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The Point, Jan. 4, 2019: Seven Dead In I-75 Crash Near Gainesville

The top stories near you • Just as yesterday’s afternoon rush hour began, two tractor-trailers, a sedan, and passenger van were involved in a crash on I-75 southbound between Gainesville and Alachua. Florida Highway Patrol reports seven deaths, making it one of the deadliest crashes in the region since the January 2012 …

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100 Stories From WUFT That Kept You Informed In 2018

Corrine Brown began her prison sentence, Alachua County and Gainesville leaders squabbled over seemingly every issue large and small, and six weeks into the new year, the Valentine’s Day school shooting in Parkland changed much about what was to unfold. It was a busy year in local and statewide Florida …

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2018 Was When Alachua County Began To Reckon With Its Lynching History

Brenda Whitfield has lived in Newberry all her life. (Joshua Baker/WUFT News) Brenda Whitfield has heard stories of lynchings in Alachua County since being in middle school.  The lifelong Newberry resident recalls her great-grandmother’s tales of people being hanged at “Lynch Hammock,” the site of several long ago extrajudicial killings …

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Election Changes Eyed As 2018 Results Finalized

After months of mudslinging, weeks of court wrangling and days of ballot counting that again landed Florida in an unwelcome national spotlight, a state panel matter-of-factly finalized the 2018 election results in a five-minute meeting Tuesday. The certification came on time, but problems with other election-related deadlines in two large, …

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