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Baltimore Ravens, Former UF Football Player Accused of Possessing Marijuana

By , and on February 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: February 23, 2014 at 12:58 am

Update Feb. 23 12:48 a.m.: The other passenger arrested with Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Deonte A. Thompson has had run ins with the law, including prison time for two attempted murder charges. In June 2007, Erskine J. McKinley, also known as [...]

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Gainesville man accused of string of thefts after loitering arrest

By on February 15th, 2014 | Last updated: February 15, 2014 at 5:58 pm

The self-described painter is accused of stealing from an apartment complex, truck and trying to get into two downtown businesses.

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Man Accused of Almost Running Down Police Officer

By on February 1st, 2014 | Last updated: February 3, 2014 at 9:13 am

Laquentin R. Johnson A Gainesville man is in jail after police say he tried to hit an officer with his car before locking himself in his apartment for more than an hour. Laquentin R. Johnson, 24, almost caused an accident [...]

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Residents Without Water After Driver Hits Home

By and on January 25th, 2014 | Last updated: January 27, 2014 at 1:24 pm

John Attia is facing charges including driving under the influence after hitting a house with his car on Friday morning, according to the Gainesville Police Department. The home was left with damages to its porch and water line.

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Man accused of lewd acts in Springhill Publix in jail

By on January 18th, 2014 | Last updated: January 18, 2014 at 5:56 pm

An Orlando man is accused of committing lewd acts on a child and customers at the Publix in Gainesville’s Springhill neighborhood.

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Quincy friends arrested after bottle, knife fight at Gainesville Holiday Inn

By and on January 11th, 2014 | Last updated: January 11, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Two Quincy friends were arrested in Gainesville after a fight involving a knife in a Holiday Inn.

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Towed Trailer Falls, Temporarily Blocking 13th Street

By on September 29th, 2013 | Last updated: September 30, 2013 at 9:18 am

Traffic on 13th street northbound at Archer was closed temporarily Sunday evening after an 18-wheeler trailer touched the 13th street pedestrian bridge and fell on its side.

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Saturday storms leave area counties with damage

By on March 25th, 2013 | Last updated: March 26, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Saturday’s storms leave area homes without power.

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Unemployment drops to 7.7 percent, now lowest level in four years

By on March 8th, 2013 | Last updated: March 8, 2013 at 5:10 pm

A burst of hiring last month added 236,000 U.S. jobs and reduced the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January. The robust gains suggested that the economy can strengthen further despite higher taxes and government spending cuts.

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Sequester cuts to affect North Florida airports

By and on March 8th, 2013 | Last updated: March 11, 2013 at 10:16 am

The federal budget sequester is a week old, and its effects are now starting to be felt in North Central Florida. If you made plans for the third annual Gator Fly-In air show on April 27, you can clear your calendar; it’s been canceled.

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