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Local Children Treated To ‘Heroes And Helpers’ Shopping Spree

Corporal Christopher Cardwell sorts through video games with Manhattan McFadden. Caitlin Franz / WUFT News

The Gainesville Police Department and Target pair up every year as part of the Heroes and Helpers program to give local elementary school students the opportunity to go shopping. The event gives back to the community by raising money for agencies in about 200 communities throughout the United States. Last year the program raised more than $150,000.

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No Immediate Fix for SW 62nd Boulevard Road Conditions

Cars drive past the filled-in potholes and cracks. Permanent road repairs are not expected until after July 2016. Ronnie Socash / WUFT News

Despite continual repairs to Southwest 62nd Boulevard, commuters will still have to drive along the road's potholes and "alligator cracks" until it is reconstructed in 2016. Once a project development and environment study is completed, the city of Gainesville can work on a $45.2 million project that will turn Southwest 62nd Boulevard from a two-lane road into a four-lane road.

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2 Shot at Apartment Complex, Police Find Suspect Dead


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 armed kidnapping and attempted murder. Police say to consider Hall …

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