A Gainesville High School student who had been missing since last Friday has been found. According to the Gainesville Police Department, 16-year-old Marissa DeVito was found alive and safe today in a Gainesville apartment complex. GPD spokeswoman Corporal Angelina Valuri says Marissa was staying with someone she knew. Valuri says DeVito was originally believed to be a runaway when she told friends at school last Friday she planned on traveling to Ft. Myers for the Memorial Day Weekend to visit friends. When days passed without any form of contact from DeVito, investigators declared her a missing person. As of this afternoon Valuri says no charges have been filed. GPD is continuing its investigation on the case.
A voicemail to Gainesville City Hall from a South Main Street business owner frustrated over finding someone had again defecated at the entrance to his business has prompted the city to investigate. Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe, who received the voicemail earlier this week, said he has asked the city manager, the police chief and code enforcement to look into the problem as quickly as possible.