By Christine Casey on February 4th, 2014 | Last updated: February 7, 2014 at 9:34 am
A record number of falsely imprisoned people were exonerated, according to a report released this week by the National Registry of Exonerations.
By Perri Konecky on January 10th, 2014 | Last updated: January 10, 2014 at 5:28 pm
A 21-year-old Ocala man has been arrested in connection with the arson investigation in fall 2013 of law enforcement official’s personal and service vehicles.
County crime rate dips; officials credit policing tactics – Alachua County’s crime rate for first half of 2013 was 9.4 percent lower than the same time last year. Gainesville Police Department attributed the reduction to community-oriented tactics. Gainesville Sun Rubio stirs […]
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By Alex Peugnet on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 19, 2013 at 2:13 pm
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center found that Florida is the third largest state for human trafficking with victims coming from all regions of Florida.
By Michal Higdon on November 8th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 1:41 pm
Several Gainesville apartment complexes have been having their tenant’s rent checks stolen from mail boxes.
In response to an “embarrassing” accidental release of two murderers from the Franklin Correctional Institute, Florida State Sen. Rob Bradley said the senate will meet to prevent future mishaps.
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By Paige Kauffman on October 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 3, 2013 at 9:16 am
The Marion County Traffic Unit busted two men Wednesday with 14 ounces of synthetic marijuana. The drugs and various paraphernalia were found in the men’s vehicle.
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By Beatrice Dupuy on October 1st, 2013 | Last updated: October 8, 2013 at 9:12 am
Several Alachua County neighborhoods fight crime by using NextDoor, a website and phone app that helps neighbors connect with each other.
By Paige Kauffman on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: September 24, 2013 at 8:15 am
Johnathan H. Wilkes turned himself in to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office Monday afternoon for charges stemming from his involvement in a teen’s wrongful death.
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By Colleen Wright on September 10th, 2013 | Last updated: September 10, 2013 at 2:33 pm
Nine were arrested Saturday after an Bradford County Sheriff’s Office undercover investigation led to a pill mill bust in the western part of the county.