Haile Plantation resident reacts to news of rape suspect arrest
By Stephanie Strasser – WUFT-FM
Relief is one way to describe how residents living in the Haile Plantation neighborhood are feeling after hearing the news of the arrest of Andrew Payne. The 2008 brutal rape changed the way the residents moved around their neighborhood for months, especially joggers. Earlier today, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Strasser spoke with Haile Plantation resident Lola Haskins about her thoughts on the arrest of rape suspect Andrew Payne.
At 11 a.m. on Tuesday, the city of Gainesville joined the collaborative effort to try to break the world record for conducting The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson.
A grassroots fundraising campaign could help keep Marion Senior Services running as it had before $78,000 in federal sequestration cuts.
Volunteers are dismantling Tuesday the annual memorial mile, a stretch of land on NW 8th Avenue in Gainesville. The mile annually commemorates more than 6,000 soldiers who died in battle in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
Gainesville police say Larry VanTassell could be suicidal. He has been considered missing and endangered since Saturday after calling his parents and telling them he was thinking of killing himself.
Becky Covington, 34, is a minister working on her master’s degree, taking on another job and dealing with the end of a 10-year relationship. Like anyone else in that situation, she’s seeking a source of strength. And she has found one from a unique source.