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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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Marion County Sheriff’s Office seeking reaccreditation

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office will be examined on July 21, 2011 to determine if it meets the 84 new standards necessary for re-accreditation. The re-accreditation process is voluntary, and occurs every three years for Marion County. Subjects addressed in the new standards include policies and procedures, operations, management and …

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Program empowers women to defend themselves

We often hear of tragic cases in which women are attacked while walking alone at night. With the proper knowledge in self defense, in many cases these situations can be avoided. The Santa Fe College Police Department along with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is offering a self-defense class for …

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