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‘Operation Panther’ Snares 21 For Seeking Sex With Children

By on September 1st, 2015 | Last updated: September 3, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Gainesville police officers arrested 21 men who made arrangements to meet with children for sex.

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State Panel Prepares To Move Forward With Medical Pot

By on August 31st, 2015 | Last updated: August 31, 2015 at 5:42 pm

The panel responsible for selecting the five nurseries where the state’s first legal pot will be grown have been appointed by Florida health officials. There will be three members, the chief of the Office of Compassionate Use, an accountant and a member of Gov. Rick Scott’s Statewide Drug Advisory Policy Council. 

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Medical Marijuana Supporters Renew Legalization Efforts With New Petition

By on August 14th, 2015 | Last updated: August 14, 2015 at 6:18 pm

Supporters of medical marijuana legalization went to court houses all over Florida on Friday in an effort to acquire the signatures needed to put the issue on the 2016 ballot. They need a total of 683,149 signatures, according to Ben Pollara, campaign manager for United for Care, an organization dedicated to legalizing medical marijuana.

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Deputy Zac Zedalis Continuing Campaign Despite Investigation

By on August 6th, 2015 | Last updated: August 6, 2015 at 6:20 pm

Deputy Zac Zedalis will continue his campaign for Alachua County Sheriff after being placed on administrative suspension last week. An investigation is ongoing for a reported domestic battery incident that occurred last Thursday between the deputy and his wife, Sergeant Kathleen Zedalis of ACSO, who has also been suspended.

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‘The Hunt’ Suspect Megan Everett Captured In Florida

By on August 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: August 3, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies and FBI agents arrested Megan Everett, 23, in Palatka on Aug. 3, for kidnapping her 3-year-old daughter. The child was recovered unharmed, according to authorities.

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Shots Fired Near UF Dorm: Two People In Custody

By on July 27th, 2015 | Last updated: July 27, 2015 at 11:23 am

One person who was carrying a firearm is in police custody after shots were fired at a Murphree Hall parking lot, according to an alert sent out by the university. Police continue to look for two witnesses in a blue Mazda truck last seen heading north away from campus.

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I-75 Shut Down After Trooper Involved In Shooting

By on July 25th, 2015 | Last updated: July 27, 2015 at 7:14 pm

Update 7/27/2015 at 7:15 p.m.: The suspect has been identified as Earl Jackson, according to a news release from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.

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Photos: Scenes from Fanfares and Fireworks 2015

By on July 4th, 2015 | Last updated: July 4, 2015 at 9:07 am

The 2015 Fanfares and Fireworks celebration, hosted by the UF College of Journalism and Communications, drew more than 10,000 to the campus July 3.

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Here’s What Local Folks Are Saying About Today’s Supreme Court Decision

By on June 26th, 2015 | Last updated: June 26, 2015 at 3:45 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision today that states must recognize same-sex unions citing 14th Amendment protections. Here are some reactions from Florida:

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Feds Take Aim at Scott ‘LIP’ Lawsuit

By on June 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: June 2, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Federal officials filed documents Monday responding to a lawsuit by Gov. Rick Scott. The suit says the federal government “engaged in unconstitutional coercion” to make Florida expand its Medicaid program, while federal officials say this is a baseless claim.

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