By Ryan Jones on March 19th, 2015 | Last updated: March 19, 2015 at 4:36 pm
The Fed Just Said U.S. Unemployment Can Go Even Lower – The Federal Reserve has released new forecasts projecting the unemployment rate could fall between 5 percent to 5.2 percent. According to the projections, the Fed doesn’t expect inflation to reach […]
By Rochelle Alleyne on February 26th, 2015 | Last updated: February 26, 2015 at 4:02 pm
A new bill in the Florida State Senate would reduce the amount of time foster kids can stay at group homes. Some local foster care advocates believe there may be unintended consequences of removing the option for group home care.
By Rochelle Alleyne on February 5th, 2015 | Last updated: February 5, 2015 at 6:04 pm
Misty and Keith Kornegay appeared before a judge Wednesday for a custody hearing. Police reports detail years of alleged abuse against the children in the home, two of which were involved with the shooting death of their older brother, according to police.
By WUFT Staff on April 18th, 2014 | Last updated: April 22, 2014 at 11:43 am
Cody Eugene Wygant has confessed to suffocating the 16-month-old, whose crying was distracting him from playing.
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By Brittany Bokzam on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 10:12 am
The Department of Children and Families launched the Safe Sleep Campaign to help reduce the number of infants dying due to unsafe sleeping environments.
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By Brianna Donet on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: October 10, 2013 at 2:04 pm
Death tolls for child abuse victims have increased, leaving the Florida Department of Children and Families under scrutiny for not intervening in time. North Central Florida agencies are working to combat the amount of child abuse in the area.
By Laura Foreman on May 1st, 2013 | Last updated: May 1, 2013 at 11:03 am
J. Wayne Reitz Union renovation plan deemed futile – UF officials and the Student Government expected to bond $33 million from the university’s Capital Improvement Trust Fund for the renovation of the Reitz Union and the transformation of Newell Hall […]
The Protection of Vulnerable Persons law went into effect Monday. The law makes failure to report child abuse a felony.
The Jerry Sandusky trial has been getting a lot of attention in the media. The coverage has increased child abuse awareness, and Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Jaclyn DeAugustino has more.