Law and public safety

Caboodle cats recovering after rescue

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is helping investigate an animal cruelty case on Caboodle Ranch in Lee, Florida. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jillian Baach reports. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/baach-CatStory.mp3] Seven-hundred cats were rescued from Caboodle Ranch in February.  Southeastern Regional Director for the Field Investigation and Response Team for the ASPCA Adam Leath …

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Dive expert offers advice to stay safe in the water

Local scuba diving experts are stressing dive safety after a Gainesville man’s drowning Saturday. Ginnie Springs dive expert Larry Green says scuba is a high-risk activity. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/Green1.mp3] He says one of the most important steps a diver can take ahead of a plunge is becoming familiar with the dive site. …

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Weekend drowning likely accidental

Detectives are waiting for final medical reports regarding a Gainesville diver’s drowning this weekend. Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Cinda Moore says investigators do not suspect any foul play. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/Moore1.mp3] Moore says detectives were called to Weeki Wachee Springs to investigate the death of research diver Marson Kay.

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Sentence handed down in 1990 attack on student

A man will now spend his life in prison for the kidnapping and rape of a University of Florida student in 1990. State Attorneys Office of the 8th Judicial Circuit Chief Investigator Spencer Mann says 50-year old Kelvin Miles has been convicted for two consecutive life terms. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Mann2.mp3] He says …

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Sheriff’s office will continue to manage Alachua County jail

The Alachua County Commission has approved a motion to let the Sheriff’s office to continue to manage the correctional facility, allowing the Sheriff’s office to hire new staff members.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Bryan Garcia spoke earlier today with Sheriff Sadie Darnell about the agreement. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/DarnellQA3272012.mp3]

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