Author Archives: Alyssa Averette
The 2012 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey states that 23 percent fewer Florida high school students are cigarette smokers, compared to 2010.
Two Florida A&M University music professors who allegedly were present while band members were being hazed have been forced to resign. Their lawyers confirmed that both resigned after being given notices the university intended to fire them. In addition, here at the […]
Narcotics taken by expectant mothers may pose serious risks to fetuses. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis reports on how even properly prescribed drugs can harm these children upon birth.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is refocusing state efforts to combat prescription drug abuse in expectant mothers. University of Florida Pediatrics Professor Mark Hudak says a baby exposed to certain classes of drugs in the fetus will experience severe symptoms […]
There are millions of app’s for smart devices, one in particular is stepping up technology. The SceneTap app can tell users the number of people, gender, and age at certain venues in Gainesville. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on […]
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to raise public awareness about sexual violence. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT’s Alyssa Averette has the story about the preventative measures everyone should take year round.
With new information on the Trayvon Martin case, many are quick to draw their own conclusions before George Zimmerman even makes it to a grand jury. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on the media impact this case has had […]
Governor Rick Scott placed his official stamp of approval on the random drug testing for state workers law. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on constitutional issue with this new law. State employees may be subject to random drug testing […]
Tomorrow in celebration of Kick Butts Day, a national Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the Marion County Health Department is hosting an event at My Mochi in Ocala from noon to 3 p.m. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette spoke with Marion County […]
Syria continues to fall victim to violence, and Syrian-Americans are urging government officials to help. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on a South Florida organization that is taking action.