Town sets hearing on permit for internet café

  The Warrenton Town Board will hold a public hearing to receive citizen comments on a special use permit application for a gaming establishment prior to its February board meeting. The hearing will begin at 6:45 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, at the Warrenton Rural fire station, 236 S. Main St., Warrenton. The town’s planning […]

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Gainesville man arrested in burglary at Ocala Internet cafe

OCALA – A Gainesville man who admitted to breaking into an internet café to get cash, was arrested Wednesday by a sheriff’s detective. Najuan Shaquile Burse-Williams told Detective Pam Thomas he fired shots at the front door, which broke the glass. He said he entered the building looking for money and got some from the […]

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Citrus County deputies bust illegal gambling shops

HOMOSASSA, Fla – Detectives with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office served search warrants at two illegal gambling shops on Thursday. The Sheriff’s Office had been investigating the Time Square Internet Sweepstakes Cafe and the Lucky U 777 in Homosassa for several weeks.

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Eden police remove ‘anti-cheating devices’ from sweepstakes tables, solve automobile interference

EDEN — Police say they have recovered several electronic “anti-cheating devices” from a local sweepstakes operation and thereby remedied static that has for months disabled key fobs, locks and ignitions of cars parked nearby.

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Lucky Day sweepstakes parlor may be in violation of federal law for use of “EMP jammer’’

EDEN, NC— Mexican restaurant customers, police and a national cyber security expert know that a powerful EMP signal emanating from a neighboring sweepstakes internet cafe operation is disabling vehicles in the restaurant parking lot and 911 emergency service in the area.

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Seminole Tribe only suing internet cafes in Jacksonville

 Attorney says there’s ‘considerably more’ cafes than in other Florida cities JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – More about why the Seminole Tribe of Florida has filed a lawsuit against numerous internet cafes in Jacksonville, asking a judge to issue an injunction shutting them. The attorney who filed the complaint told the us on Thursday it’s because […]

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Are internet cafes magnets for crime?

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla.– Internet cafes are seemingly a bull’s-eye for bad guys. Local sources began looking into the reason why internet cafes are frequently held up after Wednesday’s chaotic crime spree that started Wednesday afternoon when, according to police, an armed man robbed the Lucky Charms Arcade, an internet cafe on Mayport Road.

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About that internet café ban: 94 in Jacksonville

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – They’re called adult arcades. Formerly known as internet cafés, these businesses are in storefronts in almost every neighborhood in Jacksonville. Once banned by state law, the city of Jacksonville has issued permits for 94 of them. Hundreds more tried to open but never received permits.

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