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The gunman who shot three people at Florida State University’s library early Thursday before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.
The S Main Street northbound lane closed on Nov. 10 for construction at its intersection with Depot Avenue. The construction proved to be an inconvenience for motorists, business owners and residents alike.
Gainesville High School received a bomb threat and subsequently evacuated all students and staff to a nearby Planet Fitness parking lot on Wednesday. GHS received two additional, identical threats Thursday morning, but the school has not been evacuated.
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Homeless individuals in Alachua County find ways to cope with the cold weather. Some choose to sleep inside at shelters like Grace Marketplace, while others prefer to stay outside with their possessions, rely on friendship to stay warm.
Due to cold weather, St. Francis House opens its doors for extra individuals to sleep inside. St. Francis, which houses families and children, requires individuals to have a “blue card,” which lists whether the person has any outstanding arrest warrants or is a sex offender.
The University of Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is ranked one of the loudest in the nation. Will this become a problem for fans and what can be done to protect fans.
Peedee Gilbertson had a knack for launching off the ground and jumping onto beds, and the hyperactive terrier-mix’s owners were running out of answers on just how to keep up with him. “We’ve had him in classes before to no […]
Because of years of deterioration, the Thomas Center has applied for a $75,000-grant from the Division of Historical Resources Bureau of Historic Preservation to restore a fountain some say dates back to 1928. The Thomas Center had to match 25 percent of the requested funds in its own budget to be considered eligible by the Florida Department of State.
After learning about the Bo Diddley Community Plaza redevelopment efforts come early 2015, local Gainesville market vendors are raising concern about the possibility of being relocated to a different area.
President Bernie Machen and Athletic Director Jeremy Foley spoke of Muschamp’s dismissal at a press conference held Monday. Will Muschamp commented at the conference that he is leaving with no regrets or hard feelings.
Jeremy Foley – the University of Florida’s Athletic Director – announced Sunday that head coach Will Muschamp will step down at the end of the season, according to Gatorzone.com.
In a game that lived up to its hype, the South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Florida Gators 23-20 in overtime yesterday down in Gainesville, Fla. Coming off the heels of this tough loss, the Gators also say farewell to Coach Will Muschamp.
ESPN 850 WRUF has also confirmed media reports that head football Coach Will Muschamp will be leaving his post at the end of this season. No official word on when the University Athletic Association will make an announcement. Follow along on this developing story.
From Gainesville With Love, a part of the Sister City Program, hosted Haitian visitors in a cultural exhibition that introduced locals to traditional Voodoo rituals through live mural paintings and music. The partnership between the two groups was formed to educate the two cities about each other by bringing artists and volunteers from Gainesville to Jacmel and Jacmel to Gainesville. Jacmel was once the capital of the french colonial empire, which is one of Haiti’s only tourist cities and has been called Haiti’s cultural capital.
Chadwick Banks became the 20th person executed under Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday. The 43-year-old was put to death after being convicted in the 1992 slaying of his wife, Cassandra Banks, as well as the rape and murder of his 10-year-old stepdaughter, Melody Cooper. Eighty-nine people have been put to death in Florida since executions resumed in the state in 1979.
A Mount Dora pastor may have broken the Guinness World Record for the Longest Speech Marathon. The speech, which lasted over 53 hours, was used to raise money for a local cause.
Gainesville Rabbit Rescue hopes that by selling humorous shirts, they can not only help raise funds but also spread awareness. GRR hopes that by spreading awareness to promote spaying and neutering rabbits, they can avoid over-crowding their facility and control the local pet rabbit population.
Amendment 2 failed in Florida by a narrow margin, resulting in outrage from the bill’s supporters. A student who suffers from Crohn’s disease gives his perspective on the use of marijuana for medical purposes in the wake of continued debate.
The local Cigarette Litter Prevention Program is seeing success after the installation of more than two dozen cigarette receptacles in the downtown area. The program hopes to expand into midtown, despite vandalization by the homeless.
Marion County Salvation Army had its annual Red Kettle Kickoff on Wednesday. The organization hopes to raise an extra $11,000 this holiday season.