Sarah Samuels

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

UF students and alligators: sharing the campus

University of Florida students probably aren’t thinking very much about the alligators who live in the ponds around their school. However, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Sarah Samuels reports students should always be wary of encountering alligators on campus. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/alligators.mp3]

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2011 hurricane season comes to a close with lack of rain

The beginning of winter means the end of hurricane season. WUFT-FM’s Sarah Samuels says it was a busy season, but mostly off Florida’s shores. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/HurricaneSeasonWRAP.mp3] University of Florida Geography Assistant Professor Corene Matyas says the Northeast US saw significant travel problems and record flooding. Florida residents can take a sigh …

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Not all campus alligators hide from the cold

University of Florida students probably aren’t thinking very much about the alligators which live in the ponds around their school.  But WUFT-FM’s Sarah Samuels says students should always be wary of encountering alligators on campus, especially with the changing season. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/CampusAlligators.mp3]

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Child abuse surpasses all seasons

Despite the holiday cheer that begins to set in, families can also see building stress this time of year.  WUFT-FM’s Sarah Samuels says local advocates see a spike in child abuse during the holidays. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/CHILDABUSEWRAP.mp3] Children’s Home Society of Florida Executive Director Jennifer Anchors says abuse does not have to …

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Dixie county middle-schooler killed in hunting accident

A 12-year old Dixie County boy is dead following an apparent hunting accident yesterday. The Dixie County Sheriff’s office says Bryan Austin Osteen was hunting south of Cross City with his grandfather when Osteen’s shotgun fired, striking his torso. WUFT-FM spoke with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Spokeswoman Karen Parker about …

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