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Gainesville’s gun-related crimes slowly decreasing

By and on June 4th, 2013 | Last updated: June 4, 2013 at 3:01 pm

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.

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Florida’s python problem continues after amateur hunters, attention fade away

By , , , and 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?

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Hearing for Pedro Bravo rescheduled to June 11

By 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.

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Pedro Bravo to appear before court for Christian Aguilar murder

By 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 […]

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Students wear empty holsters to protest campus ban of concealed weapons

By 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.

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Senate Judiciary Committee approves Florida bill that bans texting while driving

By 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.

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Tornado watch in effect until 3 p.m.

By 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.

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IHOP’s National Pancake Day benefits children’s hospital

By 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.

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Armed robber flees home when women chant ‘Jesus’

By 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.

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Hazardous tire waste found in Jacksonville property

By 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.

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