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$200 million dollar roadway planned for Starke

By on January 9th, 2013 | Last updated: January 9, 2013 at 8:43 am

Driving through Starke on U.S. Highway 301 can often be a frustrating experience. There may be an opportunity to begin improving travel Thursday night at a public meeting.

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Motorcycle theft suspect still sought

By on January 8th, 2013 | Last updated: January 14, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Gainesville police continue to look for a man wanted in connection with a series of motorcycle thefts near the Southwest 20th Avenue area.  Officers have been looking for Larry Eugene Stone, 41, since November, when he was identified as one [...]

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Making sure Florida drivers understand “Move Over” law

By on January 7th, 2013 | Last updated: January 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Florida Highway Patrol Captain Nancy Rasmussen urges drivers to ‘move over’ after trooper is hit while parked in emergency lane.

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New visitation procedures at Alachua County jail

By on January 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: January 14, 2013 at 11:10 am

From Alachua County Sheriff’s Office In an effort to improve the visitation process at the Alachua County Department of the Jail, a new procedure will go into effect starting Monday.   This new process is designed to alleviate waiting in line or visit [...]

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Gainesville elementary schools to have more security starting tomorrow

By on January 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: January 14, 2013 at 11:13 am

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office and Gainesville Police Department will be greeting students, parents and teachers when public schools resume tomorrow.  In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Connecticut last month, local law enforcement will have officers [...]

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Law enforcement at elementary schools starting Thursday

By on January 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: January 2, 2013 at 9:04 am

When Alachua county public school resumes tomorrow, there will be something new at elementary schools.  The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office and the Gainesville Police Department will have a deputy or officer in each elementary school.   Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Forrest Smith [...]

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Possible smoky driving conditions

By on January 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: January 14, 2013 at 11:13 am

With many people heading back to work today after the New Year’s holiday, the Florida Highway Patrol has at least two smoky locations it wants to warn you about. In Suwannee county, a 25 acre controlled burn has left some [...]

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Gilchrist sobriety checkpoint

By on December 28th, 2012 | Last updated: January 14, 2013 at 11:16 am

From Florida Highway Patrol Public Information Office: The Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting a Comprehensive Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint in the Gilchrist County area on Friday, December 28, 2012 starting at 7:00 p.m. This checkpoint will be conducted on SR 26, approximately [...]

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Consumer confidence steady

By on December 28th, 2012 | Last updated: January 14, 2013 at 11:16 am

From University of Florida GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence remained unchanged in December, according to a monthly University of Florida survey. December’s figure was 74, the same as the revised November reading.  Overall confidence reached a post-recession peak in [...]

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Food banks restocking

By on December 28th, 2012 | Last updated: January 14, 2013 at 11:18 am

Many food banks in North Florida found their shelves emptied as they helped out people over Christmas.  Now, as Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Forrest Smith reports, they are working to restock shelves, as well as bank accounts.    

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