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Clay County motorcycle deputy critically injured in crash

ORANGE PARK, Fla.- A Clay County motorcycle deputy is in critical condition after he was involved in a crash Sunday morning in Orange Park, authorities said.

NEWS4JAX.COM - 2018-08-19 16:59:11

Early morning fire at Gainesville apartment complex

More HeadlinesGainesville man shot after argumentMan, 75, charged with threatening to lynch Gainesville NAACP presidentMan found dead after Gainesville apartment fire

NEWS4JAX.COM - 2018-08-19 13:05:58

Clay County alpaca dies after motorist feeds it Doritos, Cheese Nips

Most recently, he left three boxes of animal crackers, a large bag of Doritos, two boxes of Cheese Nips and two bags of whole peanuts.

ACTIONNEWSJAX.COM - 2018-08-19 22:00:22

Man dies seven months after Alachua County crash

MELROSE, Fla. (WGFL) —A 64-year-old man died this week, seven months after he was critically injured in a crash in rural Alachua County.The Highway Patrol says Dennis Harrington of Keystone Heights died from injuries sustained in the January 4th crash.Troopers say it happened about 11 p.m. at the in

MYCBS4.COM - 2018-08-18 11:02:01

Woman steals donation jar meant for family of slain 7-year-old, Sheriff's Office says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- A woman caught on a Jacksonville restaurant’s surveillance video taking a donation jar intended for the family of a slain 7-year-old girl told police she did so to support her drug habit, authorities said Saturday.Tammy Wynnell Crews, 46, was booked Saturday into the Duval County

CLICK ORLANDO - 2018-08-19 15:01:11

Alachua County Sheriff's Office arrests burglary suspect

The Alachua County Sheriff's Office says they have arrested a man they think burglarized a home, several businesses, and a car earlier this year.

WCJB - 2018-08-18 20:25:00

Doggie Styles Grooming and Pet Siting in Gainesville catches fire

A Gainesville pet grooming service has a big clean-up job on their hands.A fire burned much of the "Doggie Styles Grooming and Pet Sitting" building on Northwest 6th street. Eight people who lived there were displaced and are now being housed by the red cross, while 9 to 10 dogs and cats had to be s


Hometown Heroes Appreciation BBQ Event in Gainesville

It was a free event for anyone to attend. There were bounce houses, popcorn machines, and a football toss all to show appreciation to the first responders and their families.

WCJB - 2018-08-19 18:31:00

FHP: 64-year-old dies 7 months after Alachua County crash

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla.- A 64-year-old Keystone Heights man died Wednesday, more than seven months after a crash in Alachua County that left him with critical injuries.

NEWS4JAX.COM - 2018-08-18 14:50:41

Documents show 150 birds killed to protect university work

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Federal documents show a University of Florida research unit killed more than 150 birds in the past 10 years to protect plant science work.The Gainesville Sun reported Sunday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service documents show that 47 of the birds killed by gunfire were s

MYSANANTONIO - 2018-08-19 15:14:46

GRU bills will be higher in October

Gainesville Regional Utilities rates will increase by just over 2 percent this October.Wednesday’s City Commission meeting ended in a 3-3 tied vote against the rate increases. As a result of the tie, the previous 4-3 vote to bump the rates by 2 percent remains.Although Commissioner Adrian Hayes-Sant


Man accused of selling dad’s items for drugs

An East Palatka man is accused of stealing items from his father’s home Wednesday. David Bock, 32, was charged with grand ...


City of Starke under precautionary boil water advisory

The water main broke around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15. City officials are urging citizens to boil their water for one minute at a rolling boil before using it for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes.


Summer Lovin’ adoption event at Alachua County Animal Services

GAINESVILLE, Fla.Today is Clear the Shelters day which means its free adoption for any furry friend you might be interested in taking home.Alachua County Animal Services hosted their Summer Lovin' adoption event.An event coordinator says she loves seeing the animals who were strays or received from

WCJB - 2018-08-18 19:04:00

Everything you should know about voting early

Voters can head to the polls as early as Saturday in Alachua County.Anyone registered before July 30 will get to choose between Democrat and Republican candidates for governor, U.S. congressmen, attorney general and agriculture commissioner. Other local races include three School Board seats, a coun


Report: Palatka's mayor accused of using racial slur toward city employee

PALATKA, Fla.- Palatka Mayor Terrill Hill is accused of using a racial slur toward a city employee and intimidating employees with his “physical stature” in a report compiled this summer by a Tallahassee law firm, according to the Palatka Daily News.


1 dead after shooting involving Baker County deputy, officials say

GLEN ST. MARY, Fla.- One person died following a shooting in Glen St. Mary involving at least one sheriff's deputy, the Baker County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday night.


Healthcare clinic offers flat rate per month unlimited visits, no insurance needed.

With health insurance costs skyrocketing, some are looking for an alternative.Imagine, for instance, paying a flat rate of fewer than 150 dollars and having most non- emergency health care needs taken care of without dealing with an insurance company.Clinics with this concept are now an option for r


FHP: Man seriously injured, no students hurt in school bus crash

CLAY COUNTY, Fla.- An Orange Park man was hospitalized Friday morning with serious injuries after a crash involving a school bus in Clay County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.


In Plain Sight: Armed protectors now guard local classrooms

Must be staffCan't be teachers, unless they're JROTC, law enforcement or current service membersWill carry guns concealed under their plain clothes