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Alachua County approves tougher watering restrictions

By on August 9th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Despite recent rains, Alachua County is tightening up on watering restrictions. People watering more than once a week could face potential fines. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Liana Charles spoke with the Director of Environmental Protection Department, Chris Bird, about how this [...]

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Caring for Florida’s neglected, unwanted horses

By on August 9th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Mill Creek Farm is a retirement home for horses.  Located in Alachua, Florida, the farm has been a safe haven for retired, abused, neglected and unwanted horses since 1984.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Liana Charles reports on the owner’s experiences of [...]

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Going green with grocery bags?

By on August 1st, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:33 pm

American consumers have been encouraged to find ways they can “go green.” People have been encouraged to bring their own reusable bags to grocery stores in recent years to reduce the amount of plastic bags that end up in landfills. [...]

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Alachua County Humane Society needs help after theft

By on July 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:34 am

Last week’s burglary at the Alachua County Humane Society won’t stop the animal safe haven from operating. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’S Liana Charles has an update on the Humane Society’s condition.

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Submariners and other veterans honored in Ocala

By on July 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Veterans from the first nuclear powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, as well as other veterans from other submarines recently met in Ocala for a dedication ceremony to the men who had served on the historical vessel. Florida’s 89-point-one Liana Charles [...]

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Veterans remember their service on the U.S.S. Nautilus

By on July 19th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:37 am

Veterans from the first nuclear powered submarine, the U.S.S. Nautilus, as well as other veterans from other submarines recently met in Ocala for a dedication ceremony to the men who had served on the historical vessel. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Liana Charles [...]

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Alligators on the move

By on July 12th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:31 am

Recent flooding and a rise in temperatures has alligators moving. A recent string of attacks within the last month has proven that. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FMs Liana Charles reports on the story of a Gainesville man who had a serious encounter with [...]

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Mosquito boom follows Debby flooding

By on July 11th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Even in Gainesville, which missed the heaviest rains from Tropical Storm Debby, the standing water in retention ponds, woodland & swampy areas has led to a boom in the mosquito population.  WUFT-TV’s Liana Charles reports.

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Flood waters recede and cleanup begins

By on July 9th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:34 am

It’s been more than a week since Tropical Storm Debby dropped more than 2 feet of rain in some places in North Central Florida. The storm caused major river flooding which closed several key highways and inundated many area homes.  Florida’s [...]

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UF library assistant learns new teaching skills on trip to Library of Congress

By on June 21st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:46 am

Not everyone can have open access to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C for a week. But one University of Florida library assistant got the chance. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FMs Liana Charles reports on how the experience changed the assistant’s [...]

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