Author Archives: Briana Rittersporn

UF officials monitoring campus safety concerns

By and on December 12th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:48 pm

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. Despite University efforts, some students are still concerned […]

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What small business tax benefits would mean to the state

By on December 8th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Small businesses may have some light at the end of the fiscal tunnel.  WUFT-FM’s Briana Rittersporn says Governor Rick Scott’s new budget proposal includes some relief for Florida businesses.

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Uncertainty keeps Florida real estate down

By on December 1st, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:09 pm

A slump in the real estate market is expected for a second consecutive quarter.  A survey from the University of Florida Bergstrom Center for Real Estate says real estate experts and investors see a glum future in most of the […]

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Smokey conditions from 700 acre fire

By on November 21st, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:02 pm

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. Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says the fire could continue […]

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FDLE investigating Levy County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant

By on November 14th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:56 pm

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. Levy County Sheriff’s […]

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Perry misstep could change the Republican race

By , and on November 10th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:58 pm

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 […]

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“Strike Out Hunger” invades fairgrounds today

By on November 7th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:53 pm

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. Alachua County Commissioner Rodney Long says there […]

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Area residents fight to keep Wood and Swink post office open in Evinston

By and on November 3rd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:31 pm

The financially troubled U.S. postal service has announced it may be forced to close more than half of the post offices in the country.  One of those is in North Central Florida, where some residents look at their facility as […]

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The cost of small town mail culture

By on November 3rd, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:51 pm

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.

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Alachua business gets help going solar

By on October 20th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:18 pm

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 […]

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