With human and black bear populations on the rise in Florida, people in rural North Central Florida have had an increased number of encounters with this native species. The Umatilla bear festival occurred this past Saturday to give humans a bear’s eye-view of life in the forest. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Brittany Wienke reports on how the festival aims to educate families about how humans and bears can co-exist peacefully.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/UmatillaFINAL.mp3]
Liquor stores all across Florida are begging Governor Rick Scott to veto the bill that would change the law dating back to 1934 and allow retailers to bring the liquor inside with the beer and wine.