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More Florida workers head to Alabama

More Progress Energy crewmen from around Florida are heading to Alabama to help restore utilities to the tornado stricken area. Progress Energy Florida Spokeswoman Suzanne Grant says 50 workers will join the 150 workers already on scene. “They’ll be helping the local utility there, Southern Company, restore the power to …

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Alabama students help pick up the pieces after deadly tornados

Tuscaloosa experienced some of the worst effects of the Alabama tornadoes and University of Alabama students are doing their part to help. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Cameron Taylor reports students are donating supplies and using social media to help those affected by the natural disaster. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/AlabamaTornadoesReaxWrap.mp3]

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Endeavor launch postponed

Space Shuttle Endeavor’s launch scheduled for today has been postponed. WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with CBS News Space Correspondent Peter King about what the problems were and when the next attempt may be. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ShuttleWrap.mp3]

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Campaign urges parent action to prevent underage drinking

The first annual Powertalk 21 Project kicked off today. The campaign by Mothers Against Drunk Driving hopes to encourage parents to talk to their children about underage drinking and driving under the influence. MADD Northwest Florida Project Specialist Marilyn Dorsey says parents have a large influence over their children in …

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Campaign to end texting while driving

“Drive cell free”- a message Dr. Robert Okerblom of California is spreading while biking across the country to increase awareness against distracted driving. Okerblom lost his 19-year-old son last year in an accident where the driver was texting while driving. Okerblom says he especially wanted to hit the southern states …

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NASA announces final homes for retired space shuttles

On April 12, 1981, NASA Launched the first space shuttle. Now 30 years later NASA has announced the final homes for the retired space shuttle fleet. At least 21 museums across the country were vying to receive one of the shuttles. Today at the Kennedy Space Center, NASA said the …

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Federal government faces possible shutdown

The federal government may shut down if Republicans and Democrats don’t reach a compromise on the federal budget by midnight tonight. Both parties agree that there is a need to reduce spending, but while Republicans want to cut 66 billion dollars, Democrats want to cut only 30 billion. Alachua County …

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