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New Ocala parking proposal could bring several changes

Ocala’s Municipal Development Executive Director Marc Mondell says the city’s new parking enforcement  proposal will come before the city council on December 20th. Among other things it will change first time parking offenses to warnings rather than tickets and no longer allow shuffling between parking spaces when time expires.

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2011 hurricane season comes to a close with lack of rain

The beginning of winter means the end of hurricane season. WUFT-FM’s Sarah Samuels says it was a busy season, but mostly off Florida’s shores. University of Florida Geography Assistant Professor Corene Matyas says the Northeast US saw significant travel problems and record flooding. Florida residents can take a sigh of …

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Penn State scandal brings attention to the issue of child sexual abuse

The Penn State sexual abuse accusations are raising local concerns for parents and children. Alachua County Child Advocacy CEO and President Sherry Kitchens says this case brings the issue of child sexual abuse to the forefront.  Kitchens says while every child does not react the same, there are signs and symptoms of sexual abuse, parents should be aware …

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Nashville comes to Gainesville to support Child Advocacy Center

Child Advocacy Center is hosting it’s 3rd Annual Gainesville Gone Nashville Event Thursday November 3rd from 6-10pm. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on how a fun country event truly impacts the kids and families who benefit from the center’s services. News Source:  The Child Advocacy Center of Gainesville Director …

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Springs protection focus of water supply forums

Over the years, the Florida Springs have become a hot issue with concerns of their continuous degradation. H.T.Odom Florida Springs Institute Director and Professor Bob Knight talks with WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette about the increasing nitrate levels and the threats caused to the Springs. Knight: There’s a very widespread reduction in flows in springs …

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“America’s Got Talent” star to perform in Gainesville

Barbara Padilla will be sharing the stage at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts with P.K. Yonge students on Friday. The concert will include a wide array of broadway hits, while also raising cancer awareness. Students, parents, and Padilla herself have struggled with cancer.  Alyssa Averette reports.

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