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From Jan. 2008 to March 2013, there were 1,577 reported gun-related crimes. In 2008, 309 gun-related crimes were reported. In 2009, the number increased to a reported 367 crimes. Since then, it has been decreasing.
By Stefanie Cainto, Ashira Morris, Alex Catalano, Samantha Shavell and Wade Millward on May 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: October 27, 2013 at 9:00 pm
A state-run contest to kill snakes brought worldwide attention to Florida’s invasive species problem. But how much closer are researchers to a solution?
By Stefanie Cainto on April 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 23, 2013 at 9:53 pm
Carlos Aguilar and his family drove up to Gainesville from South Florida for the fourth time, only to find out the hearing for his son’s alleged murderer would be rescheduled to June 11.
By Stefanie Cainto on April 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 23, 2013 at 12:09 pm
Pedro Bravo, the 19-year-old charged with Christian Aguilar’s murder, will appear before court at 2 p.m. today for case management. Attorneys will discuss the status of the case before a judge and schedule what comes next, said spokesman Darry Lloyd [...]
By Stefanie Cainto on April 9th, 2013 | Last updated: April 9, 2013 at 6:03 pm
Students for Concealed Carry at the University of Florida is organizing its third annual empty holster protest, where members wear gun holsters without weapons in them to protest the concealed carry ban on campus.
By Stefanie Cainto on April 8th, 2013 | Last updated: April 9, 2013 at 5:45 pm
Florida is one of five states without texting restrictions for drivers. The Senate’s current bill makes the use of wireless communication devices behind the weheel a secondary offense, with emergency and GPS navigation use exceptions.
By Stefanie Cainto on February 26th, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 1:15 pm
Update 1:11 p.m.: Gainesville’s tornado watch was cancelled late this morning. Alachua County is in the clear.
By Stefanie Cainto on February 5th, 2013 | Last updated: February 5, 2013 at 5:29 pm
Seven Gainesville area IHOPs are serving up free pancakes in exchange for suggested donations to the Children’s Miracle Network.
By Stefanie Cainto on January 29th, 2013 | Last updated: January 29, 2013 at 4:34 pm
A Lake City man broke into a home hosting a jewelry party, but fled the scene when the homeowner told him to get out in the name of Jesus.
By Stefanie Cainto on January 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: January 22, 2013 at 4:08 pm
Two men have been cited for a health hazard posed by their Jacksonville property. Their backyard stores more than 4,000 tires and has created concerning mosquito activity.