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6 hrs ago | WRUF-AM Gainesville

Labor Daze Fest Provides Venue for Music and Politics

Gainesville's Labor Daze Fest attracted attendees for music and political conversation.

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Related Topix: Florida, University of Florida, Waldo, FL

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Gainesville.com

Moving Alachua County Forward sales tax website launched

Alachua County has launched a website centered on the Moving Alachua County Forward transportation sales tax initiative where locals can find up-to-date information on the proposal, which voters will decide on this November.

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News 4 Jax

Sheriff's Office leading Waldo Police Dept.

The state of Florida continues to investigate the Waldo Police Department, where the chief's own officers accused him of making them meet a ticket quota.

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Related Topix: Waldo, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Clearwater deputy chief resigns after four years with agency

Wilson's resignation comes about a month after city manager Bill Horne chose Dan Slaughter, previously the patrol major, as the agency's new chief when Tony Holloway left to lead the St. Petersburg Police Department.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Business Journal

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis names new top official

Blanchard joins the Memphis office after serving in the same position with the Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County in Gainesville, Florida, for 12 years.

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Related Topix: Gainesville, FL

The Miami Herald

Waldo places interim police chief on leave

Waldo city officials have placed the acting police chief on administrative leave after allegations from fellow officers that he installed city-owned surveillance equipment for personal use and improperly stored evidence.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

WRUF-AM Gainesville

Yoho Claims Congressional Seat; Alachua Primary Results

Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter explains to supporters why voting results were delayed Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Alachua, FL, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Ted Yoho, Gainesville, FL

Fri Aug 22, 2014

HON

Neutering Project Curbed Feral Cat Population

An intensive effort to sterilize feral cats reduced the number of felines taken to an animal shelter in Florida and euthanized, a new study reveals.

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Related Topix: University of Florida, Florida College

Examiner.com

More than 70 abandoned dogs rescued after bank forecloses on Florida home

A total of 71 dogs and puppies were rescued by Thursday from a foreclosed home in Lamont, Florida these past few weeks after a family's home was foreclosed.

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Related Topix: Lamont, FL, Humane Society of the United States, Charitable Organizations, Wellborn, FL

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Florida Trend

Quintessential Florida product's popularity is shriveling

Women are a growing force in the business world, but if they own a company, they may still struggle to get a loan from a bank.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Life, Food, Food Festival

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Health News Digest

Targeted Feral Cat Sterilization Program Yields Multiple Benefits

A University of Florida study of a feline trap-neuter-return program found that a targeted approach helped effectively manage the feral cat population and reduce shelter euthanasia rates in the area.

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Related Topix: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Sun Aug 17, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Dissecting Florida's redrawn congressional districts

In a three-day special session, Florida legislators last week approved changes to the state's congressional map to address the concerns of Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis, who ruled two districts unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Corrine Brown, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Daniel Webster, Republican, Florida, Winter Garden, FL, Clay County, FL

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

Rep. Yoho, a tea party favorite, faces primary challenge from the right

Bob.Mack@jacksonville.com - 7/21/14 - Candidate for the U.S. Congress Florida 3rd District Ted Yoho in the TU Studio in Jacksonville, Fl.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Ted Yoho, Ocala, FL, Gainesville, FL, Barack Obama

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Age

US man asks Siri where to hide a body

Pedro Bravo looks towards his parents during his murder trial in a courtroom in the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center in Gainesville, Photo: AP Police in Florida allege that 20-year-old Pedro Bravo, a University of Florida student, killed his friend Christian Aguilar in September 2012.

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Related Topix: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

WTLV

Suspect wanted for attempted murder in Gainesville

Suspect wanted for attempted murder in Gainesville JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Authorities say a woman was stabbed several times when she opened the door for a man early Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Gainesville, FL

Tue Aug 12, 2014

WTLV

Northeast Florida sheriffs remove borders in fighting drugs

Union County, Fla. -- The sheriff of Union County, Brad Whitehead, lead the charge uniting sheriff's from bordering counties to put teeth in "zero Northeast Florida sheriffs remove borders in fighting drugs Union County, Fla.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Union County, FL, Worthington Springs, FL

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Gainesville.com

Where to learn more about the county's sales tax initiative

Now that Alachua County has officially placed the transportation sales tax referendum on the November ballot, the local government is focusing on educating the public about the proposal.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

Local10.com

Evidence shown to jury during Pedro Bravo murder trial

LIVE IN MIAMI, BEN KENNEDY LOCAL 10 NEWS. ANOTHER DAY OF TESTIMONY IN GAINESVILLE, TODAY WE ARE GETTING A LOOK AT PHOTOS TAKEN AFTER CHRISTIAN AGULAR WAS KILLED.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, University of Florida

WRUF-AM Gainesville

Erika Friman Testifies On Day Three Of Trial

Erika Friman, the girlfriend of victim Christian Aguilar, continues her testimony from yesterday during the murder trial of Pedro Bravo in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

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Related Topix: Gainesville, FL, University of Florida

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Bradenton.com

Defense insists suspect beat but did not kill UF student from Miami

Finally facing a jury, Pedro Bravo admitted this much: Back in September 2012, he got into an argument with his former friend, University of Florida freshman Christian Aguilar, as the two sat in a sport utility vehicle.

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Related Topix: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

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