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Roller Derby Dame: When Push Comes to Shove

By on February 11th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Angela Martin goes by the name Angrilla RX8 when competing with the Gainesville Roller Rebels, a local all-star roller derby team. When she’s not on the track, the animal-loving Army veteran is working to finish a master’s degree in international relations.

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Animal Sanctuary Celebrates Pigs And Plant-Based Nutrition

By on February 11th, 2015 | Last updated: February 11, 2015 at 6:30 pm

An animal sanctuary celebrates love of pigs and health in its second Valentine’s Day brunch. The brunch teaches how to appreciate love of pigs as more than food.

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Local Program Gives Inmates the Opportunity to Work in the Community

By on February 10th, 2015 | Last updated: February 11, 2015 at 1:41 pm

The Santa Fe Bridge Community Release Center, managed by Bridges of America, gives inmates like Gary Kreuscher an opportunity to find work in the community. The community release program is meant to help their client’s from relapsing into criminal behavior.

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Lawyers Offer Free Legal Aid At Grace Marketplace

By on February 10th, 2015 | Last updated: February 11, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Law organizations visited Grace Marketplace Feb. 7 to offer free consultations to low-income and homeless residents. Lawyers assisted the homeless with legal issues that may have contributed to their homelessness.

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Historical City Cafe In Palatka Reopens

By on February 10th, 2015 | Last updated: February 10, 2015 at 11:22 am

Fields, a fifth generation resident of Putnam County, said that reopening City Cafe is his way of “preserving a little bit of history.” Although the space on St. Johns Avenue in Palatka has seen a number of businesses – and owners – the “little items like that are still here.”

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Point-In-Time Count Finds Alachua Homelessness Numbers Stable, But More In Shelters

By on February 6th, 2015 | Last updated: February 9, 2015 at 3:38 pm

An annual census finds that more Alachua County homeless are finding their way to shelters. While homeless populations remained relatively stable, 11 percent more were found in more stable living situations.

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Explosion, Fire At Southwest Villas Apartment Found To Be Result Of Arson

By and on February 6th, 2015 | Last updated: February 6, 2015 at 12:34 pm

An explosion and resulting fire at Southwest Villas on Jan. 22 that displaced 12 residents was caused by arson. Two suspects have been charged with grand theft and fraudulent insurance claims.

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Pilot Safety Protocol in Focus After Selfie Caused 2014 Crash

By on February 4th, 2015 | Last updated: February 4, 2015 at 6:39 pm

Selfies were the cause of a small Colorado plane crash. The plane, which crashed last year, had a GoPro inside the cockpit. WUFT’s Darling Hill spoke with the University Air Center on the use of electronic devices in flight and safety protocols.

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Gainesville High School Teacher Breaks Language Barrier with Furniture

By on February 4th, 2015 | Last updated: February 4, 2015 at 6:11 pm

Gainesville High School teacher Louise Yariv began her ESOL Closet project with the needs of her English for Speakers of Other Languages students in mind. The project started small but has grown to help provide students and their families with furniture, clothing and other necessities.

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Student-Run Islam Fair Brings Clarity On Religion

By on January 30th, 2015 | Last updated: January 30, 2015 at 6:34 pm

Hosted by the student-run organization Islam on Campus, the Islam Fair is meant to bring awareness and clarity of the religion.

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