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Alachua County high school administrator arrested

An Alachua County high school administrator has been arrested  on sex-related charges.  According to the Alachua County Sheriff Office online inmate search, Herbert Jordan Pindar currently has 5 charges against him, all either second or third degree felonies as well as an $80,000 bond. Pindar has been a dean at …

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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:http://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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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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Mugshots of sex-sting operation deceivingly hidden online

The Alachua County Sheriff’s office has received criticism for not displaying mugshots of those caught through the sex sting operation. It was a decision made by one captain and Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Katiana Krawchenko talks with PIO Art Forgey on these ramifications. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/KKSheriffMessUpWRAP.mp3]

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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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Amping up safety measures at Santa Fe

Efforts to keep students safe in light of a recent kidnapping at Santa Fe College may lead to permanent changes to safety procedures on campus. SFC General Counsel Patti Locascio says they are considering more lighting, as a start. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/LOCASCIO6.mp3] She says they are currently supporting the Alachua County Sheriff’s …

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Arrests made in Newberry homicide

The mother and aunt of a five-year-old Newberry boy who died late last month have been arrested. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office says Valerie Sharonne Owens and Alice J. Owens are charged with Homicide and Child Neglect. Javarian Wallace was pronounced dead after deputies found the victim unresponsive at a …

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