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By Forrest Smith on October 29th, 2012 | Last updated: August 9, 2013 at 11:21 am
The man authorities believe is responsible for the death of a man found on West University Avenue is now in custody, according to Gainesville police. Police have also identified the victim of the fatal stabbing, which is said to have been the result of a disagreement over money.
By Hana Engroff on October 26th, 2012 | Last updated: October 29, 2012 at 3:24 pm
Alachua County voters looking to avoid long lines at the polls Nov. 6 have a chance to vote early Saturday until Nov. 3. Early voters must present both picture and signature identification in order to vote.
By Kelly Price on October 25th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm
Attendance at the 14th annual Breakfast on the Plaza and Homeless Services Fair at Bo Diddley Plaza Thursday was higher than ever. The event, sponsored by the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry, featured services for homeless and their [...]
By Dana Winter on October 25th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:01 pm
The Alachua County Supervisor of Elections office has received more than 30,000 requests for absentee ballots. The Canvassing Board reviews these requests and has already returned more than 11,000.
By Kelly Price on September 17th, 2012 | Last updated: September 18, 2012 at 9:10 am
One week ago, Gov. Rick Scott embarked on a state-wide “listening tour” to talk with Florida’s teachers, parents and students amid state- and nationwide concern about education sparked by the Chicago teachers’ strike. Alachua County teachers union president Karen McCann [...]
By Steven Gallo on August 14th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:29 pm
For some students in Alachua County, the school day will be a little longer this year. Seven elementary schools will have their days extended by an hour after they ranked in the 100 lowest performing schools in the state.
By Kristen Botica on July 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:35 pm
The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office has made six arrests from an undercover internet crimes against children sting. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Kristen Botica has more on the story surrounding these arrests.
By Stephanie Strasser on July 19th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:37 am
The arrest of a suspect for a 2008 rape that occured in Haile Plantation in southwest Gainesville is not the end of the case. Authorities are trying to make sure Andrew Payne returns to Alachua County to stand trial. But [...]
By Ashley Goodus on July 19th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:56 pm
The recent arrest in the Haile Plantation rape case in Gainesville showed that even though a crime is four years old, it is possible to solve cold cases. Currently there are around 30 unsolved cases that are still waiting to be [...]
By Donna Green-Townsend on July 18th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:41 am
Alachua County officials are monitoring the mosquito population after one of the county’s sentinel chickens was found to have eastern equine encephalitis. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green Townsend spoke with Environmental Health Director for the Alachua County Health Department, Anthony Dennis, who says [...]