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North Central Florida Counties Rank Low On Health

By on March 27th, 2014 | Last updated: April 1, 2014 at 11:58 am

A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin shows how local counties rank in resident health.

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Lake City Officer Kills Armed Tennessee Driver at Safety Checkpoint

By on March 15th, 2014 | Last updated: March 15, 2014 at 7:12 pm

Officer Michael Lee is on administrative leave after the Friday night incident.

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Baltimore Ravens, Former UF Football Player Accused of Possessing Marijuana

By , and on February 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: February 23, 2014 at 12:58 am

Update Feb. 23 12:48 a.m.: The other passenger arrested with Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Deonte A. Thompson has had run ins with the law, including prison time for two attempted murder charges. In June 2007, Erskine J. McKinley, also known as [...]

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Convicted Child Murderer Executed, Dozens Protest Death Penalty, Support Family

By on February 13th, 2014 | Last updated: March 31, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Dozens gathered near Starke to hear word on the execution of Juan Carlos Chavez for the 1995 murder of Jimmy Ryce, 9.

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Sheriff’s Office: Man, Woman Buy Jerky, Request $100 Cash Back With Stolen Credit Card

By on February 9th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 9:43 am

Two people are accused of trying to get money from a stolen credit card using Walmart’s cash-back option at checkout.

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Students Support Teacher Suspended After Fight Over Alleged Affair

By on February 7th, 2014 | Last updated: February 11, 2014 at 7:14 am

A Putnam County High School teacher was suspended for fighting a district employee over an alleged affair. Following his suspension, the teacher’s students showed up to a school board meeting to show their support.

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City Chamber Announces Convention Center Plans

By and on February 1st, 2014 | Last updated: February 3, 2014 at 8:53 am

City officials are hoping a new convention center can attract more business to Gainesville.

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Gun rights group sues the University of Florida over gun rules

By on February 1st, 2014 | Last updated: February 1, 2014 at 3:28 pm

After successfully suing a Florida university over a ban on guns in vehicles, a gun rights group has turned to the University of Florida and its ban on guns in dorms.

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Neighbors say Palatka Shooting Another Sign Neighborhood Is Getting Worse

By on January 27th, 2014 | Last updated: January 27, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Patricia Mullins couldn’t hear the gunshots over her vacuum Sunday evening, Jan. 26, despite their close proximity to her home. Terry “T.J.” Monahan, 16, was found at a house on Locust Avenue’s 1800 block dead with a gunshot wound on Jan. 26, [...]

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New Union County Sheriff Sworn In, Praises Father

By and on January 18th, 2014 | Last updated: January 18, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Brad E. Whitehead pays tribute to his late father at Whitehead’s swearing-in as Union County’s newest sheriff.

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