Author Archives: Christina DeVarona

Gov. Scott orders flags to be flown at half-staff Friday for fallen soldier

By on January 24th, 2013 | Last updated: January 31, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Gov. Rick Scott ordered national and Florida flags to be flown at half-staff on Friday for a fallen soldier.

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Here before Publix, Gainesville’s Ward’s Supermarket continues to thrive

By on January 14th, 2013 | Last updated: January 15, 2013 at 4:38 pm

At age 15, Trish Ward began working at Ward’s Supermarket where she met Billy Ward and three years later married him. Trish and Billy Ward are now the third generation of the Ward family to manage Ward’s Supermarket located on 515 NW 23rd Ave. in Gainesville.

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Nelson, Yoho, Brown, Perry each win Florida races

By on November 6th, 2012 | Last updated: November 7, 2012 at 11:47 am

View our Storify of major Florida races from Tuesday night.

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23rd Precinct changes voting line arrangements due to weather

By on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: November 5, 2012 at 4:06 pm

The 23rd Precinct is modifying its Election Day plans in case of rain. Voters at the precinct, which is located at 2121 SW 16 St., will be able to line up in a hallway while waiting to cast their ballots.

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Joe Biden visits Ocala ahead of Election Day 2012

By , and on November 1st, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 4:50 pm

A recap of WUFT’s social media coverage of Biden’s speech follows. http://storify.com/wuftnews/joe-biden-visits-ocala-a-week-before-election-day#publicize

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Researchers believe eye found on Florida beach belongs to swordfish

By on October 15th, 2012 | Last updated: October 16, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Researchers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission believe an eye that was found last Wednesday on a south Florida beach belongs to a swordfish.

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Memorial service to be held in Gainesville for Christian Aguilar

By on October 15th, 2012 | Last updated: October 16, 2012 at 3:29 pm

There will be a memorial service tonight at 7 p.m. for missing UF student Christian Aguilar at St. Augustine Catholic Church.

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Pedro Bravo remains in jail without bail

By on October 1st, 2012 | Last updated: October 1, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Ron Kozlowski, attorney for Pedro Bravo, said it is premature to talk about his client’s case proceedings. Bravo remains in jail without bail, charged with the murder of missing UF student Christian Aguilar.

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On Florida Missing Children’s Day, a father remembers

By on September 10th, 2012 | Last updated: September 11, 2012 at 11:49 am

Patrick Sessions, whose daughter disappeared in 1989, looks for closure on a day that honors the memory of missing children and seeks to educate citizens on safety awareness.

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An on-the-ground account of the Costa Rican quake

By on September 7th, 2012 | Last updated: September 10, 2012 at 11:47 am

A day after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake shook the land under Costa Rica, WUFT multimedia reporter Christina DeVarona spoke with UF grad Maria Perez Ruiz, who is currently living in Costa Rica. She experienced the earthquake first-hand.

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