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Florida forestry officials prepare for possible spread of the Honey Prairie fire from Georgia

By on May 12th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Due to the rapid spread of the Honey Prairie fire across state lines, preparations are underway to prevent the fire from reaching the Osceola National Forest in Florida. Osceola National Forest District Ranger Ivan Green says they have burned some […]

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U.S. 301 near Starke to be shut down this weekend for construction

By on May 12th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:21 pm

If you’re planning on traveling on U.S. 301 this weekend, you may have to add some additional time to your trip. The Florida Department of Transportation is shutting down U.S. 301 in both directions just south of State Road 100 […]

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UF offers sustainability major

By on May 12th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:28 pm

The University of Florida is offering a brand new major to students. The new Sustainability Studies” major will allow students the chance to study the humanities, social and natural sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Political Science […]

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UF President and UF faculty union head respond to budget cut effects

By on May 10th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:30 pm

The Florida Legislature passed it’s austere 70 Billion dollar budget this past weekend. Among the many cuts included in this year’s budget, lawmakers agreed to cut funding for the state’s higher education system. WUFT’FM’s Trent Kelly reports on how these […]

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UF President Bernie Machen addresses budget concerns at Rotary Club luncheon

By on May 10th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:31 pm

After the Florida Legislature approved cuts to higher education in their budget for the next year, University of Florida President Bernie Machen addressed many employee and student concerns during a Rotary Club meeting this afternoon. Machen says the university is […]

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Schools prepare for budget cuts

By on May 9th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Now that the state Legislature has passed their relatively austere 70-billion dollar budget this past weekend….many state agencies and programs are re-assessing their own budgets…including several area schools. WUFT-FM’s Trent Kelly reports.

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Two years after her disappearance, the family of missing Haleigh Cummings reaches out for answers

By on February 10th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Today marks the 2-year anniversary of the disappearance of five-year-old Haleigh Cummings. Haleigh was reported missing from her home in Satsuma in the middle of the night. Putnam County Sheriff’s office officials say it is very likely the abductor was […]

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Steinhatchee businesses still hurting months after BP oil spill

By on December 21st, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Despite the fact oil from the BP Horizon spill never reached the west coast of Florida, several small fishing communities around North Central Florida still suffered economically. Recently Trent Kelly traveled to the small town of Steinhatchee just north of Cross City to see if things were getting any better now that the oil spill isn’t dominating the headlines.

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Reflections on Muschamp’s early Gainesville playing days

By on December 14th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:48 pm

On Tuesday, new University of Florida head football coach Will Muschamp was officially introduced to the media. WUFT-FM’s Trent Kelly spoke to a childhood friend of Muschamp’s to find out what the Gator’s new head coach was like growing up.

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Lame duck governor pardons rock legend Jim Morrison

By on December 9th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:49 pm

The late singer and frontman of the rock band “The Doors,” Jim Morrison, was posthumously pardoned Thursday afternoon by outgoing Florida Governor Charlie Crist. Morrison was charged with indecent exposure back in 1970 for a concert in Miami. Trent Kelly […]

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