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Gainesville police arrest teen boy in UF student rape

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - A 14-year-old Gainesville boy is in police custody suspected of the Wednesday rape of a female University of Florida student at Tivoli Apartments, the Gainesville Police Department said. The 14-year-old was arrested on charges of sexual battery, business burglary, occupied resid

NEWS4JAX.COM - 2017-11-19 18:38:12

14-year old boy in custody for the rape of UF student

Officials took a 14-year old boy in custody for the sexual battery of a UF student in the gym inside her apartment complex. She lives at the Tivoli apartments in Gainesville, and was in the gym hen she was dragged into the bathroom by the boy and forced to perform a sexual act. The boy and his 13-y

WCJB - 2017-11-20 19:16:00

County music star Mel Tillis passed away, he was 85

Country music legend Mel Tillis died early Sunday morning, according to a statement from his publicist. He was 85. Tillis died at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida, after battling intestinal issues since 2016, said spokesman Don Murry Grubbs. The suspected cause of death was respi

WCJB - 2017-11-20 19:07:00

Leaders Of Campus Organizations Speak Up About Student Mental Health Issues

According to a 2016 survey conducted by the American College Health Association, 52.7% of students surveyed reported feelings of hopelessness and 39.1% reported feeling so depressed that it was difficult to function during the past 12 months. The number of mental health issues on college campuses is

WUFT.ORG - 2017-11-20 16:05:26

UF Police arrested a man for breaking into the Florida gym and setting off fire extinguisher

Police say they have arrested Andrew Martin for breaking into the Florida Gym and causing mischief. A bystander reported seeing a man throwing rocks at the front door of the gym, according to police he was able to get in and the gym and used a fire extinguisher in the hallway. Police say he admitted

WCJB - 2017-11-20 19:28:00

GPD: 14-year-old arrested for rape at Tivoli Apartments

After conducting undercover surveillance of Tivoli Apartments in Gainesville, located at 2841 SW 13th St., since the rape of a UF student was reported there Wednesday, Gainesville Police arrested a 14-year-old Gainesville resident for the crime Saturday night. The boy, whose name was not made public


UF student opens up hot dog stand business

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)- "People will walk by and I'll be like 'want a hot dog?' and they'll be like 'no I'm okay' and i'm like 'want a mac and cheese hot dog?' And they are like 'oh my God give me that right now'," Amany Youssef said. Amany Youssef may seem like a typical student working a part t

WCJB - 2017-11-19 18:14:00

UF audit: Warrington employee misused college FedEx account, totaling $455.48

Amid multiple cases of reported fraud among UF administrators, another former employee has been reported to have misused university funds for personal use. Jennifer Beback, a former Warrington College of Business administrative assistant, failed to reimburse personal shipping she charged to the coll


Cops: Two homeless men caught burglarizing Route 58 gas station

Two homeless men were arrested on felony charges Saturday after they were caught breaking into a gas station on Route 58, according to a Riverhead police press release. Wesley Jones, 59, and Jonathan Vacanti, 25, were found at the Speedway gas station near Tanger Mall Drive shortly after 2 a.m., off

RIVERHEAD NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-11-19 17:28:18

Riverhead Blotter: Unlicensed driver charged with DWI following crash

An unlicensed driver was arrested on a drunken-driving charge Saturday after he reportedly crashed his vehicle in Riverhead, according to a police report. David Canahui was arrested for DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident, all misdemeanors, a


Butterfly Effect Project Soars With Growing Numbers

Tijuana Fulford stands in the corner of the cavernous, bright room in the Riverhead Senior Center, momentarily still and apart from the cheerful chaos. The room is sprinkled with Thanksgiving balloons and crowded with circular tables sporting autumnal tablecloths and turkey-theme word puzzles. A hug

27EAST.COM - 2017-11-20 20:43:00

Girls Winter Track: Distaste for losing drives Pittman

Miasha Pittman doesn't like losing. Not that anyone does, but the Riverhead High School sophomore absolutely detests it. That may be the driving force to her progress in track and field. "Miasha probably hates losing more than anyone that I've had," said Justin Cobis, the Riverhead girls winter trac

RIVERHEAD NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-11-20 11:01:14

Anthony I. Ruskowski Sr.

Anthony I. Ruskowski Sr. passed away on Nov. 18, 2017, in Saint Augustine, Fla. He was 86. He is survived by his two daughters, Sharon Ruskowski Freeman of Saint Augustine and Lisa Ruskowski McGlone of Arlington, Va.; and four grandchildren, Jake and Luke Freeman and Allison and Maria McGlone; his f

RIVERHEAD NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-11-20 18:24:59

LIRR adds midday train to Manhattan, more summer service also planned

The Long Island Rail Road has made schedule changes in response to requests from local officials and transportation advocates over the past year. One of those changes, which went into effect Monday, is the addition of a weekday train leaving Greenport at 9:43 a.m. and arriving at Penn Station in Man

RIVERHEAD NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-11-20 11:00:24

Drug-Impaired Driver Rear Ends Vehicle: Cops

SOUTHAMPTON, NY - A Hampton Bays man was caught driving while impaired by drugs after he rear ended another car in Southampton, police said. According to New York State Police, Robert W. Miller, 28, was arrested on Sunday and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and seventh degree cr

PATCH - 2017-11-20 16:22:07

Long Island forecast: Mostly sunny, breezy, highs in mid 40s

Long Islanders will still have to hold onto their hats Monday, as gusty winds are expected to continue, at least through the afternoon, forecasters say. Look for breezy conditions with gusts up to around 30 mph, said Joe Pollina, National Weather Service meteorologist in Upton. That office reported

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-20 10:57:59

21st Annual Memory Loss Conference kicks off in Springfield

The all-day conference is designed to bring awareness and educate people about Alzheimer's Disease. (WRSP) The 21st annual Memory Loss Conference kicked off Friday. The all-day conference is designed to bring awareness and educate people about Alzheimer's Disease. Officials said it is the most expen


5 things to know: $1.5 million renovation project at downtown Springfield church

The congregation at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at Second and Monroe streets is meeting at Trinity Lutheran School, 515 S. MacArthur Blvd., as work proceeds on a $1.5 million renovation project at its historic downtown building. Here's some background on the project and the congregation from


Springfield wants out of legislation limiting payments for 5G antennas

Telecommunication companies won't be able to take a free ride on Springfield utility poles just yet. A Statehouse bill that allows the companies' latest 5G wireless antennas to be attached to poles without the city getting much in compensation was approved during the Illinois General Assembly's vet


Good Deed: Veterans Day Parade was inspiring

The Veterans Day Parade in Springfield last week was awesome. In addition to all of the brave war veterans who rode in the parade, all three of the public high school bands marched and performed. They were all great. Several young adults reenacted the famous photo of the U.S. flag being raised at Iw