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FDLE investigating Levy County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant

A Levy County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant has been transferred to the Bradford County jail under allegations of sexual assault. Florida Department of Law Enforcement Public Information Officer Kristi Gordon says the FDLE has taken over the investigation. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/Gordon2.mp3] Levy County Sheriff’s Office Major Evan Sullivan says Lieutenant Zachary Knight was …

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Growing savings from growing a garden

If you’ve got a green thumb, it could help save you green from your grocery bill.  WUFT FM’s Chip Skambis says local gardeners are seeing more opportunities than ever to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to their plates at little cost. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/GIFTGARDENSWRAP.mp3]

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A look behind the stables

Many people have seen the Gainesville Police Department’s Mounted Unit patrolling weekend and holiday crowds. But as WUFT-FM’s Tori Petry reports, these four-legged officers are more than just workhorses. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/MountedUnitWRAP.mp3]

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Newberry to reconsider fairgrounds bid

The City of Newberry will likely pull out of its bid to move the Alachua County fairgrounds to the Canterbury Showplace. Newberry Mayor Bill Conrad says the city will continue its plans for sports tourism in other ways. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/Conrad02.mp3] He says the city is reconsidering its plans because of poor …

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University of Florida students and police react to Penn State riots

Penn State University students riot after the firing of Head Football Coach Joe Paterno, As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jessica Becerra reports, students emotions are running high. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/PaternoReaction Wrap.mp3] And in light of the news out of State College, some are wondering what is next for Joe Paterno. WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo …

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Many veterans facing their biggest battle

President Obama’s recent announcement that virtually all of America’s soldiers would return home for good after nine years of war ensured troops would finally stop battling in Iraq. However, as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, for those returning from combat, sometimes the biggest battle is fought at home. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/veteransVAwrap.mp3]

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The challenge of providing quality life experiences to nursing home residents

According to the U.S. Census there are more than 3-million people 65-years and older in Florida, making nursing homes a common concern. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara reports on the medical risks of nursing homes for people living in the final years of their lives. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPNursingHomesFINALEdited.mp3]

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Honoring veterans now and for the future

The University of Florida’s Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will commemorate veterans in Starke tomorrow. The program’s director Paul Ortiz says participating in this event is going to be a great opportunity to gather oral histories to add to their collection. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/Ortiz1.mp3] He says documenting these interviews will teach UF …

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Third arrest in Gainesville home invasion

The Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force has apprehended the third suspect in a series of recent home invasions in Gainesville. Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Todd Kelly says Christopher Charles Mcintosh was detained without incident and faces charges for aggravated battery on a person 65 or older, false imprisonment, larceny …

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Dixie County family mourns loss of their grandson

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is continuing to investigate the death of Bryan Austen Osteen. Osteen was killed in a hunting accident November eighth while attempting to climb down an 11-foot ladder stand. His grandfather found Osteen facedown near the stand and immediately called the police. Yesterday, Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Trent Kelly spoke …

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Paterno, Spanier out at Penn State

The Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees has fired football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier.  The decision made last night comes after Paterno announced he would retire at the end of the year, amid a scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.  In 2002, a PSU graduate …

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Penn State scandal brings attention to the issue of child sexual abuse

The Penn State sexual abuse accusations are raising local concerns for parents and children. Alachua County Child Advocacy CEO and President Sherry Kitchens says this case brings the issue of child sexual abuse to the forefront. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Kitchens1.mp3] Kitchens says while every child does not react the same, there are signs and symptoms of sexual abuse, parents should be …

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Penn State under fire, could it happen at UF?

Penn State Head Football Coach Joe Peterno announced today he will retire at the end of this football seaon.  This announcement comes after college officials are coming under fire for failing to report allegations of sexual abuse from 2002. However, the University of Florida says its harassment policies are sound. Florida’s 89.1, …

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Small town players – big football dreams part 3

While some players have wrapped up their football careers and others are still playing the game they love they all agree that for current athletes it’s time to cherish the glory days.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich concludes her look at small town North Florida football stars. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/JMSEG3FINALWRAP.mp3]

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UF law school offers clinic to help domestic abuse victims with legal matters

According to recent surveys, one-in-three women in the U.S. has experienced a relationship where their partner tried to control them.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chrissy Mclarty reports, one local program is working to lower these domestic violence numbers. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/CMMLawWrap.mp3] News Sources: The University of Florida’s Levin College of Law’s “The Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic, …

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The “science” behind changing education

A new way of teaching science in middle schools around the state will begin in Gainesville.  University of Florida education researchers are heading a $5 million effort to update education, and will soon begin testing in high-need schools in 20 districts in Florida.  P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School Director Lynda …

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Custom comfort on the road

Elderly drivers looking to update their cars had an opportunity to get tailor-made service today.  WUFT-FM’s Carolyn Brewster says University of Florida students are aiming to make the road more comfortable and safe. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/CAROLYNVOICER.mp3]

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Holiday work spots almost all in retail

During the holiday season the retail industry supplies many Americans with part time jobs. Manpower of Gainesville’s Branch Manager Jamy Smith says although retail is not the only market with jobs to fill during this time of year, it is the most prominent. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/Smith1.mp3] Because this is a prime time …

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Small town — big football dreams part 2

It’s not often that a football player from North Florida is drafted as the 3rd overall pick into the NFL.  In the second part of her series, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich presents the stories of small-town Florida football boys who made it big in college and the pro’s. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/jmfpfootball2.mp3] News Sources: Kerwin …

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The buzz on internet cafes

Alachua County commissioners will consider a moratorium on internet cafes today in an effort to decide how to zone the cafes in the future. County Growth Management Senior Planner Missy Daniels says there are no cafes in unincorporated Alachua County right now, but they need to decide how to deal …

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Christian study center offers alternative choice to UF students

Many college students are notorious for spending long hours studying and drinking lots of coffee and students at the University of Florida are no exception. But as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo reports, one place in Gainesville serves students and provides a unique experience outside of the typical library. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/StevenGalloCSCmixdown.mp3] …

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