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The deputies involved in the shooting have been placed on paid leave per department policy, Alachua County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Art Forgey said. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the ACSO Office of Professional Standards will investigate the deputies’ actions.
Michelle Berglass, a 19-year-old UF student, filed a lawsuit against Uber and the owners and drivers of the cars that hit her and four other students as they stood on a sidewalk near West University Avenue. She is seeking more than $100,000 in damages.
On Friday, UF issued a timely warning email to notify the campus community of the incident, which took place at an unknown fraternity house Feb. 20.
One of the main attorneys representing both families said the cases involved drivers who were violating a variety of laws and regulations. The lawsuits are seeking over $100,000 in damages. Lambert’s case also lists Uber as a defendant, as one of the drivers was on a Uber Eats delivery trip at the time of the crash.
At 3:35 p.m. the 911 communication center operator received a call about a disturbed and upset person on the bridge. The center received several calls after, and an ACSO officer was sent to the scene before the man jumped.
Following the crash, the toddler was rushed to UF Health Shands Hospital in critical condition, according to a Gainesville Police Department press release. He died as a result of his injuries shortly after arriving there.
The battery occurred Jan. 29, and the FSU Police Department has since issued an arrest warrant against Vincent Steven Mickelsen, 36. Mickelsen was then spotted by UF students near Midtown Feb. 12.
‘I walked out with a great appreciation of life’: Gainesville resident accused of attempted murder found not guiltyBy Anna Wilder and Jiselle Lee | Feb. 17
Julius Irving anxiously waited for a jury with only one Black woman on it to decide his fate. After more than a year and nine months awaiting trial, he would either be freed or be sentenced to life in prison.
Lin Yang, a former researcher and associate professor in UF’s biomedical engineering department, was charged with six counts of wire fraud, or internet fraud, and four counts of making false statements to a U.S. agency, according to the Department of Justice.
An older man died following a crash on West University Avenue Monday afternoon — less than two weeks after a crash on the same road sent five to the hospital and killed a UF student.
GPD and university police are investigating the two-car crash across the street from UF's campus that sent at least six people to a local hospital, including five pedestrians. One of the pedestrians, Sophia Lambert, has died.
After the DOJ's investigation uncovered years of inmate abuse at Lowell Correctional Institute, some – including former inmates – are calling for the prison's warden to resign.
Two adolescents were shot and killed Saturday evening in what ACSO believes to be a murder-suicide. A woman was also shot and transported to the hospital with critical injuries.