Cindy Swirko, Gainesville.com

Cindy Swirko

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Past:
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • Ocala Star-Banner
  • Florida Times-Union
  • The Palm Beach Post
  • news-journalonline
  • Herald-Tribune
  • The Ledger
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Recent articles by Cindy:

GPD, ASO close year of increased gun violence, including teens firing and being shot

During 2021, law enforcement agencies too often had to respond to gun violence. GPD plans to start a new violence interrupter program in 2022. → Read More

All traffic on I-75 north of Gainesville stopped, shots fired at law enforcement

All travel on Interstate 75, northbound and southbound lanes, in Alachua County has been stopped at the 406 mile marker due to a shooting incident. → Read More

All traffic on I-75 north of Gainesville stopped, shots fired at law enforcement

All travel on Interstate 75, northbound and southbound lanes, in Alachua County has been stopped at the 406 mile marker due to a shooting incident. → Read More

Doctors meet in Ocala to discuss alternative COVID-19 choices

Vaccination, masking, legal action and other topics discussed by panelists → Read More

UF faculty union sticks by its list of demands on academic freedom

The top demand was met when UF reversed an earlier decision to stop three professors from testifying in a challenge to Florida voting rights laws. → Read More

Alachua Conservation Trust buys land that will expand River Rise State Park

The Alachua Conservation Trust will transfer the property to the state to expand River Rise Preserve State Park. → Read More

Alachua County asks UF, SFC to require masking, contending the state has not prohibited it

The county contends that no state law or order prohibits colleges and universities from requiring masking. → Read More

Psychoactive substance summit set for the weekend in Gainesville

The use of psilocybic mushrooms, marijuana and ayahuasca will be discussed in historic and current contexts → Read More

Alachua County overall crime dips, but murders up

The increases in some crimes was offset by decreases in others, high-volume offenses such as theft. → Read More

Autopsy finds remains found in northwest Alachua County to be those of teenager Delia Young

An autopsy reveals the body to be that of the girl, whose aunt and guardian have been charged in connection with her death. → Read More

Remains found in northwest Alachua County could be body of Delia Young

Alachua County sheriff's officials are looking into the remains, found about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday off County Road 239. → Read More

After seven killings, 'Mayport Monster' William Wells gets death sentence

William Wells killed five, including his wife, in their Mayport home in 2003 and got life terms. The death sentence was for the murder of an inmate. → Read More

Reinhart case points to need for mental health treatment

Reinhart is believed to have killed his two sons and himself in the family's Suwannee River retreat in Dixie County. → Read More

Rain in North Central Florida has dampened wildfire season

No major wildfires have ignited in North Central Florida this season thanks to heavy rain, although southern part of the state is dry. → Read More

Florida Wildlife Care leader cited for keeping animals without license, in poor conditions

This is the second round of legal trouble for Leslie Straub, who in 2012 was charged with keeping animals in poor conditions. → Read More

Watson reorganizes the Alachua County Sheriff's Office, adds chief of staff post

Crime prevention and youth services program on hold while Sheriff Clovis Watson's reorganization is implemented. → Read More

UF reports detail more research animal mistreatment

UF reports detail research animal mistreatment including mistakes inducing brain trauma in mice and burning a rat's face. → Read More

Mask debate divides Haile Village Farmers Market

Mask debate divides vendors and shoppers at Haile Village Farmers Market → Read More

Traffic laws enforced near UF campus to boost safety in wake of recent deaths

Traffic laws enforced on West University Avenue to boost safety in response to the deaths of two pedestrians, both UF students → Read More

Dangerous section of Williston Road for trail users to get upgrades

A dangerous section of Williston Road for trail bicycle rides, runners and skaters will get upgraded signals and signage. → Read More