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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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UFPD identifies rape suspect

The suspect in the November sexual battery of a University of Florida student has been positively identified as 25 year old Tommie Howard, III, of Hawthorne. The University of Florida Police Department obtained a warrant for his arrest late last night.  UFPD is now searching for Howard.  UFPD  began an extensive criminal investigation after …

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Police increasing watch around vulnerable student apartments

The holiday season may bring an increase in crime for the Gainesville area. Gainesville Police Department Corporal Angelina Valuri says the department is stepping up patrol to act against criminals who take advantage of people going out of town. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/Valuri4.mp3] Valuri says GPD is especially keeping an eye out for …

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NTSB wants to prohibit cellphone use behind the wheel

The National Transportation Safety Board recommended that all states ban cellphone use behind the wheel. Although the board has no legislative power they are the first federal agency to call for an outright prohibition on telephone conversations while driving.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Juliana Valencia spoke with Gainesville Police Department Traffic …

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UF President urges students to be aware

University of Florida President Bernie Machen sent the following e-mail to all University of Florida students to remind them to use caution in light of recent assaults and attempted assaults in or around the University of Florida. Dear students, The armed assault of a University of Florida student that occurred …

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Noise level policy is making noise in Gainesville

The Gainesville Public Safety Committee and Gainesville Police Department are reviewing the city’s policy towards noise from outdoor concerts.  Complaints aired at a meeting last night stemmed from a concert held at “The Vault” nightclub in September. The noise was under the city’s legal decibel limit but local residents say …

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