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Group Expanding Investigation into GRU Fee Tax

By on June 11th, 2014 | Last updated: June 11, 2014 at 2:21 am

Seniors vs. Crime is now looking into taxes on gas and water surcharges collected by Gainesville Regional Utilities. The group was previously only investigating a complaint about a tax on electric customer charges collected by GRU.

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Group Investigating If GRU May Have Overcharged You $33 In Last Three Years

By on May 21st, 2014 | Last updated: May 22, 2014 at 5:54 pm

A program of the state attorney general’s office is investigating whether GRU, the city and the county may be inappropriately taxing a portion of utility bills each month, upwards of $2.7 million in taxes over the last three years.

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Nine Cases of Overcharging Settled with Gatorland Toyota in Last Two Years

By on August 1st, 2013 | Last updated: May 21, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Over the last two years the Alachua County branch of Seniors vs. Crime, a program of the Florida attorney general’s office, has settled nine cases on behalf of car buyers against Gatorland Toyota, a dealership on Main Street in Gainesville. The group has helped seniors recover more than $92,000.

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‘Fix our Roads’ referendum pits city against county

By on October 11th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:36 pm

A referendum on the November ballot in Alachua County will ask voters to approve a three-fourths of a cent sales tax increase to pay for increased repairs to local roads. The tax, expected to collect $300 million, would expire after 15 years.

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UF Anti-Hazing Task Force looks ahead to new semester

By on August 20th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:04 pm

You may recall a number of hazing incidents that arose this past spring at the University of Florida. Since then, most of the students who faced hazing charges have avoided criminal convictions as long as they complete a year’s probation […]

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First day of school for many area students

By on August 20th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Tens of thousands of young students across North Central Florida headed back to school today. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo checked in with Alachua County Schools spokeswoman Jackie Johnson who says overall, the first day of school ran pretty smoothly across […]

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Longer days for some children in Alachua County

By on August 14th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:29 pm

For some students in Alachua County, the school day will be a little longer this year. Seven elementary schools will have their days extended by an hour after they ranked in the 100 lowest performing schools in the state.  

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Swine flu cases on the rise

By on August 13th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:06 pm

The swine flu is on the radar of health officials with reported cases on the rise nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 145 confirmed human cases of the virus since July of last year.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo […]

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Race for the White House takes a new turn

By on August 13th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Over the weekend, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced his running mate: Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo spoke with University of South Florida political science professor, Susan McManus, about the new candidate for vice president and what it means for […]

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Farmers market visits UF for Campus Earth Day

By on April 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:23 pm

  Earth Day, as most people know it, falls on April 22nd each year. But as WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo reports, the University of Florida is getting a jump start on promoting sustainability with its Campus Earth Day. UF’s all-male acapella […]

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