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A Kentucky Derby horse you may want in your corner

By on April 19th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:46 pm

A local celebrity will be making his way to Churchill Downs soon, and his jockey and owners are all invited. As WUFT-FM’s Courtenay Tucker reports, an unexpected spot in the Kentucky Derby may not be the last surprise Toby’s Corner [...]

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Casey Anthony trial draws huge media interest

By on April 5th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:34 pm

The disappearance of Caylee Anthony went unreported for an entire month by her mother Casey in 2008. Now, the Orlando native is charged with first degree murder of her daughter, whose cause of death has not been determined. As Anthony’s [...]

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Alachua County schools target kids eating habits

By on March 28th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Some people say obstacles——others might say excuses, but when it comes to eating well, many agree bad habits start at an early age. As Florida’s 89-point one Courtenay Tucker reports, Alachua County schools want to expose kids to fresh food [...]

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Duval Elementary gets a new look

By on February 28th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Students at Duval Elementary in Gainesville received a special surprise this morning. As Florida’s WUFT-FM’S Courtenay Tucker reports, the work of a student organization brought five months of extensive planning to life.

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Bringing back the fragrance of roses

By on February 15th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:43 pm

If you’ve ever wondered why a sweet smell isn’t emanating from the fresh bouquet of roses sitting on your counter, then you’re not alone. As WUFT’s Courtenay Tucker reports, local researchers believe they found the fix.

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The rocky road between Governor Rick Scott and the Florida press

By on February 8th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Governor Rick Scott’s relationship with the Florida Press has become increasingly tense. As WUFT-FM’s Courtenay Tucker reports, many journalists are wondering if that tension will remain throughout Scott’s term in office.

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Bound by Haiti documentary debuts on the University of Florida campus

By on January 11th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:13 pm

For the last year University of Florida filmakers Jon Bougher and Roman Safiullin followed the struggles of two activists to stay strong in the wake of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake which killed more than 200,000 Haitian people and the cholera [...]

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Illegal immigrants in North Central Florida anxious about Dream Act debate in Congress

By on December 7th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Democrats are rushing to pass several controversial pieces of legislation during this year’s lame duck session, including the DREAM Act. As Florida’s 89 point-one WUFT’s Courtenay Tucker reports, many Gainesville residents are also rushing to get their voices heard on [...]

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