Author Archives: Kéran Billaud

Anti-Termite Fumigation Underway At Gainesville’s Thomas Center

By on November 8th, 2013 | Last updated: November 12, 2013 at 12:07 pm

A $103,000 fumigation project stated Friday at Gainesville’s historic Thomas Center to prevent further termite problems.

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SWAT, Police, Firefighters Take On Marion County Obstacle Course

By on October 14th, 2013 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 7:35 am

A competition called Bad to the Bone had hundreds of law enforcement and rescue officials competing Friday using skills they are sometimes called to employ in the field.

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Weather Kept A Giant Blimp Grounded This Week In Ocala

By on September 25th, 2013 | Last updated: September 26, 2013 at 7:27 am

One of the world’s largest blimps, the Spirit of George, rests on the Dunnellon/Marion County Airport airfield just west of Ocala.

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Florida Home Sales Rise, Alachua County Follows Suit

By on September 21st, 2013 | Last updated: September 23, 2013 at 8:44 am

Recent statistics show the housing market in Alachua County is bouncing back from the start of the nation’s recession in 2007.

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Updated: UF’s Plagued Citrus Trees Finally Removed

By and on September 17th, 2013 | Last updated: October 10, 2013 at 1:46 pm

A plan to remove plagued citrus trees from the University of Florida is temporarily halted after a committee in charge bypassed university approval. Six to eight of the infected citrus trees have already been removed by UF’s Physical Plant Division.

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Citrus Greening Causes Removal Of 150 UF Trees

By on September 13th, 2013 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 10:01 am

UF is one of the latest places to be hit by citrus greening in Florida. The disease has already cost Florida’s economy more than $3.6 billion and 6,600 jobs, according to a 2012 study by researchers from the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

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Citrus Greening Hits UF, Tree Removal Begins Friday

By on September 13th, 2013 | Last updated: September 13, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Citrus greening reached the University of Florida campus this week. Close to 150 citrus trees may be removed from campus in order to prevent further spreading of the highly contagious disease that stops nutrient flow in the trees.

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Gainesville Peace Rally Attracts Students, Veterans To Oppose Attack On Syria

By on September 6th, 2013 | Last updated: September 6, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Students and veterans rally for the second time this week at the University of Florida, demanding peace and the deferral of U.S. military force in the Syrian conflict. WUFT News gathered interviews and gathered reactions from social media.

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Gainesville lightning strike survivor among 90 percent who live

By on November 26th, 2012 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 2:00 am

Vincent Herzog had just taken in the view of the El Yunque rainforest from atop a rock on top of a mountain in Puerto Rico. After a few pops of lightning, he turned to leave the rock.

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Young voters are wildcard in 2012 election, particularly in Florida

By on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 2:02 am

Voters between the ages of 18 to 24 have been voting more in recent presidential elections, with an approximate 10 percent increase between 1996 and 2008. The statistic would be impressive if this same age group did not still possess the lowest voter turnout rate.

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