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ASPCA helps in one of the largest animal cruelty cases in Florida

By on February 28th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:13 pm

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is taking steps to protect animals in the state of Florida. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Courtney Allen reports, the group is assisting several agencies in one of the largest animal cruelty […]

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Water managers battle over budgetary control

By on February 28th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Florida’s regional water management districts may lose control of their funding. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis reports, a proposed senate bill would put control of their major sources of funding under the legislature’s control.

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UF hazing committee developing incident reporting site

By on February 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:14 pm

The University of Florida’s Anti-Hazing Committee met for the third time this year. The group formed in late January just a few weeks after hazing cases at FAMU brought national attention to the initiation practice at many schools. Florida’s 89.1, […]

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Rain showers helping wildfire efforts, but not for the long-run

By and on February 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Gainesville residents are pulling out their umbrellas, as this week continues to deliver more rain showers. But Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says this is a welcome weather change. Bond says in the battle between rain and active fires, the […]

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Health officials want youth educated on the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases

By on February 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:03 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more than one million people are living in the United States with HIV. Being sexually active becomes more of a risk everyday. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Tondrea Haddly reports on an effort by […]

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City commission candidates Poe and Skop share their visions for Gainesville

By and on February 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Lauren Poe and Nathan Skop are facing off for the At-Large 1 seat on the Gainesville City Commission. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta report, both candidates have ideas and plans they would like to realize for the city, if elected.

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Gatornationals: meeting the “need for speed”

By on February 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Gainesville is continuing a tradition of the 43rd Annual National Hot Rod Assocation’s Gatornationals, but this year a milestone is being celebrated.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Cameron Taylor spoke with Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville Executive General Manager Don Robertson about what raceway staff members are doing […]

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Forbes list billionaire wants water permit to beef up Marion County’s cattle industry

By on February 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Marion county’s largest private property owner is looking to beef up the area’s cattle industry, but he’ll need a lot of water to do it. While some residents would welcome an economical boost to the area, others wonder about the environmental […]

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Prairie Creek Lodge to display artwork from year-long project this weekend

By on February 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:04 pm

The Alachua Conservation Trust and Six Artists-Six Prairies are holding a project-closing event tomorrow at Prairie Creek Lodge off CR 234 near Rochelle, just east of Gainesville. The event will feature paintings of area prairies, which have been painted over […]

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Armed robbers hold up Bank of America on Newberry Road

By and on February 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:05 pm

An area bank was robbed at gunpoint this morning. The Bank of America on Newberry Road in Gainesville was robbed at around 9:30 a.m.  Alachua County Sheriff’s Spokesperson Art Forgey says the the robbers were armed with a shotgun. Forgey […]

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