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FEMA Team helps residents apply in Gainesville

FEMA workers set up shop at a Gainesville library to help people whose homes were damaged during Hurricane Irma. Workers say more than 200 people showed up at the Cone Park Branch Library to register for assistance. Applicants were walked through the process by staff to start off the process of ge

WCJB - 2017-09-23 04:46:00

Roommate of man found dead at apartment complex was arrested and charged for his murder

Gainesville police have charged a man with murder in the death of his roommate at the Choice apartments Thursday afternoon. Ronald cannon stabbed his roommate multiple times according to police. And it is reported that he told the apartment complex property manager that he had killed his roommate. H

WCJB - 2017-09-22 19:34:00

Man robs bank then flees to nearby KFC.

Police say that 32-year old Samuel Reaves walked into a Wells Fargo bank and told the teller he needed money. When she asked for his debit card he told them he was there to rob the bank. The teller gave Reaves the cash from her drawer and he ran off. Reaves did not travel far as he was soon found b

WCJB - 2017-09-22 19:40:00

Two people charged with sex trafficking of a minor

Officials with the Northern District of Florida U.S. Attorneys office say they have arrested two people for crimes of sex trafficking a minor for sex. 20-year old Bailegh Coleman, and 23-year old Rajheem Roddey both sex trafficked a minor for sex during the months of April and June. Coleman is in cu

WCJB - 2017-09-22 19:36:00

Gainesville home damaged by fire early Saturday

A southeast Gainesville home was damaged by fire early Saturday morning, reported Gainesville Fire Rescue. The fire at 1534 SE 12th Ave. was reported at 12:09 a.m. by multiple callers, District Chief James Lovvorn reported in a news release. The first arriving crews found heavy smoke and a fire. Fir

GAINESVILLE.COM - 2017-09-23 22:21:55

New Fire Rescue Station Opens in Gainesville

Alachua County has opened its second new fire station in less than a month. County commissioners held a ribbon cutting ceremony today to celebrate the opening of Fire Station 33 on Northwest 34th Boulevard in Gainesville near the Walmart. The existing crew had been operating at a temporary location

WCJB - 2017-09-23 04:39:00

Gainesville Interface Youth Center Works To Prevent Youth Homelessness

In Gainesville, adolescents who run away from home are frequently left homeless without shelter or resources. For the Interface Youth Center and the Alachua County School Board, combating this problem starts with education. "One out of five kids run away during the course of their adolescent years,"

WUFT.ORG - 2017-09-22 20:56:42

2 former Florida prison employees sentenced in murder plot

Two former Florida prison employees, who were also Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members, have been sentenced in a plot to kill a black inmate. According to a statement from the Attorney General's Office, 49 year old David Moran and 45 year old Charles Newcomb, will both serve 12 years in prison. A third empl

WCJB - 2017-09-23 04:38:00

Wanted sex offender behind bars after leading police on a high speed chase

Deputies say they attempted to pull over Todd Marchesano while he was driving a mini van, he then attempted to flee from the police. Marchesano was wanted on a warrant after he failed to follow sex offender reporting requirements. Deputies say they conducted a pit maneuver that forced the driver int

WCJB - 2017-09-22 23:18:00

FWC: Florida dealing with large-scale fish kill after Irma

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials say Hurricane Irma has caused a large-scale fish kill. Some residents in Marion County say they're already feeling the effects. "It's horrific; it's the smell of death." Geff Gascay says thousands of dead fish have begun washing up along the Withlacooche River ma

WCJB - 2017-09-23 00:27:00

Beating addiction: A personal story

GAINESVILLE, Fla -- You hear a lot about the consequences and aftermath of drug and alcohol addiction, but not always about the recovery process. "The single most important decision I made in my life was to seek recovery," said Thomas Edwards, an attorney in Gainesville. As time and Edwards' caree

WCJB - 2017-09-23 00:56:00

What your homeowners insurance won't cover after a hurricane.

NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA (WCJB)- John Starr stayed in his home as Hurricane Irma unleashed rain and wind outside. "You hear the howling and the rain and you hear things falling and that's when it gets a little scary," Starr said. That morning, Starr noticed his home took a quite a hit. "We have some

WCJB - 2017-09-23 00:33:00

Zoo cares for owl hit by car, releases it back into the wild

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) -- There was a special ceremony at Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, Missouri. An owl demonstrated why a international organization recognized the zoo for its care of animals. That's even though the owl doesn't live at the zoo. Six weeks ago, a passerby brought the owl to the

WCJB - 2017-09-22 16:07:00

Georgia church brings truckload of donations to Reddick for hurricane relief

REDDICK, Fla. (WCJB) - Pastor Mack Mccullough grew up in the town of Reddick. "We did a lot of things together, we did labor work. We worked in the fields," Leola Ivery, his cousin, said. After joining the Air Force, he moved to Georgia where he's a pastor for Word In Season Ministries. Now, he's

WCJB - 2017-09-24 01:15:00

GPD: Man arrested for roommate's murder

After Gainesville Police found a Gainesville man dead in his apartment Thursday afternoon, officers arrested the man's roommate for his murder. Jon Hughes, 61, was found with multiple stab wounds in his apartment at Choice Apartments, located at 2101 NE Second St., GPD spokesperson Matthew Goeckel s


Patient reunites with EMS flight crew that saved her

LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ) -- It was when Angel, that is, Flight Nurse Angel Senter, met Hope. "I love your name," Hope Hugus said as they hugged. "I like yours, too," said Angel. They had met before, but the details are kind of hazy. "I don't really remember a lot of it," Hugus says of that day. "I re

WCJB - 2017-09-22 18:13:00

North Korea Says Pacific Test Of Nuclear Warhead Is Possible

North Korea has threatened to test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific, the latest in an escalating tit-for-tat between leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump. If Pyongyang makes good on the threat, it would mean marrying the two most powerful weapons known to man: a fusion-type nuclear weapon and a ball

WUFT.ORG - 2017-09-22 16:05:18

Marijuana Law Challenged Over Black Farmer License

A lawsuit filed Friday challenges the constitutionality of part of a new state law that requires a coveted medical-marijuana license to go to a black farmer. Columbus Smith, a black farmer from Panama City, filed the lawsuit, alleging that the law is so narrowly drawn that only a handful of black fa

WUFT.ORG - 2017-09-22 22:32:35


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Erdogan Speech Triggers Physical Confrontations At Turkish-American Event In NYC

Protesters were forcibly ejected from a speech by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in New York City on Thursday, in the latest U.S. confrontation involving protests against Turkey's leader. Erdogan was speaking to an audience at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square when, as the AP report

WUFT.ORG - 2017-09-22 16:18:00