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Water managers battle over budgetary control

Florida’s regional water management districts may lose control of their funding. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis reports, a proposed senate bill would put control of their major sources of funding under the legislature’s control. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/WaterManagementWRAP.mp3]

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Rabies alert for Levy-Alachua County border

The Levy County and Alachua County health departments have issued a rabies alert for the Forest Park and University Oaks area, which is near the Levy-Alachua County border in Archer.  Authorities said a dog tested positive for rabies Thursday, and that if people had contact with a light brown American …

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Investigation continues into shooting death in Clay County meth lab bust

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is now involved in the investigation of a fatal methamphetamine lab bust in which a detective was killed. Florida Department of Law Enforcement Communications Coordinator Keith Kameg says the FDLE is providing support on various levels. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Kameg1methbust.mp3] He expects the investigation will take some …

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Gator football player faces battery charges

University of Florida tight end A.C. Leonard was arrested last night on domestic battery charges by the Gainesville Police Department. Police say that at around 8 p.m. Wednesday, Leonard was involved in an incident at the Polos apartment on Southwest Williston road where he pushed a female victim, as well as pulled …

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State senate quiets airboat controversy

A state bill exempting airboaters from local curfews is no longer on the table. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis reports this may put an end to what has been a contentious issue. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/Airboat-Noise-WRAP.mp3|titles=Airboat Noise WRAP]  

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Teenage accident numbers increased in 2011

A new study by the Governors Highway Safety Administration has produced a troubling finding. Traffic deaths involving 16 and 17 year olds were up in the first six months of last year. GHSA Executive Director Barbara Harsha says that it may be due in part to declining effectiveness of the …

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