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Arrested UF basketball players caught on tape

More is becoming known about an incident involving University of Florida athletes and a team manager. Two men’s basketball players were caught trying to break into a car outside of a bar while the team manager was on the lookout. The men did not steal anything from the car, but …

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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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Look out for swarming termites

The months of February and March brought cooler weather and a hotbed of growth for damaging pests. And as Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, in the upcoming months, people might get even more pests. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/termiteswarmswrap.mp3]

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Helping people keep their homes

Florida is launching a one-billion dollar federally funded effort to help struggling homeowners keep their homes. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT– FM’s Juliza Monterroso reports, under the Florida Hardest-Hit Fund housing assistance program, homeowners may see a light at the end of the tunnel. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/HousingFundWrap.mp3]

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Former coaches return to UF basketball program

University of Florida Men’s Basketball Head Coach Billy Donovan announced two additions to his coaching staff today. John Pelphrey returns to the basketball program while former St. John’s head coach Norm Roberts also joins the staff. The pair brings 19 combined seasons as head coaches to the team.

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Area drug task force makes a huge arrest

A Gainesville-Alachua County Drug Task force investigation led to an arrest, and the confiscation of a large amount of prescription drugs from a Gainesville residence. More than 1,000 tablets of Roxicodone with an estimated street value of more than $18,000 was seized, along with one half-ounce of cocaine, a loaded …

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Exotic pets taking toll on Florida’s wild spaces

Lion Fish, Burmese Pythons and parakeets…Oh My! Exotic pets that are released into Florida’s environment are wreaking havoc on their surroundings and researchers at the University of Florida say this problem is avoidable. In a free brochure written by experts at UF’s Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department, procedures for turning …

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Sniffing out bed bugs, literally

They are the size of an apple seed and feed on your blood. After being dormant for the last 50 years, bed bugs are back. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT FM’s Milani Beaudrault has more on the resurgence of this pest. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/MilaniBedBugRadioProjectNew.mp3]

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Debating politicians on Twitter

Governor Rick Scott’s team is continuing to fight the press in a Twitter War. The public is following the argument between Scott’s Communications director Brian Burgess and St. Pete Times reporter Michael Bender. But University of Florida Social Media Expert Mike Foley says Scott’s image should not be affected. “I …

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Students begin FCAT 2.0

Students will take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test for four days beginning today (4/11). The rebooted FCAT 2.0 is designed to evaluate skills students should be able to master under new state standards. Alachua County Schools Spokeswoman Jackie Johnson says the main priority for teachers in Alachua County is to …

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Increased security at UF spring football game

The annual Orange and Blue football game is the end of spring football practice for the University of Florida. This will mark the coaching debut of Will Muschamp, UF’s new head football coach. In a news release Friday afternoon, the school has announced it is heightening security in and around …

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