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Ocala Barber Shop Robbery and Shooting Causes Increased Night Security

By on December 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 3:05 pm

A robbery and shooting at an Ocala barber shop Saturday has caused the shop owner to increase nighttime security.

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GPD Captures, Arrests Murder Suspect Alvin Thomas

By and on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 19, 2013 at 9:08 am

Police have accused the 31-year-old of killing his pregnant former girlfriend, Caitlin A. Albritton, 22, around 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Neighbors told officials they heard the pair arguing in their home at the Village Green Apartments before a single gun shot was fired.

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Smart911 Technology Enhances Emergency Response in Alachua County

By and on November 4th, 2013 | Last updated: November 5, 2013 at 6:57 am

Alachua County 911 operators will use a new tool to get more information on callers and help streamline the emergency response process.

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Man Luring Children With ‘$40 And Some Weed’ Still At Large

By and on October 28th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Several incidents of a white male attempting to lure school-aged children into his vehicle were recently reported in both Alachua and Union Counties.

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Review Underway After ‘Embarrassing’ Escape of Florida Inmates

By and on October 21st, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 9:08 pm

In response to an “embarrassing” accidental release of two murderers from the Franklin Correctional Institute, Florida State Sen. Rob Bradley said the senate will meet to prevent future mishaps.

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Call Boxes To Be Removed From Florida’s Interstates

By on October 9th, 2013 | Last updated: October 9, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Florida is removing about 3,000 call boxes by January 2014 because of their low usage.

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FHP Curbs Truck Harassment, Hopes To Make Highways Safer for Truckers

By on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 8:52 am

The Florida Highway Patrol is cracking down on small cars dangerously speeding and merging in front of large truckers, which puts both cars in danger.

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Larry Whitehead Arrested In S.C., Wanted For Gainesville Murder Charge

By on September 16th, 2013 | Last updated: September 16, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Larry Whitehead, wanted for murder in Gainesville, was arrested in South Carolina on Sunday.

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Graduate Assistants Protesting UF Administration For Timely Pay

By on September 9th, 2013 | Last updated: September 9, 2013 at 6:50 pm

The University of Florida admitted Monday to not paying 60 to 80 graduate students on time for the first two weeks of the fall semester. UF attributed the late paychecks to the large influx of new employees. UF spokeswoman Janine […]

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Tax proposal on guns, ammunitions for mental health treatment

By on March 1st, 2013 | Last updated: March 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Wednesday a Tampa Sen. Arthenia Joyner proposed a tax on dealers’s sale of guns and ammunition. The bill would place a four percent tax on dealers, with plans the money would go to mental health treatment and awareness.

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