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County flu prevention program gets notice

The Protecting Alachua County from Flu immunization program is gaining national recognition. The community partnership helped immunize 50% of Alachua County’s elementary and middle school students. Program Coordinator Cuc Tran says it’s important to focus on protecting this age group. “Before it used to be immunize the elderly because they …

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Marion County escapee back in court

Yarnel Bagley had his first appearance this morning in Marion County after being arrested in Jacksonville yesterday. 17-year-old Bagley escaped from the Marion County Jail for the second time on April 19. Marion County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Jennifer Lowe says the Sheriff’s Office collaborated with many different agencies to capture …

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Kicking for a cause

The “Kicking Out Malaria” Kickball Tournament at the University of Florida connects athletics and a cause. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Kristi Posson has the story of a sport where the winners are not the players in the game, but those benefitting from it.

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Brush fire near Cape Canaveral

A brush fire has broken out at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. The fire started earlier this afternoon about three miles from the space shuttle Endeavor’s launch pad. NASA officials say the fire shouldn’t interfere with the shuttle’s launch, which is scheduled for Friday.

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Alachua County gets immunization recognition

Alachua County’s action against the flu has earned national recognition. The“Protecting Alachua County from Flu” program helped immunize 50% of the county’s elementary and middle school students. Program coordinator Cuc Tran says it’s important to focus on protecting this age group. “Before, it used to be immunize the elderly folks, …

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TANF Applicants to take drug tests

Applicants for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families wellfare program might soon be required to pass drug tests in order to receive assistance. District 43 State Representative Jimmie Smith says the measure will help make sure Florida tax dollars do not go toward drug abuse. “The TANF program is simply …

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Sending kids to safe summer camps

With summer nearing, the Florida legislature is re-evaluating laws placed on summer camps. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM Kamryn Deegan reports, new Florida laws place stricter background check requirements on summer camp workers. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/BackgroundCheckwrap.mp3]

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NFRMC in an expansion phase

Scheduled to begin in September, North Florida Regional Medical Center will expand its facilities. The project is being funded by corporate money and will include expansion of the Heart and Vascular Center. The 58 million dollar project will also include a patient tower addition and employ 800 new personnel.

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Community celebrates volunteerism

Alachua County came together tonight to honor community activism. The 39th Annual Work of Hearts Awards recognized individuals and groups of volunteers for their work in business, education and 10 other categories. Haven Hospice Communications Coordinator Jenni Williams says it is important to recognize the work of local volunteers. “This …

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Keeping kids safe during summer break

School is almost out, and that means it’s time for families to start enjoying their summer. Many times, parents take this opportunity to send their kids to summer camp. WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub has the details on some new changes, and why parents can feel even more safe about sending their …

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Alachua County honors former sheriff

Today the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office hosted a building dedication ceremony for a former sheriff. As Forida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Montana Symone reports, former Sheriff Joe Crevasse Junior was honored for his extraordinary service. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/MontanaVoicer.mp3]

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No vacation from taxes

If you’re thinking about booking a hotel in Florida through a travel agency anytime soon, beware. Trial attorneys and major hotel chains have teamed up to create a tax on fees charged by online and offline travel agencies. WUFT FM’s Laura McKeeman has more on a bill that will try …

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Teachers anxious about just who will get a pink slip

Several hundred Alachua County teachers aren’t sure where their next paycheck will come from. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Aneta Kozub reports the school district won’t have the answer for them until the state settles on a budget. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/AlachuaTeachersWrap.mp3]

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