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Expo celebrates Americans with disabilities act

Gainesville’s Citizens Disability Advisory Committee held an expo today to celebrate the 21st anniversary of The Americans with Disabilities Act. The event served as an educational opportunity as the committee handed out information about services available for individuals with disabilities. Sherry Wetsel is a member of the Citizens Disability Advisory …

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First gay judge appointed

History has been made after Paul Oetken became the first openly gay man to be confirmed as a federal judge. Oetken was appointed yesterday after a majority vote of 80 to 13 in the Senate. Communications Director for Equality Florida, Ryan Winfield, says the confirmation shows progress in the fight …

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Gainesville woman attempts to run over officers

A routine traffic stop turned into a near disaster on Saturday night when police say the driver of the vehicle tried to run over two officers. The driver, 46 year-old, Tamara Lockley pulled into the neighborhood of Colony Park when she was stopped by an officer from the Gainesville Police …

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Community seeks help with heat waves

Gainesville is looking at a heat wave this weekend with temperatures in the upper 90s. North Florida has been getting thunderstorms that are bringing very little rain but enough lightning to start new wildfires. With these temperatures, people are at risk of becoming very sick. Those at particular risk include …

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No Drought Relief

By Aliciamarie Rodriguez – WUFT-FM The ground in Florida is parched and a burn ban has been in effect in Citrus County since May 11. The chance of rain for the next few days is slightly high and might help alleviate the drought conditions until the state enters the rainy …

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Clamming up for the cook off

Tony’s Seafood Restaurant will be competing at the 30th annual Great Chowder Cook-Off Saturday. Tony’s Seafood is the only restaurant in the state of Florida competing in the cook-off this year which is set to take place in Cedar Key, Florida. Manager Diana Bible says she believes in the chowder …

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Sturgeon makes big splash over holiday weekend

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials say a woman’s leg was broken by a 75 pound jumping sturgeon. Tina Fletcher was a passenger on an airboat when the incident happened last weekend. FWC spokeswoman Karen Parker says boaters should be cautious of these types of fish because of possible injury. “What …

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