Law and public safety

Staying safe during spring break

Spring Break is in full swing for University of Florida students. For most it means fun in the sun. But as WUFT-FM’s Phillip Marks reports, there are also many dangers during this week of fun. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/springbreakPM.mp3]

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Protecting your home from wildfire

With wildfires continuing to burn thousands of acres of land in North Central Florida, the commercial and residential properties on the front line can be at risk. Institute for Business and Home Safety President and CEO, Julie Rochman, says embers can be a bigger threat than the flames themselves. “Those …

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Marion County school employee faces fraud charges

Saddlewood Elementary School bookkeeper Debra Lemily faces charges of organized fraud. She was arrested Thursday when an auditor noticed missing funds from the school’s account. Marion County Public School Spokesman Kevin Christian says Lemily’s arrest was surprising. “This particular employee has been with us since 1980. She has glowing remarks …

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Crime down in Gainesville

More crimes were solved and fewer committed in Gainesville last year. Gainesville Police Department Spokeswoman Tscharna Senn says this is the result of some specific action by the department, including increased patrols on the street and more community involvement. “When we plugged those numbers in we were happily surprised. We …

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