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Small town—big football dreams

You’ve heard the expression, “big fish in a little pond.”  In part one of her series, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich reports on not just the big fish, but the others around them in rural North Florida, to produce a slice of Americana, centered around football, and community. [Audio clip: view …

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World population tops 7 billion

The world became a bigger, more crowded place today.  The global population is expected to hit seven billion.  Along with the birth of a 5 lb., 8-oz baby girl in Manila Philippines came all the worries that surround the planet’s future.  An eye-opening statistic from Population Connection, a national group dedicated to …

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GPD may have gun used in weekend parking garage homicide

The Gainesville Police Department reports that earlier this afternoon a handgun was discovered outside the Alachua County Courthouse by a Jimmy Johns delivery person.. Gainesville Police Department Spokeswoman Corporal Angelina Valuri says the gun could be tied to the homicide parking garage shooting over the weekend. [Audio clip: view full …

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Despite cooler temps, county officials remain watchful of tropics

Colder temperatures mean it’s time to start breaking out scarves and sweaters, but there’s one lingering tropical phenomenon many may have lost track of. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich recently spoke with Levy County Emergency Management Director Mark Johnson who says although the 2011 hurricane season was active, residents should …

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“Occupy Wall Street” rally makes its way to Gainesville

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] As the “Occupy Wall Street” rally in Lower Manhattan moves into it’s 24th day, one University of Florida professor Samuel P. Stafford says the movement starts at the heart of the nation’s youth, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich reports. What first started as a social media campaign across …

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Hearing begins in death of Sea World trainer

SeaWorld Orlando and government attorneys are in a Sanford, Florida courtroom. They’re fighting over citations the theme park resort received following the death of a trainer who was grabbed by a killer whale and dragged under water last year. SeaWorld says three safety citations, issued by the Occupational Safety and …

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