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Double arm amputee competes in Ironman Triathlons

By on April 24th, 2013 | Last updated: April 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Hector Picard, a double-armed amputee, doesn’t let his lost limbs keep him from competing. The Ironman competitor inspires others to push through adversity to reach a goal.

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Bound and gagged, woman escapes attack at Campus Lodge

By and on April 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 9:58 am

A woman at Campus Lodge Apartments fended off an attacker by kicking him and running to her apartment Tuesday, escaping an attempted kidnapping.

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TSA lifts small knives ban on airplanes

By on March 13th, 2013 | Last updated: March 13, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Beginning April 25, the Transportation Security Administration’s ban on small knives while traveling by airplane will be lifted.

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Gainesville High School swim teams eye repeat at district meet

By on October 25th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Though some local high school swim teams have already made their first splashes into the postseason, Class 2 squads from Gainesville and the surrounding area will have their turn in the pool Friday morning to compete for the District 4 Championship.

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Equestrian becomes 21st conference sport to join SEC

By on September 26th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:15 pm

After a decade as a National Collegiate Equestrian Association sport, equestrian has become the 21st conference sport to join the Southeastern Conference. The inaugural season of SEC equestrian begins Saturday.

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Lacrosse increases in popularity in Gainesville

By on May 18th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:33 am

There’s evidence that stickball, the Native American precursor to lacrosse, orginated in the 17th century. A little bit closer to the present, the Gator lacrosse team plays in the NCAA tournament tomorrow afternoon. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jillian Baach reports on […]

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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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Forestry officials to try new method to combat County Line Fire

By on April 16th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 10:58 pm

The County Line Fire Management Team is changing its approach aimed at disposing the fuels that remain in a contained section of land.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jillian Baach says weather conditions could play a key role in the state of the fire.  

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Students rally over budget cuts to the College of Engineering

By , and on April 16th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 10:59 pm

University of Florida students and Gainesville residents gathered in Turlington Plaza on the UF campus earlier today to protest budget cuts to the College of Engineering. These cuts were directed to the Computer Information Science and Engineering department, and will result in ridding […]

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Students prepare to face FCAT

By on April 9th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:06 pm

Some Florida tenth graders will be retaking their FCAT’s this week. With the state having increased it’s testing standards, schools are dedicating more time in the classroom to prepare their students. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jillian Baach reports on how one […]

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