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(Updated) Who Stole Hawthorne’s School Buses?

By and on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 4:05 pm

In the end, the school buses stolen in Alachua and Flagler counties earlier this school year essentially just switched places. Now, after a two-month absence, they’re back where they belong.

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North Central Florida Veterans Recount October Trip To WWII Memorial

By on November 12th, 2013 | Last updated: November 12, 2013 at 4:58 pm

North Central Florida veterans recount their Oct. 5 visit to the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C., as well as their experiences in the war.

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Gainesville Police: Use Toy Guns On Halloween Wisely, Or Just Don’t Use Them

By on October 29th, 2013 | Last updated: October 29, 2013 at 5:21 pm

If carrying a toy gun this Halloween, be sure to make the gun look fake. A gun that appears realistic could prove dangerous.

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Cedar Key Fisherman Prepares For Stone Crab Season

By on October 15th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Today marks the first day of stone crab season, and Cedar Key fisherman Bud Collins prepares his boat for the season. Though last year was a poor year for stone crabs, he hopes this season will be better.

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Florida Attempts Improved Voter List Maintenance

By on October 8th, 2013 | Last updated: October 10, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Florida state officials are attempting to ensure that no one who has entered the country illegally has ended up on county voter rolls.

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Marion County Sheriff’s Office Requests $8 Million Funding Increase

By on September 26th, 2013 | Last updated: September 26, 2013 at 9:10 pm

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking an additional $8 million in funding to provide more deputies, corrections officers and cars for its fleet. All of this is needed for public safety.

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Pet therapy gives patients normalcy in hospital setting

By on October 1st, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Four-legged and furry may not be what one thinks of as attributes of a medical team member when recovering from a malady, but therapy dogs can have a big impact in the healing process. Pets like Georgia, an 11-year-old yellow Lab, can help give patients something to focus on other than being sick.

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Healthy results from having a pet

By on May 21st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:32 am

People are always looking for a new way to live a healthy life. A new study has found that a furry friend may have the ability to improve your health. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Casey Liening has that story.

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Funding aims to boost patient care in Florida

By on May 4th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Over a dozen primary health care centers in Florida will receive more than $21million to efficiently serve more patients. The Affordable Care Act is providing the grants to expand and improve these community health care facilities. National Association of Community […]

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Newt announces suspension of campaign

By on April 25th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:25 am

In odd fashion, Newt Gingrich made an announcement that he would be making an announcement. The contents of that announced announcement: That he’s going to suspend his campaign this week. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Casey Liening reports on how this will affect […]

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