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WUFT

White nationalist Richard Spencer brought his “alt-right” movement to the University of Florida Thursday, calling America a “white country,” but his message was drowned out.

Kathryn Varn / Photo via WUFT's live Spencer blog

University of Florida students arose Thursday to a campus outwardly expressing messages of love against the backdrop of a heavily armed law enforcement presence and the specter of a divisive mid-afternoon speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer.

Former Jacksonville Lawmaker Jim Tullis Honored On Day Of His Funeral

Oct 19, 2017
News4Jax

Gov. Rick Scott has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff Thursday to honor former state Rep. Jim Tullis, a Jacksonville Republican who died Saturday.

Lexie Miller / WUFT

Supporters of Richard Spencer, the firebrand white nationalist whose upcoming appearance at the University of Florida sparked a state of emergency, say he's not a racist.

The Florida Senate

State Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville, is sponsoring a measure that would allow Florida residents to petition a judge for a protective order against a family member who owns a gun, if that person is proven to be a danger to themselves or others.

Florida Department of Motor Vehicles

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is rolling out its next generation Driver License and ID cards.

Protesters Demand Change Ahead Of Spencer's UF Visit

Oct 17, 2017

Protesters with the group “No Nazis At UF ” are demanding that university officials change the banned items list for white nationalist Richard Spencer’s event Thursday.

Wikimedia Commons

The commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Tuesday authorities are prepared to handle people who commit or encourage violence when a white-nationalist leader speaks Thursday at the University of Florida.

White nationalist Richard Spencer
Wikimedia Commons

Governor Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency in Alachua County in advance of white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech on Thursday at the University Florida.


Florida Gas Prices Drop After Storm Spike

Oct 16, 2017
Jenn Durfey / Flickr

Gasoline prices in Florida have fallen seven cents during the past week and 25 cents over the past month, after hurricanes Harvey and Irma drove up costs at the pump.

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