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New unmanned aircraft system could change hurricane observation

By on September 23rd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:47 pm

For years, scientists have attempted to discover another method of studying the rapid intensity changes of hurricanes. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, one organization might be very close to achieving that goal.

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Gainesville Roller Rebels play hard for respect and support

By on September 16th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Since 2007, the city of Gainesville has had it’s own professional sports team, but it’s probably not the type you’d expect. And tonight, this professional team will set a state record in the sport’s lengthy history in Miami, FL. WUFT-FM’s […]

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High school teacher uses 9/11 as teaching tool

By on September 9th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:23 pm

The majority of today’s high school students were far too young to understand the complexity of the 9/11 terrorist attacks a decade ago. And as WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, high school teachers are finding it a difficult, but rewarding journey to […]

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Despite Anthony verdict, law professor says court system still works

By on July 14th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:06 am

This coming Sunday, Casey Anthony will be released from jail with credit for time served and good behavior. Last week jurors found Anthony not guilty on the charge of murdering her 2-year old daughter, Caylee. The high-profile case has attracted […]

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GRU proposes budget increase

By on July 12th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:45 am

Gainesville Regional Utilities is set to present their increased budget proposal to the City Commission Wednesday. Despite a decrease in electric and gas units, prices on maintaining water and wastewater rose, increasing the average bill a consumer could expect to […]

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GRU customers may pay more

By on July 12th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:46 am

While consumer spending stays down and company spending continues to rise, Gainesville Regional Utilities has proposed a new budget that will force consumers to pay a little bit more. But as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, this budget increase […]

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County board pushes for bike lanes

By on April 21st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:51 pm

In an effort to make Alachua County more bike friendly, suggestions were tossed around tonight at the county’s monthly Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Board meeting. The county is looking to add bike lanes to major roads in the area while keeping safety […]

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Look out for swarming termites

By on April 13th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:10 pm

The months of February and March brought cooler weather and a hotbed of growth for damaging pests. And as Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, in the upcoming months, people might get even more pests.

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Power plant reopening delayed

By on March 16th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:50 pm

A local energy company is making sure their plant is secure, after recent natural disasters caused a nuclear plant crisis in Japan. Citrus County’s Crystal River Nuclear Plant was to restart their operations in April, however, Progress Energy Spokeswoman Sherry […]

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The City of Gainesville gives recognition to volunteers

By on March 4th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Six individuals received awards for all their hard volunteer work in the community on Thursday night in the Gainesville City Hall. The STAR Volunteer Awards, for those who impact local nature parks, was rewarded to high school students Naomi Glaser […]

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