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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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Human Remains Believed To Be Missing Gainesville Mom

By on April 13th, 2015 | Last updated: April 15, 2015 at 5:43 pm

Investigators with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office believe they have recovered the remains of Keyanta Williams. Williams, a Gainesville mother of four, went missing in early February.

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Levy County Schools Warn Sex Offenders: Stay Away

By on April 9th, 2015 | Last updated: April 9, 2015 at 3:51 pm

All Levy County schools will soon require signs that warn sex offenders to stay away from schools without prior consent. Parents, law enforcement and the school board pushed for the signs in the county with the second-highest ratio of sex offenders.

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Informant Posing As Klan Hit Man Leads To Prison Guard Bust

By on April 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 3, 2015 at 10:10 am

A confidential informant inside the Ku Klux Klan alerted the FBI to a murder plot involving three KKK members who worked at a Florida prison.

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Lake City Shooting Injures Three

By on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 1, 2015 at 5:36 pm

A shooting at Annie Mattox Park in Lake City left three people injured Tuesday night. One person was taken by helicopter to UF Health Shands Hospital and is in critical condition.

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Two Dead After Murder-Suicide In Ocala Early Monday Morning

By on March 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: March 23, 2015 at 12:15 pm

Ocala residents Chad Alan Miller, 38, and Kristi J. Musick, 44, were found dead Monday morning. The Ocala Police Department have called the incident a murder-suicide.

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Gainesville City Commission Passes Ordinance On Synthetic Drugs

By on March 9th, 2015 | Last updated: March 9, 2015 at 7:53 pm

The Gainesville City Commission passed an ordinance banning synthetic drug use, adding a section to the current Code of Ordinances that clarifies what a synthetic drug is and providing penalties for possession, production and sale. The sweeping ban on the drugs allows law enforcement to more easily enforce the prohibition.

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Program Fosters Police-Youth Relationships

By on February 26th, 2015 | Last updated: February 26, 2015 at 3:03 pm

The Gainesville Police Department teamed up with the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding to discuss the relationships between police officers and youths. The Police-Youth Dialogue Program gives police officers and youths an safe outlet to share experiences and misunderstandings.

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