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Parkinson’s patients find relief through dance

New research shows that people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease can significantly improve by dancing. From June 3rd through June 5th, the Mark Morris Dance Company from New York will be at Shands Hospital in Gainesville to demonstrate to dance instructors how to work with Parkinson’s patients. WUFT-FM’s Richard Drake talked …

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Sturgeon makes big splash over holiday weekend

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials say a woman’s leg was broken by a 75 pound jumping sturgeon. Tina Fletcher was a passenger on an airboat when the incident happened last weekend. FWC spokeswoman Karen Parker says boaters should be cautious of these types of fish because of possible injury. “What …

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UF survey shows consumer confidence is at a halt

The latest economic numbers from the University of Florida show consumer confidence in the state has stopped falling. The study released today by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research shows that after three months of falling…the decline has stopped. UF Survey Resource Director Chris McCarty says the biggest improvement …

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More than forty veteran teachers set to retire this year

The number of veteran teachers retiring in the Alachua County public school district is more than forty for this year alone. Legislative changes to education are to blame. WUFT-FM’s, Joey Lancos spoke with President of the Alachua County Education Association, Karen McCann, who says the rise in retirements of veteran …

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State wide consumer confidence no longer declining

The latest economic numbers from the University of Florida show consumer confidence in the state has stopped falling. The study released today by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research shows that after three months of falling, the decline has stopped. But the survey still finds Florida consumers cautious about …

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Florida Gators to take a swing at the Mizzou Tigers

The University of Florida softball team will take on the Mizzou Tigers in the first round of the Women’s College World Series. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Corey Bachman says with all the added pressure and with the game being televised the Gators hope to stay in the zone and focused on …

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Marion county honors its veterans

A large crowd turned out in Marion County for the Memorial Day Service in the Veteran’s Park. At least 40-thousand veterans live in Marion county. As Jonathan Chandler reports, veterans who served in a wide variety of military service came to remember and honor those veterans who have died through …

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Jumping sturgeon keep boaters on the look-out

After seeing no jumping sturgeon incidents last year, there have been 4 so far along the Suwannee River this year. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Spokeswoman Karen Parker says getting hit with one of these fish can do significant damage. “Think about this- you’re running down the river, going …

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Safe driving this holiday weekend

High temperatures could cause problems for your drive this Memorial Day weekend. Florida Highway Patrol Lieutenant Pat Riordan says drivers need to be careful on these crowded holiday roads. “With these high temperatures what we find is that we have a lot of vehicles that overheat, we have a lot …

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Soldier’s escort procession today

The following statement is from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office: Members of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office will escort the body of Private Lamarol Tucker from the Gainesville Regional Airport to Chestnut Funeral Home today. Private Tucker, of Gainesville, was killed in the line of duty while serving in Afghanistan …

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FCAT scores in for Alachua County 3rd graders

The Florida Department of Education released scores from the 2011 FCAT for local third-graders today. Over seventy percent of Alachua County’s third-graders were judged proficient in both reading and math. Alachua County School Board Deputy Superintendent Sandy Hollinger says slightly lower scores than last year show more progress must be …

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Paying respect to fallen soldier Lamarol Tucker

The body of a Gainesville soldier who died in the line of duty last week in Afghanistan was returned to Gainesville earlier today. Hundreds of people lined the street as the procession moved from Gainesville Regional Airport to Chestnut Funeral Home in Gainesville. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Alexa Padilla was at …

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