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Afternoon News in 90: April 15, 2013


  • Gainesville police are investigating an armed burglary and sexual battery at a home in the 400 block of Southwest 10th Street that occurred around 4 a.m. Monday. After sexually assaulting the female resident, the burglar took two MacBook Pros, an iPhone and other personal items.
  • United Way is hosting a tax giveaway event during its free tax preparation for low-income families. The event will be held at the United Way office at 6031 NW First Place from 6-9 p.m. Monday.
  • A Port Canaveral police officer, Sgt. Ron King, has been fired after supervisors found he made shooting targets resembling Trayvon Martin. King also served as a firearms instructor with the police department.
  • A new study reveals doctors are prescribing antibiotics to four out of five Americans every year. Antibiotics are being overused and losing their strength, making infections harder to treat.
  • Due to increasing nuclear tensions with North Korea, 200 U.S. and Philippine Marines staged a joint simulated raid on a beach in the South China Sea on Monday.
Shaneece is a reporter for WUFT News who may be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news @wuft.org