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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

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

Attempted murder suspect arrested after hours-long standoff

The shooting followed an argument about $73, a Gainesville Police Department media release says. After a standoff that took several hours Sunday, Gainesville police arrested a Gainesville man suspected of shooting at another man and attempting to kill him. At about 6 p.m. Sunday, officers arrested A

GAINESVILLE.COM - 2018-03-19 13:28:24

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

Jacksonville zoo employee accused of having sex with a 14 year-old

Strange sea creature washes ashore on Georgia beach The 14-year-old, who is an exchange student, said he had consensual sex with Shuman, a police report said. The report states investigators found nude photos and sexual messages exchanged between Shuman and the 14-year-old. Investigators also found

ACTIONNEWSJAX.COM - 2018-03-18 22:05:14

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

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

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

Gainesville shooting leads to SWAT stand-off

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - A Sunday shooting in Gainesville led to a standoff with the SWAT team. At approximately 1:30 p.m. Gainesville Police were called to a report of shots fired at home on Southwest 20th Avenue. Detectives said after the victim arrived at the shooter's residence an argument ensued.

NEWS4JAX.COM - 2018-03-18 22:38:26

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