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Female UF Students React to Recent Attacks

By on September 8th, 2014 | Last updated: September 10, 2014 at 10:28 am

Female students at the University of Florida are reacting to the news of multiple assaults on or near the UF campus in the past two weeks. Some are questioning whether its safe to walk the grounds at night.

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‘Creepy, Nasty’ Videos, Spoof Facebook Page Lead to Investigation

By and on September 5th, 2014 | Last updated: September 5, 2014 at 7:23 pm

The University of Florida and Florida State University police departments are working with the Boynton Beach Police Department to investigate a series of disturbing YouTube videos posted by Thomas Carney III of Boynton Beach. Carney may also be connected to a Facebook profile impersonating FSU student Kyle Leonard.

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UF Police Investigating Early Morning Assault Near Library

By on September 5th, 2014 | Last updated: September 12, 2014 at 10:54 am

The University of Florida Police Department is investigating an assault that was reported at about 2:30 a.m. Friday in the Library West area of the Florida campus.

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Two Wounded in Newberry Shooting

By on September 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: September 3, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Two Newberry residents were shot on Monday. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the incident.

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Elderly Man Attacked After Denying Assailant Permission to Marry

By on August 27th, 2014 | Last updated: August 27, 2014 at 7:33 pm

A Marion County man was arrested Monday after he beat a 72-year-old man. Authorities said James Kane attacked the victim after he denied Kane permission to marry his girlfriend.

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Ocala Man Arrested for Animal Cruelty, Police Report

By on April 28th, 2014 | Last updated: April 28, 2014 at 4:09 pm

An Ocala man was arrested Sunday after attempting to flee his home, where police found his dog and evidence of animal abuse.

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Two People Arrested in Chiefland Meth Lab Bust

By on April 28th, 2014 | Last updated: May 1, 2014 at 8:51 am

Deputies say they found methamphetamine and chemicals used to produce the highly addictive drug.

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Wells Fargo by Oaks Mall Robbed

By on April 25th, 2014 | Last updated: April 25, 2014 at 4:43 pm

The Wells Fargo Bank on Newberry Road near the Oaks Mall was robbed Friday afternoon by an unknown white male.

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Crime Down in Many North Central Florida Counties, According to FDLE Report

By on April 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 23, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Florida Department of Law Enforcement releases the 2013 Annual Unified Crime Report, which indicates a drop in crime in many North Central Florida counties.

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Homosassa Man Kills Infant Son Over Xbox, Police Say

By on April 18th, 2014 | Last updated: April 22, 2014 at 11:43 am

Cody Eugene Wygant has confessed to suffocating the 16-month-old, whose crying was distracting him from playing.

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