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Highway patrol statistics are in from July 4th holiday

The Florida Highway Patrol announced the preliminary results from its Independence Day holiday enforcement effort.  During the four day period of July 1st through the 4th, FHP increased the number of troopers patrolling Florida’s roadways.  Troopers issued more than 8,000 traffic citations and made 82 arrests for driving under the …

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Rare collection of baseball cards worth millions

An Ohio man named Karl Kissner found a box of old baseball cards in his father’s attic. The cards are an extremely rare series issued around 1910. Up to now the few known cards to exist were in “so so” condition at best, but the ones found by Kissner are …

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New voter cards mailed out in Alachua County

The Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office has completed the process of transferring all voters to their new precincts and districts.  These changes were required after the State completed drawing the new lines for house, senate, and congressional Districts.   Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter says information from the recent consensus causes redistricting …

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Avoiding D-U-I’s on water to reduce fatalities

Last year nine people in Florida died from boating accidents related to alcohol and drug use.  That made up 13 percent of the state’s fatalities for 2011.  As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Robert Lopez reports, measures are being taken to lower the frequency of these deaths. [Audio clip: view full post …

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U.S. Forest Service acquires new fire-fighting equipment

The U.S. Forest Service has awarded contracts to four companies to provide a total of seven next-generation airtankers to fight wildfires. This is an addition to the eight additional aircrafts added to the fleet yesterday. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FMs Robert Lopez spoke with Jennifer Jones spokeswoman for U.S. Forest Service in Idaho about …

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Lake City gets airport improvement

Commercial airlines may soon be coming to the Lake City Gateway Airport.  The airport will be opening a new terminal next week that will have many new features to improve travel for pilots and travelers, including an automated weather operating system that allows them to receive weather updates throughout the lobby …

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Softball is big for little kids in Alachua

The Babe Ruth Softball league is one of the premier softball programs in the country for girls aged 5 to 18. The highlight of the Babe Ruth softball season is its annual World Series tournament. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’S Robert Lopez reports, that showcase event will be coming to North …

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