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Jobless rate drops, so do wages
FILE, RYAN PELHAM/STAFF Jose Montenegro with Delta Sebring cuts a drywall corner bead in 2012.
Fri May 17, 2013
Gator stops traffic, chomps on bumper
A Florida sheriff's deputy got more than he bargained for when he answered a call about a big alligator causing a nuisance.
Thu May 16, 2013
Alachua County Commission approves QTI request by BioMonde
BioMonde, a U.K.-based wound-care company that specializes in larval therapy, wants to expand its operation into Gainesville by participating in the Qualified Target Industry Program.
Wed May 15, 2013
News 4 Jax
Background checks not required
Robert Slater's webcam caught a maintenance worker in his Jacksonville apartment rummaging through his drawers.
Mon May 13, 2013
Police: 2 Men Arrested For Shoplifting Homemade Bomb Parts From Walmart
Two men were arrested - and one is facing a felony charge - after they were caught shoplifting what are believed to be the components of a homemade bomb.
Sat May 11, 2013
Racism Divides Alachua County Democrats and Democratic Black Caucus
The Alachua County Democratic party still wants the Alachua County Democratic Black Caucus charter revoked.
Fri May 10, 2013
In Florida's best recycling county, a bearded man has a repurposing plan
The Repurpose Project has made its home in a building that was a shabby white auto shop when the founders purchased it.
Thu May 09, 2013
University of Florida News
Harn explores creation, meaning, importance of portraits
The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida will present a new exhibition later this month that explores the creation, meaning and importance of portraits.
Wed May 08, 2013
DEC (briefly) discusses Black Caucus
Wednesday night marked the first Democratic Executive Committee meeting since the county party's officers petitioned the state party to pull the charter of the Alachua County Democratic Black Caucus over members' support of Republican Ed Braddy in the April mayoral runoff.
Grand jury clears Marion Sheriff in campaign finance investigation
For months, an investigation into whether Blair broke state campaign finance laws was in the hands of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, then the Alachua County State Attorney's Office, and finally, a Marion County Grand Jury.
Police say they found a bomb in Gainesville teen's home
Agencies from all around Alachua County detonated an improvised explosive device they say they found in 18-year-old Mason Scott Beuning's Gainesville home Tuesday afternoon GAINESVILLE, Fla.
St. Augustine Record
Clay County man gets 7 years in prison for soliciting a minor
A Clay County man who made explicit sexual overtures through electronic messages to an undercover officer posing as a 12-year-old girl received a seven-year prison sentence Tuesday.
Tue May 07, 2013
Even with students emptying out of Gainesville, a week of freedom and possibility
Turlington Plaza is now virtually devoid of both students and bicycles the week following commencement and prior to summer classes.
Fire breaks out at Urban Outfitters at the St. Johns Town Center
Jacksonville Fire and Rescue says the quickly knocked down flames Tuesday evening inside Urban Outfitters at the St.
Daytona Beach News-Journal Online
Volusia man arrested in vandalism during Hare Krishna service Two men ...
Two men went into the Hare Krishna Temple in Alachua while a service was going on Saturday morning and began throwing bleach around the temple, saying it was unclean, according to a report.
Sun May 05, 2013
Brenda Heist: Missing mom who abandoned her children and fled to...
Missing mom who abandoned her children and fled to Florida for 11 years only turned herself in after being wanted on unrelated forgery charges Her husband and two children were heartbroken to discover she had been secretly living without them and said they wanted nothing to do with her Brenda who said she left Lititz, Pennsylvania to live as a ... (more)
Sat May 04, 2013
Boater rescued in Alachua County during bad weather
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two people are safe after high winds and rain from Saturday's storm caused their boat to sink near Sisters Creek.
News 4 Jax
Mother who abandoned family faces criminal charges
Kelsie Lyanne Smith turned herself in to Alachua County Sheriff's deputies Friday evening.
Fri May 03, 2013
This Week in Poverty: Florida Gives Workers a Smackdown
If the Florida House Republicans have their way, here is what the state's workers would stand to lose: paid sick leave, a living wage, wage theft protections, and equal opportunity benefits .
Thu May 02, 2013
Multitude of water pollution, shortage issues facing Florida and Alachua County
Just last summer, he watched his business suffer as water levels on the Santa Fe River dropped and smothering algae blanketed its surface.