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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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Florida Civil Rights Association Seeks Federal Investigation After Nursing Home Raids

By on February 10th, 2014 | Last updated: February 12, 2014 at 3:08 pm

The Florida Civil Rights Association is requesting a federal investigation of multiple agencies due to perceived discrimination against minority business owners in Marion County.

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Former Roommate Says Gainesville Man Arrested for Theft, IED Possession Never Intended Harm

By on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 9:17 am

Mason Scott Beuning lived at 3119 NW Fourth St. in Gainesville at the time of his arrest for theft and IED possession six months ago. Jamie Tucker, his former roommate, said his friend never intended harm. Beuning’s case is under review.

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