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Venezuelan Santa Fe student reacts to elections, reflects on country’s future

By on April 16th, 2013 | Last updated: April 16, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Nicolas Maduro, Hugo Chavez’s successor, beat candidate Henrique Capriles by a margin of less than one percent in the Venezuelan presidential elections on Sunday.

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Hundreds of soldiers train in Ocala to respond to terrorist attacks, natural disasters

By on April 15th, 2013 | Last updated: April 15, 2013 at 2:49 pm

About 500 troops from around the country have been training in Ocala for the last 70 days to respond to natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Their training included practicing rescues from various locations and getting familiar with the decontamination process used after a biological weapon attack.

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Police search for information related to Enclave attack

By , and on February 25th, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 10:40 am

The Gainesville Police Department is asking the public for any information in an attempted sexual battery and armed robbery case that happened at The Enclave Apartments complex early Saturday morning.

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Three Gainesville men, including fraternity’s ‘risk manager,’ caught in sexual predator sting

By on January 28th, 2013 | Last updated: January 29, 2013 at 10:25 am

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office caught three Gainesville men this weekend in an online sexual predator sting.

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Agent Orange connection to Parkinson’s disease brings closure to family

By on October 11th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm

The connection between Agent Orange and Parkinson’s disease has brought answers to many families, including Lieutenant Colonel Bill Holloway’s family.

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Despite knowing Agent Orange, Parkinson’s link, some veterans still have questions

By on October 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Jon Anderson can’t run like he used to. The 66-year-old Vietnam veteran has been running marathons since 1976 and ultra marathons since 2003. But in 2008, Anderson stopped running, four years after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

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A business that’s part of the community

By on May 9th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:14 pm

While many businesses went under after the economic crash that affected the country, one area business somehow managed to survive.  As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Alex de Armas reports, a local hardware store in High Springs has been up and running […]

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High Springs set to celebrate Pioneer Day

By on April 25th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:26 am

High Springs community members have their annual Pioneer day coming up. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alex de Armas reports on what High Springs residents can expect from this year’s festivities.  

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George Zimmerman posts bail

By on April 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:27 am

George Zimmerman, the Sanford Neighborhood Watch Volunteer charged with second degree murder of Trayvon Marin, walked out of the John E. Polk Correctional Facility early this morning after posting bail. The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office says Zimmerman was fitted with a GPS […]

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Airing concerns about an open-air shelter

By on April 18th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:19 pm

The size and scope of a community’s controversy is relative. A bigger city like Gainesville can become divided over things like tax hikes, biomass and bike paths, but Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Alex de Armas reports in High Springs, an antebellum […]

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