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Progress Energy and emergency responders hold medical drill

Progress Energy Florida and local emergency response agencies held a full scale simulation to practice emergency medical drills this morning.  The drill focused on the decontamination and transportation of patients from Progress Energy’s nuclear training center to Seven Rivers Hospital. Progress Florida Energy Spokeswoman Heather Danenhower says these drills are taken …

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Safety top priority for law enforcement for “big game” weekend

Many fans are eager to fill Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for tomorrow’s football game as the Florida Gators start conference play against the Tennessee Volunteers.  And as WUFT-FMs Zac Blobner reports, many police officers are just as eager to to keep the streets safe after the game. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/DUIsGamedayWrap.mp3]

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Law enforcement searching for missing child

The Florida Department of Children and Families is working with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office to find a missing 9 year old boy. They believe the child, Richard Bryant, may be with his father, Timothy Bryant, and may be in danger. The search has been active since Wednesday night.  Anoyone …

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Local counties rethink preparing for a possible bioterrorist attack

As the Tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attack was remembered, where does the United States, and in particular the State of Florida stand against the possibility of biological terrorism? As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports, local counties are not completely prepared for a biomedical attack. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Grahm9 11WRAP.mp3]

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Juvenile crime down in Florida

According to Florida’s Department of Juvenile Justice, adolescent deliquency has declined for the past several years.  The state defines juvenile delinquency as any illegal acts commited by a youth under the age of 18. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s, Stephanie Bechara talked to DJJ spokesman, CJ Drake about this drop in crime due to the alternatives …

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