Author Archives: Mike Biana

Update on the Santa Fe Fire

By on June 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:00 am

With rain at the top of Florida’s wish list, wildfires continue to rage across North Central Florida. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana reports, the Santa Fe Fire is one of particular concern.

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Graduation ceremonies underway at UF and SFC

By on April 29th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Students in caps and gowns step on the football field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to take pictures today. This is a first experience for some, but it will be the last time for all as thousands of Gators graduate […]

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Community celebrates volunteerism

By on April 26th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Alachua County came together tonight to honor community activism. The 39th Annual Work of Hearts Awards recognized individuals and groups of volunteers for their work in business, education and 10 other categories. Haven Hospice Communications Coordinator Jenni Williams says it […]

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Cracking down on pill mills

By on April 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:49 pm

The Florida House has passed a bill that will crack down on “pill mills” that supply prescription painkillers to addicts and drug dealers. The bill originally included a repeal of the state’s prescription tracking system scheduled to begin in August. […]

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Senator Rubio visits UF

By on April 19th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:46 pm

United States Senator Marco Rubio was the keynote speaker for Florida Blue Key’s annual spring banquet Saturday night. Before the event, the Republican Senator for Florida addressed the 2012 budget proposed by Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan. Senator Rubio says he […]

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Federal government faces possible shutdown

By on April 8th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:13 pm

The federal government may shut down if Republicans and Democrats don’t reach a compromise on the federal budget by midnight tonight. Both parties agree that there is a need to reduce spending, but while Republicans want to cut 66 billion […]

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Prayer breakfast commemorates struggle for justice

By and on April 1st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:32 pm

In its fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast this morning, the MLK Commission of Florida and African American Accountability Alliance remembered the battle for social justice. Commission Interim Chaplain Kevin Thorpe says society has made progress towards equality, […]

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County begins planning international trip

By on March 18th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:23 pm

The Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce is planning a trip to China in October for the second straight year. Chamber of Commerce Spokeswoman Brittany Batsell says the trip is a great opportunity for chamber members as well as Marion county […]

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