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Shark attacks increase in US

There were 53 total shark attacks reported in the United States, which is the highest number since 2000, according to the Univesrity of Florida's International Shark Attack File report released on Monday.

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Gas prices continue to increase

Gas prices in Florida increased 14 cents over just one week, making the average Florida price for gas higher than the national level. Experts blame low supply, refinery maintenance, economic optimism and the annual switch from the winter blend to the summer blend, which costs more to produce.

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Cold snap may complicate Prairie fire fight

As the cold front comes in tonight, conditions around the Levy Prairie Wildfire may worsen. Not only did the fire grow slightly overnight, but cooler winds will counteract any rain we may get. North Florida Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says it’s hard to predict how long the fire will …

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Clear policy on hazing at UF

As Florida A&M trustees begin a two-day meeting today, hazing is on the agenda.  WUFT FM’s Carolyn Brewster says officials at UF are confident their policies will keep discussions like this far from Gainesville. University of Florida Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Jen Shaw says hazing can span …

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Noise level policy is making noise in Gainesville

The Gainesville Public Safety Committee and Gainesville Police Department are reviewing the city’s policy towards noise from outdoor concerts.  Complaints aired at a meeting last night stemmed from a concert held at “The Vault” nightclub in September. The noise was under the city’s legal decibel limit but local residents say …

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