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A North Floridian’s Quest To Monitor The Cops With Cameras, The Constitution And YouTube

By on July 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 15, 2013 at 10:43 am

Jeff Gray is a truck driver living in St. Augustine whose hobby has amassed more than 1.4 million YouTube views. He has a simple approach: show up in a public place with a camera and a thorough knowledge of what law enforcement can and cannot ask him to do.

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Not All County Animal Shelters In Florida Are Following A New Law

By on July 17th, 2013 | Last updated: July 18, 2013 at 9:47 am

A new Florida law requires county agencies to make available to the public a record of how many animals are being taken in, adopted out or euthanized. More than two weeks after the statute took effect, some counties are unable or unwilling to comply. Among those that are, records show a marked decrease in euthanasia.

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Christian Aguilar Murder Case Delayed for Fourth Time

By on June 11th, 2013 | Last updated: June 11, 2013 at 5:13 pm

“We’re pressuring. We are ready. We’re telling the community that we’re ready to start the trial,” said Carlos Aguilar, Christian Aguilar’s father, after Pedro Bravo’s third case management court appearance.

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Gainesville’s Data Targeting group will appeal contempt of court motion

By on May 31st, 2013 | Last updated: May 31, 2013 at 4:53 pm

A Leon County circuit judge found a company called Data Targeting in contempt Friday morning during proceedings over the release of documents purportedly related to redistricting.

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Iraq veteran Larry VanTassell found dead in Gainesville

By and on May 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: May 23, 2013 at 8:05 am

Gainesville police say Larry VanTassell could be suicidal. He has been considered missing and endangered since Saturday after calling his parents and telling them he was thinking of killing himself.

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South Carolinian James Bourey in lead for Alachua County manager job

By and on May 21st, 2013 | Last updated: May 23, 2013 at 8:05 am

As commissioners ranked candidates, Bourey was first, Stockton Whitten of Brevard County was second and Charles Oliver of Pensacola was third.

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UF President Bernie Machen pleased with new state budget, will not request tuition raise

By on May 20th, 2013 | Last updated: May 20, 2013 at 5:43 pm

After seeing Gov. Rick Scott would return $300 million that had previously been cut from the state’s higher education budget, Bernie Machen said he would not raise tuition for the coming year beyond the normal inflation rate increase.

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Gainesville man arrested for shoplifting, IED possession

By on May 8th, 2013 | Last updated: May 8, 2013 at 12:18 pm

He told police he also had a homemade cardboard firework with black powder inside at his home. A fuse was attached to the sealed ends, according to his arrest report.

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Twitter recap: Ed Braddy wins Gainesville election

By on April 16th, 2013 | Last updated: April 18, 2013 at 9:21 am

Ed Braddy ousted Craig Lowe on April 16, 2013, in a Gainesville city runoff election. We’ve collected our tweets from the evening here.

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Craig Lowe reaches deferral agreement in DUI case

By on April 1st, 2013 | Last updated: April 1, 2013 at 5:01 pm

The mayor will lose his license for 14 days, pay fines, attend counseling, but avoid trial as a runoff election pivotal to his political career looms for April 16.

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