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Fate of a downtown farmers market up for discussion in Ocala

By on April 5th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:34 pm

The city of Ocala will decide tonight whether to support a farmers market in Downtown Square. The proposed farmers market would occur every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Downtown Business Alliance President George Carrasco says this farmers market […]

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Improving health for hispanic women in Florida

By on March 28th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:17 pm

In the past few years, efforts to increase awareness of breast cancer have increased. But for one group, Hispanic women in the United States, where about ten percent have a probability of developing invasive breast cancer, additional programs are being […]

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Florida Senate jobs bill for felons

By on March 25th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Getting civil rights restored became more difficult this month when Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet voted against allowing automatic restoration for nonviolent offenders. Now, a bill allowing former felons to get a job before restoring their civil rights […]

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Levy County emergency manager says Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant is safe

By on March 15th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:09 pm

As the Japanese nuclear plant crisis unveils, local residents may worry about Progress Energy’s Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant in the Citrus County area. Levy county has a portion of the ten-mile emergency planning zone around the plant. Levy County’s […]

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Soldiers go through an strenuous obstacle course to obtain a air assault badge

By on February 17th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:39 pm

North Florida became home to a U.S. Army air assault course at Starke’s Camp Blanding Joint Training Center. But, as WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara reports, while the soldiers want to pass the course, this is no easy challenge.

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