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Debby causes blood shortage

By on June 28th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:42 am

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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Tornado damages homes in Polk County

By on June 25th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:55 am

      A tornado and a water spout caused damage to several homes in Polk County yesterday afternoon as a result of the storm system of Tropical Storm Debby.  The neighborhood affected the most was the Renaissance area.  Residents […]

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Cedar Key residents take Tropical Storm Debby in stride

By , and on June 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:44 am

      Cedar Key in Levy County is no stranger to tropical weather.  The community has had several bouts with strong storms through the years.  Chief of Police, Virgil Sandlin, talked with WUFT Meteorologist Jeff Huffman about the damage to […]

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Heavy rain causing dangerous driving hazards on I-75

By and on June 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:45 am

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 […]

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Alachua County Commission to hold special budget meeting Tuesday

By on June 18th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:49 am

Tomorrow ( June 18th) The Alachua County Commission will conduct a special meeting to discuss the 2013 budget plans. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman spoke with Alachua County Commissioner Susan Baird about the goals for the upcoming meeting.

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Satchel’s Pizza reopens

By on June 14th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:01 am

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 […]

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Task Force On Citizens Safety to hold first public meeting today

By on June 12th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:14 am

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 […]

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Reaching for the stars

By on June 7th, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 2:57 pm

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 […]

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Summer programs in Levy County to keep kids learning

By on June 7th, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Many schools are finished for the year.  WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman spoke with Patrick Wneck ,  director of curriculum for Levy County School board about any programs that are going on this summer that will keep kids busy.  School ends Friday in […]

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Utilities stress preparation at official start of hurricane season

By on May 31st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:06 am

The hurricane season does not offically begin until tomorrow, June 1st. However there have been two storms named already in 2012.   Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman reports area utilities encourage the public to be prepared now. Alachua County received some […]

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