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Access to Mayor Email Correspondence Varies in North Florida

By and on December 20th, 2013 | Last updated: December 20, 2013 at 11:36 am

Of 24 towns contacted in North Central Florida, 18 sent their mayor’s emails free of charge to WUFT. The others posed fees, lack of archived emails and other problems when confronted with a request for the public records.

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Why A Highway 301 Small Business Pays A $1,000 Monthly Electric Bill

By and on December 19th, 2013 | Last updated: December 19, 2013 at 6:44 am

Linda Gowens’ electric bill is usually $300 or $400 a month. This time of year, though, it generally triples as part of the cost of doing business at Linda’s Yard Arts on Highway 301 near Lawtey.

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(Updated) Who Stole Hawthorne’s School Buses?

By and on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 4:05 pm

In the end, the school buses stolen in Alachua and Flagler counties earlier this school year essentially just switched places. Now, after a two-month absence, they’re back where they belong.

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Rachel Carson Biographer William Souder To Speak At UF

By on October 24th, 2013 | Last updated: October 24, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Rachel Carson’s newest biographer, William Souder, will visit UF at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. He spoke with WUFT News about his book on Carson, the craft of biography, and his next project: a biography of John Steinbeck.

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McDonald’s Banner Plane Crashes At UF’s Flavet Field Before UF-Arkansas Game

By and on October 5th, 2013 | Last updated: October 26, 2013 at 9:26 pm

A plane crashed behind the University of Florida’s Flavet Field on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. Multiple witnesses at the scene say the crash was quiet, likely indicating a low fuel issue. After the crash, all were reported safe, including the pilot.

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Why Some Florida Big Cat Owners Disagree About Breeding, Public Contact With Cubs

By and on September 30th, 2013 | Last updated: December 5, 2013 at 12:14 am

A petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture from several animal rights groups is seeking a federal ban on licensees who allow the public to have direct or physical contact with big cats, bears, or nonhuman primates of any age, as well as breeding them. Not every Florida big cat owner agrees with the proposed regulations.

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Three Bodies Found At Home In Brooksville In Apparent Murder-Suicide

By and on September 6th, 2013 | Last updated: October 26, 2013 at 9:23 pm

According to a news release sent Friday morning, a concerned citizen called deputies Thursday evening and requested a welfare check at the home, which is in the Hernando Oaks Subdivision.

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UF Health Opens $45 Million Clinical And Translational Research Building

By on August 12th, 2013 | Last updated: August 16, 2013 at 8:44 am

Sen. Bill Nelson was on hand Monday as UF opened its new building. One half of UF Health’s new structure houses the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), the other half is the Institute on Aging.

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Two Alachua County Movie Theaters Use Kickstarter To Fund Digital Projectors

By and on July 25th, 2013 | Last updated: July 25, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Alan and Janet Alligood used Kickstarter in High Springs during April and May, raising more than $87,000 to fund renovations and a new projector at the Priest Theatre. The Hippodrome also began fundraising Monday, as both theaters need to transition from film to digital projector units.

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UF Removes Aaron Hernandez’s Name From Heavener Complex Stone And Other Spots

By and on July 25th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Workers with All Seasons Planning, Inc. hammered, chiseled and sawed out the stone Thursday morning bearing Aaron Hernandez’s name in front of the Heavener Complex at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

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