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Gainesville amps up battle against mosquitos

People in North Florida are warned to keep themselves protected as the mosquito populations continue to grow. The City of Gainesville Mosquito Control program is dealing with pools of standing water left after Tropical Storm Debby causing the mosquito population to escalate. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Denise Toledo reports on the severity …

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No wake zone on Suwannee River

Water levels in north Florida rivers are still rising as rainfall from Tropical Storm Debby drains into rivers and tributaries.  WUFT-FM’s Denise Toledo has details on the latest river impacted–a stretch of the Suwannee River.  She talked with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Karen Parker about the idle-speed, …

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Columbia County still drying out six days after Debby

Six days after the rain from Tropical Storm Debby stopped, Columbia County is still left underwater in many areas. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Denise Toledo speaks to Columbia County’s Emergency Management Public Information Officer Harvey Campbell about the conditions and what is being done to get things back to normal. [Audio …

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Alligator attack puts Gainesville man in the hospital

An alligator attack has put a Gainesville man in Shands Hospital at the University of Florida this morning after he was attacked yesterday afternoon.The victim was dragged out of the water by firefighters. Dictrict Chief of Gainesville Fire Rescue Jeff Lane says the victim had punctures to the back and left the scene in …

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What’s that you’re drinking?

The national conversation on health veered into the world of soda today, at a national soda summit.  The sweet carbonated drinks are under attack in some circles.  And recently, New York mayor  Michael Bloomberg  proposed a change to the city’s  health code that would ban sugary sodas of 16 ounces or …

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