Law and public safety

Levy County authorities try for “clean sweep”

Levy County and the Williston area have amped up their fight on drug crimes. Florida’s 89.1  WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports on how one successful operation has led to multiple arrests and what authorities hope are safer streets. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/08/FP-Operation-Clean-Sweep-WRAP.mp3|titles=FP Operation Clean Sweep WRAP]

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Residents critical of GPD

The Gainesville Police Department was the subject of scrutiny last night when dozens of concerned community members rallied to increase police efforts in finding a local man. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Lindsey Zionts reports on the family’s hopes, and what police have done so far. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/08/GPDmeetingWrap.mp3|titles=GPDmeetingWrap]

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GPD looks for potential shooter

The Gainesville Police Department is searching for a man who may have a firearm after shots were fired earlier today. Officers were dispatched to the area of University Commons Apartments upon recieving a call at 12:48 p.m. Police found shell casings and were given a vehicle tag number. Police found …

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Arrest made in four year old Gainesville rape case

Alachua County sheriff’s officials and other law enforcement agencies announced this afternoon the arrest of a man suspected of a 2008 rape, which occured in the Haile Plantation development in southwest Gainesville.  38 year old Andrew Payne junior was arrested in Georgia around ten this morning.   Authorities credited a new …

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Haile Plantation resident reacts to news of rape suspect arrest

Relief is one way to describe how residents living in the Haile Plantation neighborhood are feeling after hearing the news of the arrest of Andrew Payne.  The 2008 brutal rape changed the way the residents moved around their neighborhood for months, especially joggers. Earlier today, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Strasser spoke with Haile Plantation …

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