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Clay County law enforcement cracks down on sex offenders

By on April 19th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:31 am

Clay County’s “Don’t Play in Clay” operation has now brought about the arrest of more than 20 sex offenders. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Jonee Lewis spoke with Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Todd Kelly about the most recent arrest made last night.

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Sanford shooter not connected with police crime watch program

By and on March 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:27 pm

As petitions for George Zimmerman’s arrest continue to spring up on social media websites such as Facebook, so is the growing interest in what his motivation for shooting 17-year-old Trayvon could have been. Zimmerman has previously been referred to as “Neighborhood Watch [...]

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Downtown Ocala set for a face-lift

By on March 8th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:39 pm

The City of Ocala is hoping a new grant will help revitalize the downtown area. Florida’s 89-point-1 WUFT-FM’s Jonee’ Lewis has more on their plans.

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UF study refines treatment options for infant drug withdrawals

By and on March 8th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Opioid pain relievers prescribed to pregnant mothers have been linked to increasing rates of drug withdrawals in infants during and after birth. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich reports on a new study by the UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville that aims [...]

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“Move Over”- it’s the law

By on February 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:46 pm

The Florida Highway Patrol is working with Alabama and Georgia law enforcement to get drivers to move over.  Lieutenant Bill Leeper says the “Move Over” law has been around for ten years, but many drivers still don’t know what they [...]

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Drug tests for welfare applicants may be unconstitutional

By on October 26th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Governor Rick Scott signed a law into effect earlier this year requiring all welfare applicants to be drug-tested before receiving any benefits but as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jonee’ Lewis reports, many lawmakers believe the law may be unconstituitonal.

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Marion County juvenile escapes from detention center

By on April 20th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Marion County officials are scratching their heads after juvenile Yarnell Bagley escaped from the Sheriff’s Office Youth Detention Center yesterday again. For 17-year-old Bagley, this is his second escape from the Center since March. Marion County spokesman Judge Cochran said [...]

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Cedar Key working to improve emergency management systems

By on April 20th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Today marks the one year anniversary of the Gulf Oil Spill. The spill lasted for 85 days and killed 11 men who were aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. 206 gallons spewed from the Gulf well. A year later, Cedar [...]

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Campaign to end texting while driving

By on April 13th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:09 pm

“Drive cell free”- a message Dr. Robert Okerblom of California is spreading while biking across the country to increase awareness against distracted driving. Okerblom lost his 19-year-old son last year in an accident where the driver was texting while driving. [...]

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Bounty issued over Pastor Terry Jones head

By on April 6th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Gainesville Pastor Terry Jones is causing a stir again this time with target on his back. Hezzbollah has issued a $2.4 million-dollar bounty over the pastor’s head. Gainesville Police Department Public Information Officer, Tscharna Senn says short of Jones requesting [...]

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