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Expo celebrates Americans with disabilities act

By on July 28th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:24 am

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. […]

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First gay judge appointed

By on July 19th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:40 am

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, […]

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Gainesville woman attempts to run over officers

By on July 19th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:40 am

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 […]

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Harry Potter final saga brings out loyal fans

By on July 14th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:07 am

The Harry Potter film series will be coming to an end tonight with the release of the 8th film in a multi-billion dollar franchise. Although the sad ending to a magical era has come, Potter fans are still psyched for […]

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Congress negotiates ways to decrease deficit

By on June 30th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:06 am

Congress is currently negotiating ways to decrease the deficit. There is debate between parties in Congress on how to deal with the budget, and Republican Representative Daniel Webster hopes to reach a balanced budget through major cutbacks. “We’d like to […]

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Community seeks help with heat waves

By on June 15th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:57 am

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 […]

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No Drought Relief

By on June 9th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:59 am

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 […]

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Clamming up for the cook off

By on June 2nd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:21 am

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, […]

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Sturgeon makes big splash over holiday weekend

By on May 31st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:08 am

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 […]

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