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The Point, Sept. 27, 2023: Terrell Bradley changes plea, sentenced

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• WUFT News: Gainesville man attacked by police K-9 after fleeing scene pleads guilty to one count. "Terrell Bradley, the Gainesville man who was mauled by a police K-9 dog in July 2022 while fleeing a traffic stop, was sentenced to a year in prison Tuesday morning after withdrawing his not guilty plea."

• Mainstreet Daily News: DeSantis appoints first three Gainesville Regional Utilities Authority members. "On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced three of the Gainesville Regional Utilities Authority members that will assume operational control of the utility on Oct. 1."

• Ocala Star-Banner ($): Sick of massive I-75 backups? Help is on the way. "Local and state officials gathered Tuesday inside the Marion County Commission Auditorium to announce start dates for two key road projects in Marion and Sumter counties."

• WUFT News: Community rallies as family speaks out on fatal alligator attack. "A GoFundMe campaign to cover the funeral costs of the Largo woman killed by a 13-foot alligator on Friday has surpassed its $10,000 goal."

• Mainstreet Daily News: Newberry looks for safe school transportation options. "The Newberry City Commission is looking for ways to help families get students to school after Alachua County Public Schools (ACPS) announced plans to cancel courtesy bus routes starting in January."

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Around the state

• News Service of Florida: Death penalty in child rape convictions to take effect with other new 2023 measures. "A new law that could lead to imposing the death penalty on people who rape children under age 12 will take effect Sunday, along with other laws passed during the 2023 legislative session."

• WFSU-Tallahassee: A federal trial over Florida’s congressional map is getting underway. "Plaintiffs in the federal case are seeking changes to the map that could affect several districts across the state, including in North Florida, the Orlando area and the Tampa Bay region."

• Florida Politics: Former Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence CEO Tiffany Carr released on bail. "Former CEO for the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) Tiffany Carr is out on bail Tuesday night after turning herself in to Jackson County Sheriff’s Office authorities in North Carolina earlier in the day."

• WMFE-Orlando: 3 respiratory viruses in Central Florida & 3 vaccines. Should you get all 3? "With three competing respiratory viruses, the CDC is concerned that even an average respiratory season could significantly strain the American health system."

• WLRN-Miami: Broward College trustees accept President Gregory Haile's resignation. "Trustees and community leaders say Haile’s decision to submit his resignation on Sept. 13 — with 120 days notice of his planned departure — came as a surprise."

• Associated Press: Florida Gov. DeSantis will debate California Gov. Newsom on Fox News in November. "Fox News said Monday that the two politicians will appear in a 90-minute debate on Nov. 30 in Georgia, at an exact location to be determined."

• WLRN-Miami: A 'pink wave' could spell good news for American Flamingo conservation in Florida. "Peaches holds the distinction of being only the second American Flamingo ever to be tagged by the United States."

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• Climate: The U.S. needs minerals for green tech. Will Western mines have enough water?

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• Science: An annular solar eclipse is coming to parts of the U.S. in October

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Kristin Moorehead curated today's edition of The Point.

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