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State wants deceased individuals removed from voter rolls

By on May 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:34 am

Florida is calling on county election supervisors to remove more than 53,000 dead people from the state’s voting rolls. State officials this year checked Social Security files and concluded that people who died were still registered to vote. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s […]

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UF grads preparing for the next step

By on May 4th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Thousands of University of Florida students prepare to walk across stage this weekend to mark the end of their “college years”. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Fernanda Ponce says this final step is a start of a new beginning.

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Charter school enrollment could draw from public resources

By and on April 30th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:16 pm

An increase in Charter School enrollment nationwide may be drawing money away from public school. Alachua County School Board Member Gunnar Paulson says funding has increased for the charter schools in Alachua County, leaving public schools behind. He says the […]

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Counties take legal action over Medicaid law

By on April 27th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:17 pm

The Florida Association of Counties has joined 47 counties in a lawsuit against a new Medicaid billing law. FAC says the suit claims the new Medicaid Billing law is unconstitutional because it violates provisions of the unfunded mandate section of […]

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Solid signs of progress at the County Line fire

By on April 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:28 pm

The County Line Fire Management team will begin reducing in size today. Fire Information Officer John Bearer says fewer people are needed because the fire along the Columbia-Baker County border has reduced in size. He says the management team is […]

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Marion County rescued horses finding new homes

By on April 20th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:29 pm

The Horse Protection Association of Florida is already finding homes for fourteen horses rescued in Marion County. Executive Director Morgan Silver says a number of suitable owners have already come forward. She says the organization rigorously screens potential adopters before […]

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Popular movies increasing interest in books

By on April 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:32 am

A common English phrase says you can’t judge a book by its cover, but can you judge a book by its movie? Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Fernanda Ponce reports on how movies based on books are encouraging people to hit the books.

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Scheduled burn hopes to kill fuel around County Line fire

By on April 16th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:20 pm

A cold front is expected to bring showers and thunderstorms through North Central Florida this week, and Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Fernanda Ponce says the rain could play a big part in our current fire condition.

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Sentence handed down in 1990 attack on student

By on March 30th, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 3:01 pm

A man will now spend his life in prison for the kidnapping and rape of a University of Florida student in 1990. State Attorneys Office of the 8th Judicial Circuit Chief Investigator Spencer Mann says 50-year old Kelvin Miles has […]

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Reward available for information in bank robbery

By on March 30th, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 3:01 pm

PNC Bank is offering up to $10,000 as a reward to anyone with information that may lead to the apprehension of the suspects of a Wednesday bank robbery. GPD Corporal Angelina Valuri says a dye pack inside the stolen money […]

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