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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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


Related Topix: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


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.


Related Topix: Gainesville, FL

Tue Aug 12, 2014


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

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.


Thu Aug 07, 2014

Evidence shown to jury during Pedro Bravo murder trial



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.


Related Topix: Gainesville, FL, University of Florida

Wed Aug 06, 2014

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.


Related Topix: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Mon Aug 04, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

Law & Disorder: Boy, 12, found after he went missing

A day after he went missing from a Farmers Market in Amelia Island, police have located a missing 12-year-old boy in Alachua County.


Related Topix: Fernandina Beach, FL, Jacksonville, FL

CBS Local

Jury Selection Underway In Case Of Murdered UF Student

Jury selection is underway in the trial of a Miami man charged in the 2012 death of a University of Florida student, also from South Florida.


Related Topix: University of Florida, Violent Crime, Levy County, FL

Daily Kos

Hobby Lobby Gainesville - Brief update

This morning was the grand opening ceremony for the new Hobby Lobby in Gainesville, FL.


Related Topix: Gainesville, FL, US News, Liberal Political News

Sun Aug 03, 2014

St. Augustine Record

Judge: Schools can ban guns from dormitories

Universities are justified in banning guns in residence halls, a judge has ruled in a case that challenged the University of Florida's policy.


Related Topix: Florida, University of Florida

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Chamber posts informative questionnaires from County Comm. candidates

If you're interested in getting a better idea of where this year's Alachua County Commission candidates stand on matters like economic development and Plum Creek's Envision Alachua proposal, check out the questionnaires with each of the candidates the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce has posted online.


Related Topix: Alachua, FL

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Florida Baptist Witness

Giving hope to the homeless through clothes, food, faith and fellowship

Lem Simmons is not your typical pastor. In fact, most people would not identify him as a member of the clergy just by looking at him.


Related Topix: Gainesville, FL, Southern Baptist, Religion

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Leesburg attorney disbarred for misconduct

The Florida Supreme Court has ordered a Leesburg lawyer to stop taking new business and to close his practice by early August, when he'll be disbarred for at least five years.


Related Topix: Leesburg, FL, Lady Lake, FL, Lake County, FL