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Police Release New Video and Composite Sketch of Attack Suspect

By on September 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: September 23, 2014 at 1:10 pm

The Gainesville Police and University of Florida Police departments released a new video and composite sketch of the suspect sought in connection with the three attacks since Aug. 30 on or near the University of Florida campus. Police describe the […]

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Police Collecting DNA Samples in Relation to Recent Attacks

By on September 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: September 23, 2014 at 1:56 pm

The University of Florida Police Department and the Gainesville Police Department are targeting individuals for DNA samples that vaguely fit the suspect’s description from the three attacks that occurred on or near UF’s campus.

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Bell Residents Hold Vigil In Honor Of Slain Family

By on September 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: September 22, 2014 at 5:17 pm

In the small town of Bell, family and friends gathered at a candlelight vigil to honor the lives of Sarah Spirit, 28, and her six children. Police said last Thursday, Don Spirit shot and killed his daughter and six grandchildren before turning the gun on himself.

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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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