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Man Accused of Almost Running Down Police Officer

By on February 1st, 2014 | Last updated: February 3, 2014 at 9:13 am

Laquentin R. Johnson A Gainesville man is in jail after police say he tried to hit an officer with his car before locking himself in his apartment for more than an hour. Laquentin R. Johnson, 24, almost caused an accident [...]

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Jury Selection, Trial Begins for Latest ‘Stand Your Ground’ Case

By on January 30th, 2014 | Last updated: February 3, 2014 at 12:54 pm

A Brevard County man is charged with murdering a 17-tear-old Jacksonville teen, raising more questions about Florida’s “stand your ground” law.

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Neighbors say Palatka Shooting Another Sign Neighborhood Is Getting Worse

By on January 27th, 2014 | Last updated: January 27, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Patricia Mullins couldn’t hear the gunshots over her vacuum Sunday evening, Jan. 26, despite their close proximity to her home. Terry “T.J.” Monahan, 16, was found at a house on Locust Avenue’s 1800 block dead with a gunshot wound on Jan. 26, [...]

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Residents Without Water After Driver Hits Home

By and on January 25th, 2014 | Last updated: January 27, 2014 at 1:24 pm

John Attia is facing charges including driving under the influence after hitting a house with his car on Friday morning, according to the Gainesville Police Department. The home was left with damages to its porch and water line.

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Gainesville Hotel Worker Accused of Faking Bed Bugs to Pocket Cash

By on January 25th, 2014 | Last updated: January 27, 2014 at 11:11 am

Best Western desk clerk accused of stealing hundreds with false reports.

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Man accused of lewd acts in Springhill Publix in jail

By on January 18th, 2014 | Last updated: January 18, 2014 at 5:56 pm

An Orlando man is accused of committing lewd acts on a child and customers at the Publix in Gainesville’s Springhill neighborhood.

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Search Reignites For Body of Woman Missing for 20 Years

By on January 17th, 2014 | Last updated: January 18, 2014 at 9:50 am

Citrus County authorities are trying to locate the body of Margot Register, missing since 1994.

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Woman Found Dead in Car at Gainesville Hospital Garage

By on January 13th, 2014 | Last updated: January 13, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Police are investigating the probable domestic violence incident that led to a woman’s fatal stabbing.

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Quincy friends arrested after bottle, knife fight at Gainesville Holiday Inn

By and on January 11th, 2014 | Last updated: January 11, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Two Quincy friends were arrested in Gainesville after a fight involving a knife in a Holiday Inn.

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Suspect arrested in patrol car torching

By on January 10th, 2014 | Last updated: January 10, 2014 at 5:28 pm

A 21-year-old Ocala man has been arrested in connection with the arson investigation in fall 2013 of law enforcement official’s personal and service vehicles.

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