Author Archives: Lauren Rautenkranz

Miniature horses help comfort patients in Gainesville

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

For those of us who have pets, we know how important they can be.  The connection of humans and animals includes some special horses in Gainesville.  When one of Gentle Carousel’s miniature therapy horses walks into a room to visit […]

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Gas prices don’t dampen a spring break day at the beach

By on April 4th, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Despite the rising gas prices, Alachua County spring breakers are not missing out on their traditional 78 mile trip to Crescent Beach. Saint Augustine Visitors and Convention Bureau Spokesman Jay Humphreys says families and high schoolers are flooding the beach […]

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US-Russia relations getting a closer look

By on March 28th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:55 pm

US-Russia relations have been shaky since President Obama agreed to a new version of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM Lauren Rautenkranz says the president is now working to fix the relationship.

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Mock exercise prepares county agencies for a “real disaster”

By on March 21st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:35 pm

  Ten Alachua County agencies and private partners came together today to simulate a mass casualty incident. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz reports, the city of Gainesville used the mock drill to make sure agencies could practice what do do […]

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Another drug trafficking suspect in Marion County custody

By on March 14th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:35 pm

One more suspect in a large Marion County pill trafficking bust has been placed under arrest. WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz says Operation “Blue Forest” brought an oxycodone operation near the Ocala National Forest to a halt.

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Shands welcomes “Leap Day” babies

By on February 29th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Leap Day only rolls around once every four years… and so do its babies. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz reports, one family is welcoming their baby girl born on this unique day.  

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SFC beefs up security in light of recent crimes

By on February 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Santa Fe College is stepping up security efforts on its Northwest campus.  In recent weeks SFC experienced an attempted kidnapping and an indecent exposure case on the campus.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz tells about these efforts to create a safer environment for students.

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SFC students happy with security improvements

By on February 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Santa Fe College is increasing security on its Northwest campus to ensure a safer environment for students. More police are present on campus and surveillance cameras were installed to deter future crime. Santa Fe student Anais Edwards is excited about […]

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Marion County schools, Ocala utilities at odds

By on February 15th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:43 pm

The City of Gainesville and Alachua County School District resolved an issue regarding utility fees last year. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz reports, the city of Ocala and Marion County School District are now having a similar issue.

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Activist groups brings awareness to Gainesville

By on February 8th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Just one day after twenty-one people were arrested in a Gainesville sex sting operation, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse is sharing her story and bringing attention to this issue. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenrkanz reports on this survivor’s visit […]

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