Since June 2018, County Commission Chair Charles Chestnut has led a county-wide effort to recall Alachua County’s legacy of racial violence with Truth and Reconciliation. Heading into the first few months of 2021, Alachua County is prepared to continue hosting commemorative events to remember victims and continue to reconcile with stories like Jim Dennis’.
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.
The building that houses The Social at Midtown is on the market. The popular restaurant and bar is on University Avenue across the street from UF's campus.
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.
Many East Gainesville residents are opposed to the construction of high-rise luxury apartments in the vacant Seminary Lane block. Despite local efforts to prevent the project in Pleasant Street's historically Black community, a state judge issued a partial approval on Dec. 29. A resident and an expert witness react.
After the first week of spring classes, 144 ACPS students and staff were in quarantine. These cases have been attributed to recreational activities and gatherings, not campus spread.
Here's what you need to know about the plans the Alachua County Commission, Gainesville City Commission and UF Student Government have for 2021.
GFR and Alachua County Fire rescue were among the first first responders to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine after participating in vaccine trials.
The Gainesville City Commission voted unanimously Thursday to pass a four-part plan that will help the Alachua County Health Department mass administer the COVID-19 vaccination.
City and county activist groups gathered outside Gainesville City Hall Thursday night to protest the far right after Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill on Jan. 6. Demonstrators also called for District 3 Rep. Kat Cammack's resignation, though she issued a statement Wednesday condemning the violence in D.C.
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.
A Gainesville man was pronounced dead at the scene after he was struck by a Ford pick-up truck Saturday afternoon in Newberry. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.
One person died and another is in critical condition at UF Health Shands Hospital after a three-car crash on Archer Road Tuesday evening.
Gainesville police are searching for a suspect involved in three armed robberies that occurred within the same hour near University Avenue Sunday night. Police believe the same suspect committed all three robberies.
Southwestern Advantage, which sells textbooks, has been the subject of scrutiny by students. The company recruits at UF career fairs and at the Reitz Union, working closely with the UF Career Connections Center. Students say the program is misleading, predatory and unethical.
Black youth arrested in Alachua County make up more than half the system. The demographic made up about 35% of juveniles arrested as first-time youth offenders statewide from 2019-20, but 61% of first-time youthful offenders arrested in Alachua County are Black.
Roller skating and rollerblading gained huge followings in 2020 as people were eager for safe ways to stay active and socialize.
This year’s county inspection violation rate has decreased about 23%, according to data from the Department of Business & Professional Regulation’s (DBPR) Division of Hotels and Restaurants, which oversees public food service establishments.
GPD is searching for a suspect possibly involved in a Saturday night sexual battery near UF's campus. The suspect is described as a white male with short, dark hair standing between 5-foot-10 and 6-foot-2, according to Sunday's UF public safety email.