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Gun Permit Ownership Shows No Correlation With Stand Your Ground Cases

By on December 24th, 2013 | Last updated: December 18, 2013 at 8:36 am

Even in Florida counties with the highest gun permits, only few criminal cases in those counties were related to the stand your ground law.

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Ocala Barber Shop Robbery and Shooting Causes Increased Night Security

By on December 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 3:05 pm

A robbery and shooting at an Ocala barber shop Saturday has caused the shop owner to increase nighttime security.

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Hampton Mayor May Spend Holiday in Jail After Drug Arrest

By , and on November 26th, 2013 | Last updated: March 29, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Sheila Bryant, left, and Billie Jean Curtis, right, talk to reporters on the grounds of Curtis Recycling in Hampton on Tuesday. Curtis found a letter signed by someone claiming to be Mayor Barry Moore in the yard of her recycling company.

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Arrests Made After Shoplifting Suspects Lead Chase Near Butler Plaza

By on November 25th, 2013 | Last updated: November 25, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Two shoplifters at Kohl’s department store have been arrested for strong-arm robbery after police said they beat a Kohl’s employee who chased them through Butler Plaza and surrounding apartment complexes.

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How To Practice Safe Shopping This Holiday Season

By on November 25th, 2013 | Last updated: November 27, 2013 at 9:30 am

Alachua County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Art Forgey shared ways to practice safe shopping this holiday season.

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Tools Stolen From Alachua Habitat For Humanity

By on November 19th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 5:07 pm

After two break-ins at Alachua Habitat for Humanity projects, the organization is making changes to the way it stores equipment.

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Zimmerman Arrested on Assault Charges Outside Girlfriend’s House

By on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm

The man acquitted of criminal charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin has been charged with assault and battery following his arrest at the home where he lived with his girlfriend in Florida.

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What You Should Know About Human Trafficking in Florida

By on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 19, 2013 at 2:13 pm

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center found that Florida is the third largest state for human trafficking with victims coming from all regions of Florida.

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(Updated) Who Stole Hawthorne’s School Buses?

By and on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 4:05 pm

In the end, the school buses stolen in Alachua and Flagler counties earlier this school year essentially just switched places. Now, after a two-month absence, they’re back where they belong.

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GPD Captures, Arrests Murder Suspect Alvin Thomas

By and on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 19, 2013 at 9:08 am

Police have accused the 31-year-old of killing his pregnant former girlfriend, Caitlin A. Albritton, 22, around 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Neighbors told officials they heard the pair arguing in their home at the Village Green Apartments before a single gun shot was fired.

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