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UF Law Professor Comments On Police Collecting DNA Samples In Relation To UF Assaults

By on September 29th, 2014 | Last updated: September 29, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Jon Mills, UF professor of law and an expert on privacy, comments on the rights of the men UFPD and GPD have questioned and swabbed for DNA. The individuals matched the description of the suspect believed to be responsible for at least three assaults on or near the UF campus.

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Wanted Man Arrested At Red Roof Inn

By on September 29th, 2014 | Last updated: September 29, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Kody Carr was arrested at Red Roof Inn in Gainesville on Sunday night. The Dixie County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Gainesville Police Department, which was also seeking the suspect for recent burglaries.

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Gov. Scott Speaks in Response to Bell Shooting

By on September 19th, 2014 | Last updated: September 19, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Gov. Rick Scott spoke today in response to the Bell shootings. Don Spirit shot his daughter and her six children in the town of Bell on Thursday.

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FSU Graduate Impersonated On Facebook Seeks Answers

By on September 10th, 2014 | Last updated: September 11, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Florida State University graduate Kyle Leonard first learned he was being impersonated on Facebook over one year ago. Now, he has learned the impersonator may be connected to a Boynton Beach man under investigation by the FBI.

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UFPD, GPD to Increase Campus Police, Student Services Presence in Wake of Multiple Assaults

By on September 8th, 2014 | Last updated: September 12, 2014 at 10:54 am

The University of Florida and Gainesville police departments will hold at press conference at 2 p.m. today to address multiple assaults reported on or near the UF campus in the past two weeks.

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‘Creepy, Nasty’ Videos, Spoof Facebook Page Lead to Investigation

By and on September 5th, 2014 | Last updated: September 5, 2014 at 7:23 pm

The University of Florida and Florida State University police departments are working with the Boynton Beach Police Department to investigate a series of disturbing YouTube videos posted by Thomas Carney III of Boynton Beach. Carney may also be connected to a Facebook profile impersonating FSU student Kyle Leonard.

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Spoof Website Turns Attention to Williston Police Department

By on September 1st, 2014 | Last updated: September 1, 2014 at 4:13 pm

National Report, a satirical news website, drew attention to the Williston Police Department after publishing an article about a deal made with Walmart to supply the town with a new, privatized police force. Williston PD pointed out the satirical nature of the story on Facebook.

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Elderly Man Attacked After Denying Assailant Permission to Marry

By on August 27th, 2014 | Last updated: August 27, 2014 at 7:33 pm

A Marion County man was arrested Monday after he beat a 72-year-old man. Authorities said James Kane attacked the victim after he denied Kane permission to marry his girlfriend.

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Yoho Takes GOP Primary Over Rush; Alachua Voting Results

By and on August 26th, 2014 | Last updated: August 27, 2014 at 10:01 am

Congressman Ted Yoho claimed his seat in the August primary on Tuesday amid delay in voting results. Alachua County tallied up the votes in its primary elections, naming Lee Pinkoson, Ken Cornell and Gunnar Paulson among the winners.

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Gainesville City Commission Run-off Candidates Talk Issues at Forum

By and on April 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 4, 2014 at 11:47 am

The Gainesville Chamber of Commerce, Gainesville Sun and WUFT sponsored a debate between the two candidates in the April 8 run-off election for the at-large candidate for Gainesville city council.

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