Government and politics

‘Forgotten people’: Florida lawmakers aim to recognize, protect abandoned African-American cemeteries

For over 25 years, Gloria Jefferson Anderson researched her father’s side of the family, trying to figure out what happened to her ancestors once slavery ended.   “When I found out where my father’s people were on the plantation – the next question was, ‘Well, where are these people buried?” said …

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Woman who murdered $30 million lottery winner backs bill to keep secret names of those hitting jackpot: ‘It puts a target on them’

A bill awaiting the governor’s signature that would temporarily keep secret the names of lottery winners in Florida has at least one unexpected supporter: the woman in prison for murdering the winner of a $30 million lottery payout. In a telephone interview from behind bars, Dorice Donegan “Dee Dee” Moore, …

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Gainesville High School student advocates to reduce teen violence

Although the number of juveniles arrested in Alachua County has decreased since 2019, community members are feeling the effects of teen violence. Law enforcement is finding alternative ways to address the issue as crimes involving firearms continue to rise, according to Alachua County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Art Forgey.  Joshua Franklin …

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