Juvenile crime rates have dropped in Alachua county, but in neighboring Marion County a number of high-profile teen crimes have the community on guard. As WUFT’FM’s Paula Cunniffe reports, support is needed in schools to reach out to students and prevent teen violence and teen crimes.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/TeenMurderPlot.mp3]
The Florida Senate passed a bill Wednesday that refocuses the purpose and direction of the state’s community colleges. Senate Bill 374, the College Competitiveness Act of 2017, sets the primary missions of community colleges as providing associate of arts degrees and other lower level undergraduate college credit.