Tori Petry

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

At drag racing school, students learn the way to race

[jwplayer config=”News-video” file=”wuftnews/20130315GatorNationalsExperience.mp4″ html5_file=”http://fms01.jou.ufl.edu/wuftnews/20130315GatorNationalsExperience.mp4″ image=”http://www.wuft.org/videoupdates/files/2012/10/WUFT-Generic-Logo_final-854×480.png”] Nearly three-quarters of the racers in this weekend’s GatorNationals were trained at Frank Hawley’s School of Drag Racing. But as one WUFT reporter found out, all you need to be trained there is a drivers license and good health.

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Search for fugitive continues around Marion County

US Marshals are searching for a man who fled authorities in two North Central Florida counties yesterday. 41-year-old Michael Richard Maser is wanted in Sumter County for unlawful sexual activity with a minor and is now considered a fugitive after fleeing deputies in Citrus and Marion counties. US Marshal Service …

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Anniversary celebration takes flight

This past weekend, Shands Hospital celebrated the 30th anniversary of its emergency flight transport program, ShandsCair. WUFT-FM’s Tori Petry got a first-hand look at the work that goes into making this team successful. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/ShandsCairAnniversaryWRAP.mp3]

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A look behind the stables

Many people have seen the Gainesville Police Department’s Mounted Unit patrolling weekend and holiday crowds. But as WUFT-FM’s Tori Petry reports, these four-legged officers are more than just workhorses. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/MountedUnitWRAP.mp3]

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Gainesville Raceway provides racing opportunities all year long

The Gainesville Raceway is known for the professional Gatornationals racing event it holds in the springtime. But as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Tori Petry reports, the track also serves local amateur drivers throughout the year. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/GainesvilleRacewayWRAP.mp3] (Source Gainesville Raceway Executive General Manager Don Robertson)

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How healthy is a food drive diet?

Marion County residents have come together to feed the hungry in their community with a county-wide food drive. But as WUFT-FM’s Tori Petry reports, there may be more to a food drive than just filling shelves. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/FoodDriveNutritionWRAP.mp3] Marion County Commissioner Mike Amsden spearheaded the “Bring the Harvest Home” food drive to respond …

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