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Debby causes blood shortage

The flooding and storms from Tropical Storm Debby have left local blood supplies at emergency levels and supplies are expected to continue to drop. Life South Blood Center Director of Recruitment and Retention, Galen Unold says blood supplies are very low.  

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Heavy rain causing dangerous driving hazards on I-75

Many North Central Florida counties are under a tornado watch until 5 a.m. Monday because of Tropical Storm Debby. Throughout Sunday heavy rains caused trouble spots on Interstate 75. The Florida highway Patrol stayed busy working a variety of weather-related accidents. Marion County highway patrol dispatcher Mike Hancock describes what …

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Satchel’s Pizza reopens

A popular Gainesville pizzaria is now reopen after a fire caused it to close for a few months. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman was at the grand reopening today and spoke with the staff about how the community rallied to help keep the business around.

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Task Force On Citizens Safety to hold first public meeting today

Republican State Representative from Ocala, Dennis Baxley, will be traveling to Seminole County today for the first public meeting of the Task Force on Citizens Safety and Protection.  The panel was created by Florida Governor Rick Scott after neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin in Sanford and claimed self-defense.  …

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Reaching for the stars

Dreams came true this week for a small town baseball player in north Florida, when his name was called in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman says this was a big step in the life of Williston’s  Max White.

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