacation plans off the table

The University of Florida plans to give staff members a 3% raise next month and is no longer persuing a 40-hour vacation-time-cut to pay for it,  that’s according to an e-mail sent today to employees.  Raises and benefit changes for faculty will be discussed later this fall and will start occuring in …

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Sibling fugitives caught in Colorado

The FBI says three fugitive siblings being sought for alleged crimes in Florida and Georgia were captured today in southern Colorado. Authorities say the trio crashed their vehicle on Interstate 25 after a short chase during which they fired shots at their pursuers. 21-year-old Ryan Edward Dougherty, 26-year-old Dylan Dougherty Stanley and …

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Two more victories for former Gator swimmer Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte continued to collect gold medals in Shanghai with two World Championship performances on Thursday in both the 200-meter backstroke and as a member of the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, bringing his  victory total to four. With two days of competition remaining and at least one event left to swim, …

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18 year old dies in car crash

A Williston teenager is dead after a head-on crash Friday morning.  Just before 7 a.m. 18-year-old Michael Cuello’s vehicle crossed the center line and hit a pick-up on State Road 121 between 85th street and Wacahoota Road. Cuello was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene. …

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Ryan Lochte wins second individual world championship

Former Gator swimmer Ryan Lochte defended his title and won his second World Championship while also setting a world record in the men’s 200-meter individual medley with a time of 1 minute, 54 seconds flat beating his previous record set in Rome in 2009. Lochte has two more races left …

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