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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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SFC beefs up patrols after recent kidnapping

At this hour the person who kidnapped an 18-year-old Santa Fe College student last week is still on the loose. Police handed out fliers this morning to students who might know the whereabouts of a man who, according to the victim, kidnapped her from a parking lot and drove around before she jumped …

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Santa Fe kidnapping suspect still at large

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Fe College Police Department are working together to find a kidnapping suspect. Additional interviews with the victim have produced updated information on the suspect.  The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office reports the suspect is a male with a darker-skinned complexion of unknown race, …

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Autopsy pending in shooting death

The man accused in a shooting death could be facing more charges. Patrick A. McCall is already in the Alachua County Jail, charged with shooting Robert Matthew Judah last month. Judah died yesterday during a follow up surgery relating to the injuries he sustained in the shooting, and Alachua County …

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Small town — big football dreams part 2

It’s not often that a football player from North Florida is drafted as the 3rd overall pick into the NFL.  In the second part of her series, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich presents the stories of small-town Florida football boys who made it big in college and the pro’s. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/jmfpfootball2.mp3] News Sources: Kerwin …

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