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Health inspector shuts down Ocala restaurant over 18 violations | Villages-News.com
An Ocala restaurant was forced to temporarily shut its doors last Friday when a health inspector found 18 violations – six of which were listed as high-priority issues.Hunter’s Place, located at 3541 NE Jacksonville Rd., was closed after an inspector found a litany of issues. Four high-priority viol
Gainesville man dead after breaking into home, shot by homeowner: police
CRIMEGainesville man dead after breaking into home, shot by homeowner: policeA Gainesville man died after he reportedly broke into a condo and was shot by the homeowner, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said in a press release.
Iconic Gainesville motel sign now gone from SW 13th Street
With it’s neon lights, and a nostalgic style, the Florida Motel sign on southwest 13th street has been a staple in Gainesville for decades.
Keith Perry under fire for Facebook ads on Gainesville utility
Gainesville voters will decide in November whether to change the governance of their municipal utility and Sen.Keith Perry, a Gainesville Republican, has been using advertising – some say deceptively – in a push to get the measure passed.
Woman almost runs over 3 people, including baby, police said
A woman accused of almost mowing down three people, including a baby in a stroller, said police got the story wrong.Phaedra Aricia Coleman, 36, of Gainesville, was accused of almost hitting them with her SUV after an argument on the 200 block of Southwest Sixth Avenue, near Southwest Second Street,
GPD addresses human trafficking rumors
Gainesville, Fla.(WCJB)Gainesville Police says they've seen several posts on social media describing what appears to be incidents of human trafficking, kidnapping, or abductions.
GPD: Police still searching for two men who robbed accused drug dealer
A couple’s trip from Daytona Beach to Gainesville Sunday morning ended with adrug deal gone wrong and jail time, Gainesville Police said.Police are looking for the two men who stole a man’s iPhone and a box of marijuana from a his car, GPD spokesperson Ofc. Ben Tobias wrote in an email.Quade Lorenzo
Tennessee's 10 best individual performances against Florida
The Tennessee-Florida rivalry certainly hasn't been short on great players, and with as many big-name players who have suited up in this game for both sides, it's no surprise you don't have to look far to find outstanding individual performances.The Vols certainly got some of those performances in t
John Edmund Barbour shoots Gregory Miller in stand your ground shooting
John Edmund Barbour, 71, gunned downGregory Miller, 52, at hisGainesvilleapartment early Sunday after Barbour warned him several times to leave the premisesthe Gainesville Sun reported.
UF Health pediatric doctor receives grant to help find a cure for pediatric cancer
Her former doctor, pediatric oncologist Paul Castillo is now receiving a $200,000 grant for pediatric cancer research.
Suspicious package near Marion County Health Department
OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) --Ocala Police dispatch received a call on Wednesday morning from a Sun Tran driver reporting a suspicious black box next to a bus stop at the Marion County Health Department.OPD has requested Bomb Squad assistance from Marion County Sheriff's Office and are on scene.The Health De
No permanent home yet for the Florida Motel sign
GAINESVILLE, Fla., (WCJB) --The historic Florida Motel sign has finally come down. Work began in the late hours of Wednesday morning with workers removing the top of the Florida-shaped portion of the sign.
Gainesville volleyball gets payback over Buchholz in five-set rematch win
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -A hard fought battle that was well worth the price of admission, the Lady Canes defend the Purple Palace and pick up their eighth win on the season to improve to 8-7. Bobcats drop to 7-4.
Iconic Florida motel sign getting a new, temporary home with city of Gainesville tomorrow
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WGFL) —Gainesville officials say the iconic Florida motel sign is moving from its longtime home on Southwest 13th Street on Wednesday.The motel is beingturned into a hotelbut its former owners wanted the city to have the sign.City officials say starting tomorrow they will move it
Notebook: Looking forward to 2019 schedule and back on Zach Smith GPD photos
Gators release 2019 season scheduleFlorida released its 2019 season football schedule on Tuesday afternoon. The Gators’ home schedule features matchups with Auburn, Tennessee and Florida State.The Gators will face the Tigers for the first time since 2011 when Auburn defeated Florida 17-6 at Jordan-H
Man arrested after attempted murder
“We made an investigation the night of the shooting, and revealed the two parties had words the night of the shooting revealed the two parties had words in traffic and some point Jones pulled out a firearm and shot towards the victim a number of times," GPD Officer Ben Tobias said.
Florida governor booed out of restaurant over red tide algae issues
Scott was making a campaign stop in Venice, Fla. when he was met with angry protesters outside of Mojo’s Real Cuban restaurant on Monday, the Sarasota Herald-Tribunereported. The governor, who is term-limited under Florida's constitution, is currently in a tight race against incumbent Sen.Bill Nelso
Florida Gators releases 2019 football schedule
GAINESVILLE, Fla.- The University of Florida released the 2019 football schedule Tuesday. Matchups include Miami, Florida State, Auburn and various conference games.
GRU hosts first nonprofit fair in Gainesville
GAINESVILLE, Fla.People may know of college fairs and job fairs but today Gainesville Regional Utilities hosted a nonprofit fair.Over 40 nonprofit organizations were in attendance.The city of Gainesville and GRU created it for city employees to learn more about local charitable organizations and the
Gainesville Dev Academy: beginner to expert in 3 short months
GAINESVILLE, Fla., (WCJB) --Technology is not just advancing every day -- it seems to be advancing every second.Seeing a need for more developers, a Gainesville software developer created a school for people who want to learn coding and software development.On today's Tech Tuesday, TV20 visited with