By Associated Press on April 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: April 22, 2015 at 5:05 pm
Traffic ticket quotas for law enforcement agencies are now illegal under a bill unanimously passed by the House in the Florida Legislature. Sent to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday, the “Waldo Bill” got its nickname from the city of Waldo, which was once considered one of the nation’s worst speed traps.
By Conor Soper on March 9th, 2015 | Last updated: March 10, 2015 at 12:16 pm
Waldo Community School may have taken its last school picture ever. Unless the community can persuade the school board to keep it open, the 93-year-old school will be closing at the end of this school year.
By Sam Burroughs on March 5th, 2015 | Last updated: March 5, 2015 at 3:55 pm
American Heart Association pushes again for CPR education – A senate bill filed in January that aims to require CPR training in Florida high schools has yet to be heard by Republican Sen. John Legg’s education committee. Legg said he is opposed to […]
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By Riana Melendez on December 4th, 2014 | Last updated: December 4, 2014 at 10:26 am
PTSD Florida fishing therapy documentary comes to Seminole film fest – A new documentary on PTSD and fish therapy will air on Thursday at the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival in Seminole. It includes the story of Neal, a veteran, and […]
By Nicole Acevedo on October 10th, 2014 | Last updated: October 10, 2014 at 10:53 am
Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is taking over policing the city of Waldo permanently, after the dismissal of the Waldo Police Department. Residents are looking forward to the change.
By Olivia Muenter on October 1st, 2014 | Last updated: October 1, 2014 at 1:03 pm
The Waldo City Council voted 4-1 in favor of dissolving the local police
department on Tuesday night. The city noted negative publicity and outdated equipment as concerns, but ultimately, it was a lack of funding that led to the disbanding the police department.
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.
By Lauren Flannery on August 30th, 2014 | Last updated: September 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm
A plan, under development, would allow the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office to supervise Waldo police operations after allegations that the former chief and interim chief established illegal ticketing quotas.
By Rochelle Alleyne 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.
By Kim Ortiz on September 12th, 2013 | Last updated: September 12, 2013 at 7:49 am
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, along with the University of Florida’s Center for Forensic Medicine, held a workshop Wednesday to locate graves of animals who had been subject to potential abuse.
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