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Arsonist Apparently Targeting, Torching Marion County Law Enforcement

By and on November 7th, 2013 | Last updated: November 7, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Four cars and a home have been set ablaze in Ocala by an individual who Marion County law enforcement officials believe to be an arsonist. The twist? The people trying to track the criminal down are the target of the crimes.

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North Florida Rivers Rise, Nixing Swimming And Canoeing

By on August 30th, 2013 | Last updated: August 31, 2013 at 11:45 am

Recent heavy rainfall has caused the Suwannee River to rise above the flood stage. O’Leno State Park Ranger David McCorquodale said the park does not want people drowning as a result of swift currents.

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Manatee mania comes to Crystal River

By on December 13th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Crystal River used to be one of Florida’s best kept secrets, but as tourists across the country learned about the opportunity to swim along with manatees, fish and wildlife officials are struggling to protect the endangered giant sea cow.

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University of Florida engineering students demonstrate robot creations

By on December 6th, 2012 | Last updated: December 6, 2012 at 4:20 pm

The University of Florida’s College of Engineering showed the public what robots can do on Wednesday.

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GIFT Gardens sprouting up across Alachua County to feed hungry

By on November 12th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Florida Organic Growers’ GIFT Gardens are combatting hunger in Alachua County.

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Congressional candidates spar over District 3

By on October 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:39 pm

With the Nov. 6 election two weeks away, three candidates are fighting for one seat in Florida’s third congressional district.

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Supporters of organic foods still supporting its value a month after Stanford study

By on October 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Nearly a month after a Stanford study found little difference in nutritional value when comparing organic and non-organic foods, supporters of organic food are still responding to the study and defending the organic movement. TV celebrity Dr. Oz will be [...]

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Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Symposium marks two-year anniversary of oil spill

By on September 12th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:44 pm

With this weekend marking the two-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists, fishery experts and government officials will meet at the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Symposium in St. Pete Beach, where they will share their research findings.

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Alachua County schools prepared for allergic reactions with epinephrine

By on September 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Florida lawmakers are pushing for schools to be required to have epinephrine on hand in hopes to counteract allergic reactions in students. Currently, the drug can only be administered if it is prescribed to the student.

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I-75 signage on Payne’s Prairie still months away

By on August 30th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:41 pm

WUFT reports on the area of Gainesville near Paynes Prairie, where several people died earlier this year, and changes that have been made to prevent another tragedy.

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