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Category Archives: Crime
By Aviela Weltman on October 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: October 23, 2013 at 7:58 pm
Florida is one of the most dangerous hit-and-run states, but new legislation would increase penalties.
By Associated Press on October 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: October 22, 2013 at 3:01 pm
Police are seeking several suspects, but have not made any arrests in the escape of two inmates from Florida prisons who used forged documents to secure their release.
By Joonhee Suh and Lauren Lettelier on October 21st, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 9:08 pm
In response to an “embarrassing” accidental release of two murderers from the Franklin Correctional Institute, Florida State Sen. Rob Bradley said the senate will meet to prevent future mishaps.
By Stephanie Tinoco on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 11:30 am
Florida executed William Happ on Tuesday for a 1986 murder. The state used a new lethal injection drug, midazolam hydrochloride. Happ was Florida’s sixth execution of 2013.
A new search function added to the FDLE’s website can search sex offenders registered at colleges, universities and post-secondary schools.
By Michal Higdon on October 11th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm
The Keeping IDs Safe Act could help protect Florida children from identity thieves by allowing parents to freeze children’s credit records.
By Paige Kauffman on October 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 3, 2013 at 9:16 am
The Marion County Traffic Unit busted two men Wednesday with 14 ounces of synthetic marijuana. The drugs and various paraphernalia were found in the men’s vehicle.
A man’s possibly life-threatening injuries from Tuesday’s afternoon shooting in Gainesville may be self-inflicted, police said Wednesday.
By Melissa Walpole on September 30th, 2013 | Last updated: September 30, 2013 at 5:26 pm
The Gainesville Police Department is investigating a string of recent crimes that fit a national trend called Felony Lane Gang, where burglars break into cars and steal visible purses in an attempt to gain access to owners’ bank accounts.