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Florida orange production takes hit this month from greening

By on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: April 22, 2013 at 2:07 pm

A USDA report indicated Florida orange production dropped 1 percent this month. Researchers and growers have pointed to citrus greening as the prime culprit.

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Preparing a holiday surprise for area children

By on December 15th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm

For the 21st year, Gainesville Fire Rescue firefighters joined to bring holiday spirit to underprivileged children around Alachua County.  WUFT-FM’s Ricki Albritton says they are putting pedal to the metal- literally.

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The face of the graduating class

By and on December 13th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:31 pm

With graduation this weekend at the University of Florida, many students will be ready to join the work force, but not all graduates will follow the “traditional” path.  As WUFT-FM’s Shauna Mackey and Ricki Albritton report, there are many paths […]

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UF officials monitoring campus safety concerns

By and on December 12th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:48 pm

The University of Florida is fielding parent concerns about recent assaults near campus. WUFT-FM’s Briana Rittersporn says the University is working to ensure the safety and comfort of both students and parents. Despite University efforts, some students are still concerned […]

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Gator Growl changes spur bigger show this year

By on November 3rd, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is bustling today as student organizers prepare for Gator Growl tomorrow. Gator Growl Production Director Jeff Chinnering says the stage has moved to the east side of the stadium this year. Chinnering says fireworks are also […]

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Jacksonville gearing up for a weekend of crowds

By on October 27th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:46 pm

The Florida Gators are preparing to square off against the Georgia Bulldogs in this weekend’s annual football game in Jacksonville.  WUFT-FM’s Ricki Albritton says the fans will turn out in full force.

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Long road ahead for assault victims

By and on October 20th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:23 pm

With the suspect in five sexual assaults around Marion County and Gainesville under arrest, the road to recovery is just beginning for victims.  Alachua County Victim Services Project Coordinator Laura Kalt says it is important for victims to have a […]

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New Senior Center opens in Gainesville

By and on September 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:48 pm

A new center in Gainesville will provide senior citizens with social, recreational, and educational opportunities. The new 17,000 square-foot City of Gainesville-Alachua county Senior Recreation center at northside park had its ribbon cutting ceremony this morning.  In attendance were Gainesville city […]

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