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Sea Horse Key Lighthouse open to public on Saturday

By on July 8th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:50 am

A unique opportunity is coming up tomorrow for lighthouse enthusiasts and bird watchers alike. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM Brittany Thompson reports the nineteenth century lighthouse at Seahorse Key will be open for visitors.

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You may be a victim of credit card fraud without ever having your wallet stolen

By on July 6th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:51 am

Credit cards are accepted nearly everywhere. At the gas pump, movie rental kiosks, and even vending machines. Now, theives have a new way of stealing your financial information without your wallet or credit card ever leaving your possession and then […]

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4th of July festivities abound this weekend

By on July 1st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:05 am

Though Gainesville’s annual Independence Day event was cancelled because of budget cuts, there are still plenty festivities in surrounding communities. Brittany Thompson reports.

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End of fiscal year leaves 5,000 state employees without jobs

By on June 29th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:50 am

More than 5,000 state employees will be out of a job at the end of this week when the new state budget takes effect. As WUFT-FM’s, Brittany Thompson reports, communities with high rates of public employment will be hit the […]

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Better to be aware of sturgeon than fearful says FWC official

By on June 29th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:50 am

This holiday weekend is one of the busiest for boaters and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is reminding boaters of how to steer clear of jumping gulf sturgeon, common this time of year in the Suwannee River. As […]

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Consumer confidence declines once again

By on June 29th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:51 am

A new University of Florida survey shows consumer confidence fell once again this month. As WUFT-FM’s Brittany Thompson reports, four of the five consumer confidence components is on the decline.

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Ocala Fire Rescue receives grant for smoke alarm program

By on June 28th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:54 am

By Brittany Thompson – WUFT-FM The Ocala Fire Rescue was awarded a $5,000 grant for the purchase of dual sensor smoke alarms. As WUFT-FM’s Brittany Thompson reports, this is part of the city’s program, S.A.F.E. providing Ocala residents with smoke […]

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Zaxby’s fundraiser organized for Sebastian Ochsenius reward fund

By on June 28th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:54 am

Thirty-thousand dollars has already been raised for the reward fund to bring justice for Sebastian Ochsenius, the 16-year old high school student murdered in his family’s home one year ago. WUFT-FM’s Brittany Thompson has more on the local efforts to […]

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Drought conditions continue to fuel wildfires across the state

By on June 20th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:00 am

Tomorrow is the first official day of summer and wildland firefighters are praying for afternoon summer showers. As of this morning, there are 440 active wildfires burning in the state with 53 burning more than one-hundred acres. Waccasassa Forestry District […]

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Internet regulators ok domain name expansion

By on June 20th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:56 am

By Brittany Thompson – WUFT-FM The “dot-com” days are set to become a thing of the past after internet regulators voted to expand domain names. This expansion allows most any company the opportunity to claim their own domain name if […]

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