Fernanda Ponce

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

Scrutiny may help Sanford Police improve

Many questions are still unanswered in the death of Trayvon Martin. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Fernanda Ponce says criticism of police procedures plays a big part in the search for answers. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/CriticismWrap.mp3] Short depth by Chris Peralta – WUFT-FM Gainesville Fraternal Order Police President Jeff McAdams says the Sanford Police Department …

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What is self-defense?

The case involving Trayvon Martin has raised questions about how “self-defense” is interpreted in a court of law. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Fernanda Ponce says the broad term does have certain limitations. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/SelfDefenseWrap.mp3]

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Rain showers helping wildfire efforts, but not for the long-run

Gainesville residents are pulling out their umbrellas, as this week continues to deliver more rain showers. But Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says this is a welcome weather change. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/bond1recentrain.mp3] Bond says in the battle between rain and active fires, the constant weather change plays a huge role. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/bond2recentrain.mp3]

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Awareness week encourages pet owners to bark up the right tree

Alachua County will use Florida Week for the Animals to raise awareness and advance the number of adoptions this month. The Alachua County Humane Society Executive Director Eric Van Ness says this event might help increase the number of adoptions. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/Vanness2.mp3] He says the Humane Society is always working on …

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