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Florida Court Strikes Down Ban On 'Electronic...
An appellate court on July 27 struck down a Florida law prohibiting "electronic communication" by criminal gangs, but it upheld another statute that makes it a felony to recruit new gang members if they must commit a crime to join.
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Study: 4 NE Florida counties have worst voting access
Florida's election procedures are again facing national scrutiny. A new report by a Washington think tank finds that Floridians' access to the voting process varies widely from one county to another.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Deputies: Mother choked child over grade on report card
An Alachua county woman faces a child cruelty charge after she allegedly chocked her 14-year-old daughter because of a grade that appeared on the child's report card.
50-year-old man missing from Alachua County
The Alachua County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing man they say was last seen on Nov. 29 in Melrose.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Gainesville man indicted in pregnant woman's murder
Alvin Thomas, 32, has been indicted for the November murder of Caitlin Albritton in her northeast Gainesville residence, court records show.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
With Baseball Stadium Proposal, Marion County Commission Decides On Sales Tax Voting Method
A majority vote on sales tax in Marion County will decide whether or not Ocala will begin construction for the proposed minor league Tampa Yankees baseball stadium.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Florida School District Invests in Security Cameras After Bus Thefts
In recent weeks, a half-dozen school buses were recovered after being stolen from school districts in Florida and Georgia, and at least one of the districts has taken steps to enhance security in its parking lot.
Police: Patient drugged, sexually assaulted
A medical assistant was arrested on Tuesday on allegations that he drugged and then sexually assaulted a patient in early November.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Humane Society Urges People To Think Before Gifting Pets
Local Humane Society officials are concerned that people don't weigh the consequences of gifting a pet during the holidays.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Gainesville, like Key West, had homeless shelter opponents
The hotly debated issue of how to deal with Key West's homeless population isn't unique.
Florida Bar Journal
The Florida Bar - Daily News Summary - Nov. 27, 2013
An electronic digest of media coverage of interest to members of The Florida Bar compiled each workday by the Public Information and Bar Services Department.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Holiday Theater Productions Abound In Alachua County
Rusty Salling has been playing Ebenezer Scrooge for more than 20 years, and he will do so again starting Saturday at the Hippodrome Theater in downtown Gainesville.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Consolidating Bradenton, Manatee housing authorites not possible without changes to Florida law
Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston says he wants to hand the troubled Bradenton Housing Authority off to the Manatee County Housing Authority, but holes in Florida law are preventing any quick transition.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Florida's Animal Shelter Public Record Law Still All Bark, No Bite
Nash, an 11-month-old German Shepard mix, awaits to be adopted from the Alachua County Animal Shelter on Friday afternoon.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Alachua County Deputies Hope To Find Home For Recovering Horses
Both horses, who were suffering from extreme malnutrition, have been nursed back to health by the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Hunters Forgo The Store To Get Their Turkeys This Thanksgiving Season
Hunters can practice their shots at the Gator Skeet and Trap Club before they go out and hunt their Thanksgiving turkeys.
Alachua County Commissioner Proposes E-cigarette Regulations
According to the Medical News Today website , e-cigarettes are devices that emit doses of vaporized nicotine, as opposed to regular cigarettes that emit tobacco smoke.
Former Prison To Turn Into Homeless Shelter, Expand Nature Center
Each night in Gainesville, about 2,000 people seek shelter with friends, on sidewalks, or in parks.
Scott, Cabinet approve sale of closed prison, purchase ranch land
Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet agreed Tuesday to sell a closed prison in Gainesville that will be converted into a homeless shelter while expanding a nature-oriented park.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
What You Should Know About Human Trafficking in Florida
Trafficking can be defined as a form of modern-day slavery. Millions of young women, men and children are exploited and traded for labor or sex acts.