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At drag racing school, students learn the way to race

By on March 15th, 2013 | Last updated: March 26, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Nearly three-quarters of the racers in this weekend’s GatorNationals were trained at Frank Hawley’s School of Drag Racing. But as one WUFT reporter found out, all you need to be trained there is a drivers license and good health.

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Light Up Ocala kicks off holidays Saturday in Marion County

By on November 16th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:38 pm

The City of Ocala will be hosting its 29th Annual Light Up Ocala celebration this Saturday, with the event starting at 4 p.m. and official lighting at 7:30.

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Florida swim team has new assistant coach

By on November 16th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Gemma Spofforth finds helping others as important as winning competitions.

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Search for fugitive continues around Marion County

By on December 23rd, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:12 pm

US Marshals are searching for a man who fled authorities in two North Central Florida counties yesterday. 41-year-old Michael Richard Maser is wanted in Sumter County for unlawful sexual activity with a minor and is now considered a fugitive after […]

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Marion County leaders raise money for chairty at annual campfire breakfast

By on December 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm

This morning, hundreds gathered along the shore of Marion County’s Ocklawaha River to support Interfaith Emergency Services at its annual benefit breakfast. As WUFT-FM’s Tori Petry reports, the event brought both funds and fellowship to the Marion County community.

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Anniversary celebration takes flight

By on December 12th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:20 pm

This past weekend, Shands Hospital celebrated the 30th anniversary of its emergency flight transport program, ShandsCair. WUFT-FM’s Tori Petry got a first-hand look at the work that goes into making this team successful.

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Gainesville commission will vote on borrowing for renovations tonight

By on November 17th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:03 pm

The Gainesville City Commission will vote on funding arsenic contamination remediation in a developing Gainesville park at its meeting tonight. The remediation of Depot Park is already underway through funding from other sources, but with this action, the city would […]

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A look behind the stables

By on November 14th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Many people have seen the Gainesville Police Department’s Mounted Unit patrolling weekend and holiday crowds. But as WUFT-FM’s Tori Petry reports, these four-legged officers are more than just workhorses.

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Gainesville Raceway provides racing opportunities all year long

By on October 27th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:36 pm

The Gainesville Raceway is known for the professional Gatornationals racing event it holds in the springtime. But as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Tori Petry reports, the track also serves local amateur drivers throughout the year.   (Source Gainesville Raceway Executive General […]

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How healthy is a food drive diet?

By on October 24th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Marion County residents have come together to feed the hungry in their community with a county-wide food drive. But as WUFT-FM’s Tori Petry reports, there may be more to a food drive than just filling shelves. Marion County Commissioner Mike Amsden spearheaded […]

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