Law and public safety

Names of last three victims from I-75 crash released

The Florida Highway Patrol has released the names of the last three victims from this past Sunday’s deadly Interstate 75 pile-up.  Investigators says it was a family of three from Pensacola. According to a family member with knowledge of the situation, Michael Hughes, along with his wife Lori and his daughter, …

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11th victim discovered in I-75 crash

Alachua County medical examiners have discovered the remains of a third victim in one of vehicles involved in Sunday’s I-75 accident near Paynes Prarie, according to a release from the Florida Highway Patrol this evening. This brings the tally of dead to 11. The Gainesville Sun confirmed with FHP Lt. …

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Former Alachua County Sheriff Joe Crevasse dies

Former Alachua County Sheriff Joe Crevasse has died.  Crevasse died yesterday evening at the age of 96.  Crevasse served as sheriff for 21 years, from 1955 to 1976.  Prior to that position he was the University of Florida’s first police chief from 1947 to 1955.  The current Alachua County Sheriff’s Office …

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Reviewing the events of the “Boardwalk Fire”

Traffic is running again in both the north and southbound lanes on I-75 and U.S. 441 in Alachua County following yesterday’s deadly pileup. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, officials from all of North Central Florida have provided assistance. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/BoardwalkFireMWwrap.mp3] In the wake of the most devastating interstate pileup …

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