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While forestry crews fight muck fire, others recall night of crash

Cars braking during dense smoke on I-75 on the night of the multi-vehicle accident (photo by Ronny Herrera)

  Though traffic is flowing in both the north and southbound lanes of I-75, law enforcement officials continue their investigation into the multiple-vehicle crash that killed 10 people.  On Monday forestry workers could be seen watering the muck fire on Payne’s Prairie that caused the smokey conditions the night of the …

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Governor’s education funding plans bring mixed reviews

Governor Rick Scott’s plan to spend one-billion dollars on state public education has yet to become a favorite among Alachua County school officials.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich spoke with Alachua County Education Association President Karen McCann who says Governor Scott is taking the focus away from the students.. and into the pockets …

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Protecting butterflies from the cold

Alachua County experienced a loud burst of cold earlier this week. And for visitor attractions, keeping the ice of the plants isn’t the only concern. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich spoke with Florida Museum of Natural History Visitor and Operations Coordinator Jeff Hansen, who says keeping the butterflies warm is a seasonal …

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Urban Meyer to take head coaching job at OSU

In six seasons as the head coach of the Florida Gators, current ESPN College Football Analyst Urban Meyer accumulated many successes during his tenure. Now, after a two-year coaching hiatus, Meyer has accepted the position of head coach at Ohio State University. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich spoke with WRUF Sports …

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UF Gator commentator speaks out about Penn State sex scandal

The former Penn State assistant football coach at the heart of a child sex-abuse scandal, Jerry Sandusky spoke for the first time last night with NBC’s Bob Costas along with his lawyer Joe Amendola.  In the interview Sandusky maintained his innocence saying he is not a pedophile.  While the details surrounding the …

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Small town players – big football dreams part 3

While some players have wrapped up their football careers and others are still playing the game they love they all agree that for current athletes it’s time to cherish the glory days.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich concludes her look at small town North Florida football stars.

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Small town — big football dreams part 2

It’s not often that a football player from North Florida is drafted as the 3rd overall pick into the NFL.  In the second part of her series, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich presents the stories of small-town Florida football boys who made it big in college and the pro’s. News Sources: Kerwin Bell, …

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