The start of hit-and-run awareness month brings concerning news: fatalities from hit-and-runs have risen in Florida since 2018. In 2021, there was about a 17% increase of total hit-and-run crashes, about an 18% increase of fatalities and a 20% increase of all serious injuries compared to 2020, the Feb. 1 FLHSMV press release said.
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Five Gainesville college students were murdered in their apartments along Archer Road in August 1990, and three of them were brutally assaulted by a man dubbed “The Gainesville Ripper.” The Florida Department of Law Enforcement caught the murderer after a nine-month-long search where he, Danny Rolling, was executed by lethal injection in 2006.
As of Friday, more than 100 inmates at the Alachua County Jail are positive for COVID-19, said Alachua County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Captain Kaley Behl.
Sabrina Obando, a 22-year-old UF graduate from Miami, was killed after being hit by a pickup truck on Tuesday at a crosswalk in the intersection of Northwest 8th Avenue and Northwest 10th Street.
A 49-year-old Hawthorne woman was hit by a tractor-trailer as she was standing by a mailbox on U.S. Route 301 near Northeast 78th Place, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release released Wednesday.
GoDDsville Dream Defenders, a local activist group working with Thompson, announced its plan to launch a petition against the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office on Monday.
Marandoe Acell Lamar Young, 21, was arrested Thursday by an Alachua County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit after a chase that started in Columbia County.
The incident occurred Thursday morning near mile marker 397, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release. The crash was two miles south of the High Springs exit, FHP spokesperson Patrick Riordan said.
Declan Lott-Kelley, 23, was charged with driving with a suspended license, the death of Audrey Cheves and causing serious bodily injury to her mother, Melissa, all while driving under the influence, a Gainesville Police Department arrest warrant read.
A former UF resident assistant was found guilty of attempted sexual battery, kidnapping and burglary Wednesday after about two years of a postponed trial. He’ll be sentenced Dec. 13.
Joseph McDugald, an 18-year-old UF freshman, was charged with trespassing by the University Police Department at about 1 p.m., UPD spokesperson Rick Taylor said.
Two Newberry High School students will be tried as adults in connection to the recent bomb threats at Alachua County Public schools. The two were transferred to the Alachua County Jail Wednesday.
The Gainesville Police Department released data and discussed updates to its “One Community” plan during a city commission meeting Monday amid increasing gun violence.
Gainesville Police Department responded to reports of multiple shots fired at the intersection of Northeast 16th Avenue and Northeast Waldo Road around 3:30 p.m., a GPD release read. As of Oct. 15, two suspects have been identified.
The chiropractic center, located on 1405 NW 13th St., permanently closed Oct. 11 following sexual abuse allegations made against 67-year-old owner John Johnston.
Matthew Henry, 56, was charged with stalking and three charges of voyeurism in the first degree after allegedly looking through a 19-year-old UF student’s window at Windsor Park, according to an affidavit filed in a UF student’s name Tuesday.
A Gainesville man died from gunshot wounds early Sunday morning after attending a party near Copeland Park in the city of Alachua.
The incident marked the seventeenth threat against Alachua County Public Schools since Aug. 19.
Two Newberry students arrested for bomb and shooting threats, Buchholz bomb threat culprit to be charged as an adultBy Faith Buckley | Oct. 1, 2021
Two students were arrested Thursday in connection with four bomb threats and one shooting threat at the Newberry's high school and middle school