Author Archives: Sarah Samuels

Florida Senate passes bill banning texting while driving

By on April 18th, 2013 | Last updated: April 18, 2013 at 10:58 am

The Florida Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would ban texting while driving if passed by the Florida House of Representatives by May 3.

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White House’s sequester plan would affect budgets of Alachua County programs

By on February 28th, 2013 | Last updated: February 28, 2013 at 4:27 pm

The White House’s newly released sequester, or governmental budget cuts plan, will affect Alachua County and Florida programs.

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UFPD says campus secure in case of shooter situation

By on January 18th, 2013 | Last updated: January 18, 2013 at 3:47 pm

In light of recent events in Newtown, Conn. schools are evaluating their own safety protocols. At the University of Florida, police said studthey are prepared to protect students and faculty in case a shooter situation were to occur.

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How one bouncer spots fake ID’s in Gainesville

By on December 17th, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 2:05 pm

A local bouncer explains the most obvious forms of fake ID that underage students in Gainesville try to use. Out-of-state licenses, cheap-looking photos and ID’s claiming to be “authentic” are most common.

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Video: Ganga Sheth’s Odissi Dance graduation

By on December 16th, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm

WUFT-FM’s Sarah Samuels captured video at Ganga Sheth’s Odissi Dance graduation.

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UF takes part in new Alzheimer’s study

By on December 12th, 2012 | Last updated: December 12, 2012 at 5:29 pm

The University of Florida will hold test trials to implant deep brain stimulation devices to slow, stop or possibly fix memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients.

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University of Florida Counseling and Wellness combating prescription drug abuse on campus

By and on November 29th, 2012 | Last updated: November 29, 2012 at 3:29 pm

A growing group of college students around the country illegally use prescription drugs like Adderall to help them excel in the classroom.

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Events set for University of Florida’s 2012 Homecoming parade

By on November 8th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 4:36 pm

The University of Florida’s Homecoming will be taking on a patriotic theme since Veteran’s Day is right around the corner.

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Budget cuts, transparency issues face Marion County superintendent candidates

By on November 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 4:48 pm

As educational budget cuts loom over school districts statewide, including Marion County, Diana Greene and George Tomyn will face off Tuesday to become the county’s newest superintendent of public schools.

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Detective Heather Phillips: The one-woman shop to solve cold cases

By on October 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

While shows like “CSI” may suggest that police departments have large investigation teams to solve disappearances like Christian Aguilar’s, that’s not often the case. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case unit has one lone detective. Detective Heather Phillips said […]

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