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By Garrett Bruno on November 25th, 2013 | Last updated: November 25, 2013 at 4:37 pm
Two shoplifters at Kohl’s department store have been arrested for strong-arm robbery after police said they beat a Kohl’s employee who chased them through Butler Plaza and surrounding apartment complexes.
By Zach Abolverdi on November 7th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 9:38 am
Gainesville Police issued 10 citations in the first month of Florida’s texting while driving ban. Drivers ages 18 to 25 have received more than half of the 10 citations, said Ben Tobias, Gainesville Police Department spokesperson.
By Kim Ortiz on October 24th, 2013 | Last updated: October 24, 2013 at 6:07 pm
Gainesville Police Department installed a speeding radar last week in hopes of keeping residents and drivers safer. The radar was placed along Northwest 31st Drive after many residents voiced their concerns.
By Joy King on October 14th, 2013 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 8:04 pm
The Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, or MRAP, can safely travel through three and a half feet of water in complete darkness. The 48,000-pound armored vehicle can help rescue people during hurricanes and floods.
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.
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.
By Wade Millward on May 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: May 2, 2013 at 5:13 pm
An attack at the Campus Lodge apartments was made up by a resident of the complex. Tanya Borachi said the story was supposed to be a lesson to women that an attack in the area is possible.
By Kristen Morrell 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.
By Bobby Scheppske on April 29th, 2013 | Last updated: April 29, 2013 at 4:14 pm
Nicholas Koster, a 20-yar-old Gainesville man, stripped down naked and jumped through a window after eating psilocybin mushrooms. Police found him around 4 a.m. Saturday with a cut on his back from the window.
A woman at Campus Lodge Apartments fended off an attacker by kicking him and running to her apartment Tuesday, escaping an attempted kidnapping.