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Pictures: Bell Residents Hold Vigil In Memory Of Slain Family

By on September 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: September 22, 2014 at 6:27 pm
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Bell Residents Express Sadness, Shock in Wake of Shooting

By on September 19th, 2014 | Last updated: September 19, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Bell residents wake up to tragedy in wake of shooting. Don Spirit, 51, killed his daughter, six grandchildren and himself on Thursday around 4 p.m.

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Bell Shooter Don Spirit: An Extensive Criminal History

By on September 19th, 2014 | Last updated: September 19, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Before Don Spirit shot and killed his daughter, six children and himself on Sept. 18, he acquired an extensive criminal background. Spirit’s prior crimes occurred in several counties in Florida.

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Gov. Scott Speaks in Response to Bell Shooting

By on September 19th, 2014 | Last updated: September 19, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Gov. Rick Scott spoke today in response to the Bell shootings. Don Spirit shot his daughter and her six children in the town of Bell on Thursday.

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Gov. Scott to Visit Bell This Afternoon

By on September 19th, 2014 | Last updated: September 19, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Gov. Rick Scott will visit Bell, Fla. Today in the wake of a shooting that left six children and two adults dead on Thursday Sept. 18.

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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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