On Monday morning, Rep. Chuck Clemons (R-Newberry) filed legislation, House Bill 1645, that would put Gainesville Regional Utilities under state control if passed.
The Gainesville Police Department deployed caution tape, swept crime scenes and ordered confused onlookers exiting the Main Street clubs to leave downtown in the aftermath of two shootings that occurred within minutes of each other early Monday morning.
DeSantis signed the permitless carry bill into law April 3, which will eliminate the required application and training to carry a concealed firearm. The new law and a recent school shooting at a Nashville private school has prompted mixed views from Florida residents on gun legislation.
Scholarship amounts for the 2023-24 school year depend on the level of funding provided by the legislature to each school district, Florida Department of Education spokesperson Cassandra Palelis wrote in an email. They won’t be set until the end of the legislative session when the state budget will be finalized.
The Alachua County Commission voted 4-1 April 6 to provide free and unlimited prison phone calls by Oct. 1, an idea proposed by a UF student group. Only Commissioner Chuck Chestnut was in dissent.
A Gainesville teen was taken into custody on suspicion of shooting a man in the chest.
The Alachua County Commission voted Thursday night 4-1 to provide free and unlimited prison phone calls by Oct. 1.
Wielding large signs and vibrant hand flags representing different countries, dozens of students and residents alike chanted in unison at the intersection of 13th Street and West University Avenue.
Roderas Rutledge, 54, faces two felony charges and a misdemeanor: attempted sexual battery of a person 18 years or older, burglary of an occupied home unarmed and indecent exposure.
After two months of discussing a spot rezone, the Alachua County School Board voted Tuesday to halt that plan entirely. Instead, the board will comprehensively rezone the district in the 2024-2025 school year.
After nearly four hours of passionate public debate and multiple reminders for the audience to remain respectful, the Alachua County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to advance plans for a meat processing facility in Newberry.
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law Monday a permitless carry bill, which will get rid of the required application and training to carry a concealed firearm. This was a week after a mass shooting occurred at a Nashville private school. These two events, and many more, prompted the demand for gun violence protests across the state.
Edward Deon Cain, 64, faces a total of nine felony charges: one count of failure of a sexual predator to report a change in vehicles owned, one count of failure of a sexual predator to report a change in cellular telephone number, two counts of failure of a sexual predator to register an internet identifier and five counts of providing false sexual predator registration information.
Both Fresh Laundry & Cafe and Wash King offered a free laundry day Tuesday. LaundryCares Foundation, in partnership with Loads of Learning GNV, organized the event to transform everyday places into learning places.
The Alachua County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve cottage villages as appropriate housing.
Rep. Stan McClain, R-Ocala, is the sponsor of House Bill 1069, which would also limit discussions of sexuality, reproduction and sexually transmitted diseases to grades six through 12. The bill passed through each of its committees and will be heard on the Florida House of Representatives floor March 30.
Over the years, Florida Republicans have introduced bills targeting the ways public employee unions operate. Most of the previous bills haven’t been able to cross the threshold into becoming laws. But some union leaders fear that might change this legislative session.
Draped in rainbow flags, the historic, small town of Micanopy thronged to the polls on election day — on the ballot: a review of the community’s stance on LGBTQ inclusivity.