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Gilchrist Sheriff Confirms 8 Dead in Bell Shooting, Including Shooter

By on September 18th, 2014 | Last updated: September 18, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz has confirmed Don Spirit shot his daughter and her six children in the town of Bell on Thursday.

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Man Arrested In Connection To Marion County Drive-By Shootings

By on September 18th, 2014 | Last updated: September 18, 2014 at 9:39 pm

One man has been arrested in connection with the string of drive-by shootings that occurred last week in Marion County.

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Department of Corrections launches Inmate Death Database

By on September 17th, 2014 | Last updated: September 17, 2014 at 3:10 pm

The Department of Corrections launched a Transparency Database on all Florida inmate deaths from the last 14 years. The database, launched Sept. 9, shows the status of investigations and the manner of death. According to Jessica Cary, Director of the [...]

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UF Self-Defense Device Rules Relaxed in Wake of Assaults

By on September 15th, 2014 | Last updated: September 16, 2014 at 11:56 am

University of Florida students are taking safety into their own hands. Students are becoming more cautious about their daily routines and surroundings since three assaults occurred on or near UF’s campus over the last couple of weeks. According to the UF [...]

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Two Children Injured in Drive by Shooting in Marion County

By on September 12th, 2014 | Last updated: September 12, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Two children were injured in a drive-by shooting in Ocala on Friday at around 2:10 a.m. The children are currently in stable condition.

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Investigation Finds One Of The Four Attacks Unfounded

By and on September 11th, 2014 | Last updated: September 11, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Earlier today investigators with the Gainesville Police Department declared one of four recent attacks on female students on the University of Florida’s campus unfounded. On Sept. 5, a female student at the University of Florida reported to UF police that [...]

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FSU Graduate Impersonated On Facebook Seeks Answers

By on September 10th, 2014 | Last updated: September 11, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Florida State University graduate Kyle Leonard first learned he was being impersonated on Facebook over one year ago. Now, he has learned the impersonator may be connected to a Boynton Beach man under investigation by the FBI.

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Female UF Students React to Recent Attacks

By on September 8th, 2014 | Last updated: September 10, 2014 at 10:28 am

Female students at the University of Florida are reacting to the news of multiple assaults on or near the UF campus in the past two weeks. Some are questioning whether its safe to walk the grounds at night.

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‘Creepy, Nasty’ Videos, Spoof Facebook Page Lead to Investigation

By and on September 5th, 2014 | Last updated: September 5, 2014 at 7:23 pm

The University of Florida and Florida State University police departments are working with the Boynton Beach Police Department to investigate a series of disturbing YouTube videos posted by Thomas Carney III of Boynton Beach. Carney may also be connected to a Facebook profile impersonating FSU student Kyle Leonard.

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UF Police Investigating Early Morning Assault Near Library

By on September 5th, 2014 | Last updated: September 12, 2014 at 10:54 am

The University of Florida Police Department is investigating an assault that was reported at about 2:30 a.m. Friday in the Library West area of the Florida campus.

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