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Juan Carlos Chavez Execution Day Timeline

By on February 13th, 2014 | Last updated: February 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

A timeline of Juan Carlos Chavez’s final hours before his execution Wednesday night.

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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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No Sign of Missing Student’s Remains, Detectives Seek Information

By on February 8th, 2014 | Last updated: February 9, 2014 at 9:52 am

ASO search for remains of UF student who disappeared 25 years ago comes up empty.

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Paul Rowles Named As Primary Suspect In Tiffany Sessions Cold Case

By on February 6th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Three days prior to the 25 anniversary of Tiffany Sessions’ disappearance, new discoveries are made in the cold case to link convicted murderer Paul Rowles to the case.

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Record Exonerations Reported In 2013; Only One In Florida

By on February 4th, 2014 | Last updated: February 7, 2014 at 9:34 am

A record number of falsely imprisoned people were exonerated, according to a report released this week by the National Registry of Exonerations.

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Man Accused of Almost Running Down Police Officer

By on February 1st, 2014 | Last updated: February 3, 2014 at 9:13 am

Laquentin R. Johnson A Gainesville man is in jail after police say he tried to hit an officer with his car before locking himself in his apartment for more than an hour. Laquentin R. Johnson, 24, almost caused an accident [...]

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Jury Selection, Trial Begins for Latest ‘Stand Your Ground’ Case

By on January 30th, 2014 | Last updated: February 3, 2014 at 12:54 pm

A Brevard County man is charged with murdering a 17-tear-old Jacksonville teen, raising more questions about Florida’s “stand your ground” law.

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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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Residents Without Water After Driver Hits Home

By and on January 25th, 2014 | Last updated: January 27, 2014 at 1:24 pm

John Attia is facing charges including driving under the influence after hitting a house with his car on Friday morning, according to the Gainesville Police Department. The home was left with damages to its porch and water line.

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