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Deadly crashes close I-75 for hours

At least nine people died in early morning crashes caused by smoke and fog on I-75 near Paynes Prairie.  Other crash victims were rushed to Shands Hospital: six to the trauma center and 12 more to the emergency room.  As you can see in morning helicopter video (courtesy Orlando NBC …

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Stargazing offered Saturday at Hickory Ranch by Friends of Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

The Friends of Paynes Prairie and the Alachua Astronomy Club club are having their annual stargazing event tomorrow evening. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Diaz talked with Payne’s Praire Park Services Specialist Andi Christman about how Payne’s Praire is providing some natural family fun from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPStarGaze.mp3] To attend DO NOT enter …

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Remembering the "Alligator Man" Harold Nugent

Services were held yesterday for Harold Nugent at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Gainesville. Mr. Nugent was better known as the “Alligator Man” to the thousands of school children he visited around the state as part of a joint effort with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission to teach kids …

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