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Emily Burris

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

Girls Place receives $30,000 grant

Girls Place of North Central Florida received some exciting news today.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris reports, the after-school and summer day camp center received a generous grant to fund some much-needed new purchases. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/GirlsPlaceWRAPEmilyBurris.mp3]  

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Adena springs permit update

The St. Johns River Water Management District has yet to review a permit application from the Adena Springs Ranch in Marion County. Earlier in the year the operators of the planned grass fed cattle ranch submitted an application to be able to pump more than 13,000,000 gallons of water a …

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UF, Independent Florida Alligator feuding over racks

The University of Florida and the Independent Florida Alligator are at odds over whether or not the student newspaper can continue to offer its publications on campus in their signature freestanding orange, branded newspaper racks.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris reports, the independent student newspaper says this is a …

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Dairy, cattle industries affected by drought

In what has become one of the most widespread droughts in decades, over half the country is now in stages of drought or extremely dry conditions. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris reports, Florida’s cattle and dairy industries are at the mercy of the country’s corn crop as a large …

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Officials warn Bradford County flood victims to be wary of scams

Across the state, many Floridians are turning to FEMA for help in recovering from Tropical Storm Debby’s damaging rain and resulting floods. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris reports, residents may find that applying for private and federal assistance is almost as difficult as cleaning up after flood waters subside. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FEMAscamsWRAP.mp3]

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Study finds alcohol is the new “gateway drug”

A new University of Florida study released this week says alcohol — not marijuana — should be considered the gateway drug that can lead teens to greater drug use. UF researchers found that, of a representative sample, 72% of teens say they’ve consumed alcohol, compared to 43% who said they …

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