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Jurors in the Casey Anthony trial head home

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

After the six-week, high-profile trial, the jurors of the Casey Anthony trial go home to the Clearwater area. As WUFT-FM’s Brittany Wienke reports, their lives will most likely return to normal.

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Possible street party in Downtown Gainesville concerns business owners

By on July 6th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:52 am

Downtown Gainesville is the home to more than 20 bars and restaurants, and on most Friday nights, those bars and restaurants attract a fair share of business. One group says they think they can increase business on Friday nights even [...]

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Local veteran group honors those with mental illnesses

By on July 6th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:52 am

Adult Education Classes along with English Speakers of Other Languages, and English For Language Learners programs are no longer free in the state. As WUFT-FM’s Brittany Weinke reports, these classes will be downsized and a fee will be added.

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Marion County: Home of the 4-Day School Week

By on June 29th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:53 am

The Marion County school board voted to approve 4-day school weeks for the 2012-2013 school year. As WUFT-FM’s Brittany Wienke reports, school board members are working out the school schedule now to avoid problems later.

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Veterans home in Gainesville brings concern for some

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

In a 3-2 vote, the Alachua County Commission has designated a site near the intersection of Tower and Newberry Roads as a temporary home for returning veterans. As WUFT-FM’s Brittany Wienke reports, the move has generated concern from business owners [...]

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Levy County man issued citation for posting out-of-season hunting photos on Facebook

By on June 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:59 am

A man in Levy County recieved a citation for posting photos of a deer and alligator he shot and killed on Facebook. Though this wouldn’t normally be a problem, as Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Brittany Wienke reports, 21-year old Kyle Edwards [...]

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Heat wave remains in North Central Florida

By on June 15th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:57 am

The intense heat felt in North Central Florida in the past few days shows no sign of letting up for the weekend. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Brittany Wienke reports, the heat is due to atmospheric pressures

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WithlacoocheeTrail receives national recognition

By on June 8th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:00 am

On any given day you can see hikers, bikers, and horseback riders on the WithlacoocheeTrail, which winds for almost 50 miles through towns and forests. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Brittany Wienke reportes, this long-loved trail has received national accolades.

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“Suds” opens at the Hippodrome State Theatre

By on June 3rd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:03 am

The latest production at the Hippodrome State Theatre is a funny and musical romp through the sixties told through the storyline of a woman in love, a laundromat and her guardian angels. WUFT-FM’s Brittany Wienke talked with two of the [...]

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Ocala family plans to bottle Salt Springs water

By on June 1st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:21 am

The first time the Moody family approached the Marion County Commission for a special use permit to build a bottling plant near their twelve-acre site in Salt Springs, they were denied by a slim majority of 3 to 2. The [...]

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