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PALS Program uses teenage talent show to help troubled teens

By on April 28th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:36 pm

The Partners in Adolescent Life Support program, or PALS, is hosting a talent show for students in Alachua County next Saturday, May 7th. Several celebrities will be at Buchholz High School to judge the competition. The talent show is meant [...]

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Endeavor’s final launch attracts more than space enthusiasts

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

Today, the crew of the space shuttle Endeavor arrived at Kennedy Space Center to begin preparations for the launch on Friday. This will be the shuttle Endeavor’s final launch, and the second to last NASA shuttle launch. The Commander of [...]

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Arrested UF basketball players caught on tape

By on April 14th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:09 pm

More is becoming known about an incident involving University of Florida athletes and a team manager. Two men’s basketball players were caught trying to break into a car outside of a bar while the team manager was on the lookout. [...]

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Educators and students take their message to Tallahassee

By on April 7th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:27 pm

With the economy in shambles and Florida’s budget in a massive deficit, everyone is trying to save money any way they can. But with recent legislative bills making life more expensive for state employees, many of them took to the [...]

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Poems, peace and kids

By on March 24th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm

With the United States entering into another conflict, students in Alachua County are getting a chance to express themselves on the situation. However they aren’t talking about war, they are talking about peace. The second annual Peace Poetry Contest entry [...]

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Progress Energy maintains nuclear plant will be safe when it’s back online

By on March 17th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Progress Energy is delaying the re-opening of their Crystal River nuclear power plant after discovering a weakness in one of the containment walls on Tuesday. WUFT-FM’s Phillip Marks has more.

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Staying safe during spring break

By on March 9th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Spring Break is in full swing for University of Florida students. For most it means fun in the sun. But as WUFT-FM’s Phillip Marks reports, there are also many dangers during this week of fun.

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Thousands turn out in Hernando County to honor a fallen marine

By on March 3rd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Thousands of people carrying American flags lined U.S. Highway 41 in Hernando County on Thursday afternoon. As Phillips Marks reports, they were there to show their respect for Corporal Johnathan Taylor who was killed February 22nd in Afghanistan.

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UF researchers explains why New Zealand earthquake caused so much destruction

By on February 24th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:38 pm

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the New Zealand city of Christchurch, leaving 76 dead, and more than 200 missing. WUFT’s Phillip Marks sat down with Ray Russo, Associate Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida, [...]

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Silver Springs may be in for big changes

By on February 16th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:43 pm

An historic tourist attraction in North Central Florida could be in for some changes. The Marion County Commission is considering taking over the operations of the Silver Springs attraction.

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