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Ocala Fire Rescue receives grant for smoke alarm program

By Brittany Thompson – WUFT-FM The Ocala Fire Rescue was awarded a $5,000 grant for the purchase of dual sensor smoke alarms. As WUFT-FM’s Brittany Thompson reports, this is part of the city’s program, S.A.F.E. providing Ocala residents with smoke alarm equipment and installation free of charge. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPSmokeAlarmWrap.mp3]

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Alachua County Sheriff’s deputies involved in shooting

Alachua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of a suspicious person at 17829 North County Road 225. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, deputies made contact with a 43 year old Robert McBride of Keystone Heights. The release says deputies confronted McBride and shortly hereafter deputies …

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Child drowns in pool in Marion County

A 2-year-old Marion county boy is the apparent victim of a drowning in his backyard swimming pool yesterday in Belleview. Marion County Sheriff’s deputies say the child’s mother told them she fell asleep with the boy around 6 pm on Wednesday. The boy was found floating in the pool by …

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