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FOP: Gainesville concert shooting never should have happened
In a letter to City Manager Anthony Lyons and Police Chief Tony Jones, Fraternal Order of Police chapter president Michael Maresca says city leaders and Gainesville Police Chief Tony Jones didn't assign enough officers to the show, and allowed alcohol sales without a liquor license at the Heart of C
Crash closes left lanes on Newberry Road in Gainesville
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WGFL) —Authorities are on the scene of a crash on Newberry Road at NW 98th Street.The wreck was reported about 5:30 p.m. Officials say the left, eastbound is blocked as are the left turn lane and left lane on the westbound side.Drivers are urged to use caution in the area.
Gainesville teenager fatally hits man in wheelchair
Riley Sterner, of Gainesville, is accused of hitting two pedestrians with his car, killing one and injuring another, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. Officials are still investigating if Sterner was driving under the influence, but nothing is confirmed, the report said.
First Gainesville, next the world: Local nonprofit brings basketball and gardens to east side
Bakr, a black muslim man, had come to Hawaii at his uncle’s invitation to heal after he was racially profiled atGainesville Bass Pro Shopa year prior. He tried to buy a hunting gun with his friend, but the employee refused.
MCSO detectives close 36-year-old cold case
MARION COUNTY, Fla., (WCJB) --Today in Marion County — theres one less cold case on the Sheriff’s Office Books. There's still more than 30 left...but one more family has closure.
East Gainesville seeing changes in development
"We used to have more love in the community, more family ties,” Heather Mann, a life-long East Gainesville resident, said.
72-year-old Ocala man in wheelchair dies after being struck by car | Villages-News.com
Roberto Villa De Loera, 72, was traveling west on SW 90th Street in the eastbound lane, just west of County Road 475A, when he was hit by a 2004 Toyota Scion driven by 18-year-old Riley Sterner, of Gainesville, a Florida Highway Patrol report states. De Loera was transported to Ocala Regional Medica
Historic Gainesville Cotton Club Celebrates Renovations with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The festivities included tours of the band hall and the rest of the 1.6-acre property, as well as speeches by elected officials involved with the renovation process, members of the board of directors and individuals with personal connections to the building’s past.
Student Body President Ian Green's family to donate $100,000
Val and Vince Green, parents of UF’s Student Body President Ian Green, pledged to donate $100,000 for scholarships.
Alachua County animal services changing the way it responds to animal issues
“When that attack occurred, it was very clear to us that we didn’t have all of the proper protocols and communication with law enforcement in place to properly respond to animal emergencies,” Alachua County assistant manager Gina Peebles said.
Cold Night Shelter activated in Gainesville ahead of cold front
Saint Francis will be available to families, women and children, while Grace Marketplace will be available to individual adults.
Mayo woman seriously injured in crash
Charges are pending an investigation, according to FHP, which has ruled out alcohol playing a role in the crash. It is not known if Hicks was wearing a seatbelt.
Excess noise at concert leads Gainesville to consider event application change
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) --After residents and businesses complained of excess noise coming from a rap concert, Gainesville officials are looking to change the city's process for applying for a special event permit.
Copeland could play, Mullen talks New Year's Six bowl
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --With the season quickly coming to a close, the question on the mind of many Florida fans is when they might start to see more of some talented true freshmen. Particularly in a game against an FCS opponent like Idaho, many are wondering if a guy like receiverJacob Copelandmight fi
Urban Meyer Reportedly Helped Cover Up Assistant Zach Smith Calling Buckeyes Player The N-Word
Zach Smith has since been let go and Urban Meyer is back on the sidelines coaching the 6-1 Buckeyes, but as of Tuesday morning, another dark cloud has rolled over the controversial head coach.
Attempted robbery at Wells Fargo on College Road - suspect now wanted by the FBI
Gainesville, Fla. WGFL —The Ocala Police Department is telling people to be on the look out, as they are seeking an armed bank robbery suspect.Police identified the suspect as Myron William Ernst.Ernst attempted a robbery today at the Wells Fargo on College Road a little before 2:00 pm.Police say th
Serial killer confesses to Marion County Murder 36 years later
Little, 78, is currently serving three life sentences without the possibility of parole for the violent deaths of three California women he murdered in the 1980s. Since his incarceration, Little has given information on more than 90 murders that he’s committed during his travels across the nation, i
Early recount totals show little change - Naples Herald
BY | Jim TurnerThe News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE — Recounts wrapping up in small and mid-sized counties are showing few changes to initial results in the races for governor, U.S. Senate and agriculture commissioner.But bigger counties still have until Thursday afternoon to complete the state-ma
Gainesville Police looking for car that hit pedestrian, kept going
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WGFL —Gainesville Police have released new video of a car that they believe hit a pedestrian and kept going on Nov. 3rd.Police say a pedestrian was crossing NW 16th Avenue just east of North Main Street about 11:20 p.m. They say that's when a white, 4-door sedan heading west struc
Alachua County Sheriff's office offering reward for information in homicide
The investigation is still active and ongoing, as detectives and forensics personnel continue their work to locate additional evidence, crime scenes, and/or witnesses.