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Florida Man Wanted For Murder Arrested In Upstate New York

By on May 13th, 2015 | Last updated: May 13, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Florida man wanted for murder has been arrested in upstate New York. The 25-year-old is wanted in connection with the murder of Thomas Nelson, who was shot to death in a Florida parking lot in May.

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Man Involved In Robbery Arrested After Shoot-Out With Police

By on May 13th, 2015 | Last updated: May 13, 2015 at 6:27 pm

Yowab Ben-Israel has been charged with robbing the 1401 N. Main Street post office on Tuesday and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police said Ben-Israel was injured by police gunfire after he pulled and pointed a gun at two responding deputies.

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Florida Woman Gets 23 years In NY Killing Of Mother-In-Law

By on May 12th, 2015 | Last updated: May 12, 2015 at 3:23 pm

A Florida woman was convicted of killing her 80-year-old mother-in-law in New York for access to family money. She has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.

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New Charge For Aaron Hernandez: Witness Intimidation

By on May 12th, 2015 | Last updated: May 13, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Aaron Hernandez, a convicted murderer, has been charged with trying to silence a witness against him in a double murder case. The former University of Florida football player is serving a term of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Police Release 911 Call From Shooting Incident Involving George Zimmerman

By and on May 12th, 2015 | Last updated: May 12, 2015 at 3:05 pm

Police released a 911 call today from an incident Monday involving George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was shot at by Matthew Apperson, according to a Lake Mary Police Department press release.

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Suspects Involved In Armed Robbery Arrested On UF Campus

By and on April 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Two people were arrested for armed robbery and assault in Gainesville after a car chase and manhunt on the University of Florida campus. The suspects are being charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and other additional pending charges.

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Undercover Program Targets Underage Sales Of Alcohol

By on April 16th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 2:05 pm

The Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco has a program where students go undercover to curb businesses selling alcohol to minors. Some feel that this program is ineffective at catching people who regularly sell to minors.

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GPD and UF Report Prowling And Exposure Incident

By on April 16th, 2015 | Last updated: April 20, 2015 at 10:51 am

GPD has reported and incident of prowling and exposure in the Gainesville area. The incident occurred on Thursday morning.

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Gainesville’s Citizen On Patrol Program Expands, Deters Crime

By on April 15th, 2015 | Last updated: April 15, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Gainesville’s Citizens on Patrol program, which began in 2010, is working to expand from a modest 10-person unit to the likes of Citrus County’s COP program which currently boasts around 500 volunteers.

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Two UF Baseball Players Arrested For Trespassing Released From Jail

By and on April 14th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 9:27 am

Two pitchers for UF’s baseball team were arrested for trespassing on a construction site late Sunday night. William “Kirby” Snead and A.J. Puk were released from the Alachua County Jail on Tuesday.

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