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WW II vets—-the "greatest generation"

By on November 11th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Nicknamed the “Greatest Generation,” American World War II veterans are getting older and older. In fact, experts estimate about 1,000 of them die each day. And as these men and women pass away, their great American stories often perish with [...]

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Citra Residents Fired Up Over Proposed Firing Range

By on April 26th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Some Marion County residents are up in arms over what could be their new neighbor. A company is applying for a special use permit to open a commercial gun range near Black Sink Prairie in Citra. The Marion County zoning [...]

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Gainesville Mayor Talks Green With Vic Micolucci

By on April 21st, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:40 pm

As Gainesville Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan’s time as mayor winds down she reflected on the many “green” initiatives in progress in the city with WUFT-FM’s Vic Micolucci.

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Tension Builds Over Proposed Sturgeon Farm Near Melrose

By on April 13th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Some North Central Florida residents are worried their resources will run dry. A caviar company from Canada has applied for a permit to pump up to 1.8 billion gallons of water from the Floridian acquifer over the next 20 years. [...]

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Area World War II POW Leon Drake Reflects On A Life-Changing Day 65 Years Ago

By on April 12th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Nicknamed the “Greatest Generation,” American World War II veterans are getting older and older. In fact, experts estimate about 1,000 of them die each day. And as these men and women pass away, their great American stories often perish with [...]

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UF Students & Campus Police Chief Meet Over Recent Shooting of Graduate Student

By on April 6th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:56 pm

It’s been more than a month since a University of Florida campus police officer shot a graduate student at his “on campus” residence. Police officers claim the man came at them with a pole and a knife and was a [...]

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Marion County Child Killed By Dog Raises Safety Questions

By on February 22nd, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Marion County investigators continue to look into the death of a 3-year-old girl killed over the weekend. They say the toddler was mauled by at least one of the family’s dogs in her own back yard. Dog bites are a [...]

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Manatees Struggle With Florida’s Recent Freezes

By on February 15th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm

One of Florida’s most endangered species is coming out of last month’s cold snap very hard hit. Hundreds of manatees died across the state as temperatures dipped below freezing for several days straight. As Vic Micolucci reports, recently a team [...]

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Federal Help On Its Way To Help Florida Treat Haitian Earthquake Victims

By on February 1st, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Floridians are feeling the aftermath of the massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti. Florida is taking in a lot of the refugees, offering them shelter and essential medical care. But how much of an impact is this having on a [...]

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Wiernermobile Visits Gainesville

By on January 27th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:55 pm

It’s been one of the most noticeable sights on the roadways for decades now, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. Monday, one of the nation’s six giant red hot dogs on wheels dropped by the University of Florida campus, and its faithful [...]

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