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President plans visit to tornado ravaged South

President Barack Obama will travel to those areas hit hardest by a wave of tornadoes yesterday. White House officials say Obama will visit Alabama on Friday and also meet Alabama Governor Robert Bentley. More than 200 are dead in five states from the deadliest tornadoes in nearly 40 years.

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Homosassa doctor arrested for drug trafficking

Officials seized 9,000 hydrocodone pills on Tuesday from the offices of Doctor Gordon Bunker in Homosassa. Law enforcement officials say they believe he has dealt close to 300,000 since 2005. Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Sargeant Justin Ferrara says hydrocodone is not as closely monitored as some other drugs. Bunker is …

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Brush fire near Cape Canaveral

A brush fire has broken out at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. The fire started earlier this afternoon about three miles from the space shuttle Endeavor’s launch pad. NASA officials say the fire shouldn’t interfere with the shuttle’s launch, which is scheduled for Friday.

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Teachers anxious about just who will get a pink slip

Several hundred Alachua County teachers aren’t sure where their next paycheck will come from. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Aneta Kozub reports the school district won’t have the answer for them until the state settles on a budget. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/AlachuaTeachersWrap.mp3]

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Pit bull killed after it attached a K-9 with ACSO

Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputies fatally shot a pit bull, after the dog attacked a police K-9 while following a suspect on Sunday. Deputies were pursuing 24-year-old Tracy Kennedy when the pit bull started biting the police K-9 on the throat. ACSO Spokesman Todd Kelly says Kennedy’s is to blame for …

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