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Crime Down in Many North Central Florida Counties, According to FDLE Report

By on April 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 23, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Florida Department of Law Enforcement releases the 2013 Annual Unified Crime Report, which indicates a drop in crime in many North Central Florida counties.

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Homosassa Man Kills Infant Son Over Xbox, Police Say

By on April 18th, 2014 | Last updated: April 22, 2014 at 11:43 am

Cody Eugene Wygant has confessed to suffocating the 16-month-old, whose crying was distracting him from playing.

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Phone Scams Fool Marion County Residents

By on April 4th, 2014 | Last updated: April 8, 2014 at 8:42 am

A recent phone scam in Marion County serves as a reminder to be aware of false calls, and Alachua County’s public information officer warns who is at risk.

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Yard Dispute Leads To Fatal Shooting In Northwest Gainesville

By and on March 31st, 2014 | Last updated: April 1, 2014 at 4:01 pm

A 47-year-old Alachua county man was fatally shot Monday afternoon after an argument with his neighbor. The suspect was booked into the Alachua County Jail early this morning on charges of first degree murder.

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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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Nine Arrests in Belleview Drug Bust

By on February 21st, 2014 | Last updated: February 24, 2014 at 9:58 am

A drug bust by the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team resulted in nine arrests in Belleview on Thursday. The team was investigating the residents of 12250 SE 86th Ave. after receiving complaints from neighbors.

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Clay County Warns Residents About Jury Duty Phone Scam

By on February 21st, 2014 | Last updated: February 22, 2014 at 10:55 am

The scam involves innocent residents receiving phone calls saying they have missed jury duty and are being fined large sums of money.

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Bravo Case Remains on Track for Summer Trial

By on February 18th, 2014 | Last updated: February 18, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Pedro Bravo’s trial remains on schedule to begin Aug. 4.

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Gainesville man accused of string of thefts after loitering arrest

By on February 15th, 2014 | Last updated: February 15, 2014 at 5:58 pm

The self-described painter is accused of stealing from an apartment complex, truck and trying to get into two downtown businesses.

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