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Save a dollar, save a life

By on December 19th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:43 pm

The best holiday gift this year may not cost anything but a little time.  WUFT-FM’s Bothaina Saleh says blood banks are always in need.

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Search for missing Ocala teen continues

By on December 9th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:15 pm

A missing Ocala teenager may be at risk. Marion County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Judge Cochran says 17-year-old Katelynn Sargent has been missing since Monday. Cochran says they believe Sargent may around St Augustine now, but possibly heading towards Orlando.  Anyone [...]

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Big gaps anticipated in next year’s school budget

By on December 7th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Education in Alachua County may see some significant funding deficits.  WUFT-FM’s Bothaina Saleh says Alachua County is waiting on the state to hand down the latest figures. Alachua County Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Keith Birkett says the county has built [...]

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Trustees meeting begins with big votes on the table

By and on December 2nd, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:08 pm

The University of Florida Board of Trustees has kicked off today’s meeting and WUFT-FM’s Bothaina Saleh says University of Florida President Bernie Machen has begun today’s discussions with a positive look forward. But WUFT-FM’s Laura Christmas says some tough decisions are facing [...]

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Gainesville flights lifting off despite airline bankruptcy

By on November 30th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:11 pm

With American Airlines filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, small airports carrying subsidiary flights haven’t seen significant changes yet.  American Eagle flies passengers from Gainesville to the American Airlines hub in Miami and WUFT-FM’s Bothaina Saleh says passengers are still taking [...]

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Staying safe on the road this weekend

By on November 21st, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Alachua County drivers nervous about traveling during the holiday weekend may not have a lot to worry about. WUFT-FM’s Bothaina Saleh says with an increase in traffic comes an increase in traffic patrols.

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Parade marches Gator spirit downtown

By and on November 4th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:53 pm

The Gator Nation has come together along the streets of University Avenue.  WUFT-FM’s Shauna Mackey says no time was spared getting a good seat for today’s parade. WUFT-FM’s Bothaina Saleh says crowds along the street mean Gator merchandise flying off [...]

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Keeping pets safe from Halloween scares

By on October 28th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:47 pm

You may be pulling tricks this Halloween, but make sure your pets don’t get into your treats. Gainesville Pet Rescue Assistant to Exective Director Lindsey Hidenburry says the biggest threats to animals are candy and pranksters. Hidenburry says to take [...]

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Expanding green in Gainesville

By and on October 28th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:47 pm

The City of Gainesville has acquired an 87-acre parcel of land on the west boundary of the Flatwoods Conservation Area. City Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Program Coordinator Stefanie Nagid says the expansion will allow for more recreational opportunities, like [...]

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Unlike international protests, “Occupy Gainesville” quiet

By on October 26th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:28 pm

By Bothaina Saleh- WUFT-FM Protesters continue to demand changes as we enter the third week of “Occupy” protests downtown.  WUFT-FM’s Bothaina Saleh says, in Gainesville, the protests have been quiet so far. “Occupy Gainesville” demonstrator Aaron Sachrios says violence does [...]

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