Author Archives: Forrest Smith

Lake City Man Killed, Son Is Charged

By on July 30th, 2013 | Last updated: July 30, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Police in Lake City suspect a local man in the shooting death of his own father.

Crime | Leave a comment

GRU Repairs Sewage Line

By on July 29th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Process underway to clean local creeks of a 400,000 gallon sewage spill.

Environment | Tagged , | Leave a comment

There’s a Rabies Alert in Marion County Through Mid-September

By on July 19th, 2013 | Last updated: July 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm

The Marion County Health Department has issued a rabies alert for an area north of Ocala. This week a raccoon that was found in the area tested positive for the disease.

Health and Science | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

U.S. Marshal Takes on Search for Wanted Gainesville Man, Larry Whitehead Jr.

By on July 15th, 2013 | Last updated: August 28, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Gainesville Police will have increased patrols Monday in the neighborhood where a shooting early Sunday left one person dead. Police have yet to find the man they think may be responsible.

Crime | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Iraq veteran Larry VanTassell found dead in Gainesville

By and on May 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: May 23, 2013 at 8:05 am

Gainesville police say Larry VanTassell could be suicidal. He has been considered missing and endangered since Saturday after calling his parents and telling them he was thinking of killing himself.

Local | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

South Carolinian James Bourey in lead for Alachua County manager job

By and on May 21st, 2013 | Last updated: May 23, 2013 at 8:05 am

As commissioners ranked candidates, Bourey was first, Stockton Whitten of Brevard County was second and Charles Oliver of Pensacola was third.

Politics | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe arrested on suspicion of DUI

By , and on March 21st, 2013 | Last updated: March 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe was arrested and charged with DUI Thursday morning after a single-car crash.

Crime | Tagged , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Sequester cuts to affect North Florida airports

By on March 8th, 2013 | Last updated: March 11, 2013 at 10:16 am

The federal budget sequester is a week old, and its effects are now starting to be felt in North Central Florida. If you made plans for the third annual Gator Fly-In air show on April 27, you can clear your calendar; it’s been canceled.

National | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

State park plan for Silver Springs becomes official

By on January 24th, 2013 | Last updated: January 24, 2013 at 12:17 pm

From Florida Department of Environmental Protection The Florida Cabinet, sitting as the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund, approved the modification of a lease agreement between Palace Entertainment and the state of Florida Wednesday, allowing the Silver Springs theme park […]

Environment | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM Inauguration coverage

By on January 21st, 2013 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 11:51 am

Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM will have complete coverage of today’s events related to President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.  Special coverage begins at 10 a.m. from NPR, and that will be followed at 2 p.m. by a special edition of Talk of […]

National | Leave a comment

Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Underwriting Payments