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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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Four men arrested after panhandling detail

Following concerns about the increase in panhandling in Gainesville, Gainesville Police Department arrested four people in an undercover detail on Wednesday. As Paula Cunniffe reports, some homeless advocates do not agree with the operation. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FP panhandler arrests WRAP.mp3]

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