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Shaquille O'Neal speaks during The Celebration of Life for Kobe & Gianna Bryant at Staples Center on February 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
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SKY News
July 15, 2020 - 4:35 am
Authorities say former NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal stopped along a Florida highway to help a motorist stranded by a blown out tire. The Alachua County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that O'Neal stayed with the woman on Monday until deputies arrived at the scene. He fist-bumped the...
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Kelly Preston attends the photocall for the "Rendezvous With John Travolta - Gotti" during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018
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SKY News
July 13, 2020 - 6:00 am
(LOS ANGELES) -- Hollywood is mourning the loss of Kelly Preston, who died at the age of 57 after a silent battle with breast cancer. Her husband of 28 years, John Travolta, confirmed the heartbreaking news early Monday. "It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly...
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Tommy Lee Holt
Marion County Sheriff's Office
SKY News
June 18, 2020 - 9:50 am
A Florida man accused of trying to throw a Molotov cocktail at a child welfare office faces up to 10 years in federal prison. Court records show that 26-year-old Tommy Lee Holt pleaded guilty Wednesday in Ocala federal court to possession of an unregistered destructive device. A plea agreement says...
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"March for Freedom" rally at Bo Diddley Plaza in Downtown Gainesville Saturday May 30, 2020.
SKY News
May 30, 2020 - 6:18 pm
A march, several protests and a rally in Gainesville drew over 1,000 Saturday, protesting the Minneapolis killing of George Floyd. The protests, part of what organizers called the “Gainesville March for Freedom,” were mostly peaceful. One of protests was interrupted by a man who allegedly drove...
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Bob Rose Show with Greg Cassidy
April 17, 2020 - 8:49 am
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Eldis Sula
March 30, 2020 - 4:09 pm
Tampa megachurch Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne has been arrested for holding services at his River Church on Sunday during the coronavirus pandemic. He was arrested on charges of unlawful assembly and for violating health and safety rules.
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Gov. Ron DeSantis
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SKY News
March 17, 2020 - 8:42 am
Florida bars and nightclubs must close for the next 30 days to limit the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday morning. The order takes effect at 5 p.m. That happened as the total number of Florida cases climbed to 173, according to the Department of Health. DeSantis also...
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Fuel tanker overturns Tuesday March 10, 2020, closing SR-21
Clay County Sheriff's Office
SKY News
March 10, 2020 - 1:48 pm
The Keystone Heights Day Care Center had to be evacuated after a fuel tanker rolled and started leaking fuel on State Road 21 Tuesday morning. The crash happened before 8 a.m., causing the semi to flip onto its side and begin leaking fuel.
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Todd Chase, a former member of the Gainesville City Commission, becomes the eighth Republican to enter the race for Florida’s 3rd Congressional District seat now held by the retiring Ted Yoho.
Todd Chase for Congress
SKY News
February 04, 2020 - 8:02 am
Todd Chase, a former member of the Gainesville City Commission, becomes the eighth Republican to enter the race for Florida’s 3rd Congressional District seat now held by the retiring Ted Yoho. In early December, Yoho announced he would honor a campaign pledge and retire after his fourth...
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A small plane crashed into the side of a Lake City, Florida, home on Saturday, killing the pilot, according to Columbia County Sheriff's Office. No one on the ground was injured.
Columbia County Sheriff's Office
SKY News
January 27, 2020 - 7:28 am
A small plane crashed into the side of a Lake City home on Saturday morning. The pilot died in the crash, and was identified as 61-year-old Salena Short of Tyler, Texas. The National Transportation Safety Board identified the plane as a Piper PA-32 and said it is investigating the crash. There were...
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