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Gainesville Police investigating early morning shooting, sexual battery
While he was being treated, officers say the man who called 911 walked up and told officers he was sexually battered at gunpoint behind a nearby house. The victim, a known prostitute, told investigators the suspect started leaving on a bike when he got into an argument with the second victim and sho
House of Hope held an Open House Garden Party in Gainesville
The director of the program, Nicole Dyson, enjoys giving the tools they need to be successful.
OPD: Teens accused of robbing Steak 'n Shake receive new charges of assault after fighting correction officers at juvenile detention center
OCALA, Fla.Two teenagers that were arrested and charged for the armed robbery at a Steak ‘n Shake in Ocala on Wednesday, have received even more charges after they assaulted multiple correctional officers on Friday at the juvenile detention center.
FHP: At least 1 person dead in crash on Buckman Bridge
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- The Florida Highway Patrol said at least one person has been killed in a crash on Interstate 295 south on the Buckman Bridge.All Southbound lanes of I-295 South are closed at Roosevelt and traffic is being diverted.There is also a crash on I-295 North causing several lanes to clo
Men wanted for kidnapping, armed robbery
Both men are considered armed and dangerous, according to authorities, and residents are warned not to confront them.
Male prostitute sexually assaulted by unknown man, another man shot in chin
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35)- Authorities in Gainesville are looking for a man they said sexually assaulted a male prostitute before shooting another man early Saturday morning.It all started around 3 a.m. at 1300 Northeast 3rd Avenue.According to officials, a man called police to report he had b
Two arrested on multiple drug charges after deputy almost run over during pursuit | Villages-News.com
Edwin L. Rodriguez, of Summerfield, and Jacqueline Dawn Brown, of Wildwood were taken into custody after a chase on July 8, that started on U.S. Hwy. 27 south of Leesburg. Street Crimes deputies had attempted to stop the car driven by Rodriguez, as they had been actively looking for the pair.
Santa Fe Zoo Opens New Aviary Enclosure
The Santa Fe teaching zoo has a brand new exhibit that gets you closer to the animals than any other exhibit in the zoo.It's a 2850 square foot enclosure which guests at the zoo can walk through to get an up close and personal look at the variety of birds inside.The aviary showcases 7 different spec
1 year later: Diver finds couple's lost wedding video in ocean near Venice, Fla.
"It's murky water around that area, and deep. There was no way I was going to get back. I was just, ‘Aww, well, there it goes,’" bride Angel Wilson said.
Florida missing child alert issued for 9-year-old girl from Marion County
CITRA, Fla. — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued a Missing Child Alert for a 9-year-old girl from Citra, Florida.Chelsea Phillips, 9, was last seen in the 2400 block of NE 165th Street in Citra, Florida on Thursday, July 12.Chelsea was last seen wearing a floral top with tan shorts
Red, White, and Blue Jean BBQ fundraiser in Alachua
“We pack the care packages, we take them back home. We tweak them a little bit and personalized them,” Fundraiser Chair of Military Support Group of Alachua County Ronna Jackson said. “We include a handwritten note to our hero and just let them know just because we don't know their names or don't kn
15-year-old Trenton boy dies in Alachua County crash
Troopers say the 39-year-old driver, Billy Pumphrey, lost control of the SUV, causing it to cross the highway, strike a utility pole and flip over several times. Pumphrey was taken to UF Health with serious injuries.
Gainesville police investigate shooting and sexual battery
Police said the sexual battery victim, a known prostitute, walked up and reported his attack happened at gunpoint behind a nearby house.
AAA says Waldo, Lawtey no longer speed traps
Signs that read, "SPEED STRICTLY ENFORCED" hang on Kennard Street in Waldo, Fla., on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The cities of Waldo and Lawtey are no longer designated "Traffic Traps" by AAA. Its police department... more
Chelsea Phillips: Marion County police search for missing girl
Marion County Sheriff's Office need the community's help in locating a missing 9-year-old girl out of Citra, Florida.Chelsea Phillips was last seen Thursday around 2 p.m. after being dropped off by her school bus near her home.She was last seen wearing a multi-colored, floral top with tan shorts and
A Meow Bow Wow Lua Gets Shelter Animals Into New Homes
Dogs and Cats of all shapes, sizes, and colors were the stars of the show at today's Meow Bow Wow Lua at the Alachua County Animal Services Shelter.Take a look at a few of the animals still needing a home and one man's excitement at leaving with a furry friend.With the shelter running at full capaci
Live Oak man dies after crash in Alachua County Thursday
Troopers say Joshua Louis Martin of Live Oak was driving a 2016 Toyota Corolla north on County Road 235A, just south of U.S. Highway 441, about 3:15 p.m.
Arrests made for multiple burglaries in Gainesville
Deputies say that Terry Johnson 52, and Darrell Wells, 56, broke into a Gamestop on 13th Street, Books-A-Million on Newberry Road, China Wok on 75th Street, and Springhill Liquor on 39th Avenue. Gaming consoles, money, and several cash registers were among the things reported stolen.
SEC media days: Here's why we're watching
Sure, Southeastern Conference media days are a gabfest — but it’s football talk, and it’s the SEC, so we’re tuning in. Here are some of the best topics of discussion.
One man dead in Alachua County crash
One man is dead after a car crash in Alachua County Thursday afternoon.27-year-old Joshua Martin was traveling northbound on County Road 235-A when he struck the rear end of a car that had been stopped in traffic.Martin was taken to Shands Hospital where he later died due to his injuries. The invest