The actions of medical staff and professionals who assisted during the fatal I-75 crashes in January are being commemorated this week. Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell hosted a ceremony yesterday to honor medical staff and professionals who sprang to action in the face of disaster. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Diaz was at the ceremony and heard just how many people played a role in relief efforts on the days surrounding the crashes.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPI75KelseyDiaz.mp3]
The state budget the legislature passed this week could accomplish something Florida hasn't seen in more than 10 years — a pay raise specifically for correctional officers.