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Investigation continues on the Jackson murder case

Marion County Sheriff’s office is continuing its investigation on the Seath Jackson murder case. Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Judge Cochran says right now, authorities are looking for evidence. “Right now, concerning the first degree murder of Seath Jackson, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Detective’s Unit is continuing to look for the …

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Sheriffs deputies careful of texting while driving

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is cracking down on deputies who text and drive. A new policy requires deputies to pull over in order to send a message on their phone. Alachua County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Art Forgey says the penalty for violating this measure can be severe. “Typically a …

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Marion County juvenile escapes from detention center

Marion County officials are scratching their heads after juvenile Yarnell Bagley escaped from the Sheriff’s Office Youth Detention Center yesterday again. For 17-year-old Bagley, this is his second escape from the Center since March. Marion County spokesman Judge Cochran said Bagley’s escape has prompted a full-review of the facility’s procedures. …

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Significant police issues basis for new UF committee

University of Florida President Bernie Machen has just announced the formation of a new committee on campus to provide insight and perspective on “serious matters” involving the UF Police Department. This Ad Hoc UFPD Campus Advisory Committee is expected to advise the police chief on significant police matters affecting the …

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