Tag Archives: safety

FDOT Grants Citrus County $1.5 Million to Make Curvy Roads Safer

By on March 11th, 2014 | Last updated: March 12, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Citrus County has been selected by the Florida Department of Transportation to receive a $1.5-million grant to improve safety on curvy county roads. The improvements will be installed this summer.

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Gainesville Skateboarder Injured by Car, Raises Safety Concerns

By on February 7th, 2014 | Last updated: February 11, 2014 at 7:15 am

A skateboarder is currently in critical condition at UF Health after being hit by a car, and officials discuss ways to prevent such accidents from occurring again.

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Tree Safety Emphasized After Gainesville Tragedy

By and on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 3:54 pm

After a a woman was killed and her husband was injured from a tree falling directly on their house on Wednesday morning, tree safety is being heavily emphasized.

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Explosion like one at Texas fertilizer plant not likely in Gainesville

By on April 18th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 10:33 am

When reflecting on the aftermath of Wednesday’s fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, Gainesville professionals said people shouldn’t worry.

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In the News: Sandusky dispute, School safety fund increase, Graduation options, Police chase, Arms airlift

By on March 25th, 2013 | Last updated: March 25, 2013 at 11:00 am

Sandusky: Paterno would not have let me coach if he thought I was a pedophile – Jerry Sandusky, former Penn State assistant football coach, disputed the account of a key witness in his first interview since going to prison in [...]

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Five little-known facts about daylight saving time

By on March 11th, 2013 | Last updated: March 11, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Why do we set our clocks forward every spring? Here are five points about the practice.

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General Motors to recall vehicles for suspension, airbag issues

By on January 31st, 2013 | Last updated: January 31, 2013 at 5:15 pm

The 2013 Chevy Malibu has one or more rear suspension bolts that may not have been tightened properly, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It may lead to mishandling of the vehicle and increase the risk of a crash.

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Safety measures increase at Alachua County elementary schools

By on January 24th, 2013 | Last updated: January 31, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month, deputies have been reassigned to each elementary school in Alachua County with hopes of increasing school security.

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Palatka to install cameras at select red lights

By on October 18th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Palatka drivers might notice off-white, semi-circular, oblong-shaped boxes stationed high above intersections around town. Local law enforcement hopes those new additions will make drivers think twice about running red lights.

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25th anniversary of Shark Week starts Sunday

By on August 10th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:07 pm

It’s that time of year when Floridians and the rest of the world can learn almost everything about sharks with the 25th Anniversary of Shark Week kicking off this Sunday on the Discovery Channel. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports [...]

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