Alachua County Newswire

Alachua County Newswire

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  1. Gainesville's Homeless Seek Shelter From The ColdRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    ... typically runs from Nov. 1 through March 31. Funding for the program is provided by the City of Gainesville, Alachua County and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Antara is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by email at ...

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  2. Gallery: Holidays Go To The DogsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    The University of Florida's Freshman Leadership Council collected donations for the Alachua County Humane Society at the Yappy Holidays event Thursday at Plaza of the Americas on campus. Yappy Holidays gathered people and dogs together to donate supplies for the animals currently at the shelter.

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  3. Don't Throw Out Old Holiday Lights, Alachua County Experts SayRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 1 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    ... and brass. So those are valuable materials that can be recycled into new gadgets," said Eilanwy Slyboom, Alachua County waste alternative specialist. Alachua County residents can recycle their lights into bins at various locations such as Leveda ...

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  4. Justices Agree to End Case Over Escaped Patient's DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 1 | Daily Business Review

    After an unusual series of events, the Florida Supreme Court agreed to dismiss a lawsuit stemming from the death of a patient who was killed on Interstate 75 after escaping from an Alachua County psychiatric hospital.

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  5. 'Missing in Florida Day' event at USF to draw attention to crisis of missing personsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    ... the ins and outs of tracing missing persons. Speakers include USF forensic anthropologist Erin Kimmerle and Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell, who is also chair of the Cold Case Advisory Commission. The mother of a missing University of Florida ...

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  6. 2016 hurricane season could have been worseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 30 | The Daily Commercial

    Wednesday marks the end of the 2016 hurricane season, a memorable one that led area emergency officials to dust off emergency response plans for the first time in a decade.

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  7. Repair Work To Temporarily Close I-75 Ramps In GainesvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 29 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    ... a Florida Highway Patrol spokesman. This project is one of three I-75 resurfacing projects being completed in Alachua County, Roberts said. The other two projects run from the Marion County line to Williston Road and from Williston Road to Northwest ...

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  8. Gainesville Charities See Increase In Donations During Holiday MonthsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 29 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Some Gainesville charities say they are seeing some good charity giving during the holiday months, and for 2016 as a whole, two say they've had noticeable spikes as compared to last year. "The economy has improved in the last couple of years, and unemployment is way down in Alachua County," said John Barli, regional director at Catholic Charities Gainesville, which provides food, shelter and Christmas gifts to those in need, among other things.

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  9. New Fla. Law Gets A Few More Mail-In Ballots CountedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 29 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Alachua County Supervisor of Elections staff count and sort ballots during a canvassing meeting on Nov. 1. Thanks to a new Florida law, the several hundred Alachua County voters who would have previously had their ballots not counted because of mismatched signatures had the chance to fix the signatures in the elections earlier this month. Under a new law, a few North Central Florida residents whose ballots previously would have discarded had them counted in the elections earlier this month.

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  10. Police: Suspect Injures Gainesville Officer During Traffic StopRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 28 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    ... helped in the struggle, which lasted about one minute, he said. McFadden was arrested and remained at the Alachua County jail this morning on a $10,500 bond, according to jail records. He was charged with one count of battery on an officer (felony), ...

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  11. UF Receives Mosquito Traps for Graduate and Family HousingRead the original story

    Monday Nov 28 | Newswise

    ... company. While there are no cases of locally transmitted zika virus on the UF campus, Gainesville or Alachua County, Sharon Blansett, assistant to the associate vice president for UF student affairs, welcomes the mosquito traps as a virus-prevention ...

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  12. Podcast: The Lives of Homeless Students in GainesvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 28 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    WUFT News' Luke Sullivan spent time with homeless students in Alachua County to find out what life and school are like when you don't have a place to live. Luke is a reporter for WUFT News and can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing [email protected]

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  13. 'Suicide bomber squirrel' hospitalises anti-squirrel politicianRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 23 | The First Post

    ... police that she wrote the note so she could leave work early and have some "me time". Ward is being held in Alachua County jail on $15,000 bail. A lorry driver in Pennsylvania has been arrested for dumping more than A 2,500 worth of corn on a ...

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  14. Women's Golf Adds Mindy Herrick in Early Signing PeriodRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 22 | WTLV

    ... golfer, Herrick helped guide BHS to a pair of district titles in 2014 and 2016. She was named the Alachua County Player of the Year as a junior and senior while also finishing as the State 3A individual runner-up. Named a first-team All-State ...

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  15. In Photos: Gainesville's Thornebrook Village Hosts Quilt And Bluegrass FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 21 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    ... use cedar because cedar has toxins," she said. "You wouldn't want to leave it in your tea." The Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild sold handmade tote bags, stuffed animals, quilts and stuffed animals, and the organization plans to donate the funds ...

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  16. Survivors Of Suicide Gather At Memory GardenRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 21 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    ... lit up the walk way of the garden. At sunset, the candlelight ceremony began with remarks from members of the Alachua County Crisis Center and a survivor, Mercedes Machado. Alachua County Commissioner Robert Hutchinson spoke last at the ceremony and ...

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  17. Hope Chest Program Gives A Mother Another ChanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 17 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    ... people that really need it. If you need something, it's there. If you can't get it, they can help you." In Alachua County, the number of children removed from their homes due to their parents' inability to cope is 10 percent higher than the state of ...

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  18. Downtown Confederate Soldier Statue Is Staying PutRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 17 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    The Confederate soldier statue in downtown Gainesville that has drawn a lot of controversy since last year will not be relocated anytime soon. The Veterans Service Advisory Board unanimously decided that Old Joe, the statue's nickname, should not be moved from its current location outside of the Alachua County Administration Office.

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  19. Man Says Sabal Trail Pipeline Construction Destroyed His BackyardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 17 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    ... has long stretches in Florida through Gilchrist and Levy County and also cuts across the southwest tip of Alachua county and the Southwest section of Marion County. People opposed to the project have held protests at stops along the route. A few ...

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  20. Florida 41 mins ago 12:06 p.m.Florida's water demand for development could double by 2070Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 16 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ... technology and systems that include soil moisture sensors, which can greatly reduce water use. Based on an Alachua County study prepared at UF, the authors assumed rural and suburban census tracts (ones with less than 2,000 people per square mile) ...

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