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Tuesday forecast: Afternoon storms, hail, winds up to 70 mph

Tuesday afternoon could bring severe weather to Alachua and Marion counties similar to nasty weather seen in Gainesville Monday morning, which snapped at least 19 power poles on Parker Road. Meteorologist Andrew Kennedy from the National Weather Service in Jacksonville said that, from 1 to 5 p.m. Tu

STAR-BANNER - 2018-03-20 13:53:43

Belleview Middle teacher scolded for 'monkey' comment

Said she was joking when comparing student to a clapping chimp BELLEVIEW - The school district has issued a verbal reprimand to a Belleview Middle School teacher who compared a black eighth-grade student to a "monkey smoking cigarettes." "I sincerely apologize for what was said and how (the student)

STAR-BANNER - 2018-03-20 16:53:52

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

Firefighters rescue driver from Paynes Prairie waters

"Crews then extricated the patient by cutting the roof posts and assisting her across the ladder bridge," according to ACFR. Staff report Firefighters rescued a 34-year-old Gainesville woman after the car she was driving went off U.S. 441 into the lingering floodwaters of Paynes Prairie Sunday morn

GAINESVILLE.COM - 2018-03-19 17:44:24

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

I-75 Bridge Metal Grill Walkway, The Only Thing Separating A Pedestrian From The Highway

Each road passing over I-75 in Gainesville has a sidewalk or a bike lane. Each of these is paved, except for one. At the Northwest 23rd Avenue bridge, a caged walkway with a metal grill surface stands between a pedestrian's feet and about a 20-foot drop to where cars barrel down I-75 at speeds close

WUFT.ORG - 2018-03-19 21:40:11

Dr. Tooten to hold annual spring revival next month

LIVE OAK - Dr. Tim Tooten's annual spring revival, set for April, will follow the theme "Leading by Example." The revival, which began five years ago after being organized by Tooten and his mother, Doris Tooten, is set for April 11-13 at the Greater Bethel AME Church, 608 Leslie Ave. NE in Live Oak.

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-19 19:28:00

Missing Alachua County Teen Found

Alachua County Sheriff's Deputies say a teen that went missing has been found safe. According to deputies, Laurie Balthazar was found Tuesday evening and placed with deputies and detectives. Balthazar was first reported missing on March 7th. Alachua County Sheriff's Deputies say a teen that went mi

WCJB - 2018-03-21 01:21:00

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


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


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


Missing Persons Alert: Alachua County Sheriff's Office looking for local teen

Alachua County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a 16-year-old girl who they believe may be endangered. Laurie Balthazar was reported missing on March 7th from the SW 20th Avenue area. Detectives believe she could be in trouble. Laurie is 5 feet two inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. She was last

WCJB - 2018-03-20 02:37:00

'Hometown Heroes' raise funds for Vivid Visions

LIVE OAK - After a fun-filled morning, competitiveness and strategy took root with the game on the line in the Hometown Heroes Take The Field Against Domestic Violence softball game March 10. Twice in the bottom of the seventh inning of the second fundraising softball game for Vivid Visions pitting

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-19 21:00:00

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

Argument ends with man shot in stomach

An argument that later turned physical led to the arrest of a man who authorities were told shot another man in the stomach early Saturday morning. The victim was taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center with a non-life threatening injury and is expected to survive. Michael Bernard Shell, 26, was arre


UF Student Arrested for Child Pornography

The national center for missing and exploited children received a tip from the online storage company dropbox about possible child porn being stored on an account. An investigation lead authorities to 21-year-old Trevon Boyd. They found over 40 gigabytes of pictures and videos involving minors. He


Showers and storms expected to bring lower temps

Showers and thunderstorms are possible Monday and likely on Tuesday, which should have daily temperatures in the 80s, according to the National Weather Service. But come Wednesday, however, daily high temps are expected to drop into the 60s with nightly lows in the 40s. A 30 percent chance of shower


Man charged with stealing grandmother's car

A Gainesville man accused of stealing his grandmother's car and battering her was arrested on multiple charges Friday. Jermaine Armstrong, 24, of 1727 NE Eighth Ave., Apt. 2, was charged by the Gainesville Police Department with robbery, grand theft auto, battery on a person age 65 or older and seve


Calendar of events for March 18 and beyond

TODAY Live Oak International: Live Oak Plantation, 2215 SW 110th Ave., Ocala. $10 per day; $30 week pass. Visit liveoakinternational.com. Equestrian competition with combined driving and show jumping. U.N.I.T.Y. Group Services, Inc.'s Clothing Closet: Anyone in need of free clothing can make an appo


A man was arrested for firing off gunshots after being told to leave a party in Alachua

Alachua Police arrested 38-year old Ellis Lane for threatening people with a gun and firing off gunshots after being told to leave a party. The report says Lane got defensive and pulled his shirt up revealing he had a gun when he was told by a woman to leave the party they were at. He returned to th

WCJB - 2018-03-19 19:51:00