Isabella Leandri

Isabella is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing

UF holds 29th annual Dance Marathon

After fundraising all year, University of Florida students gathered at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center this weekend for Dance Marathon. Students were challenged to stay awake and standing for 26.2 hours to raise funds for UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network.

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Woman who murdered $30 million lottery winner backs bill to keep secret names of those hitting jackpot: ‘It puts a target on them’

A bill awaiting the governor’s signature that would temporarily keep secret the names of lottery winners in Florida has at least one unexpected supporter: the woman in prison for murdering the winner of a $30 million lottery payout. In a telephone interview from behind bars, Dorice Donegan “Dee Dee” Moore, …

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Pandemic continues to impact food pantries

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. in March 2020, food banks and pantries experienced a significant increase in demand for their support, and those numbers continue to stay high. While the level of assistance has decreased from pandemic peaks, the need for food assistance continues to be higher than pre-pandemic times.

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