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Gainesville City Commission Passes Ordinance On Synthetic Drugs

By on March 9th, 2015 | Last updated: March 9, 2015 at 7:53 pm

The Gainesville City Commission passed an ordinance banning synthetic drug use, adding a section to the current Code of Ordinances that clarifies what a synthetic drug is and providing penalties for possession, production and sale. The sweeping ban on the drugs allows law enforcement to more easily enforce the prohibition.

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Final Steel Beam Added To New Gainesville Police Headquarters

By and on August 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: August 23, 2013 at 5:07 pm

The Gainesville Police Department is one step closer to moving into its new headquarters.

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Gainesville Police Still Seeking Murder Suspect

By on August 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: August 28, 2013 at 5:27 pm

It’s been nearly three weeks since Gainesville resident Samuel Hamilton was shot dead. Police are still searching for his killer.

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Gainesville man arrested for shoplifting, IED possession

By on May 8th, 2013 | Last updated: May 8, 2013 at 12:18 pm

He told police he also had a homemade cardboard firework with black powder inside at his home. A fuse was attached to the sealed ends, according to his arrest report.

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In the News: Motel surgeon, Gator player arrested, School district complaint, Northeast travel canceled, Suspicious package

By on February 8th, 2013 | Last updated: February 12, 2013 at 2:08 pm

‘Motel surgeon’ arrested again for silicone injections, deputies say – Deputies say Calvin Edward Butler, 44, a Pahokee man known as “Tamieka,” injected at least three people with silicone, aiming to increase the size of their buttocks, and then sealed the […]

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Florida Senate committee approves bill banning texting while driving

By on February 8th, 2013 | Last updated: February 8, 2013 at 12:04 pm

The Florida Senate Transportation Committee unanimously approved a bill that would ban texting and driving Wednesday. Florida is one of five states that doesn’t outlaw texting while driving.

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Recent scooter accident raises safety concerns

By on February 1st, 2013 | Last updated: February 1, 2013 at 3:15 pm

A recent scooter accident on North Main Street has raised concern about scooter safety in Gainesville. A 51-year-old woman was seriously injured when a motorist hit her scooter while making a turn into a gas station. She was not wearing a helmet.

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Jan. 31, 2013: Afternoon News In 90

By on January 31st, 2013 | Last updated: February 1, 2013 at 2:34 pm

A video round-up of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.

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Bomb squad clears suspicious bag threat

By on January 18th, 2013 | Last updated: January 18, 2013 at 3:43 pm

After a suspicious bag led to a bomb squad reporting to SW 34th Street, the scene has been cleared.

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Motorcycle theft suspect still sought

By on January 8th, 2013 | Last updated: January 14, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Gainesville police continue to look for a man wanted in connection with a series of motorcycle thefts near the Southwest 20th Avenue area.  Officers have been looking for Larry Eugene Stone, 41, since November, when he was identified as one […]

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