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Ocala foodbank struggles to help all those in need

When families are financially struggling, food banks have become an extra helping hand. But, an Ocala foodbank is battling to meet the needs of the community. Florida 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on the Ocala foodbank which feeds more than 1,300 people a month. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPFoodbankwrap.mp3]

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Arrest made in quadruple murder in Marion County

Marion County Sheriffs Office has arrested a suspect in connection with the quadruple homicide in Ocala. Deputies arrested 31 year-old James Bannister earlier this morning. He faces 4 counts of premediated murder and 1 count of arson and is being held on $50,000 bond.  Sheriff’s Office spokesman Judge Cochran says an …

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Marion County teachers get an education on new technology at workshop

Marion County teachers have been spending the day in an educational workshop…but this time, the educators are the ones being educated. 600 teachers and administrators participated in the third annual “Day of Technology” at Lake Weir High School in Ocala.  Steven Gallo spoke with Marion County Public Schools spokesman Kevin Christian about the …

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World Trade Center artifact finds home with Ocala Fire Rescue

The 10-year anniversary of the September 11th attacks is nearly a month away, and a piece of the rubble from the World Trade Center now has a home in Ocala. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Peck spoke with the Ocala Fire Rescue Batallion Chief Brian Stoothoff about the piece of American history that now …

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UF student joins famous touring show

A University of Florida student has made his big break in the world of theatre performance. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chantal Lamberth reports, Ocala’s Felipe Bombonato, will be joining the national touring show “Cats” this October. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/UFPerformerWEB.mp3]

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Ocala Fire Rescue receives grant for smoke alarm program

By Brittany Thompson – WUFT-FM The Ocala Fire Rescue was awarded a $5,000 grant for the purchase of dual sensor smoke alarms. As WUFT-FM’s Brittany Thompson reports, this is part of the city’s program, S.A.F.E. providing Ocala residents with smoke alarm equipment and installation free of charge. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPSmokeAlarmWrap.mp3]

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Cameras to Improve Ocala Traffic

The City of Ocala and the Florida Department of Transportation are teaming up to put cameras in the city to help with traffic management. WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta has more. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/OcalaCamsWrap.mp3]

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Traffic cameras installed in Ocala

The city of Ocala is now under surveillance. The Florida Department of Transportation is installing 17 new cameras on intersections, and along Interstate 75 to monitor traffic. The cameras will also come with message boards, which will direct cars in case of a traffic jam. Florida Department of Transportation public …

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