Tag Archives: North Central Florida

Fourth of July a hit in north Florida

The Independence Day celebrations across north central Florida gave people a chance to get together, enjoy food and fireworks, and relax. In Micanopy and Cedar Key activities were a time to celebrate and congratulate. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Corey Bachman reports, the festivites in these cities provided more than just …

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Rainy conditions help wildfire containment efforts

Rainy weather conditions in North Central Florida have helped reduce the number of wildfires in the Wacasassa Forestry District. Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, Ludie Bond talked with WUFT-FM’s Brianne Wigley and says a burn ban is still in place for many counties within this forestry district, regardless of the rainy conditions. …

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Update on the Santa Fe Fire

With rain at the top of Florida’s wish list, wildfires continue to rage across North Central Florida. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana reports, the Santa Fe Fire is one of particular concern. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SantaFeFireWrap.mp3]

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One hundred wildfires burning in Waccasassa District of North Florida

One-hundred wildfires are burning in the Waccasassa Forestry District covering Alachua, Gilchrist, Levy, Marion, and Putnam Counties, and that doesn’t include the thousands of acres burning in the Suwannee District covering Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Hamilton, Suwannee, and Union Counties. WUFT-FM’s Shannon McCarthy spoke with Florida Division of Forestry Wildfire Mitigation …

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Heat wave remains in North Central Florida

The intense heat felt in North Central Florida in the past few days shows no sign of letting up for the weekend. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Brittany Wienke reports, the heat is due to atmospheric pressures [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/heat wave wrap.mp3]

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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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