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Camp Blanding ceremony gives send-off to engineer unit

A civil engineer response force is preparing for deployment to Qatar, and Florida National Guard Spokesman Ron Tittle says a gathering today at Camp Blanding will send the unit off. He says the members of the 202nd RED HORSE Deployment Engineer unit will focus on highly specialized training. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Tittle8.mp3] About …

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School Security

In the wake of the Ohio school shooting, WUFT-TV asked a local high school to review the procedures they’ve ramped-up over the years to handle potential violence.  Gainesville High School is the example school in this report by WUFT’s Jonee Lewis.

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Poe takes Gainesville runoff, looks to the future

With almost 14% of Gainesville voters registering their vote in the At-Large 1 runoff race last night, Lauren Poe came out with a majority.  He says the voters had confidence in his past experience, and he will use that to carry him forward. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/Poe4.mp3] Poe received more than 56% of …

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Study finds drop in consumer confidence

Confidence among Florida’s consumers dropped for the first time in three months.   As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Bryan Garcia reports, the most recent study by the University of Florida shows that consumer spending could be on decline. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ConsumerConfidenceBryan2282012.mp3]

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ASPCA helps in one of the largest animal cruelty cases in Florida

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is taking steps to protect animals in the state of Florida. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Courtney Allen reports, the group is assisting several agencies in one of the largest animal cruelty cases in the state. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/CatRescueWRAP.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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