Tag Archives: Christmas

Ocala residents getting ready for weekend parade

Seventy thousand people are expected to line up on East Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala tomorrow for the 63rd annual Christmas Parade. Marion County Schools Public Relations officer Kevin Christian says approximately 120 units, including floats, marching bands and community groups will take part in the parade. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/Christian3.mp3] He says …

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Christmas packages head to troops overseas

The Military Support Group of Alachua County compiled 90 care packages to send to overseas military last night. Local families with deployed friends or loved ones can submit addresses to the support group for their soldier to get a monthly present. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Meredith Chipman spoke with President Pam Krueger about the …

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Trustees meeting begins with big votes on the table

The University of Florida Board of Trustees has kicked off today’s meeting and WUFT-FM’s Bothaina Saleh says University of Florida President Bernie Machen has begun today’s discussions with a positive look forward. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/BETHVOICER1.mp3] But WUFT-FM’s Laura Christmas says some tough decisions are facing the Board in the next few hours. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/LAURAVOICER2.mp3]

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Suspected serial rapist held without bond

A Marion County Judge has ruled the man suspected in five sexual assaults will remain in jail.  37-year-old Michael Alan Frye appeared before a judge this morning in his first court appearance. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/RAPEVOICER.mp3] WUFT-FM’s Laura Christmas says Frye is unlikely to receive bond. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/rapesuspectwrap.mp3]

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