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Occupy Gainesville protestors arrested over the weekend

Gainesville police officers arrested three occupy gainesville protesters early Saturday morning for violation of a city ordinance. The protestors illegally gathered at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza after the park had closed. Vietnam war veteran John Fullerton was among the 23 protestors  arrested Saturday morning. He gave an insiders look at the series …

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A look behind the stables

Many people have seen the Gainesville Police Department’s Mounted Unit patrolling weekend and holiday crowds. But as WUFT-FM’s Tori Petry reports, these four-legged officers are more than just workhorses. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/MountedUnitWRAP.mp3]

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Third arrest in Gainesville home invasion

The Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force has apprehended the third suspect in a series of recent home invasions in Gainesville. Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Todd Kelly says Christopher Charles Mcintosh was detained without incident and faces charges for aggravated battery on a person 65 or older, false imprisonment, larceny …

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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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