Former State Rep. Joseph Harding gets 4 months in prison for COVID-19 relief scheme
A former Florida state representative was sentenced to four months in federal prison Thursday after he pleaded guilty to fraudulently collecting about $150,000 in COVID-19 relief funds intended to help small businesses.
Florida upsets No. 11 Tennessee 29-16 for the Gators’ 10th straight victory at home in the series
Trevor Etienne ran for a career-high 172 yards and a touchdown, Montrell Johnson scored twice and Florida upset No. 11 Tennessee 29-16 on Saturday night to extend the Volunteers’ losing streak in Gainesville to 10.
FHSAA changes draft rule requiring high school girls to disclose menstrual period
The Florida High School Athletic Association is set to hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss a proposed rule that would require high school girls to disclose information about their menstrual cycle, according to the organization.
Lawsuit now ‘moot’ after UF resolves conflict-of-interest concerns, professors say
University of Florida professors are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that challenged a controversial conflict-of-interest policy that gave school administrators discretion over allowing faculty members to serve as expert witnesses in litigation.
Florida Christmas tree farm closing after 38 years in business
For more than a generation, the Unicorn Hill Christmas Tree Farm has played host to countless holiday memories. Families select their tree from six different varieties of pine, cut it down and have it strapped to their car’s roof for a ride to its new home.
Indoor protests banned at University of Florida after anti-Ben Sasse rally
The University of Florida is going to start enforcing a decades-old prohibition against indoor protests following a raucous demonstration earlier this month against the selection of U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse as a finalist for the school president’s job.
‘It could have been us:’ Central Floridians head to SWFLA to help Hurricane Ian victims
With just 12 hours’ notice, a handful of volunteers and a few thousand dollars’ worth of supplies, outreach groups from Alive Church in Orlando and Gainesville made the journey to Southwest Florida to help Hurricane Ian victims.
House panel probing free speech at University of Florida
A U.S. House subcommittee is investigating whether the University of Florida interfered with academic freedom and free speech when it stopped three professors from testifying as experts in a lawsuit challenging Florida’s controversial election law.
University of Florida’s academic freedom reviewed after testimony ban
The University of Florida has been asked by its accrediting body to explain how denying a request by three professors to serve as paid experts in a voting rights lawsuit conforms to standards for academic freedom and avoids undue political influence.
Police: 4 facing charges related to Gainesville party shooting that injured 5 teens
Two more people were arrested in connection to a shooting at a Gainesville party that injured five teenagers, making it a total of four people who are now facing charges related to the incident, according to the Gainesville Police Department.