WUFT News http://www.wuft.org/news News and Public Media for North Central Florida from the University of Florida in Gainesville Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:00:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Historic Orange Grove’s Fate Undecided http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/21/historic-orange-groves-fate-undecided/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/21/historic-orange-groves-fate-undecided/#comments Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:00:15 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=75347 The historic Carney Island orange grove has switched caretakers' hands many times, but the Marion County Board of Commissioners now must face a decision on its future owners and use.]]> http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/21/historic-orange-groves-fate-undecided/feed/ 0 Clinic Offers Health Care For Pets Every Tuesday http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/20/clinic-offers-health-care-for-pets-every-tuesday/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/20/clinic-offers-health-care-for-pets-every-tuesday/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:00:06 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=75515 The Saint Francis House Pet Care Clinic provides free non-emergency health care for pets of economically troubled owners four times a month. In the colder months, they give out cold weather clothes and blankets because homeless shelters do not allow animals unless they are service animals.]]> http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/20/clinic-offers-health-care-for-pets-every-tuesday/feed/ 1 University of Florida’s QB Treon Harris Cited For Driving Without License http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/19/university-of-floridas-qb-treon-harris-cited-for-driving-without-license/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/19/university-of-floridas-qb-treon-harris-cited-for-driving-without-license/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:16:42 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=75829 Freshman quarterback Treon Harris has been charged with second-degree misdemeanor for driving without a valid driver's license.]]> http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/19/university-of-floridas-qb-treon-harris-cited-for-driving-without-license/feed/ 0 Gator Stompin’ Looking To Get Back On Track With Payback Program http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/19/gator-stompin-looking-to-get-back-on-track-with-payback-program/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/19/gator-stompin-looking-to-get-back-on-track-with-payback-program/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:46:43 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=75631 The Pledge 5 Foundation is in debt with local businesses in Gainesville. The organization owes more than $100,000, but it created a program, so that they can pay back the money they owe. ]]> http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/19/gator-stompin-looking-to-get-back-on-track-with-payback-program/feed/ 0 Local Organization Fills Christmas Spirit “One Belly At A Time” http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/19/local-organization-fills-christmas-spirit-one-belly-at-a-time/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/19/local-organization-fills-christmas-spirit-one-belly-at-a-time/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:43:27 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=75308 Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida Inc., is furthering its year-round fight against food insecurity for youth by providing food during the winter holidays to students who mainly rely on meals during school hours.]]> http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/19/local-organization-fills-christmas-spirit-one-belly-at-a-time/feed/ 0 Prisoner Labor Saves Taxpayer Money http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/19/prisoner-labor-saves-taxpayer-money/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/19/prisoner-labor-saves-taxpayer-money/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:02:58 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=75474 In exchange for a reduced sentence, some Marion County inmates participate in a prison work program. The program has produced much of the jail's infrastructure, saving taxpayers more than $9 million in 2013.]]> http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/19/prisoner-labor-saves-taxpayer-money/feed/ 0 Operation Santa Seeks Benefactors http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/18/operation-santa-seeks-benefactors/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/18/operation-santa-seeks-benefactors/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:47:58 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=75557 Gainesville Post Office participates in the Santa Operation program for the first time. The program started receiving letters from across the country starting Dec. 2, and it will match the benefactors until Monday. ]]> http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/18/operation-santa-seeks-benefactors/feed/ 3 Angel Tree Shines Light On Migrant Families http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/18/angel-tree-shines-light-on-migrant-families/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/18/angel-tree-shines-light-on-migrant-families/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:15:17 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=75644 The Angel Tree Charity Project helps make sure struggling migrant families have a normal Christmas. Hundreds of families are helped with the charity project. ]]> http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/18/angel-tree-shines-light-on-migrant-families/feed/ 1 Police Departments Look to Advance with Cameras http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/16/police-departments-look-to-advance-with-cameras/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/16/police-departments-look-to-advance-with-cameras/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:56:21 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=75355 While some area law enforcement are struggling to find funding for officer body cameras, Ocala Police Department has been using them since 2009 for specialized units. ]]> http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/16/police-departments-look-to-advance-with-cameras/feed/ 0 Alachua County Receives Florida’s 36th State Forest http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/16/alachua-county-receives-floridas-36th-state-forest/ http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/16/alachua-county-receives-floridas-36th-state-forest/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:43:44 +0000 http://www.wuft.org/news/?p=75203 The 1,000-plus acres of diverse land west of Newnans Lake in Gainesville will provide bicycle and hiking trails for the public in spring 2015.]]> http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/12/16/alachua-county-receives-floridas-36th-state-forest/feed/ 0