Katiana Krawchenko

Katiana is a reporter who can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

With unemployment at four-year low, fiscal cliff looms large for those still out of work

[jwplayer config=”News-video” file=”wuftnews/20121207unemployment.mp4″ html5_file=”http://fms01.jou.ufl.edu/wuftnews/20121207unemployment.mp4″ image=”http://www.wuft.org/videoupdates/files/2012/10/WUFT-Generic-Logo_final-854×480.png”] The Bureau of Labor Statistics released unemployment numbers today that showed unemployment was at 7.7 percent, down from 7.9 percent. That is the lowest number since 2008. However, some experts say today’s lower numbers may not reflect the true unemployment picture. Chris McCarty, director of …

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Study finds 2.5 million deceased people have identities stolen every year

If identity fraud wasn’t bad enough, try having to deal with it when it happens to a dead relative. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Katiana Krawchenko reports, a new study by a California-based fraud prevention company, ID Analytics, reveals this happens every year to a staggering number of people. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/KatianaWrapIDsstolen.mp3]

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Fires continue at Osceola National Forest

Fire continues to spread in the Osceola National Forest, leaving firefighters with a tough battle. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Katiana Krawchenko reports, a very large portion of land is still in flames. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/kkwrapfire.mp3]

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Miami blue butterfly gains permanent protection

A species that was brought back from the edge of extinction just a few years ago has now gained permanent protection.  The Miami blue butterfly’s endangered designation was set to expire at the end of last week, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided to formally list the …

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