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Controlled burn causing smoky conditions in North Central Florida

The Florida Forest Service is conducting a controlled burn at Island Grove, causing smoky conditions in Gainesville and parts of North Central Florida. The controlled burn spans about 80 acres, said Art Forgey, spokesman for Alachua County Sheriff’s Office. Division officials indicated windy conditions would cause the smoke to spread …

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Couple found dead in apartment identified

The two people found dead in their Tower Oaks Glen apartment Thursday afternoon have been identified as Mary Ellen Dunnigan, 44, and Steven R. England, 46. Their bodies were discovered by the apartment complex’s painter and England’s co-worker. “I saw him laying in bed with a shotgun between his legs …

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Law enforcement at elementary schools starting Thursday

When Alachua county public school resumes tomorrow, there will be something new at elementary schools.  The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office and the Gainesville Police Department will have a deputy or officer in each elementary school.   Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Forrest Smith talked with Sheriff’s Information Officer Art Forgey about how this …

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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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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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