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Panama City Beach Man Arrested In Connection To String Of Local Burglaries

By on June 18th, 2015 | Last updated: June 22, 2015 at 11:33 am

A Panama City Beach man accused of breaking into dozens of business across the state of Florida was arrested and is currently being held at the Bay County Jail under a $975,000 bond. Dwayne Bruce Officer, 43, is suspected of breaking into 20 Gainesville businesses the night of June 8.

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The Hidden Toll For Some of Gainesville’s 911 Operators

By on June 9th, 2015 | Last updated: June 10, 2015 at 8:41 am

911 dispatchers deal with long hours, low wages and urgent calls every day. The traumatic calls, especially, may lead to high levels of stress on and off the job.

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Ford Trucks Targeted In String Of Gainesville Thefts

By on May 29th, 2015 | Last updated: May 29, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Nine car thefts targeting 2003 to 2010 Ford F-250s and F-350s have occurred in the last month. The investigation is ongoing but police have been able to recover some of the vehicles and identified two suspects from forensic evidence left in the cars.

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Sheriff’s Deputies Reprimanded After April Traffic Stop

By and on May 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: May 26, 2015 at 2:36 pm

Two Alachua County law enforcement officers were reprimanded after using an armored vehicle to pull a man over. Lucas Jewell was on his way home after the Orange and Blue game with one other passenger in his car.

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Police: Man Told Officers ‘Go Ahead And Kill Me’ In Shootout

By on May 18th, 2015 | Last updated: May 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm

An 18-year-old man was shot and killed by St. Petersburg officers after he shot a man and then shot an officer in the leg. Austin Goodner had previously been arrested for aggravated battery.

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County Commissioners Discuss Misdemeanor Marijuana Issues

By on May 14th, 2015 | Last updated: May 15, 2015 at 1:16 pm

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office performed a case study on marijuana charges from 2013 to 2014. Its findings sparked discussion about the appropriate response to stand-alone misdemeanor marijuana charges during Alachua County Commissioners meeting Tuesday.

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Man Involved In Robbery Arrested After Shoot-Out With Police

By on May 13th, 2015 | Last updated: May 13, 2015 at 6:27 pm

Yowab Ben-Israel has been charged with robbing the 1401 N. Main Street post office on Tuesday and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police said Ben-Israel was injured by police gunfire after he pulled and pointed a gun at two responding deputies.

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Police Release 911 Call From Shooting Incident Involving George Zimmerman

By and on May 12th, 2015 | Last updated: May 12, 2015 at 3:05 pm

Police released a 911 call today from an incident Monday involving George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was shot at by Matthew Apperson, according to a Lake Mary Police Department press release.

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Gainesville Police Department Recruiting Video Raises Concern

By on May 11th, 2015 | Last updated: May 11, 2015 at 8:59 pm

A Gainesville Police Department recruitment video has raised concerns over how it portrays how the police interact with the community. The video included scenes of police officers making arrests, chasing suspects and weapons training.

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Police And Community Plant Garden For GRACE Marketplace Residents

By on February 19th, 2015 | Last updated: February 19, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Gainesville police worked to build a farm for the homeless residents of GRACE Marketplace. The farm will provide both food and work for the residents.

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