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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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Live Oak Police To Receive Body Cameras; Suwannee County Sheriff Resists Plans

By on February 9th, 2015 | Last updated: February 9, 2015 at 4:41 pm

While the Live Oak Police Department is getting body cameras for its officers to wear, other agencies in the area aren’t as receptive. Privacy and cost are issues they want to look at.

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Charges Against 11-Year-Old For Brother’s Death Dropped

By on February 5th, 2015 | Last updated: February 5, 2015 at 11:47 am

Charges against an 11-year-old girl for the shooting death have been dropped by State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister. Her 15-year-old sister, who police say shot and killed their 16-year-old brother, could still be charged. The girls’ parents are also being investigated.

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NFL Player Arrested in Starke on Marijuana and Gun Charges

By on February 4th, 2015 | Last updated: February 4, 2015 at 6:26 pm

Letroy Shelton Guion, Jr., who has played for the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings in the NFL, was arrested in his hometown of Starke, according to a media release from Starke Police Department.

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Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office Becomes Safe Place For Online Sales

By on February 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 3, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Local Craigslist antique seller arranges trade meeting in Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office to ensure safety for both buyer and seller. Ron Mills and the sheriff’s office hope to see more counties adopt the practice in preventing online crime.

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Marion County Sheriff’s Office Reinstating Terror Intelligence And Counterterrorism Unit

By on January 29th, 2015 | Last updated: January 29, 2015 at 4:41 pm

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is reinstating the department’s Terror Intelligence and Counterterrorism Unit to prevent domestic and international terrorist threats. According to Sheriff Chris Blair, “nearly 300 terrorist threats since 9/11.”

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