Author Archives: Trent Kelly

University’s reserve funds remain focus of the faculty and administration’s debate

By on May 30th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:50 am

University of Florida President Bernie Machen gathered opinions from the faculty and staff at UF about the impending budget cuts during an open forum meeting yesterday, the first meeting of its kind between both faculty members and the university President. The […]

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Health Department facing more cuts

By and on January 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:09 pm

As the Alachua County Health Department continues to work towards financial stability, the biggest expense- personnel- is still facing some cuts. Interim Director Paul Myers says the new year comes with a round of lay-offs, although fewer than previous planned. […]

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Road closures and smokey conditions continue from Olive Fire

By on December 20th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm

The Olive Fire in western Putnam County is entering its fifth week and gusty winds and low humidity are continuing to fan the flames.  Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says the fire now encompasses over 800 acres of land just […]

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Senator Steve Oelrich files bill fanning airboat noise controversy

By on December 9th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:04 pm

A little over a year ago voters in Alachua County approved a county ordinance that would prohibit all airboats in the county from going out after 7 o’clock at night. At issue is the amount of noise they make. But […]

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Dixie County family mourns loss of their grandson

By on November 10th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:29 pm

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is continuing to investigate the death of Bryan Austen Osteen. Osteen was killed in a hunting accident November eighth while attempting to climb down an 11-foot ladder stand. His grandfather found Osteen facedown near the stand and […]

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Suspected serial rapist arrested in Marion County

By and on October 20th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:09 pm

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has arrested the man suspected in five sexual assaults since July. Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Jenifer Lowe says 37-year-old Michael Alan Frye was positively identified by victims in two of the cases and his vehicle matched […]

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Senator Bob Graham addresses America’s readiness for another potential attack

By on September 9th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Bob Graham has been a major player in national politics for decades. When the U.S. was attacked 10 years ago, Senator Graham was representing Florida in the United States Senate. Graham, who is also a former two-term governor of Florida, served as Chairman of the Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism Commission. This Sunday at 6 p.m. in Pugh Hall on the University of Florida campus, Graham and his Center for Public Service at UF will host an event to figure out whether Florida is ready to face a similar situation if it were to ever occur here. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Trent Kelly talked with Senator Graham.

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Area experts weigh in on S&P downgrades and the state of the U.S. economy

By on August 8th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:59 pm

On the heels of the U.S. credit downgrade late last week…stocks opened sharply lower today and continued falling all day. With more on today’s market sell-off  WUFT’s own Trent Kelly joined us from the CNBC Global Headquarters in New York where […]

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Local firefighters lend assistance on Honey Prairie Fire on Florida-Georgia line

By on May 13th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:18 pm

The smell of burning foliage has been noticable in Gainesville as a thin cloud of smoke has blown into town several days this week. Firefighters on the state border with Georgia continue to battle the ever-growing Honey Prarie Fire that […]

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Republican presidential challengers taking shape

By on May 13th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:19 pm

After weeks of speculation about who is going to run against President Obama in the 2012 presidential elections, the field of prospective Republican challengers finally began to take shape over the past couple weeks with big names like Newt Gingrich […]

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