Tag Archives: crime

Helping young people respect themselves

Every summer, school students get a few months off to relax and gear up for the next school year.  But the Gainesville Police Department and the city parks department say with time off, teenagers can get bored.  And they say, with boredom comes possible trouble.  But in Gainesville, measures are …

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Pros and cons of Florida’s death penalty discussed at UF forum

Florida has a long history of highly publicized dealth penalty cases. While those cases don’t always end in convictions, the possibility of the dealth penalty is still a contentious issue.  Last night the group “Gainesville Citizens for Alternatives to the Death Penalty” hosted State Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda of Tallahassee, …

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Sexual Assault Victims are Painting a Path to Recovery

Some victims of sexual assault are using a unique art form to find a way to heal.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports during sexual assault awareness month a local art exhibit is showcasing a medium sexual assault victims can use on their road to recovery. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SurvivorsArtNickelleSmith4052012.mp3] The U.S. Department of Justice’s National Crime …

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Housing project for homeless vets halted

A project to help homeless veterans in Alachua County has been stopped. The proposal to house homeless veterans at a former hotel at Newberry and Tower roads has been put on the shelf. County housing authority executive director Gail Monahan says there was too much opposition from area residents and …

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