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.
A 35-year-old woman was hit by an unknown vehicle Thursday afternoon in Gainesville, Gainesville police said. There were two other hit-and-run incidents on Tuesday and Wednesday in Gainesville.
Margaret A. Paxton was hit just before 11 p.m. while walking near 2000 W. University Ave.
As of Friday afternoon, ACPS has 81 active COVID-19 cases, according to the school district’s COVID-19 dashboard. This week, 258 are in quarantine — an increase of more than 100 since last week.
Multiple reports of mold came from residents living in different buildings on the West 20 property. It is unknown how widespread the issue is.
Police, who arrived at the scene on the 2900 block of Northeast 17th Drive. Kivi J. Ellis, 26, was arrested Friday evening.
Half of the money from the Christmas tree sales will go to help children in countries such as Guatemala and Cambodia.
Alachua County Public Schools can continue offering digital learning in the spring, according to a state emergency order enacted this week.
Eight months since Alachua County Public Schools went virtual due to COVID-19, students continue to struggle with the change. With many students still not physically back in schools, education morphed to fit into an increasingly virtual world through digital or hybrid learning. Even in brick-and-mortar classrooms, digital access is a necessity.
Downtown renovations will total more than $385,000
Temperatures in Gainesville reached 32 degrees Fahrenheit Tuesday, and are expected to drop further throughout December. To help residents get through inclement weather circumstances, Gainesville has programs and mechanisms to prepare people and keep them safe.
Following a tumultuous year, Superintendent Karen Clarke is fired effective Dec. 1