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UF officials monitoring campus safety concerns

The University of Florida is fielding parent concerns about recent assaults near campus. WUFT-FM’s Briana Rittersporn says the University is working to ensure the safety and comfort of both students and parents. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Despite University efforts, some students are still concerned for their safety.  …

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Smokey conditions from 700 acre fire

The smell of smoke in Alachua County is expected to stay, at least for now. WUFT-FM’s Briana Rittersporn says winds are bringing in smoke from a fire in the east. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says the fire could continue to smolder for …

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FDLE investigating Levy County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant

A Levy County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant has been transferred to the Bradford County jail under allegations of sexual assault. Florida Department of Law Enforcement Public Information Officer Kristi Gordon says the FDLE has taken over the investigation. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Levy County Sheriff’s Office Major Evan …

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Perry misstep could change the Republican race

Republican Presidential candidate Governor Rick Perry may lose support after making a mistake last night during the Republican Debate in Michigan. When listing the three agencies he wants to cut from the federal government, Perry could only name two. University of Florida Political Science Professor Michael Martinez says the mistake …

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“Strike Out Hunger” invades fairgrounds today

Alachua County is spearheading a food drive which aims to bring 100,000 pounds of food to area residents in need.  WUFT-FM’s Briana Rittersporn says volunteers are ready and eager to accept any donations. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Alachua County Commissioner Rodney Long says there is a great …

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The cost of small town mail culture

The US Postal Service is evaluating the Evinston Post Office for possible closure. As WUFT-FM’s Briana Rittersporn reports, USPS says there’s a good reason: the dollars and cents aren’t enough to keep the location running. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Alachua business gets help going solar

NanoSonic Products, Inc. in Alachua has received a grant from the USDA Rural Development Office to support the installation of a solar electric renewable energy system.  The system will make NanoSonic the only manufacturing company in Florida that generates adequate solar power to meet all of it’s electrical manufacturing requirements.  …

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