Tag Archives: Florida News

New program helps UF students “Walk Safe” at night

By on September 12th, 2014 | Last updated: September 12, 2014 at 9:42 am

A week ago, making a trek across the University of Florida campus wasn’t much of an issue for most UF students. But after a recent string of similar assaults on and near the UF campus, many students are left on [...]

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Steve Maynard Named Waldo’s Interim Police Chief

By and on September 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: September 3, 2014 at 6:20 pm

The Alachua County Sherriff’s Office has named Acting Captain Steve Maynard as Waldo’s new interim police chief, after the previous chief was accused of enacting illegal ticket quotas.

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Former Waldo Police Chief Accused of Unlawful Ticket Quota

By on August 27th, 2014 | Last updated: August 27, 2014 at 5:14 pm

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.

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Wells Fargo by Oaks Mall Robbed

By on April 25th, 2014 | Last updated: April 25, 2014 at 4:43 pm

The Wells Fargo Bank on Newberry Road near the Oaks Mall was robbed Friday afternoon by an unknown white male.

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In The News: Child Welfare Funding, Cuban Baseball Players Affect Stadium Funding, Sea Turtles Return to Habitat, Call for Bear Hunt

By on April 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 23, 2014 at 9:49 am

House, Senate settle on $47 million in new money for child welfare – Budget negotiators in Tallahassee approved $47.8 million for child welfare that will go toward the planned $75 million budget. Gov. Rick Scott received about $21 million of [...]

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How Budgets Cuts Are Affecting Putnam County Public Transportation

By on April 21st, 2014 | Last updated: April 21, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Putnam County’s only public transportation system is in danger. Putnam County officials are fighting to save the bus service that provides much-needed rides to doctor’s offices, grocery stores and more.

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In The News: Floridians Wait on BP Buyouts, FSU Engineering School, Disney Offers Workers Raise, Craft Brews in Danger

By on April 21st, 2014 | Last updated: April 21, 2014 at 10:40 am

4 years later, thousands await BP payouts – Since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, thousands of Gulf Coast businesses and individuals have filed claims in Florida and are still waiting on reimbursement. Out of the 55,000 claims filed in [...]

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Homosassa Man Kills Infant Son Over Xbox, Police Say

By on April 18th, 2014 | Last updated: April 22, 2014 at 11:43 am

Cody Eugene Wygant has confessed to suffocating the 16-month-old, whose crying was distracting him from playing.

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Gainesville Localities Plan Impending Move; Fire Station Draws Plans

By on April 16th, 2014 | Last updated: April 16, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Eight months after Gainesville’s City Commission purchased a chunk of land home to three businesses, the localities are discussing their impending move.

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Gainesville Software Startup Competes for Innovation Prize

By on April 11th, 2014 | Last updated: April 18, 2014 at 11:28 am

Gainesville-based Kinwa Inc.’s Bubble app is one of four final contestants in the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention’s $50,000 contest.

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