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Going behind the scenes of one of Ocala’s premier horse farms

By on December 17th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Many people regard Ocala Florida as the horse capital of the world. Horses are raised there both domestically and for racing purposes. While many people are used to gathering around the TV to watch the big races, what goes on [...]

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UF alum keeps camera rolling at shooting

By on December 15th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:47 pm

There were tense moments at a Bay County School Board meeting Tuesday afternoon as a disgruntled ex-convict pulled out a gun and opened fire. The event was caught on camera by UF Alum Nadeen Yanes, as she covered the meeting [...]

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Urban Meyer resigns and the Gator Nation reacts

By on December 8th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Perhaps the most iconic figure in University of Florida football this decade, besides Tim Tebow, is head coach Urban Meyer. But after six years, and multiple Championships, Meyer announced that he would be stepping down, much to the shock of [...]

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Area homeless can count on a meal of plenty at the St. Francis House on Thanksgiving Day

By on November 24th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Once again, the St. Francis house is providing hot Thanksgiving meals to the homeless on Thanksgiving day. After the controversy over meal limits last year, how is the shelter dealing with meal distribution this year? Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Jason [...]

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Gainesville residents react to new airport security measures

By on November 23rd, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:31 pm

New TSA Regulations recently put in place have brought up issues of security vs privacy. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Jason Hackett went to Gainesville Regional Airport to talk to travelers visiting Gainesville for the Holidays to see what their Airport [...]

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Bridging the achievement gap

By on November 9th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:56 pm

A new report released today(Tuesday) shows troubling findings among black male students in public schools. According to the report, the gap between black male students and everyone else is widening. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jason Hackett has more on a program [...]

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Airboaters face curfew as a result of Tuesday’s election in Alachua County

By on November 3rd, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Voters in Alachua County said yes to “Ordinance number one” in Tuesday’s election. The measure puts a curfew on airboats on bodies of water in Alachua County. And as Jason Hackett reports, both parties, for and against the measure had [...]

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Do you believe in ghosts? Halloween approaches….

By on October 28th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm

The night most kids, and some adults have been waiting for all year is just days away. We’re talking about Halloween. Candy aside, ghosts are a big theme of the holiday. But are they more than just Urban Legends? Florida’s [...]

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PALS program aims to end bullying in Alachua County schools

By on October 21st, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Many people wore purple this week to remember the lesbian, gay, bisexual teens who have recently comitted suicide. Meanwhile, the debate over how to deal with bullying in American continues. And as WUFT-FM’s Jason Hackett reports, in Alachua County there [...]

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UF School of Music becomes an "All Steinway School"

By on October 8th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:03 pm

On Wednesday (October 6) it was out with the old and in with the new at the University of Florida’s School of Music. Recently, the school acquired brand new Steinway and Son’s pianos, officially giving the school the prestigious designation [...]

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