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Cat sanctuary owners arrested

The owners of Haven Acres Cat Sanctuary in High Springs are arrested on 35 counts of animal cruelty charges stemming from the June 7th seizure of 697 felines from the facility. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Caitlin Lawrence spoke with Alachua County animal services director David Flagler about the arrest of Steve and Pennie …

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Cat sanctuary owners arrested in Alachua County

The owners of the Haven Acres Cat Sanctuary in High Springs have been arrested, and face third degree felony charges of animal cruelty.  More than 600 cats were in their facility, when local animal control workers and the U.S. humane society took the cats from there in June.  Details of …

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The struggle of living with a mental illness

Finding a job in the market today is a difficult task for most, but for those who suffer from mental illnesses, it poses an entirely different set of obstacles. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports how a local organization is helping one Alachua County resident cope with his struggle. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/AlyssaPROJECT2.mp3]

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Alachua County Farmer’s Market gives special incentives for snap recipients

National Farmers Week is underway and in celebration, the Alachua County Farmers market is offering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recepients a chance to double their benefits at the market. As Florida’s 89.1,WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Peck reports, farmer market shelp contribue to the local economy and also provide a fresher product. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/AlCoFamerMarketWrapfinal.mp3]

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Cats cared for, may be ready for adoption in Alachua County

There are around 635 cats who made it out alive of an Alachua County sanctuary, in what authorities said was the largest cat hoarding case in the United States. In June almost 700 cats were seized from Haven Acres Cat Sanctuary in High Springs Forida, they are now being sheltered at warehouses in Gainesville. And as Florida's 89.1 WUFT-FM'S Jessica Becerra reports it's hoped they will be adopted soon.

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New bus service for rural areas

A new bus service will offer transportation to Gainesville for only a dollar. The route will run through Alachua County areas of High Springs, Newberry and Archer. The route will connect residents in rural areas to the city and Assistant Manager at MV Transportation Kenny Gonzalaz says the route is …

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CERT volunteers needed

Area residents can now enroll for Alachua County’s Community Emergencry Response Team Program also known as CERT. The seven weekly classes are free of charge to the public and Alachua County Emergency Management Coordinator Ebbin Spellman says CERT teaches citizens how to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. …

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High tech company expands in Alachua

As people drive along U-S 441 in Alachua County between the cities of Gainesville and Alachua, they might see a sign for Progress Corporate Park and wonder what that is. The idea years ago, was to create high-tech businesses, taking advantage of University of Florida researchers and others, which also …

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Teachers Union files suit against state of Florida

The Florida Education Association has filed a lawsuit against the state for a proposal that would repeal the current state ban on using public money to aid churches and other religious organizations. Alachua County Education Association President Karen McCann says the proposal’s verbiage is misleading to voters. McCann says the …

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