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

“World’s largest baseball complex” planned for Newberry

A number of new developments are coming to the city of Newberry. The city comission adopted an ordinance last night that approves the master plan for the proposed Sandia Town Park. The 7-million dollar project will bring a 32-field baseball complex as well as a development that could include a …

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Marion County hires fewer new teachers for fall

As students prepare to head back to school, a number of teachers in Marion County are not, at least not as many new teachers as four years ago. Only 90 newly-hired teachers started their Marion County teaching careers with orientation yesterday.  Just four years ago, that number topped 400. Florida’s 89.1, …

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Tom Petty tribute band “Heavy Petty” performs for tonight’s “Free Fridays Concert Series” in downtown Gainesville

Tonight’s “Free Fridays Concert Series” at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza features “Heavy Petty,” a Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Tribute Band at 8 p.m.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo had the chance to talk to the lead singer of the band, Jason Hedges. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPHeavyPettyfinal.mp3]

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Travel industry optimistic about the future

The struggling economy and consumer confidence is affecting the travel industry nationwide. A number of Floridians are changnig the way they vacation in an effort to spend less, while still taking advantage of the summer season. Steven Gallo spoke with Triple-A spokeswoman Jessica Brady about how people across the state are traveling on …

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Arrest made in quadruple murder in Marion County

Marion County Sheriffs Office has arrested a suspect in connection with the quadruple homicide in Ocala. Deputies arrested 31 year-old James Bannister earlier this morning. He faces 4 counts of premediated murder and 1 count of arson and is being held on $50,000 bond.  Sheriff’s Office spokesman Judge Cochran says an …

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Stocks take a huge dip after Tuesday’s gain

Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Trent Kelly has been interning at the business news channel CNBC all summer. He spoke with WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo about the mood on Wall Street and the future of the economy. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/TrentUpdate0810.mp3]

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Marion County teachers get an education on new technology at workshop

Marion County teachers have been spending the day in an educational workshop…but this time, the educators are the ones being educated. 600 teachers and administrators participated in the third annual “Day of Technology” at Lake Weir High School in Ocala.  Steven Gallo spoke with Marion County Public Schools spokesman Kevin Christian about the …

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Keeping student athletes safe in the heat

With heat indices well above 100 this week, Floridians are certainly feeling the heat. But as the new school year approaches and a number of children participate in sports, one group is trying to keep safety a priority. Steven Gallo spoke with Safe Kids USA President Meri-K Appy about the Youth Sports Safety …

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