The city mourned the death of 32-year-old Marcus Goodman after the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office announced his death in jail Jan. 26. The service began with a vigil at Bo Diddley Plaza and ended with a street protest around the block.
Aidan Bush is a second-year journalism major and the city and county commission reporter for the Alligator. Previously, he worked as a reporter for the Citrus County Chronicle. When not writing, he enjoys creating videos, water activities and spending time with his friends.
A man was severely injured in a downtown Gainesville shooting that left two others dead, the Gainesville Police Department said.
Better known by fans as “Gator Ron,” the retired Alachua County Public Schools teacher has recently risen to local stardom for his karaoke performances, attracting crowds of young adults and elders alike at multiple venues he frequents every Wednesday.
In a statement Jan. 26, Alachua County Sheriff Clovis Watson Jr. said Marcus Goodman, 32, died after suffering a “medical emergency.” The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the cause of death, and the ACSO Office of Professional Standards will also begin an internal investigation.
A Newberry man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possessing nearly 20 child pornography media, court records show.
Gainesville woman fled scene, barricaded herself in home after allegedly threatening to cut off man’s penisBy Aidan Bush | Jan. 24
A Gainesville woman was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of threatening to cut off a random man’s penis after barricading herself in her home for five hours, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office deputies said.
A driver in a minivan struck and killed a woman and her dog Thursday evening, according to the Gainesville Police Department.
HCA Florida North Florida Hospital officially opened its new pharmacy — just within walking distance from its hospital in West Gainesville.
A Micanopy resident faces a homicide charge after Alachua County Sheriff’s Office deputies connected him to the bloody scene of a murder in the rural town 14 miles away from Gainesville.
The “African Americans In Gainesville” exhibit, which premiered Jan. 10, examines prominent civil figures in Gainesville throughout history and features historical homes from the city’s Pleasant Street and Fifth Avenue areas — historically Black neighborhoods in East Gainesville.