Author Archives: Forrest Smith

Lake City Police Officer Killed In Fire

By on October 31st, 2013 | Last updated: October 31, 2013 at 9:37 am

A Lake City police officer was killed, and a second officer injured, in a house fire early Thursday morning.

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Why A Former Marion County Doughnut Shop Housed Synthetic Marijuana

By and on September 17th, 2013 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 9:14 pm

A lab with hundreds of crates of supplies was being used near Dunnellon to make K2.

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Plans Finalized For Relocating Starke Elementary Students

By on August 27th, 2013 | Last updated: August 27, 2013 at 9:28 am

Starke Elementary will re-open Sept. 3, once mold issues are solved. In the meantime students who attend the school will be relocated to nearby area schools.

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Gunman Kills Two Others, Himself In Union County

By on August 24th, 2013 | Last updated: October 26, 2013 at 9:23 pm

The Union County Sheriff’s Office in Lake Butler says a longtime employee of Pritchett Trucking Company killed himself after fatally shooting his former boss and a coworker and wounding two others.

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UF Graduate Assistants To Get More Money

By on August 20th, 2013 | Last updated: August 20, 2013 at 10:39 am

UF says more money is coming for several thousand graduate assistants

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UF Health Pays Millions To Federal Government

By on August 20th, 2013 | Last updated: August 20, 2013 at 9:43 am

Alleged billing improprieties lead to Shands settlement

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Fourth Florida Execution In 2013 Was A Convicted Killer Of Eight

By on August 6th, 2013 | Last updated: August 6, 2013 at 3:08 pm

A man convicted of killing eight people in the late 1970s in South Florida has been put to death. John Errol Ferguson, 65, was killed by lethal injection Monday night at Florida State Prison near Starke.

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Gainesville Police Still Seeking Murder Suspect

By on August 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: August 28, 2013 at 5:27 pm

It’s been nearly three weeks since Gainesville resident Samuel Hamilton was shot dead. Police are still searching for his killer.

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Changes For Northwest 8th Avenue In Gainesville

By on August 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: August 2, 2013 at 9:29 am

Some Northwest 8th Avenue changes planned for Sunday.

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Shands Works To Eliminate Problem Bacteria

By on July 31st, 2013 | Last updated: July 31, 2013 at 7:11 am

UF Health Shands Hospital dealing with some infections that have forced the Burn Unit to close.

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