Author Archives: Rachel Crosby

Gainesville man flees following domestic battery charges

By on April 10th, 2013 | Last updated: April 11, 2013 at 1:41 pm

William Matthew Ford Jr. fled to Orlando after allegedly beating his live-in girlfriend and her disabled friend. He has still not been located, according to a Gainesville Police Department release.

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Putnam County woman allegedly stole thousands from disabled

By on April 10th, 2013 | Last updated: April 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Tammi Marie Carnes owned O’Carroll Homes, Inc., a group home for disabled adults, and is accused of stealing from 13 of its residents.

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UF notifies more than 14,000 patients of possible identity theft

By and on April 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 10, 2013 at 12:49 pm

The Office of the State Attorney has released the names of the Shands employees arrested in connection to compromising more than 14,o00 confidential UF&Shands patient profiles.

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Election update: What to know before bubbling the ballot March 19

By on February 20th, 2013 | Last updated: February 20, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Tuesday was deadline to register to vote for the March 19 election. Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter speaks about the number of registered voters and what they can expect at the polls next month.

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What to know about voting in Alachua County’s spring 2013 local election

By on February 13th, 2013 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:14 pm

The city elections are fast approaching. In order to vote on March 19, you must be a Gainesville resident and you must be registered to vote by Tuesday, Feb. 19.

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Monopoly fans vote new cat token in, iron out

By on February 6th, 2013 | Last updated: February 6, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Through Hasbro’s online “Save Your Token” campaign, voters elected to replace Monopoly’s traditional iron game piece with a cat.

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Scott proposes $1.2 billion more for K-12 public schools

By on January 30th, 2013 | Last updated: January 30, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Gov. Rick Scott plans to pledge over a billion dollars to public schools in the next fiscal year.

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Tallahassee lawmaker proposes 7 percent pay hike for state workers

By on January 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: January 24, 2013 at 3:42 pm

State Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda proposed a 7 percent pay raise for state employees and government professionals. Funding would come from the current budget surplus as well as more efficiently collecting taxes.

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Marion Co. deputies disciplined for involvement in sex scandal

By on January 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: January 23, 2013 at 4:51 pm

The two deputies will be demoted after their involvement in a sex scandal last fall.

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Florida representative will retain national transportation influence

By on January 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: January 24, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Although he is no longer the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman, Rep. John Mica will remain on three subcommittees.

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