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Traffic cameras installed in Ocala

The city of Ocala is now under surveillance. The Florida Department of Transportation is installing 17 new cameras on intersections, and along Interstate 75 to monitor traffic. The cameras will also come with message boards, which will direct cars in case of a traffic jam. Florida Department of Transportation public …

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WithlacoocheeTrail receives national recognition

On any given day you can see hikers, bikers, and horseback riders on the WithlacoocheeTrail, which winds for almost 50 miles through towns and forests. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Brittany Wienke reportes, this long-loved trail has received national accolades. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/trails wrap.mp3]

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New Alachua County elementary school begins construction

School district officials say construction on Alachua County’s newest elementary school is setting standards higher. It will open in time for fall of 20-12 and will relieve overpopulated school zones on the western side of Gainesville. Public Information Officer for Alachua County Public Schools Jackie Johnson says this building will …

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Florida boat owners prepare for possible hurricane damage

An active hurricane season is expected and Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are making sure boat owners are prepared for what’s to come. As WUFT-FM’s Brittany Thompson reports, derelict vessels can be prevented with proper planning before a storm. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/MEHurricaneBoatSafetyFinal.mp3]

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New treatment for deadly skin cancer

Patients with skin cancer may have a new treatment on the horizon that is leading to some very positive results. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Chantal Lamberth reports what it is and when we can expect to see it locally. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/MelanomaWRAP.mp3]

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500 cats rescued from High Springs cat sanctuary

More than 500 cats have been rescued from a cat sanctuary in High Springs… National organizations were called in to help with this operation and WUFT-FM’s Corey Bachman spoke with the Division Director for Alachua County Animal Services, David Flagler, who says the bulk of these cats were living in …

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Springs may see impact from state budget cuts

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has pulled funding for the springs restoration working groups for Rainbow, SIlver, Ichetucknee and Wakulla springs during the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Florida Springs Institute Director Bob Knight says the working groups were started so local residents could play a part in designing restoration goals …

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Smoke blankets North Central Florida

Many North Central Florida residents saw lots of smoke this weekend. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub reports 50 active wildfires are the reason for such smokey conditions in the region. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPWildfireWRAP.mp3]

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Keeping bears at bay

Residents in Clay County are on the lookout for two black bears that are roaming the neighborhood. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission public information Coordinator Karen Parker says in order for the bears to go back to where they came from residents must stop making it easy for the …

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Funding for AIDS drug assistance at risk

Though no changes have been made yet, Governor Rick Scott and the Department of Health could eventually be making changes in eligbility for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program. After hearing this, Music icon Elton John, who founded his own AIDS foundation, wrote to Scott urging him to protect the program …

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Clamming up for the cook off

Tony’s Seafood Restaurant will be competing at the 30th annual Great Chowder Cook-Off Saturday. Tony’s Seafood is the only restaurant in the state of Florida competing in the cook-off this year which is set to take place in Cedar Key, Florida. Manager Diana Bible says she believes in the chowder …

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UF increases emphasis on alcohol safety

The University of Florida is cracking down on alcohol policies after autopsy results for a UF student confirms traces of alcohol abuse. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says alcohol poisoning was responsible for Molly Ammon’s death over spring break. Department of Health Education Associate Professor Virginia Dodd says UF is …

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Raising the debt limit with Economist David Denslow

President Barack Obama met with Republican leaders earlier today to discuss a potential increase in the U-S debt ceiling. This comes just one day after the House of Representatives defeated its own bill that would’ve allowed the nation to increase its borrowing ability. Republicans are offering no signs that today’s …

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