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With unemployment at four-year low, fiscal cliff looms large for those still out of work

By on December 7th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released unemployment numbers today that showed unemployment was at 7.7 percent, down from 7.9 percent. That is the lowest number since 2008. However, some experts say today’s lower numbers may not reflect the true unemployment [...]

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Body found behind parking garage near UF’s Shands Cancer Hospital

By on November 20th, 2012 | Last updated: November 26, 2012 at 4:25 pm

A body was found behind a parking garage near Shands Tuesday afternoon.

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Obama and Romney talk foreign policy during final debate in Boca Raton

By on October 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:04 pm

The final presidential debate took place Monday night at Lynn University.

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Butterfly and balloon release helds parents who’ve lost children celebrate life

By on April 30th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:38 am

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is difficult enough, but for those who bury their children, the pain is unimagineable. The Ocala Chapter of Compassionate Friends, a national support group for families dealing with this very crisis, hosted [...]

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Study finds 2.5 million deceased people have identities stolen every year

By on April 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:26 am

If identity fraud wasn’t bad enough, try having to deal with it when it happens to a dead relative. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Katiana Krawchenko reports, a new study by a California-based fraud prevention company, ID Analytics, reveals this happens every [...]

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County Line Fire continues to wreak smoke havoc on North Central Florida

By on April 11th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    The County Line Fire is so extreme at this hour, firefighters will be working the maximum length federal guidelines require, and that means up to 16 hours at a time. Dry conditions and strong changing winds are pushing [...]

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Fires continue at Osceola National Forest

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

Fire continues to spread in the Osceola National Forest, leaving firefighters with a tough battle. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Katiana Krawchenko reports, a very large portion of land is still in flames.

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Miami blue butterfly gains permanent protection

By and on April 9th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:23 pm

A species that was brought back from the edge of extinction just a few years ago has now gained permanent protection.  The Miami blue butterfly’s endangered designation was set to expire at the end of last week, but the U.S. [...]

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Prescription drug sales spiking in Florida, other states

By on April 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Earlier this week a nurse in Ocala was charged with obtaining prescription drugs through fraud, and as Florida’s 89.1 Katiana Krawchenko reports, this coincides with a study released today.

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Chicago Cease-Fire member wants to interrupt violence in Gainesville

By on April 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Katiana Krawchenko / WUFT-FM Chicago Cease Fire member Ameena Matthews meeting with youth in Gainesville on Monday. After the national attention garnered by a racially charged You Tube video by two Gainesville High School students, bullying has become a quest [...]

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