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Branford man dies after SUV overturns in Gilchrist County
BRANFORD, Fla. (WGFL) —A Branford man died early Tuesday morning after his SUV ran off the road and overturned.The crash happened about 2:30 a.m. on SR 47 at NE 40th Court Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Troopers say 48-year-old Kevin Michael Niren was driving south in a 2001 Ford Expl
Sex offender accused of murder in death of woman in Bartram Park condo
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- A sex offender convicted in Duval County in 1999 now faces a murder charge the death of a 40-year-old Jacksonville woman whose body was found Monday afternoon in a condominium in Bartram Park, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
HCSO investigating White Springs death
Jessie R. Box is a reporter for the Suwannee Democrat, Jasper News and Mayo Free Press. Her beats include general assignment, government and police.
Gainesville business owner arrested in Volusia sex sting operation
James Bowen 34, co-owner of Bob's Barber Shop in Gainesville, was arrested at a Racetrac station in Deltona.Brown told deputies he only came to the meeting place because he believed it was an undercover sting and he thought it would be cool to see it in action.
After 14 years as an officer, GPD spokesperson announces resignation
For six years, local reporters have bombarded Gainesville Police Ofc. Ben Tobias with calls about crime.But now, his calls consist of congratulations and goodbyes.Tobias announced his resignation as the department’s Public Information Officer Monday morning after working for GPD 14 years. He accepte
Doctors urge parents to get children vaccinated after child from Florida dies from flu
Gainesville, Fla. —Last year's flu season brought in a record breaking number of pediatric deaths -- and this flu season the first death is an unvaccinated child.Though doctors recommend getting a flu shot, a new survey suggests that many children may not be getting the potentially lifesaving flu sh
A nonprofit wants to help local women with reusable menstrual product kits.
As a single mother, Maryse Cassamajor struggled to afford basic necessities.Until one afternoon at the Arbor House, a supportive home for single mothers and their children, she discovered the Alachua County chapter of Days for Girls, a nonprofit that handmakes reusable feminine hygiene kits that inc
Gainesville man points gun at festival employees
SUWANNEE CO. Fla.--(WCJB)While at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park during the Suwannee Roots Revival Festival, Brian Ingram, 38, from Gainesville was involved in an argument with multiple festival employees.
Gainesville woman dies after single-car crash Sunday
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WGFL) —A Gainesville woman has died after her car ran into a tree Sunday.The Florida Highway Patrol says the crash happened at 3:18 p.m. on Northeast State Road 222, about a half-mile west of State Road 26 in Alachua County.Troopers say 55-year-old Aza Ramadan was heading west in
Fatal car accident in Alachua County
ByA car accident in Gainesville left a woman dead after she failed to turn a curve on SR 26|Posted:Mon 8:02 AM, Oct 15, 2018|Updated: Mon 8:17 AM, Oct 15, 2018
GPD: Woman steals from Walmart using her baby’s carrier
A woman’s three-month-old baby was tucked into its carrier with stolen items from Walmart Friday afternoon, Gainesville Police said.Amanda Rae Paschen, 28, of Ocala, was accused of stashing merchandise in the carrier with the baby inside at Walmart, at 2900 SW 42 St., according to an arrest report.
Alachua County Sheriff's Office asking for tips on cold case
ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) --Sunday, October 14, 2018, marks the 28th anniversary of a cold case in Alachua County.
21-year-old Trenton man killed in car crash
Troopers say Jacob Parker Reed was driving a 2012 Chevy Silverado when, for unknown reasons, it drove off the road and struck a tree.
GPD: Man helped brother run from April murder
Gainesville Police arrested a man Friday afternoon for helping his brother hide after committing murder in April, police said.Reginald Eugene Symonette Jr., 41, of Brooker, Florida, was unhelpful during the murder investigation, but police believe he picked up his brother, Katwan Devonte Symonette,
Smoke detector saves residents in Gainesville apartment fire
Just after 4:00 Sunday morning, Gainesville Fire Rescue responded to Southwest 26 Drive. They found a bathroom vent on fire, but they were able to extinguish it fast.
Florida moves up to No. 11 in AP Poll
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --Fresh off a third straight come-from-behind win in the second half, the Florida Gators have moved up in the AP Top 25 yet again.
Looting leads to deadly shooting in Panama City, Florida
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WPMI) - Looting led to a deadly shooting overnight in Panama City, Florida.
Crowbars, cadaver dogs in search for survivors, bodies after Florida hurricane
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - Search and rescue volunteers have located hundreds of people reported missing in the U.S. Southeast after Hurricane Michael tore through their Florida Panhandle communities, but the death toll of at least 18 was expected to rise. Crews heard cries for help and crowbar
Pit bulls remain in animal services’ custody following fatal dog attack
Three pit bulls are held in an Alachua County Animal Services kennel after they killed a dog three weeks ago.Linda Swinburn, 50, was walking her emotional support dog, Bella, when the pit bulls attacked onSept. 22at the 5800 block of Northwest 29th Terrace.Swinburn tried to pry the dogs away from Be
Fatal crash reported on Florida Turnpike in Indian River County
The crash happened in the southbound lanes at mile marker 177, south of the Fort Drum Marsh Conservation Area, about 10:20 a.m., FHP said. The crash did not create any significant traffic backup.