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GPD: Man found peeking into home with pants down

The driver who saw him began to yell and honked his car horn, trying to alert anyone in the home to the man's presence. A Gainesville man was arrested Sunday after police say he was seen with his pants down, peering into a home near Southwest Second Avenue. Willie J. Simmons, 58, was first seen with

GAINESVILLE.COM - 2018-03-19 16:18:57

One dead after wreck at Exit 22

VALDOSTA - One person is dead following a wreck on I-75 Monday morning, authorities said. At approximately 7:30 a.m. a car and a semi-truck collided off Exit 22 on I-75, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk. One female from Indiana died in the wreck, Paulk said. Another individual h

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-19 13:50:37

LCSO arrest woman for hitting her mother over not having functional car

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A woman was arrested for hitting her mother in the face with a cellphone over not having a functional car. Edidiong Eno, 21, was charged with domestic battery by the Leon County Sheriff's Office on March 12 after hitting her mother in the face with a cellphone. According

WTXL.COM - 2018-03-18 18:03:00

Man accused of threatening homeowner, firing gun at gathering

A Gainesville man was arrested Saturday evening after he brandished a gun outside of a residential gathering in Alachua where children were present - which he used to threaten a member of the party who wouldn't give him their cellphone - before shooting the weapon into the air, according to an Alach

GAINESVILLE.COM - 2018-03-18 23:10:56

Suspect in custody after police standoff in Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Police and swat teams converging on the Windsor terrace apartments this afternoon after reports of multiple shots fired. Around 1:30 Sunday afternoon police say, Anthony Brown, a 35-year-old man fired shots at an unnamed victim after an argument took place in his apartment. The vi

WCJB - 2018-03-19 05:56:00

Woman trapped in car underwater in Alachua County rescued

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. - Firefighters in Alachua County rescued a woman trapped in water Sunday morning when her car left U.S. Highway 441 and went into Paynes Prairie. Alachua County Sheriff's Office said the car went through a construction area and into part the prairie which has become a lake in t

NEWS4JAX.COM - 2018-03-18 15:24:36

Police investigating dispute at Jungle Jym's Family Fun Center

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - The Valdosta Police Department is investigating after receiving reports that the owner of a family entertainment center pulled a gun on a citizen and her 13-year-old son during a dispute. VPD says that on Saturday around 4:46 p.m., they were called to Jungle Jym's Family Fun C

WTXL.COM - 2018-03-19 16:40:00

Prison officials say Georgia inmate died after fight

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Georgia prison officials are investigating after they say an inmate died after a fight with another inmate. The Georgia Department of Corrections said in a news release that department investigators are looking into the death of Valdosta State Prison inmate Benjamin Snyder. The

WRCBTV.COM - 2018-03-19 22:21:00

FHP: Motorcyclist killed in Fort White crash

FORT WHITE, Fla. - A Fort White man, 69, was killed in a motorcycle crash Friday in Columbia County, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Troopers responded just after 1:30 p.m. to the accident on US-27 at SW Mapleton Street. A Jeep Renegade was driving northbound on US-27 when it hit a Chrysler 300,


Dozens of Winn-Dixies to close after bankruptcy filing, including some in Tallahassee

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of several brands including Winn-Dixie grocery stores, confirmed Thursday afternoon it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company says it will close 94 "underperforming stores" in the coming days. In addition to Winn-D


Winn-Dixie closings hit Ocala and Gainesville

Two Winn-Dixie stores in Ocala and one in Gainesville are closing as part of the parent company's latest restructuring. Southeastern Grocers announced Thursday that it plans to seek bankruptcy protection and, in that process, will close 94 stores. That includes the Winn-Dixies at 4417 NW Blitchton R


Valdosta teens facing battery charges after brutally beating man

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - Two Valdosta teens are now facing battery charges after brutally beating a man in his yard less than 24 hours ago. The Valdosta Police Department says, 19-year-old Jamonte Mayo and a 15-year-old attacked the man after he asked them to get off of his property. The incident happ


Wild Azalea festival begins today

WHITE SPRINGS - The 18th Annual Wild Azalea Festival will begin this Friday with the Taste of White Springs and continue to Saturday. The Taste of White Springs will be from 6-8 p.m. at the old Nature and Tourism Center. The festivities will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. with the pancake breakfast hosted


Family upset after 9-year-old taken from school

JASPER, Fla. (WTXL) - A family is furious at school officials after a nine-year-old boy was taken out of school against his will. Ariel Johnson was shocked when she found out her son, Arien Woods, was on his way to a mental facility Monday after a bullying incident at Hamilton County Elementary Scho


Brooks man gets 15 years for cocaine plea

VALDOSTA - A Brooks County man was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for cocaine charges. Senior U.S. District Judge Hugh Lawson sentenced Burt Denson, 41, of Quitman to 185 months in federal prison Thursday in Valdosta federal court. The sentence stems from two counts of possession with int


Shooting leads to release revocation

VALDOSTA - A Lanier County man will spend four years in prison after his supervised release was revoked in Valdosta federal court. Senior U.S. District Judge Hugh Lawson ordered Frederick Tyrone Calhoun, 35, of Lakeland to serve 48 months after revoking his supervised release for a firearms offense,


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


FHP: 4 injured in Dixie County crash

Four people were hurt Wednesday night in a two-vehicle crash on Northeast Highway 351 in Dixie County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Lee Ann Morales, 60 of Lake City, was seriously injured when she tried to turn into a private driveway to a home, but turned into a path of a Ford pickup tr


Allen: City is not business friendly

LIVE OAK - According to city councilman and business owner Don Allen, the City of Live Oak needs to make changes to become more business friendly. At Tuesday's meeting, Allen admitted that when he voted on the passage of Resolution 18-04, regarding the funding for the Economic Development program, h


Sapp named LOPD victims advocate

LIVE OAK - The Live Oak Police Department welcomed a new victims advocate this month. Ta-Trease Sapp was named the new victims advocate on March 6. Prior to accepting the position, Sapp worked At RIVEROAK Technical College helping students earn their GED. "I have been with the school for 11 years an