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Georgia execution continues to stir debate

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

Last night, Troy Davis was executed after being convicted in 1989, for the murder of an off-duty police officer in Savannah Georgia. The case stirred attention throughout the country about whether or not the justice system was killing an innocent man. A day […]

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Budget cuts bring about resignations in High Springs

By on September 1st, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:12 pm

By 5 p.m. Friday both Police Chief James Troiano and fire Chief Verne Riggall will be leaving their positions within their departments in High Springs.  Florida’s 89.1,  WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub has more on why the two city officials will no […]

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Alachua County schools begin flu prevention program

By on September 1st, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:12 pm

With school back in session, it’s known many things such as colds and the flu are soon to follow. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT- FM’s Samantha Taub has more on Alachua County’s program to help prevent the flu throughout the community.

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UF President Bernie Machen gives state of the University of address

By on August 25th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:09 pm

University of Florida President Bernie Machen delivered his annual State of the University Address this afternoon before the UF Faculty Senate. President Machen discussed the diversity on campus, UF’s progress in trying to restore the 3% reduction from state employee […]

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New MLK memorial opens in Washington

By on August 25th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Just before the 48th anniversary of Martin Luther King Junior’s, “I have a Dream Speech, a new memorial in honor of him  was opened in Washington D.C. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub reports about the new memorial and what this new monumental […]

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Red Cross closely monitoring hurricane Irene

By on August 25th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Though Hurricane Irene looks as though it won’t be affecting North Central Florida directly, there could still be some impacts from the storm throughout the state. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub reports, on what the Red Cross is doing to […]

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State’s sinkhole insurance plan sees significant increase in policy price

By on July 28th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:24 am

The Citizens Property Insurance Board voted on Wednesday and approved new rates for sinkhole coverage. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub talked with an attorney representing policy holders on the issue as well as a spokesperson for Citizen’s Property Insurance.

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Florida ranks high in boating accidents

By on July 14th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:06 am

Florida ranks number one for the total number of boat owners in the nation. Along with this, Florida is also at the top of the list when it comes to boating mishaps. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT FM’s Samantha Taub has more…

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UF receives grant for oil spill project

By on July 7th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:50 am

The University of Florida was awarded more than 6.5 million dollars today by the National Institutes of Health. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub has more.

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Final launch for NASA most likely to be postponed

By on July 7th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:51 am

Tomorrow will mark what is supposed to be the end of NASA’s shuttle program. Samantha Taub spoke with CBS Correspondeent Peter King about the shuttle Atlantis’ final launch and what is next to come. King says despite efforts to take […]

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