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ShandsCair 2 will provide speedy medical services to Marion County

By on April 16th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 10:57 pm

Marion County Fire Rescue introduced the latest addition to its services- ShandsCair 2  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich reports, the air-medical helicopter will provide faster service for trauma patients in the county.

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Former Gator basketball standout dies from leukemia

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

Standing at seven-feet-two, former Florida Gator Basketball star Dwayne Schintzius was a standout on and off the court. Through the high and lows of his career at Florida, Schintzius helped lead the Gators to their first three appearances in the NCAA […]

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New study aims to link obesity and autism during pregnancy

By on April 10th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:32 pm

The Journal of Pediatrics has released a research article reporting overweight and obese mothers are more than two times more likely to give birth to children with autism or developmental delays. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich reports.

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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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“Unconstitutional” pension ruling brings support and opposition

By , and on March 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:54 pm

In a long-awaited ruling, Judge Jackie Fulford today struck down the 3-percent pension charge levied on public employees in the Florida Retirement System prior to last July 1, calling it “Unconstitutional.” Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith spoke with Alachua County […]

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Suspect in GHS bomb threat detained in Texas

By and on March 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Gainesville Police Department was notified today that a suspect in the Gainesville High School bomb threat has been arrested in Austin, Texas. The bomb threat was emailed Sunday to GPD. GPD Spokeswoman Corporal Angelina Valuri says the arrest was made […]

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Spring Training baseball adds boost to Florida’s economy

By on March 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Major League Baseball has returned to Florida for the Spring Training Season, a tradition dating back to 1920. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich has more on the spring season that brings in not only the fans, but the money as […]

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Boost or bust? Campaigns on “Super Tuesday”

By on March 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Tomorrow marks the single biggest day of the Republican presidential campaign. Ten states will decide how more than 400 delegates get allocated, and one of the biggest prizes will be winning Ohio and the 63 delegates the state holds. Florida’s […]

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Religion and politics clash

By on February 13th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:42 pm

President Obama Friday unveiled a new compromise for a contraception policy that would allow female employees of religiously affiliated institutions to seek contraception from their healthcare providers, regardless of a hospital’s policy. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich reports on the […]

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Sizing up the demographics of voters in Florida

By on January 30th, 2012 | Last updated: July 26, 2013 at 1:01 am

GOP candidates have been making their cases to Florida voters this past week in preparation of hopefully garnering what is looked at as an important primary vote in the presidential election.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich spoke with University of South […]

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