Law and public safety

Alachua County realtor, veteran enters treatment court after threatening city commission officials

A Gainesville man will enter a diversionary veterans treatment court after threatening Gainesville city commissioners via email and Facebook posts.  Terry Martin-Back was accepted into the diversionary program after an evaluation process. A judge in Alachua County found him an eligible veteran with a “qualified diagnosis” to enter the program. …

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Ex-Florida QB Jalen Kitna agrees to plea deal that drops 5 felony child porn charges

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Ex-Florida quarterback Jalen Kitna, the son of retired NFL quarterback Jon Kitna, accepted a plea deal Wednesday that dismissed five felony child pornography charges stemming from his arrest last November. Kitna instead pleaded guilty to two counts of disorderly conduct, second-degree misdemeanors. Eighth Judicial Circuit Judge …

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