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Still a bumpy road ahead for proposed Ocala skate park

A skate park proposal is gaining momentum in Marion County, although funding continues to be an obstacle in the road.  Ocala Assistant City Manager Catherine Cameron says neither the city nor county has funding set aside. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Cameron3.mp3] About 100 members of the community sat down with officials to show their …

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Operation “Blue Forest” ends with 43 arrest warrants

Multi-agency drug enforcement action has resulted in arrest warrants for 43 suspects.  On March 12-13 the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team, Multi Agency Drug Enforcement Team, Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Fifth Judicial Circuit of the State Attorney’s Office capped an 11 month investigation known as “Blue Forest”.  The …

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U.S. Forest Service may be sued over Kirkpatrick Dam

Three well-known environmental groups have announced plans to sue the U.S. Forest Service if the agency doesn’t move forward with removing the 44 year old Kirkpatrick Dam.  Earth Justice, Florida Wildlife Federation and the Florida Defenders of the Environment representatives filed the intention to sue documents in Tallahassee yesterday.  The …

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Marion County schools, Ocala utilities at odds

The City of Gainesville and Alachua County School District resolved an issue regarding utility fees last year. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz reports, the city of Ocala and Marion County School District are now having a similar issue. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/FP-Stormwater-Fees-WRAP.mp3|titles=FP Stormwater Fees WRAP]

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