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2 Shot at Apartment Complex, Police Find Suspect Dead

By on June 18th, 2014 | Last updated: June 19, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Update 8:30 p.m.: GPD has reported that Gerald Hall has been apprehended. Updates as they are available. Earlier: Update 10 a.m., June 19: GPD is now seeking another suspect in the shooting. Gerald Hall, 43, is wanted for questioning for [...]

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For The Women Released After Arrest of CPA, Recovery Just Beginning

By on June 13th, 2014 | Last updated: June 13, 2014 at 6:49 am

A well-known Alachua County accountant has been charged with three counts of human trafficking for keeping women in captivity, offering drugs in exchange for sex and house cleaning.

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Group Expanding Investigation into GRU Fee Tax

By on June 11th, 2014 | Last updated: June 11, 2014 at 2:21 am

Seniors vs. Crime is now looking into taxes on gas and water surcharges collected by Gainesville Regional Utilities. The group was previously only investigating a complaint about a tax on electric customer charges collected by GRU.

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City Responds to GRU Complaint on Fee Tax

By on May 28th, 2014 | Last updated: June 2, 2014 at 5:10 pm

The City Attorney and attorney representing Gainesville Regional Utilities have concluded the tax on the electric customer charge is justified.

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New Fisher House will Provide Lodging to Veterans’ Families

By on May 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: May 22, 2014 at 12:47 pm

The new Fisher House in Gainesville will allow families of veterans undergoing treatment at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center a place of comfort during treatment.

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Group Investigating If GRU May Have Overcharged You $33 In Last Three Years

By on May 21st, 2014 | Last updated: May 22, 2014 at 5:54 pm

A program of the state attorney general’s office is investigating whether GRU, the city and the county may be inappropriately taxing a portion of utility bills each month, upwards of $2.7 million in taxes over the last three years.

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Former Prostitute Returns To Streets With Solutions

By on May 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: May 9, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Former prostitute and crack addict Jennifer Smith is using the lessons of her past to change lives today as the women’s director of the House of Hope. The Gainesville halfway house has outgrown its current location under Smith’s guidance.

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GALLERY: UF Graduates Collect Photos in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

By on May 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: May 2, 2014 at 12:08 pm

UF graduates turn out for celebratory photos come rain or shine at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Thursday.

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Florida Inches Closer to Other States in Tuition Charged Undocumented Students

By and on May 1st, 2014 | Last updated: May 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Florida may soon offer undocumented students in-state tuition at public colleges and universities, joining the ranks of 20 other states with similar tuition equity laws and policies.

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Backyard Hens, Chicken Coops on the Rise in Gainesville

By on May 1st, 2014 | Last updated: May 2, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Chicken coop and hen sales are on the rise in Gaineville and Alachua County.

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