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News applicable to or from somewhere across the Florida peninsula, beyond WUFT’s core north central Florida coverage area.

Alachua County Fire Rescue unveils pediatric tool kits

As the nation celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Alachua County Fire Rescue celebrated its commitment to accessibility for special needs and pediatric patients. The rescue trucks now include tool kits to facilitate more effective communication and provide a healthy distraction for patients who receive treatment. The kits come with communication …

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Impact of juvenile fines and fees

Florida charges children and their families 31 different fines and fees for their involvement in the juvenile system, including public defender charges, court administration and costs of detention. In this special report, we introduce you to a Lake County family that owes over $830 in fines and fees. The debt …

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Florida’s largest Medicaid payment vendor must pay nearly $9.1 million after missing deadline to challenge government fine

The deadline set by Florida lapsed for its largest Medicaid payment vendor to challenge a nearly $9.1 million fine over the company’s failure for nearly three months to pay tens of thousands of health-care claims for the state’s sickest and neediest children. Sunshine State Health Plan Inc. of Tampa had …

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Report in election fraud investigation says jailhouse sign-ups could compromise Florida’s voter system

The lead investigator for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s sweeping criminal probe into jailhouse voter sign-ups by this county’s Democratic elections supervisor concluded that the effort represented a “haphazard registration of inmates” that could compromise the integrity of the state’s voter registrations, according to her summary notes in the …

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Florida fines largest Medicaid payment vendor nearly $9.1 million over billing glitches

Florida fined its largest Medicaid payment vendor nearly $9.1 million over software problems that delayed payments for nearly three months for tens of thousands of health-care claims for the state’s sickest and neediest children, the government’s health regulator said Wednesday. In a letter to the CEO of Sunshine State Health …

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