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Heightened fire threat for homes around Ocala National Forest

By on March 21st, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Marion County Fire Rescue is fighting fire with fire today in order to protect homes around the Ocala National Forest. Florida Forest Service Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says the 266 acre back burn won’t hurt vegetation and will help [...]

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From clams to copper, new Levy County Sheriff’s unit tackles agriculture issues

By and on March 12th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:37 pm

With an extensive coastline and rural area to monitor, the Levy County Sheriff’s office has created an Agriculture/Marine Unit to deal with growing Agriculture related crime.  Levy County Sheriff’s Office Major Evan Sullivan says this position is something the Sheriff’s [...]

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Gainesville residents shouldn’t expect outages from solar storm

By on March 8th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:37 pm

There’s a fairly large solar storm striking the ionosphere at the moment…and some are worried this could lead to power outages. WUFT-FM’s Kim Ortiz reports why Florida residents won’t have to.

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Night time drivers may see congestion

By on February 29th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Road work continues to repair damage done by last month’s fatal I-75 crash.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FMs Kim Ortiz says nighttime drivers will see some changes.

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Gainesville has a voice in Washington, D.C.

By on February 15th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Florida’s legislative delegation is hearing about of a number of Gainesville projects today. Gainesville City Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa says she is making the case for many issues to wrap up a two-day stay on Capitol Hill, but her main focus [...]

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Anti-hazing taskforce is put to action as fraternity involved with hazing incident remains suspended

By , and on February 14th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:20 pm

A Univerisity of Florida fraternity remains suspended after hazing was reported last week.  A UF Anti-Hazing Task Force met early tuesday morning about the recent violence. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette has the story of the task force’s plan to [...]

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