A Gainesville woman slapped her ex-boyfriend twice and threatened him with a knife on Tuesday night. When police came, she slipped out of her cuffs and took a swing at one of the arresting officers.
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Editor’s note: Information for this story was gathered during a ride-along with a Gainesville Police officer. The photograph was taken on a separate ride-along with the same officer.
The loudspeakers played Wings and The Clash moments before Billy Joel walked on to the stage. Then the lights flickered, and the at-capacity crowd at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts roared.
It was a simple status update.
A commercial tire fire started Tuesday afternoon in southeast Gainesville will burn for the next few days.
A man wearing a stocking cap and blue latex gloves robbed a Checkers at gunpoint early Monday morning.
The death toll is now 11 in the Interstate 75 crashes that also injured at least 22 people early Sunday morning.
Gainesville Police arrested members of the group Sons of Graffiti on Tuesday and charged them with two counts of criminal mischief and one count of burglary.
A residential fire Thursday night displaced seven people and left an elderly woman with second- and third-degree burns on 90 percent of her body.
The victim of a brutal home-invasion robbery in northern Gainesville died Wednesday afternoon.
At 10 years old, his love for politics developed while ironing clothes for school and watching ‘92 presidential candidates on "Good Morning America," per dad's orders. Even though he wanted to watch cartoons, it stuck.
A chemical reactant explosion at Sisler Hall seriously injured a student and shut down traffic around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, and authorities said the building will be closed all day today.
Hot off a remark she made Sunday in Sarasota about drilling in the Everglades, Michele Bachmann said she was "aghast" at the notion that she was taken out of context.
In those bleary-eyed minutes between 8:49 and 8:53 a.m., there was just an eerie calm. When I look back on it, I want to say I knew. I knew that those voices yelling outside were firemen’s, and my building was on fire; I knew that I grabbed all my belongings, including my cat, and heroically ran outside to help. It didn’t happen like that.
I see them out sometimes, and sometimes in class the next day. Bodies dry, withered and hated. Revelry at late night hours in 40-watt splendor. Sloppy and slippery moral codes bound to the most basic human needs.
Some UF students will be left out in the cold this Thanksgiving.
At the monthly faculty senate meeting on Thursday, UF provost Joe Glover explained some of the intricacies of the block tuition proposal, and how it would affect students.
It’s bittersweet. Your heart swells, but it aches, too. There are only two “Harry Potter” movies left. The saga that defined your youth is parachuting to its final destination into collective pop culture memory. So you need to celebrate this momentous occasion. But how? Faster than you can say (insert spell name here), the Avenue has you covered.
UF is the biggest recipient of a $10 million joint award to the state university system.