Category : Virginia

Southeast / Virginia - 11 minutes from now

33 at 4-H camp fall ill in Lake Placid

Deborah Strange @DeborahJStrange Saturday Jun 23, 2018 at 2:26 PM Jun 23, 2018 at 2:27 PM Thirty-three campers at a University of Florida 4-H camp became sick Thursday, according to a UF release. The campers, ages 8 to 13, were participating at th...

Southeast / Virginia - 16 hours ago

Tutoring service Skoolers to close

An email sent to Skoolers' clients Thursday said the company would no longer be offering its services to UF students. An email sent to some University of Florida students could have made some wonder whether they’ll get homework help this summer. A U...

Southeast / Virginia - 18 hours ago

Qualified: Candidates are set for August elections

Republican lawmakers look to retain their seats against first-time Democratic candidates. The candidates are all set for the upcoming August and November Florida elections. Qualifying for the August primaries and November general election for statew...

Southeast / Virginia - 21 hours ago

Misguided beetle causes woe for boats, mowers

The bug eats through plastic in an attempt to get to what it thinks is the ethanol produced by fermenting vegetation. Ok, so it’s practically microscopic compared with the pythons eating everything they can wrap themselves around in the Everglades,...

Southeast / Virginia - 21 hours ago

Animal Services closed Saturday

Cleveland Tinker @ClevelandTinker Friday Jun 22, 2018 at 4:23 PM Jun 22, 2018 at 4:23 PM Alachua County Animal Services will be closed Saturday. The closure is due to a hurricane preparedness exercise for the department’s field operations team to...

Southeast / Virginia - 22 hours ago

UF/IFAS researcher resigns amid complaints

Monica Ozores-Hampton resigned after more than a dozen current and former employees and students complained to investigators about her behavior, including some who said she made them pay cash to process visas. A University of Florida agriculture res...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 day ago

FWC issues caution about active alligators

Staff report Friday Jun 22, 2018 at 11:46 AM Jun 22, 2018 at 12:56 PM The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently issued a cautionary alert about alligators becoming more active during warm weather months. According to the FWC,...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 day ago

Gainesville unemployment rate down to 3 percent

Daniel Smithson @DanielTSmithson Friday Jun 22, 2018 at 12:55 PM Jun 22, 2018 at 12:55 PM The rate is tied for fifth lowest in the state. CareerSource of North Central Florida announced Thursday that unemployment rates for both Alachua and Bradford...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 day ago

County hosts 'Talking Trash' event

Staff report Friday Jun 22, 2018 at 12:49 PM Jun 22, 2018 at 12:49 PM The discussion will center on whether the county should consider banning or possibly charging a fee for single-use plastic shopping bags and Styrofoam containers. Alachua County'...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 day ago

Snail kite nest found at Paynes Prairie

Staff report Friday Jun 22, 2018 at 9:07 AM Jun 22, 2018 at 9:08 AM "We are absolutely thrilled to see the number of snail kites increase at Paynes Prairie," said Debbie Segal, president of theAlachua Audubon Society. The area's new residents love...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 day ago

City agrees to Weiss property purchase

Andrew Caplan @AACaplan Thursday Jun 21, 2018 at 8:34 PM Jun 21, 2018 at 8:38 PM “This is one of the biggest pieces of conservation land in the city,” said City Commissioner Harvey Ward. The Gainesville City Commission on Thursday unanimously agree...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 day ago

Beautification group wins award

Deborah Strange @DeborahJStrange Thursday Jun 21, 2018 at 4:19 PM Keep Alachua County Beautiful received the state organization's Outstanding Communications and Social Outreach award. Keep Alachua County Beautiful received the Outstanding Communica...