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Family And Friends Remember Scooter Crash Victim

By on October 10th, 2014 | Last updated: October 10, 2014 at 10:55 am

Friends and family members share their memories and loss of Marion Rose Harvey, 51, who was killed when her scooter was pushed into a pickup truck from an oncoming vehicle on Wednesday night, October 8, on SW 34th Street in Gainesville.

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Grace Marketplace Residents Volunteer For Space In New Dorms

By on October 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: October 2, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Grace Marketplace offers new dorms to homeless who volunteer at the new shelter. Some pavilion residents prefer to stay outside in tents at Dignity Village.

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Full Interview With UF Student Who Gave DNA to UFPD In Assault Investigation

By on September 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: September 23, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Extended exclusive interview with WUFT’s Leah Harding and Jay Martin. Martin was questioned and had his DNA swabbed by the University of Florida Police Department in regards to the recent attacks on women on and near UF’s campus.

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Alachua County Commission Holds Off Decision On Multi-Million Dollar Fate of Fairgrounds

By and on September 5th, 2014 | Last updated: September 8, 2014 at 1:25 pm

The Alachua County Commission held a special meeting Thursday to consider funding renovations and construction for the Alachua County Fairgrounds. The commission, however, wants evidence of a return on the investment. The commissioners debated over very different plans. The first […]

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Gainesville And Alachua County Fund Project to Help Homeless

By on August 28th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Gainesville and Alachua County are funding a project that provides meals, showers and mental health screenings for the homeless.

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Elderly Couple Celebrates Valentine’s Day Together at Nursing Home

By on February 15th, 2014 | Last updated: February 15, 2014 at 7:36 pm

The Phillipses have been in love for nearly 60 years.

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Syrian Refugees Share Stories of Survival

By on February 10th, 2014 | Last updated: February 10, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Two Syrian refugees visited WUFT to share their accounts of the horror they witnessed in their country during the chemical attacks on Aug. 21.

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On the Eve of Announcement of Suspect, Tiffany Sessions’ Father Speaks Out

By on February 5th, 2014 | Last updated: February 6, 2014 at 9:47 pm

WUFT News spoke with Patrick Sessions, father of the 20-year-old UF student who disappeared nearly 25 years ago. Police officials are expected to announce a new suspect in the case.

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Substitute Teachers Expected to be Hired Full Time

By and on January 9th, 2014 | Last updated: January 13, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Some first-time teachers were hired as permanent substitutes as a way to cut district spending, but now Marion County is expected to hire about 100 as full-time teachers.

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Ice Protects North Central Florida Strawberries from Colder Temperatures

By on January 8th, 2014 | Last updated: January 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Strawberries are being frozen to prevent damage from below-freezing temperatures.

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