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Honey Prairie Fire has crossed into Florida

The Honey Prairie fire continues to eat its way through the Okefenokee wilderness. Since its start the fire has consumed more than 81,000 acres. Okefenokee Supervisory Refuge Ranger, Art Webster says forestry officials and firefighters have taken many measures to try and stop the fire, and they hope to keep …

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Air Pollution in Alachua County

Alachua County’s air quality is ranked among the lowest in Florida according to a report just released by the American Lung Association. The report showed air quality has remained at an unhealthy level, despite many cities showing improvements in air quality. Alachua County Environmental Protection Director Chris Bird says there …

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Sheriffs deputies careful of texting while driving

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is cracking down on deputies who text and drive. A new policy requires deputies to pull over in order to send a message on their phone. Alachua County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Art Forgey says the penalty for violating this measure can be severe. “Typically a …

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UF geologist: more aftershocks likely in Japan

Aftershocks following a large earthquake can occur for years. A magnitude 6.5 aftershock struck Northern Japan Sunday. University of Florida Department of Geological Sciences associate professor, Raymond Russo says this aftershock, and many others, are expected. He talked with WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Kern.

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