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Alachua County law enforcement agencies work together on a series of home invasion robberies

Recent home invasion robberies in Northwest Gainesville may be connected and, as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Daniel Landesberg reports, the police department and sheriff’s office are teaming up to bring the criminals to justice. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SerialRobberiesWrap.mp3] ————————————————————————————————————- The Gainesville Police Department and Alachua County Sheriff’s Office are beginning a joint investigation of …

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Bustling downtown brings weekend watch for police

UF Homecoming, Hemp Fest and Occupy Gainesville will be at the top of the Gainesville Police Department’s safety watch list this weekend. GPD Corporal Angelina Valuri says GPD is not changing protocol for the Homecoming football game, but will be more concentrated in Downtown Gainesville. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/Valuri04.mp3] Valuri says GPD is …

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Search continues for suspected kidnapper

The Gainesville Police Department is continuing their search for a suspect involved in a student kidnapping Tuesday night. GPD Corporal Angelina Valuri says the student brought the suspect into his apartment where the hours-long kidnapping continued. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/Valuri02.mp3] GPD identified the suspect as Ronald Newman, an armed 44-year-old man with a …

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Hemp Fest back to encourage action

A festival celebrating hemp is back in Gainesville this year, bringing information and inspiring action in area residents. Florida Cannabis Action Network Executive Director Jodi James says Florida’s laws about marijuana are regressive. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/James2.mp3] She says they will be encouraging people this weekend to petition lawmakers for change. Gainesville Police …

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Charges pending in deputy involved crash

Two men are facing a number of charges for an accident involving an Alachua county Sheriff’s Deputy this weekend. Deputy Matthew Bugg was injured in a head-on collision when one of the accused was helping his brother flee a different crash. ASO Sergeant Todd Kelly says the accident was incredibly …

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GPD may have gun used in weekend parking garage homicide

The Gainesville Police Department reports that earlier this afternoon a handgun was discovered outside the Alachua County Courthouse by a Jimmy Johns delivery person.. Gainesville Police Department Spokeswoman Corporal Angelina Valuri says the gun could be tied to the homicide parking garage shooting over the weekend. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/valuricleanup.mp3] Valuri says the …

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One suspect in Gainesville shooting still at-large

Gainesville Police are searching for the third suspect in this weekend’s fatal shooting at a downtown parking garage. GPD Corporal Angelina Valuri says two other men are in custody. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/Valuri1.mp3] She says Artrel Dubose was shot in the head when two groups began arguing after leaving a nightclub.  She says …

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Another victim tied to serial rapist

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says another attack has been tied to the suspected serial rapist, now potentially linked to 5 sexual assaults over the past few months in Marion and Alachua Counties.  Detectives leading the investigation held a news conference this morning with more information on the latest attack and prior …

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The dilemma of missing traffic signs

Gainesville has a traffic sign problem. It’s not that citizens are all disobeying the signs, it’s that people are stealing them. According to Gainesville Police Department spokeswoman Tscharna Senn, more than four dozen traffic signs have been taken this past year… some more than once in the same location. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM Kareem Sandy reports.

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