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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 The city noted negative publicity and outdated equipment as concerns, but ultimately, it was a lack of funding that led to the disbanding the police department.
By Komal Junejo and Rochelle Alleyne 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.
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.
By Morgan Falcon on February 1st, 2013 | Last updated: February 2, 2013 at 2:12 pm
A new Wal-Mart Super Center has opened in Gainesville on Northwest 23rd Street. With the new store’s opening, the Wal-Mart on Northwest 13th Street, which was open for 30 years, closed.