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Veronica Vilar

Veronica is a reporter for WUFT News who may be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news @wuft.org

FDLE arrests 4 dozen people in child predator sting operation

A six month child predator sting operation known as “Operation Amalgamate” ended today with the arrest of 48 individuals charged with soliciting minors. FDLE is urging parents to be actively involved in their childrens’ activities.  The Florida Department of Law Enforcement spokesperson Keith Kameg says, the individuals arrested were from 17 counties …

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National Adoption Month gives individuals a chance at parenting

November is National adopt a child month. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Veronica Vilar reports, The Florida Department of Children and Families is pairing with public adoption agencies to expand adoption awareness among communities in order to ensure foster children find a loving home. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/AdoptionwrapVV.mp3]

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Marion County to participate in event to take in pills to keep them off the streets

“National Pill Take Back Day” is this Saturday in Marion County. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Veronica Vilar reports, this event is the first step toward keeping surplus and illegal prescription drugs off the streets. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/pilldropoffwrap.mp3] (sources: Professor of Pharmacy Paul Doering and Public Information Officer for Marion County Sheriff’s Office Judge Cochran)

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Solving seafood confusion

The Florida Musuem of Natural History is hosting Seafood Choices: Why am I confused? A Science Cafe focusing on seafood industry changes and the effect on  consumers. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Veronica Vilar reports. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/editedsciencecafewrapVeronicaVilar.mp3] “Seafood Choices:  Why Am I Confused” gets underway at the Florida Museum of Natural History on October …

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Chamber orchestra conductor praises new SFC arts hall

Santa Fe College’s brand new Fine Arts Hall is hosting “Light Up The Night” on Saturday to inaugurate the new building. The artistic showcase for the senses will feature Sister Hazel, ballet dancer Sarah Lane, Broadway Director Marion Caffey and Jose Manuel Carreno from the New York American Ballet Theater, among others. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Veronica Vilar …

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Lower SAT scores cause concern among educators

The 2011 Scholastic Aptitude Test or SAT scores have been revealed, and many educators are voicing their opinion on the results. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Veronica Vilar reports educators are saying the test result are not good enough. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SATWrapFinal.mp3]

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