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Sinkhole Opens In The Villages

A home in the villages has been deemed too dangerous to live in That’s because a sinkhole opened up on the private property. Lt. John Longacre, emergency resource specialist  for The Villages Public Safety Department, said the house that is next to the sinkhole can’t be lived in until it’s fixed and checked out by an engineer. “I would say it’s about 20 feet across and about 12 to 15 feet deep,” said Longacre. The sinkhole started opening up Monday and got progressively bigger. The Villages had another sinkhole about two year ago and has had others on golf courses. Longarce said no one was hurt. He said central Florida typically will see more sinkholes after a drought followed by …
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Florida needs more specialized nurses because more than half leave the state. Photo: Flickr.
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Colleges Respond to Central Florida Nurse Shortage With New Degree Programs

Four central Florida educational institutions received approval this week from the State Board of Education to offer Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing. Valencia College, Seminole State College of Florida, Lake-Sumter State College, and Eastern Florida State College will begin offering the programs next fall in order to meet a shortage of nurses across the region.
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Miles Mulrain Jr. (l) and Emery James. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
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Intersection: Fostering Peace In Pine Hills

Last year Miles Mulrain Jr. started a series of monthly meetings to talk about solutions to crime in Pine Hills. Mulrain and Emery James of the non profit Let Your Voice Be Heard say other cities are starting to take notice of their approach. They join Intersection to talk about their work to foster peace in the community. And Captain Carlos Torres of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office talks about the law enforcement initiative Operation R.I.S.E.
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Eatonville is one of 1400 incorporated African-American towns in the country. Photo: Renata Sago.
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Intersection: Preserving Historic Black Towns

Eatonville is one of the oldest black towns in the US. Back in the 1980’s there were plans to widen a road through the town. Those plans were shelved after residents led an effort to show how the road would destroy the historic character of Eatonville. N.Y. Nathiri of the Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community and landscape architect Everett Fly join Intersection to explore why this town has survived where other black towns have not.
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