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Heavy rains overnight cause some minor damage in Micanopy area

Micanopy, like many other North Central Florida communities, experienced heavy rain throughout the night.  The storm conditions brought down a few trees on county highways.  The rain also caused the collapse of a roof on an unoccupied building at the intersection of U.S. 441 and CR 234.  A few hundred …

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Heavy rain causing dangerous driving hazards on I-75

Many North Central Florida counties are under a tornado watch until 5 a.m. Monday because of Tropical Storm Debby. Throughout Sunday heavy rains caused trouble spots on Interstate 75. The Florida highway Patrol stayed busy working a variety of weather-related accidents. Marion County highway patrol dispatcher Mike Hancock describes what …

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Tropical Storm Debby drenching Florida’s west coast

The National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center report coastal areas of North Central Florida will receive several inches of rain over the next 24 hours as Tropical Storm Debby continues on a NE track in the Gulf of Mexico.  The exact track of the storm is still a bit …

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The beginning of the end to Florida’s drought is near

It would take a long-lasting, large-scale weather event, such as a tropical storm or hurricane, to bring a complete end to our year-long drought in North Central Florida.  However, an early start to the rainy season and near-normal summer rainfall could signal the beginning of the end. Florida’s rainy season …

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Florida’s Grant Peeples to entertain at the Shake Rag Art and Culture Center tonight

Singer songwriter Grant Peeples is back in North Central Florida.  He’ll be having a CD release party at the Shake Rag Art and Culture Center tonight in Melrose.  His latest CD is titled “Prior Convictions.”  Peeples sat down today with Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPGrantPeeplesMixed5182012.mp3]  

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Keystone Heights businesses suffering from dried up lakes

Area lakes in North central Florida are at record lows as dry conditions continue in the area and throughout the state. As part of our continuing coverage on low water levels, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Peck reports on how the low water levels in the Keystone Heights region have business owners and residents hoping …

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Softball is big for little kids in Alachua

The Babe Ruth Softball league is one of the premier softball programs in the country for girls aged 5 to 18. The highlight of the Babe Ruth softball season is its annual World Series tournament. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’S Robert Lopez reports, that showcase event will be coming to North …

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