Police have released a composite sketch of a man they want to question in connection with three recent attacks on women on or near campus August 30th and September 7th. Police have also released a new video of a man walking behind the Stadium PolicClub Parking Garage throwing an orange traffic cone into the street, near where the first attack occurred Aug. 30. Police are looking for a white man, 6 feet 3 inches tall or taller, and of medium build. There have been no more reported attacks since Sept. 7, Tobias said, but he urged students, employees of UF and residents to remain vigilant.
Anyone with information on the case can contact GPD detectives at 393-7658. Tipsters can also provide information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 372-7867. Also texters can provide information anonymously by texting the keyword GPDFL plus the tip to 274637.
In addition to two attempted sexual assaults last weekend, Gainesville & University Police are now investigating a 4th that happened early Friday (9/5) morning in the library west section of UF. This follows a 3rd attack, reported Thursday morning (9/4) just after 2am on NE 15th Street in Gainesville. The first attack was reported on Saturday (8/30) at 9:20pm. with the suspect attacked a 21-year-old woman on the 1800 block of NW Second Avenue. Five hours later, about 2am on Sunday (8/31), a man fitting the description from the earlier attack emerged and pulled a woman into a patch of bushes near the 400 block of NW 13th Street. In all 4 incidents, the description of the suspect is the same: heavyset white man in early 20s; 6 feet 5 inches tall, with close-cut brown hair and a tightly cropped beard. most recently, the man was wearing an orange shirt and blue cargo shorts. If you have seen a man fitting this description or have any other information, please call GPD at 392-1111.
Federal officials continue to investigate hacking claims that led to the online leaks of nude pics of stars such as Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton. Reports indicate that as many as 100 celebrities might have been hacked (and their photos saved) leading to speculation that more clandestinely-acquired celebrity nudes might be leaked in the future.
A bug in Apple's iCloud, the company's cloud system that automatically backs up some phone data, may have played a part in the hack. Apple is investigating. Check out these 3 easy steps you can take to keep your phone photos safe from online hacking
For those times when slathering peanut butter on something just isn't enough, there is now cookie butter. Louise Kramer with the Specialty Food Association says, "Cookie butter has become a really big thing in 2014. It really is a treat that appeals to the American consumer in a new way." The cookie butter debuted in 2007 on a Belgium TV show, and the first flavor was based on a European cookie called "specloos"-- a cinnamon biscuit similar to a graham cracker. Now companies are expanding flavor varieties to appeal to classic American tastes, with flavors such as graham cracker and cookies & cream. Kramer points out another appeal of cookie butter, saying, "Parents don't want their kids to dip into raw cookie batter with eggs so it's a great alternative to get to lick cookies right off a spoon."
Wine can help you relax at the end of a long week, but how do you know when to stop pouring? A new study finds that pouring just half a glass of wine can be a successful way to prevent drinking too much. Researchers studied pouring habits of a group of participants and say that those who stuck to pouring half a glass, or to stop pouring two fingers from the top of the glass, tended to pour out 20 percent less than those who did not follow a rule. Study author Laura Smarandescu says, "It's a big difference. We would suggest using a rule of thumb with pouring because it makes a big difference in how much people pour and prevents them from over-drinking."
If you love your dog so much that you want it to be involved in your search for a date, there are websites for that. Sites such as PetsDating.com and YouMustLoveDogsDating.com are connecting dog lovers with one another. Many of the sites recommend users bring their dogs on their first dates as a kind of ice breaker, and of course to see if there's chemistry between the pooches. Michal Strahilevitz, a professor of marketing says, "Having a theme that is...about one's passion makes it feel like you are looking for a needle in a smaller and far more relevant and appealing haystack." Still, not all agree it's a good idea, dating expert Trish McDermott says, "To squeeze doggie behavior under the first date microscope...is just another way to uncover the fatal flaw of an otherwise potential romance."
Women and men have different strengths, and new data shows women are better at pacing themselves when running than men are. Researchers looked at nearly 92 thousand runners in 14 marathons. They found that at the halfway point, men slowed down an average of 16 percent, while women slowed down just 12 percent. Even experienced male runners were found to be more likely than experienced women to see their speed decrease in the second half of a marathon. Why does this happen? A researcher says it may be because "men burn a greater percentage of carbohydrates for fuel than women," while women burn more fat. This means that "men typically run out of fuel or hit the wall earlier than women do." The other theory is that men simple start off fast and hope they can keep the pace