Tag Archives: Ben Tobias

Why Florida’s Texting And Driving Law Might Be Ineffective

By and on September 5th, 2013 | Last updated: September 5, 2013 at 4:46 pm

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The “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law” will become effective Oct. 1. Some North Florida law enforcement officials, however, already believe the law will be ineffective.

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Iraq veteran Larry VanTassell found dead in Gainesville

By and on May 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: May 23, 2013 at 8:05 am

Gainesville police say Larry VanTassell could be suicidal. He has been considered missing and endangered since Saturday after calling his parents and telling them he was thinking of killing himself.

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Even with students emptying out of Gainesville, a week of freedom and possibility

By on May 7th, 2013 | Last updated: May 7, 2013 at 1:55 pm

As students trickle out of the city after exams, streets are empty and the city of Gainesville becomes a ghost town. But instead of wallowing in the emptiness, there is a variety of events to be visited.

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GPD investigating Advantage Towing

By on May 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: May 3, 2013 at 8:10 am

Advantage Towing & Recovery Inc., a Gainesville-based towing company, is being investigated by the Gainesville Police Department for illegal actions. Multiple complaints from residents led to the investigation.

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GPD names a person of interest in armed burglary and sexual battery case

By on April 30th, 2013 | Last updated: April 30, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Andre Locus, 19, may be connected to an April 15th residential burglary and sexual battery case. He was arrested Tuesday for a 2011 sexual battery case.

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Bound and gagged, woman escapes attack at Campus Lodge

By and on April 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 9:58 am

A woman at Campus Lodge Apartments fended off an attacker by kicking him and running to her apartment Tuesday, escaping an attempted kidnapping.

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In the News: GPD sketch, Boston brothers, Satchel’s sodas, Miami Children’s Hospital, 3-year-old found dead

By on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 3:09 pm

GPD releases sketch of attacker in sexual assault family and classmates – Gainesville police released a sketch of the man involved in the sexual assault and burglary of a UF student. Officer Ben Tobias said Thursday morning that detectives continue [...]

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Gainesville Police Department step up checks on ‘critical infrastructure’ in wake of Boston bombing

By on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Gainesville and University police departments have been taking extra steps in screening for suspicious packages in light of the bombing at the Boston Marathon.

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GPD releases sketch of suspect in assault and armed burglary

By and on April 17th, 2013 | Last updated: April 18, 2013 at 9:56 am

GPD released a composite sketch Thursday of a suspect still at large in a case of battery and armed burglary.

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Bread and Roses clinic applies for buffer zone to protect against protestors

By on April 9th, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 9:58 am

The Bread and Roses Women’s Health Clinic is requesting protestors stay 35 feet from its property.

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