In The News: Gainesville Police Search For Urinator, N.J. Teen Drops Lawsuit Against Parents, Fla. Retiree Receives Medal Of Honor, Fast Food Fight Ends In Flames
GPD releases sketch of ‘urinator’ – Gainesville police have released a sketch of the “urinator,” a man accused by multiple women of urinating on them near the University of Florida campus. After four incidents were reported in late February and early March, three more women have come forward to report being sprayed from behind by the culprit. Gainesville.com
N.J. teen drops lawsuit against parents over tuition – A New Jersey teenager who attracted international attention for suing her parents after leaving home has dropped the case against them and returned to her family. Rachel Canning, 18, was seeking financial support for her private high school tuition, living expenses and future college funds, but she recently lost in the first round of court. Orlando Sentinel
Fla. retiree’s incredible story of Vietnam heroism earns Medal of Honor – A 72-year-old Florida retiree who served as a Green Beret in South Vietnam will receive the Medal of Honor from President Obama today at a White House ceremony. Melvin Morris and 23 other Army veterans whose heroism was not fully recognized because of race or ethnicity will be honored. Morris was previously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross in 1970. Tampa Bay Times
Local fight over fast food ends with torched car – A Florida woman is accused of setting her boyfriend’s car on fire after he refused to buy her an ice cream treat at McDonald’s. Witnesses say the enraged woman torched the car and ran away after an argument in line to order food became heated. ActionNewsJax
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Marion County Sheriff’s Office has released a first sketch of a man suspected of robbing Citizens First Bank in The Villages on Aug. 13.
Former Waldo Police Chief Mike Szabo and current Cpl. Kenneth Smith have been accused of misrepresentation, fraud and enforcing unlawful ticketing quotas among other allegations made by current Waldo police officers.
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.
Congressman Ted Yoho claimed his seat in the August primary on Tuesday amid delay in voting results. Alachua County tallied up the votes in its primary elections, naming Lee Pinkoson, Ken Cornell and Gunnar Paulson among the winners.
University of Florida President Bernie Machen participated in the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” on Monday. Machen nominated all YouTube viewers as well as the president of UF Student Government and the vice president of the UF Division of Student Affairs.