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Marion County judge helping Ukraine start a Veterans Treatment Court

A Marion County judge is working with experts around the country to aid veterans in Ukraine. For 20 years, Judge Jim McCune has served on the bench in Marion County. His effort to help veterans in the court system has had a positive impact on the local community and is now reaching the global scale. McCune and a team around the country are working to provide a Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) for soldiers in Ukraine. 

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See who won Florida’s 2022 Circuit 8 judge seat runoff

Sean Brewer beat AuBroncee Martin in the race for the 8th Judicial Circuit civil judge slot with 67% of the vote. Brewer raised around $140,000 while Martin raised around $37,000. Each candidate had the goal “to continue to serve justice, fairness and equality to the people.” Current Judge Monica J. …

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Tom Petty’s daughter donates $25,000 to Cade Museum

Florida Gator fans already have a reason to love Tom Petty; the lyrics of his 1989 hit “I Won’t Back Down” echo through Ben Hill Griffin Stadium during every home football game. Now fans have more reason to love the late Gainesville native and rock icon after several donations to the community have been made in his honor. A gift of $25,000 was made to the Cade Museum on Petty’s behalf by his daughter, Adria Petty, in October. Jennifer Dempsey, the marketing manager for the Cade Museum, said the donation will go toward Operation Full Steam, an outreach program serving students in Title I schools in Alachua County. 

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43-year-old High Springs cold case reopened after body is identified

Although investigators finally have a name to go with the remains of a man found more than 40 years ago, they have plenty of questions about how Ralph Tufano’s body ended up in the woods near High Springs. In the winter of 1979, James Prince, a Florida Division of Forestry employee, found a skeleton off County Road 236 in High Springs while conducting a controlled burn. Due to the limited technology at the time, the body remained nameless for decades as the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office continued the investigation to identify the victim. 

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