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Smokey conditions flare back up around Olive fire

By on December 6th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:19 pm

The Levy Prairie wildfires have picked back up near the city of Hawthorne. The fire and smoke is thick enough to blur driver’s vision and make the road hard to see. North Florida Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says the [...]

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Helping veterans cross the finish line

By on November 11th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:01 pm

A race for veterans today brought out its biggest crowd since the 1980s. Gainesville’s Fisher House has raised $25,000 and counting, so far.

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Antique aircraft fly visitors back in time

By on November 7th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:53 pm

A Wings of Freedom tour is looking to honor veterans through the very aircraft they flew in combat. WUFT-FM’s Zac Blobner says antique planes were on-hand this weekend to help everyday people take a step back in history in a [...]

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Green light bulbs given out in Ocala to raise awareness about runaways

By and on November 1st, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Ocala based, Arnette House has started the Green Light Project during the month of November. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM,  Zac Blobner says they’re hoping to shine a light on a growing problem. (in depth version) Ocala-based, Arnette House has started the [...]

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Alachua County Fair bringing bargains this year

By on October 21st, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:20 pm

The Alachua County Fair will open tomorrow, and WUFT-FM’s Zac Blobner says fair officials hope to bring in bigger crowds with bigger bargains this year. Fair Organizer Steve White says they will extend special price hours, offer discounts and provide [...]

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Teens need time behind the wheel

By on October 14th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Teens are fifty percent more likely to crash in their first month of driving than they are a year later.  AAA recently conducted a study on young drivers and Communications Manager Carol Ronis says parents are the solution. She says a [...]

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Safety top priority for law enforcement for “big game” weekend

By on September 16th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Many fans are eager to fill Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for tomorrow’s football game as the Florida Gators start conference play against the Tennessee Volunteers.  And as WUFT-FMs Zac Blobner reports, many police officers are just as eager to to keep the streets [...]

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