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Highway patrol statistics are in from July 4th holiday

By on July 18th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:37 am

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 [...]

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Rare collection of baseball cards worth millions

By on July 12th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:31 am

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” [...]

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New voter cards mailed out in Alachua County

By and on July 11th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:41 am

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 [...]

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

By on June 20th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:40 pm

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 [...]

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

By and on June 14th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:02 am

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 [...]

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Celebrity case brings questions about chemotherapy effects

By on June 13th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:54 pm

While chemotherapy is used in the treatment of cancer it can cause negative side effects.  As Florida’s 89-point-1 WUFT-FM’s Robert Lopez reports, the treatment of a celebrity is shining some light on how  this treatment can cause much more illness [...]

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Lake City gets airport improvement

By on May 30th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:50 am

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 [...]

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Decision to remove transit tax from ballot gets mixed reactions

By on May 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:10 am

A transit sales tax will no longer be on the ballot for Alachua County voters this fall. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Robert Lopez reports on the Alachua County Commission’s decision and how Gainesville city commissioners are taking the news.

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Softball is big for little kids in Alachua

By on May 8th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:14 pm

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 [...]

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