By Valerie Crum on April 16th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 3:57 pm
Rick Scott Says He Will Sue Obama Administration Over Medicaid Hardball – Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that he plans to sue the Obama administration for its efforts to force Florida to accept provisions in the Affordable Care Act. The […]
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By Christina Hunt on April 6th, 2015 | Last updated: April 6, 2015 at 4:37 pm
The Fort King Heritage Association in Ocala hopes to bring history to life by adding two acres of land to the Fort King National Historic Landmark. The association also hopes to build walls and hire re-enactors and start educational programs surrounding the area to attract students.
Tagged City of Ocala, FKHA, Florida history, Fort King, Fort King Heritage Association, Fort King National Historic Landmark, Inc., Marion County, Ocala, Ocala Recreation and Parks, Seminole Wars
By Marena Smith on March 27th, 2015 | Last updated: March 27, 2015 at 3:33 pm
From March 16-29, a large portion of McLemore Road on Gores Landing WMA is closed due to recent rainfall and flooding conditions. Unfortunately for hunters, the closure of the road in this typical turkey habitat overlaps with the spring turkey hunting season, from March 21-29.
Tagged Department of Environmental Protection, Florida, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Gores Landing, hunting, Marion County, McLemore Road, Ocala National Forest, Ocklawaha River, Osceola Wild Turkey, Spring Turkey Season, Wildlife Management Area
By WUFT Staff on March 19th, 2015 | Last updated: March 19, 2015 at 11:25 am
A 9-year-old boy died after a fire broke out at his mobile home in the Ocala National Forest. Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.
By Kathryn Williams on March 16th, 2015 | Last updated: March 16, 2015 at 12:56 pm
I-75 has reopened after a northbound mutli-vehicle accident shut down both sides of the highway early Monday morning. The initial accident caused a second crash on the southbound lanes involving semi trucks. The roadway is being cleaned up and there are still lane closures.
By Briana Erickson on March 9th, 2015 | Last updated: March 9, 2015 at 1:40 pm
Marion County held its second annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday. All proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity in order to help build homes for the Belleview community.
By Steven Katona on February 24th, 2015 | Last updated: February 24, 2015 at 6:06 pm
High school students like Taylor Christian choose to enroll in higher-level classes over elective courses to attract future college admission officers. This change in enrollment has resulted in fewer elective class periods for students to choose from.
By Valerie Crum on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 2:47 pm
Solar energy is growing in popularity in Florida. The largest solar power system in Marion County was recently completed despite losing incentives, including Florida’s solar rebate.
Tagged Florida Public Service Commission, Gainesville, Gainesville Regional Utility, Marion County, Ocala Utility Services, Power Production Management, solar energy, Solar Energy Industry Association, Solar Impact, state solar rebate, Union of Concerned Scientists
By Rochelle Alleyne on January 29th, 2015 | Last updated: January 29, 2015 at 4:41 pm
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is reinstating the department’s Terror Intelligence and Counterterrorism Unit to prevent domestic and international terrorist threats. According to Sheriff Chris Blair, “nearly 300 terrorist threats since 9/11.”