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Baltimore Ravens, Former UF Football Player Accused of Possessing Marijuana

By , and on February 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: February 23, 2014 at 12:58 am

Update Feb. 23 12:48 a.m.: The other passenger arrested with Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Deonte A. Thompson has had run ins with the law, including prison time for two attempted murder charges. In June 2007, Erskine J. McKinley, also known as […]

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Cold weather poses additional threats for endangered manatees

By on December 14th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:49 pm

From the beginning of the year until December fifth, there were 699 documented manatee carcasses found in state waters. The “cold stress” accounts for 244 of those documented manatee deaths. So, now that Florida is in the thick of the […]

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Gator Volleyball ranks #1 for first time in 14 years

By on October 13th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:03 pm

The American Volleyball Coaches Association announced its top 25 coaches poll on Monday afternoon and the Gators are alone at the top. The 14 and 1 Florida Gator Volleyball Team is ranked number one for the first time since the […]

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Former Governor Buddy MacKay to speak on campus Thursday night

By on September 21st, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Former Florida Governor Buddy MacKay will speak at the University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service on Thursday evening (September 23rd). MacKay stepped in as Governor after Lawton Chiles died unexpectedly in 1998. It was just one month […]

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A gathering for peace

By on September 14th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:11 pm

On the night before the Dove Outreach Center’s original plans to burn Qurans, the Gainesville community filled the Trinity United Methodist Church to send a message of peace and tolerance. Michael Gillespie was there.

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Anniversary of Hurricane Charley serves as reminder to prepare for coming storms

By on August 13th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:20 pm

August 13th marks the 6th anniversary of when Hurricane Charley hit Florida. The category 4 hurricane caused $15 billion dollars in damages and took 35 lives. Charley is the 5th costliest hurricane in United States history. WUFT-FM’s Mike Gillespie spoke […]

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What Wes Skiles taught Florida

By on July 22nd, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Wes Skiles from High Springs was an internationally recognized underwater photographer and explorer. His death on Wednesday has shocked his friends and colleagues across the state. He was pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon after his body was found at the bottom […]

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Remembering Wes Skiles

By on July 22nd, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Renowned underwater photographer Wes Skiles has died. Skiles, from High Springs was pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon after his body was found at the bottom of a reef off Palm Beach Coast. Skiles, a freelance photographer for National Geographic also owned […]

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Former Sierra Club chair says new biomass plant IS the way to go

By on June 18th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Massachusetts is now reconsidering its position on wood-burning power plants, after a new study found use of New England forest biomass emits more greenhouse gases than coal. Activists in the state are pushing a ballot question, restricting the amount of […]

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An Alachua County commissioner expresses concerns about future biomass plant

By on June 18th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:43 pm

A recent study in Massachusetts might be adding fuel the biomass plant debate. The six-month study by Massachusetts state environmental officials found biomass-fired electricity would result in a three-percent increase in carbon emissions compared to coal-fired electricity by 2050. The […]

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