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Controlled burn causing smoky conditions in North Central Florida

By on February 10th, 2013 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 11:51 am

The Florida Forest Service is conducting a controlled burn at Island Grove, causing smoky conditions in Gainesville and parts of North Central Florida. The controlled burn spans about 80 acres, said Art Forgey, spokesman for Alachua County Sheriff’s Office. Division [...]

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Clay County Sheriff’s Office seeking TV thief

By on December 19th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 11:51 am

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for a man who stole televisions from a Wal Mart store in October. Similar crimes have occured at other Walmarts and Clay County Sheriffs Officials say there may be a connection. Officials [...]

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Missing man found safe overnight

By on December 18th, 2012 | Last updated: January 14, 2013 at 11:21 am

The Gainesville Police Department was able to find 23-year-old Michael Koleber overnight. Koleber had been missing since 1 p.m. on Tuesday. He was found safe.

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‘It’s still rare,’ says child psychiatrist about Newtown school shooting

By on December 14th, 2012 | Last updated: December 14, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Elias Sarkis, M.D., child and adolescent psychiatrist, spoke to WUFT this afternoon about the possible effects of Friday’s shooting on children.

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School security safety protocols in place, Alachua official says

By on December 14th, 2012 | Last updated: December 14, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Alachua County teachers and staff are trained not only on how to carry out the procedures, but also in how to do their best to handle the children in scary situations.

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North Central Florida politicians react to Connecticut shooting, possible gun legislation

By on December 14th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:14 am

Dennis Baxley and Chuck Chestnut offer their thoughts on Friday’s Connecticut shooting and possible increased gun control measures that could result.

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The evolution of the perceptions of veterans

By on November 9th, 2012 | Last updated: November 14, 2012 at 9:06 am

A UF source describes how the viewpoints of veterans have changed over time.

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Homecoming parade for area profits

By on November 9th, 2012 | Last updated: November 14, 2012 at 10:46 am

By Ben Bornstein – WUFT-FM The University of Florida Homecoming Parade took place Friday, but the fans are not the only people who saw a benefit. Business owners and local vendors will look to profit from the parade and the [...]

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Gators go into Carrier Classic with two walk-ons

By on November 9th, 2012 | Last updated: November 14, 2012 at 10:47 am

By Zac Blobner – WUFT-FM With the Florida Gator basketball team opening their season Friday night aboard the USS Bataan, fans will see plenty of new faces on this year’s squad. A couple of those players, including one name that [...]

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Sounds of the UF Homecoming Parade

By on November 9th, 2012 | Last updated: November 14, 2012 at 10:48 am

By Chip Skambis – WUFT-FM Today marked the 89th University of Florida homecoming parade. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis brings you the sounds of it.

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