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Smoke blankets North Central Florida

Many North Central Florida residents saw lots of smoke this weekend. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub reports 50 active wildfires are the reason for such smokey conditions in the region. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPWildfireWRAP.mp3]

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Memorial weekend claims two lives so far

There have been two deaths in North Central Florida over the holiday weekend. One traffic related, the other a stabbing. 31-year old Bruce Franklin Douglas of Archer died Sunday night, after he lost control of his SUV on I-75 just north of the newberry road exit. He was thrown from …

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Drop in mail volume may cause relocation of Gainesville postal service facility

The increase in internet usage along with a shaky economy have brought about a decrease in the volume of mail circulated through the United States Postal Service. Now that decrease is affecting a local USPS distribution center’s full operating presence in North Central Florida. WUFT-FM’s Brittany Thompson has more. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/USPSWrapfinalforWEB.mp3]

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Santa Fe honors retiring coordinator

An advocate for women who needed help in North Central Florida for the past 25 years is being honored at Santa Fe College as she retires as coordinator of the Displaced Homemaker program. Nancy Griffin started in 1986, and after helping more than 35-hundred women rebuild their lives after divorce …

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Wildfire threat real, but lower in some areas

As fires continue to burn large areas across North Central Florida, Perry District Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Chelsea Parker says the state overall has seen more fires this year. “It’s been pretty active especially compared to last year’s very inactive fire season. Last year, the whole state was very fortunate in …

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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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Wildfires still burning in North Central Florida

North Central Florida firefighters continue working to contain 8 fires still burning in the area. Division of Forestry Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says current weather conditions make it very difficult to completely kill the fires. “We have not had significant rainfall, enough to put these fires completely out. So, …

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