Law and public safety

GRU customers warned of potential scams

Gainesville Regional Utilities is warning its customers of ongoing scams concerning energy surveys. Customers have reported getting calls from an individual posing as a GRU employee. There have also been reports of a person coming to customers’ homes and asking for access inside to conduct a survey.  GRU Spokesman Lewis …

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School Security

In the wake of the Ohio school shooting, WUFT-TV asked a local high school to review the procedures they’ve ramped-up over the years to handle potential violence.  Gainesville High School is the example school in this report by WUFT’s Jonee Lewis. [jwplayer config=”News-video” file=”wuftnews/20120228-GHSSecurity.mp4″]

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Skeletal remains identified

Skeletal remains found in a wooded area near West Newberry Road last week have been identified.  Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Todd Kelly says 52-year-old Juliann Spates went missing more than one year ago, although her family did not report her missing right away. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/Kelly21.mp3] He says investigators do not …

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Armed robbers hold up Bank of America on Newberry Road

An area bank was robbed at gunpoint this morning. The Bank of America on Newberry Road in Gainesville was robbed at around 9:30 a.m.  Alachua County Sheriff’s Spokesperson Art Forgey says the the robbers were armed with a shotgun. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Forgey1bankrobbery.mp3] Forgey says the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is gathering information …

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SFC beefs up security in light of recent crimes

Santa Fe College is stepping up security efforts on its Northwest campus.  In recent weeks SFC experienced an attempted kidnapping and an indecent exposure case on the campus.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz tells about these efforts to create a safer environment for students. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPSantaFeSecurityLR.mp3]

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SFC students happy with security improvements

Santa Fe College is increasing security on its Northwest campus to ensure a safer environment for students. More police are present on campus and surveillance cameras were installed to deter future crime. Santa Fe student Anais Edwards is excited about the new improvements. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/edwards2.mp3] Edwards says students have been getting …

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Skeletal remains uncovered off Newberry Road

Alachua County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the circumstances surrounding skeletal remains uncovered last night.  ASO Sergeant Todd Kelly says two homeless people were searching for a place to sleep about 40-50 feet away from the roadway near the 6000 block of West Newberry Road when they discovered the remains. He …

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Investigation continues into shooting death in Clay County meth lab bust

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is now involved in the investigation of a fatal methamphetamine lab bust in which a detective was killed. Florida Department of Law Enforcement Communications Coordinator Keith Kameg says the FDLE is providing support on various levels. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Kameg1methbust.mp3] He expects the investigation will take some …

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