New words and phrases are forever showing up in our conversations – and in our media. And when it comes to politics, the word choice journalists make can be overly generalized, polarizing or just plain wrong.
WUSF's Mark Schreiner reports on "Missing in Florida Day," which will take place Saturday, Dec. 3, at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
According to law enforcement figures, there are more than 3,200 missing persons reported in Florida and over 84,000 nationwide. But those numbers are likely low estimates because cases are either unreported, mishandled or mistakenly closed.
Now, University of South Florida forensic investigators are teaming up with law enforcement to raise awareness of missing and unidentified persons cases.
"Missing in Florida Day" is modeled after similar events held in other states that have led to positive identifications.
NOAA's fleet of Hurricane Hunter aircraft is leaving Tampa, but is staying in the Bay area. A 10-year lease was awarded to the City of Lakeland to house the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Aircraft Operations Center at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport starting in the spring of 2017.
The man leading the fight against unscrupulous sober homes has a message for state legislators.
“When the appropriations process comes up, please keep us in mind,” said Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg at a meeting with the Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation in Boca Raton Tuesday.
Aronberg leads the county’s Sober Home Task Force - created in July 2016 with a $275,000 appropriation from the state legislature.