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List of road closings

Road & Bridge Closures Update: 1 p.m. June 28, 2012  Lake City  – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on road and bridge closures in Northeast Florida due to Tropical Storm Debby.  Baker and Columbia County I-10 east of I-75 (Exit 296) to US 90 (Exit …

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Arrest made in Lake City liquor store robbery

A man suspected in the shooting and killing of a Lake City liquor store owner in April was arrested in Jacksonville this past Friday. Lake City Public Information Ofc. Steve Shaw says the man arrested has been identified as James Leonard Johnson of Lake City. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Shaw1liquor.mp3] Two men were involved …

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Thousands of acres burning in North Central Florida

Heavy smoke this morning throughout North Central Florida has reduced visibility on roadways and made for hazardous driving conditions.  While the fire in Levy Prairie just over the Alachua-Putnam county line may bring in some smoke, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says the main source of the smoke is from …

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Lakewatch program combats pollution in Florida’s waters

The Lakewatch program associated with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences seeks volunteers who want to save our waters. The program keeps track of more than 600 lakes in more than 40 counties. IFAS Livestock and Natural Resources agent Derek Barber says the program will combat …

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Fires continue to burn in Goethe State Forest

Crews of firefighters are working to control a forest fire in Goethe State Forest in east Levy County. Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond said the flames continue to burn despite several inches of rain last night. “We were very thankful for the few inches of rain we did receive throughout …

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