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Blake Alderman

Blake is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

More than half of Alachua County highschoolers outperform state peers on FCAT

The Florida Department of Education reported Alachua County high school students outperformed their peers statewide on the new FCAT biology and geometry tests. Alachua County School spokeswoman Jackie Johnson says that she is not surprised with the scores. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Johnson1FCATMay.mp3] Johnson also added with the new testing things are all new, but the …

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Arrest made in Lake City liquor store robbery

A man suspected in the shooting and killing of a Lake City liquor store owner in April was arrested in Jacksonville this past Friday. Lake City Public Information Ofc. Steve Shaw says the man arrested has been identified as James Leonard Johnson of Lake City. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Shaw1liquor.mp3] Two men were involved …

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House meets sinkhole in Jonesville

A gigantic 80 by 40 foot sinkhole opened up in Jonesville, Florida late Friday night. This sinkhole caused a couple to move out of the home they build 37 years ago. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman spoke with Chris Bird, Environmental Protection Department Director for Alachua County about the status of the …

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Citrus greening takes financial toll on the state

A disease sweeping the state of Florida could cause citrus farmers billions in years to come. As of now there have been an estimated 3.63 billion dollars lost and more than 6500 jobs. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman says it doesn’t seem theres a cure coming anytime soon. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPCitrusGreening.mp3]

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