Aileyahu Shanes

Aileyahu is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing

Steinhatchee scalloping to suffer

Steinchatchee: a small, quiet riverside town known for its scalloping. It’s now flooded, muddy and littered with debris. Sludge normally trapped on the river’s bottom has muddied the crystal-clear water, now spotted with dead fish, furniture and vegetation. But Jody Griffis, owner of the Steinhatchee Marina at Deadman Bay, said …

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UPS employee charged with grand theft

An Ocala United Parcel Service employee was arrested Wednesday and charged with grand theft after police said he attempted to sell stolen merchandise on Facebook Marketplace. The employee, 33-year-old Jose Flores Franco, was caught trying to sell around $12,000 worth of electronics and jewelry he stole from UPS packages, according …

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Gators lose College World Series to LSU Tigers

After a dominant 2023 regular and postseason performance, the Florida Gators baseball team fell short of winning their second national championship in a sudden-death College World Series championship game against the Louisiana State Tigers. Head coach Kevin O’Sullivan and the Gators came into Omaha, Nebraska, for the Men’s College World …

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White woman who killed Black neighbor will face manslaughter charges, state attorney confirms

Susan Lorincz, the Marion County woman accused of shooting and killing her neighbor, will face a manslaughter charge instead of second-degree murder. The prosecutor on Monday announced he also dropped charges of misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor culpable negligence. State Attorney William M. Gladson recognized the wishes of the …

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