Ricki Albritton

Ricki is a reporter for WUFT News who may be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news @wuft.org

Preparing a holiday surprise for area children

For the 21st year, Gainesville Fire Rescue firefighters joined to bring holiday spirit to underprivileged children around Alachua County.  WUFT-FM’s Ricki Albritton says they are putting pedal to the metal- literally. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/RICKIVOICER.mp3]

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The face of the graduating class

With graduation this weekend at the University of Florida, many students will be ready to join the work force, but not all graduates will follow the “traditional” path.  As WUFT-FM’s Shauna Mackey and Ricki Albritton report, there are many paths these students can follow after their walk across the stage. …

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UF officials monitoring campus safety concerns

The University of Florida is fielding parent concerns about recent assaults near campus. WUFT-FM’s Briana Rittersporn says the University is working to ensure the safety and comfort of both students and parents. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/ParentConcernsWrap.mp3] Despite University efforts, some students are still concerned for their safety.  UF student Shannon Howell says she …

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Gator Growl changes spur bigger show this year

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is bustling today as student organizers prepare for Gator Growl tomorrow. Gator Growl Production Director Jeff Chinnering says the stage has moved to the east side of the stadium this year. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/Chinnering2.mp3] Chinnering says fireworks are also back this year. Gator Growl starts at 7:30 PM …

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Jacksonville gearing up for a weekend of crowds

The Florida Gators are preparing to square off against the Georgia Bulldogs in this weekend’s annual football game in Jacksonville.  WUFT-FM’s Ricki Albritton says the fans will turn out in full force. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/FLGAWRAP.mp3]

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Long road ahead for assault victims

With the suspect in five sexual assaults around Marion County and Gainesville under arrest, the road to recovery is just beginning for victims.  Alachua County Victim Services Project Coordinator Laura Kalt says it is important for victims to have a supportive group of friends who will listen without judgment. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/KALT8.mp3] …

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New Senior Center opens in Gainesville

A new center in Gainesville will provide senior citizens with social, recreational, and educational opportunities. The new 17,000 square-foot City of Gainesville-Alachua county Senior Recreation center at northside park had its ribbon cutting ceremony this morning.  In attendance were Gainesville city commissioners, state officials, and senior citizens from all over the …

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