Author Archives: Carolyn Brewster

Shark attacks increase in US

By and on February 13th, 2013 | Last updated: February 16, 2013 at 10:37 am

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

By on February 7th, 2013 | Last updated: February 7, 2013 at 5:24 pm

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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Former Justice John Paul Stevens visits UF law school

By on February 5th, 2013 | Last updated: February 5, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens visited the Levin College of Law to speak with student and faculty.

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Group surveys Alachua County’s homeless

By , and on January 29th, 2013 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 11:34 am

Armed with clipboards and food for participants, volunteers with the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry collected information about this area’s homeless people.

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Zaxby’s reports possible data breach

By on January 15th, 2013 | Last updated: January 15, 2013 at 6:07 pm

A Zaxby’s in Gainesville was one of 14 Florida franchises to report potential credit and debit card information breaches.

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Keeping the grinch out of your home this holiday season

By on December 13th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:31 pm

The holidays can be a prime time for home burglaries. WUFT-FM’s Carolyn Brewster reports on ways to protect your home this holiday season.

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Cold snap may complicate Prairie fire fight

By on December 7th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:16 pm

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 […]

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Clear policy on hazing at UF

By on December 7th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm

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 […]

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Noise level policy is making noise in Gainesville

By on November 30th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:11 pm

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 […]

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Homeless aid focus shifts from one holiday to the next

By on November 28th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Now that Thanksgiving is over, a Gainesville homeless shelter and soup kitchen is stepping up preparations for the next holiday.  WUFT-FM’s Carolyn Brewster says St. Francis House sees more need in the cold Christmas season than almost any other time […]

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