Missing Gainesville toddler OK
By Forrest Smith – WUFT-FM
It was a frantic couple of hours Tuesday night for family members and Gainesville police as they searched for a 2-year-old boy who had apparently vanished from a NE 28th Ave. home.
His Grandmother awoke from a nap to find Isaiah Washington missing. As a search was being prepared, Isaiah and his mom showed up.
She had come by to pick the youngster up from his visit with Grandma, found Grandma sleeping, and left quietly with the child, not wanting to awaken her. They ran some errands and visited with friends before returning. Police say there was no crime, so no charges, and that the case had a happy ending.
More Stories in Local
Gainesville Connected, a conference in Gainesville, aims to equip teachers to engage students on global issues such as poverty.
Sanctuaries are struggling to take in primates as researchers and pet owners forgo euthanasia for better homes.
A video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.
The request to reappoint Matthew Brower as Ocala’s city manager was rejected on a three-to-two vote by the Ocala City Council. Brower was appointed city manager in February 2011, and his contract will now expire on Dec. 21.
Recent studies suggests a nasal spray form of the flu vaccine is more effective than the flu shot in healthy children ages 2 to 8, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.