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Poe, Skop battle it out for District 1 seat

By on February 28th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 11:53 am

The match between Lauren Poe and Nathan Skop will end tonight. The commission runoff occurred because neither candidate received a majority vote in the city’s first election. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on the race.

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New Alachua County Commissioner Winston Bradley says he is pro-business

By and on February 21st, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:14 pm

Winston Bradley started his first week in office in the new commission seat with a running start. His fellow commissioners welcomed him with open arms. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on Bradley’s inaugural plans for the year.  Also posted: a WUFT-TV report [...]

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Anti-hazing taskforce is put to action as fraternity involved with hazing incident remains suspended

By , and on February 14th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:20 pm

A Univerisity of Florida fraternity remains suspended after hazing was reported last week.  A UF Anti-Hazing Task Force met early tuesday morning about the recent violence. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette has the story of the task force’s plan to [...]

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Unemployment drops for the fifth straight month

By on February 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:26 pm

It looks like 2012 is off to a positive start with unemployment rates falling yet again. Employers nationwide added nearly a quarter of a million jobs in January.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette spoke with University of Florida Economist Dave [...]

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Two Gainesville city commissioners leaving office reflect on accomplishments

By and on January 31st, 2012 | Last updated: July 26, 2013 at 1:00 am

Jeanna Mastrodicasa and Sherwin Henry have served the Gainesville City Commission for six years and will be stepping down in May.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Katiana Krawchenko says as the two reflect on their terms as city commissioners they say the transition is [...]

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Santa Fe student among casualties in Sunday’s I-75 crash

By and on January 31st, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm

The Santa Fe College Fine Arts department has identified one of the victims in the crash Sunday along I-75 as former student, Christie Nguyen. Nguyen, 27, earned two associate degrees in business administration, and two additional vocational certificates in business [...]

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America farmers mobile experience comes to UF

By on January 24th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:48 pm

The north lawn of Reitz Union was all about Farming Monday and Tuesday. An RV that travels around the country teaching people about technology in farming and the growing need for it welcomed students, teachers, and concerned citizens. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s [...]

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Cruise industry optimistic it’ll stay afloat despite recent crash off Italy’s coast

By on January 17th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Five more bodies were recovered Tuesday morning from the Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck. But the ship wreck, which occurred thousands of miles away from the United States, may even have an economic effect on the tourism industry in Florida. Florida’s 89.1 , [...]

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Record year for DUI arrests in Ocala in 2011

By on January 10th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:44 pm

The Ocala Police Department has more than doubled the amount of DUI arrests in 2011, compared to the previous year. Ocala Police Department Public Information Officer Chas Maier says a DUI Suppression Grant funded by the Florida Department of Transportation has funded these efforts. [...]

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Home invasion in Northwest Gainesville leaves victim and suspect in critical condition

By and on January 10th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:45 pm

A 78 year-old male remains in a coma after a home invasion robbery occured late yesterday evening on NW 75th road in the Blues Creek subdivision. A white male and white female  forced their way into the residence of Paul Quandt, he [...]

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