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Sirens takes to the stage at the Hippodrome State Theatre

The Hippodrome State Theatre in Gainesville is bringing the realities of marriage, love and even Facebook to the stage. “Sirens,” a four-actor play, tells the story of empty-nesters Sam and Rose Abrams as they cruise for a happily ever after. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Caitlin Lawrence spoke with the two lead actors about this hilarious look …

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Some smoke present as fire conditions worsen

Taylor and Dixie County drivers may see some smoke this morning from a number of fires recently contained.  Perry District Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Chelsea Parker says the very dry weather conditions mean the risk of fire will continue to heighten.  She says the dangerous conditions lead them to carefully assess …

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All Marion County high schools earn “A” or “B” grades

Marion County’s seven public high schools scored enough points on the FCAT to earn A-grades, but 4 of those were bumped to B-grades because their bottom quartile did not significantly improve. Public Schools Spokesman Kevin Christian says regardless, the student’s hardwork shows in these results. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Christian says some …

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Consumer confidence unchanged from a month ago

Florida’s consumer confidence remains the same this month compared to last month. The Consumer Confidence Index, a survey that asks people how they feel about the economy and buying things, remained at 65 points. University of Florida Survey Director Chris McCarty says while the numbers remained level, they are still low. [Audio …

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Dixie county middle-schooler killed in hunting accident

A 12-year old Dixie County boy is dead following an apparent hunting accident yesterday. The Dixie County Sheriff’s office says Bryan Austin Osteen was hunting south of Cross City with his grandfather when Osteen’s shotgun fired, striking his torso. WUFT-FM spoke with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Spokeswoman Karen Parker about …

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Alachua County School system launches free mobile phone app for parents

Want to check your student’s attendance and progress in school? There is an “app” for that!  Alachua County Public Schools now has a free Campus Mobile Portal application for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users. Parents can check their child’s grades, test scores, attendance and other related information straight from their Apple device.  …

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