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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Levy County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man who shot five dogs in the head. Investigators also determined the man held a woman hostage.
Nine car thefts targeting 2003 to 2010 Ford F-250s and F-350s have occurred in the last month. The investigation is ongoing but police have been able to recover some of the vehicles and identified two suspects from forensic evidence left in the cars.
Tim Tebow gear again near the top in NFL sales – Tim Tebow merchandise is the fifth-best selling in the NFL. The merchandise has sold in all 50 states since he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in April. Orlando-Sentinel 3 […]
On Wednesday, Alachua Elementary School, W.W. Irby Elementary School and A.L. Mebane Middle School were awarded $135,000 by Dollar General to fund Fast ForWord, a program designed to improve language and reading competency in students. This is part of a five-year language development initiative to implement the program in all elementary schools in Alachua County.
Stephanie Byrne produced this update.