• 4th of July Holiday Weekend Weather Forecast from WUFT Chief Meteorologist Jeff George

    Mother Nature looks like she will cooperate this 4th of July. According to WUFT Chief Meteorologist Jeff George, the holiday weekend weather will be nothing we’re not used to. Expect scattered afternoon and early evening thunderstorms that will mostly decrease after sunset. George says occasio…

  • Alachua County Public Schools Show Slight Increase in State Math Test Scores

    Alachua County Public School officials were eager to report the initial results of state test scores which show increases in local math passing rates, especially in Algebra.  The results which the Florida Department of Education released on Tuesday show a slight decrease in English Language Arts rat…

  • Tiny retail park opens in Williston

    Following the creation of a tiny house resort and the addition of a market, Homestead Tiny House Co. introduced its tiny retail park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 9 at 11:30 a.m. and a grand opening on June 11 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., paving Williston’s path from a small hidden town to &helli…

  • City Service Fair fosters relationships with Gainesville residents

    The teeming energy of connectivity and community interaction was palpable in the gym of Gainesville’s Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center Saturday morning. As city residents gathered for the inaugural city service fair, they were offered a chance to interact and learn more about various servi…

  • Demonstrators rally in Gainesville in protest of abortion ruling

    The rain nor the sweltering Florida sun could halt hundreds of protesters from gathering in Gainesville Saturday afternoon to voice their objection on the recent abortion ruling. The group gathered at the Gainesville Courthouse almost 24 hours after the United State’s Supreme Court’s decision to ove…

  • The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe V. Wade. Here’s what that means for Florida

    The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe V. Wade. The decision removes the federal right to abortion care and hands decisions about abortion access to individual states. In Florida, a law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy is set to go into effect July first. The American Civil Li…

  • Man Arrested in Illinois on Charges He Secretly Recorded Video of UF Students in Dorm Bathrooms

    The University of Florida Police Department confirmed a man who was wanted for recording video of female students in their dorm bathrooms has been arrested. Deontre Mason, 25, was arrested in Marion, Illinois, on nine charges of video voyeurism brought by UFPD and extradited back to Gainesville on T…

  • Gun trafficker, former jail guard avoids prison time in controversial sentencing

    Despite illegally selling nearly a dozen firearms, including one to a stranger who used it to kill a young man and injure a mother of two at an Ocala Pilot gas station in May 2021, gun trafficker and former Alachua jail guard Kenyari Brewton, 27, will avoid a prison term, according to the court’s de…

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Oak Hammock resident turns 100 years old

Oak Hammock resident Brenda Thomas celebrates her 100th birthday Thursday. She is now one of three residents in the community to reach the milestone. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Brenda moved to the United States to attend college. She moved to Gainesville 76 years ago when she married her husband, …

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The Rewind: Week of April 18, 2022

WUFT · The Rewind: Internal investigation into alleged abuse at Alachua County Jail Every week, journalists at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications report important stories for people in the North Central Florida area and beyond. This is The Rewind from WUFT News, a look into some …

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The Rewind: Week of April 11, 2022

WUFT · The Rewind: Week of April 11, 2022   Every week, journalists at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications report important stories for people in the North Central Florida area and beyond. This is The Rewind from WUFT News, a look into some of the strongest …

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The Rewind: Week of April 4, 2022

WUFT · The Rewind: Week of April 4, 2022 Every week, journalists at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications report important stories for people in the North Central Florida area and beyond. This is The Rewind from WUFT News, a look into some of the strongest reporting …

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The Rewind: Week of March 28, 2022

WUFT · The Rewind: Week of March 28, 2021 Every week, journalists at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications report important stories for people in the North Central Florida area and beyond. This is The Rewind from WUFT News, a look into some of the strongest reporting …

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The Rewind: Week of March 21, 2022

WUFT · The Rewind: Week of March 21, 2022 Every week, journalists at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications report important stories for people in the North Central Florida area and beyond. This is The Rewind from WUFT News, a look into some of the strongest reporting …

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Upcoming food truck rally in Gainesville will benefit Afghan and Haitian refugees

The Original Gainesville Food Truck Rally, which will be held on Saturday starting at 4 p.m., will benefit Welcoming Gainesville and Alachua County, an organization that aims to eliminate prejudice, celebrate diversity and help newcomers to the community. The event, sponsored by the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, will have a free concert at High Dive, about 10 food trucks and a cultural student talent show.

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The Rewind: Week of Feb 28, 2022

WUFT · The Rewind: Week of Feb 28, 2022 Every week, journalists at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications report important stories for people in the North Central Florida area and beyond. This is The Rewind from WUFT News, a look into some of the strongest reporting …

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The Rewind: Week of Feb. 21, 2022

WUFT · The Rewind: Week of Feb. 21, 2022 Every week, journalists at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications report important stories for people in the North Central Florida area and beyond. This is The Rewind from WUFT News, a look into some of the strongest reporting …

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