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Community Flouridation has High Spring’s residents worried about their health

By on October 3rd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Residents in High Springs are concerned about the addition of flouride to their drinking water. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports how a High Springs Commissioner feels flouride may be outdated while a University of Florida Professor of Dentistry feels it is extremely beneficial [...]

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Gainesville’s Arbor House is wiping out homelessness with fashion

By on September 26th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:44 pm

With homelessness rates rising across Alachua County, one organization is working hard to keep women and children off the streets. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi attended Arbor House’s second annual fundraising luncheon and has this report.

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Gainesville residents still waiting for clean-up of old Superfund site

By on September 19th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Some Gainesville residents have been waiting for almost three decades for the cleanup of a local Superfund site. After a recent health report and another proposed cleanup plan, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports residents of a contaminated neighborhood are [...]

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Local counties rethink preparing for a possible bioterrorist attack

By and on September 12th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:22 pm

As the Tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attack was remembered, where does the United States, and in particular the State of Florida stand against the possibility of biological terrorism? As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports, local counties are not completely prepared for [...]

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Hurricane Irene teaches local officials how to prepare

By on August 29th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Florida safely dodged the devastating effects of Hurricane Irene.  But as WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports, Florida emergency management directors say they would have been prepared if the storm had taken a different path. 

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Santa Fe College tops graduation ranking list

By on August 23rd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Santa Fe college ranks first in graduation rates among all 28-state and community colleges. The National Center for Education Statistics says graduation rates are at 56-point-8 percent. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi spoke with Santa Fe College President Jackson Sasser [...]

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Fires continue to blaze along Florida-Georgia line

By on August 23rd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Flames beneath the surface of the Okefenokee swamp came up to the surface over the weekend. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports, smoke from the Honey Prairie Fire is moving east.

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First day of school got an A+ in Alachua and Marion Counties

By on August 23rd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:02 pm

The first day of public school was today, and as WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports, local counties expectations were met.

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GPD needs help solving recent sexual assault case

By on July 13th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:08 am

Gainesville Police are asking residents for help in finding a local rapist. 29 year old, Angeliqu Perrin has come forward about being raped and brutally beaten to try and help catch the man responsible. She says the rape occured after [...]

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Clay County shooting victim has died

By on July 12th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:46 am

The Clay County youth who was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in the head at his home on Sunday has died. Seth Lassiter spent two nights in critical condition at Shands Jacksonville after a rifle handled by another [...]

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