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New Bill Would Cut Back On Group Foster Homes

By on February 26th, 2015 | Last updated: February 26, 2015 at 4:02 pm

A new bill in the Florida State Senate would reduce the amount of time foster kids can stay at group homes. Some local foster care advocates believe there may be unintended consequences of removing the option for group home care.

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Columbia County Parents In Court For Custody Hearing

By on February 5th, 2015 | Last updated: February 5, 2015 at 6:04 pm

Misty and Keith Kornegay appeared before a judge Wednesday for a custody hearing. Police reports detail years of alleged abuse against the children in the home, two of which were involved with the shooting death of their older brother, according to police.

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Marion County Sheriff’s Office Reinstating Terror Intelligence And Counterterrorism Unit

By on January 29th, 2015 | Last updated: January 29, 2015 at 4:41 pm

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is reinstating the department’s Terror Intelligence and Counterterrorism Unit to prevent domestic and international terrorist threats. According to Sheriff Chris Blair, “nearly 300 terrorist threats since 9/11.”

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‘Batman’ Among The Most Common Passwords, New Report Finds

By on January 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: January 22, 2015 at 1:59 pm

The most common passwords of 2014 include ‘batman,’ ‘password’ and ‘123456,’ according to a new report from Splash Data. Internet users with weak passwords are more susceptible to hackers breaking into banking or email accounts.

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Columbia County Teens Held In Brother’s Murder Case

By on January 8th, 2015 | Last updated: January 15, 2015 at 11:20 am

Two sisters are being held in a detention center in Florida after they shot and kill their 16-year-old brother in Columbia County.

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New program helps UF students “Walk Safe” at night

By on September 12th, 2014 | Last updated: September 12, 2014 at 9:42 am

A week ago, making a trek across the University of Florida campus wasn’t much of an issue for most UF students. But after a recent string of similar assaults on and near the UF campus, many students are left on […]

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Steve Maynard Named Waldo’s Interim Police Chief

By and on September 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: September 3, 2014 at 6:20 pm

The Alachua County Sherriff’s Office has named Acting Captain Steve Maynard as Waldo’s new interim police chief, after the previous chief was accused of enacting illegal ticket quotas.

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Former Waldo Police Chief Accused of Unlawful Ticket Quota

By on August 27th, 2014 | Last updated: August 27, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Former Waldo Police Chief Mike Szabo and current Cpl. Kenneth Smith have been accused of misrepresentation, fraud and enforcing unlawful ticketing quotas among other allegations made by current Waldo police officers.

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Locals to Repair Community Pool from 1920s

By on April 5th, 2014 | Last updated: April 7, 2014 at 6:21 am

The natural spring-fueled pool was developed by businessman C.A. Pound Sr.

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North Central Florida Gas Prices Rise with National Propane Shortage

By on January 25th, 2014 | Last updated: January 27, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Gainesville residents and businesses see the effects of a national gas shortage.

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