Law and public safety

Marion County inmates learn special agricultural skills at UF’s Plant Science Center

On Tuesday hundreds gathered for a dedication ceremony for the University of Florida’s Frank Stronach Plant Science Center near Citra.  The facility is home to the Institute of Food and Agricultural Science’s research operations for everything from fruit and vegetables to crop management, entomology and nematology.  But as Florida’s 89.1, …

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Marion inmate dies

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has taken over the death investigation of a Marion County Jail inmate who died late Monday.  The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says 37 year old Frederick Charles Kimball tried to kill himself around five o’clock yesterday.  The agency won’t say how he was trying …

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National Pill Take Back Day asks no questions

National Pill Take Back Day is tomorrow and law enforcement agencies around North Central Florida will be participating. Marion County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Jenifer Lowe says the program aims to help the community crack down on prescription drug abuse. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/Lowe1.mp3] Lowe says collection sites will be at law enforcement locations …

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ASO searching for more information in shooting death

Investigators are re-interviewing witnesses in a Hawthorne shooting that took place Wednesday. Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Art Forgey says detectives are using this information to determine what led to the death of Calvin D. Thomas. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/Forgeysb1.mp3] Forgey says detectives are double checking their facts before releasing information on what …

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George Zimmerman posts bail

George Zimmerman, the Sanford Neighborhood Watch Volunteer charged with second degree murder of Trayvon Marin, walked out of the John E. Polk Correctional Facility early this morning after posting bail. The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office says Zimmerman was fitted with a GPS monitoring device allowing authorities to track his location.  Florida’s 89.1, …

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George Zimmerman offered bail

George Zimmerman faced Trayvon Martin’s parents this morning for the first time since killing the Sanford teen almost two months ago. A 150-thousand dollar bond was set for Zimmerman in the televised court hearing. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith spoke with CBS news correspondent Peter King about the details of …

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