Tag Archives: Alachua County news

Rape crisis center helps victims heal

By 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 [...]

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Recent arrest on cold case in Alachua County, but more are out there

By 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 [...]

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County experiences first sign of Eastern Equine Encephalitis of the summer

By 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 [...]

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Arrest made in four year old Gainesville rape case

By on July 17th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Alachua County sheriff’s officials and other law enforcement agencies announced this afternoon the arrest of a man suspected of a 2008 rape, which occured in the Haile Plantation development in southwest Gainesville.  38 year old Andrew Payne junior was arrested [...]

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Haile Plantation resident reacts to news of rape suspect arrest

By on July 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:10 pm

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 [...]

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School grades are in and Alachua County’s score drops

By on July 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:10 pm

School grades are out, and the Alachua County Public School District got some bad news. The district grade just dropped to a “B”.  The grading system is based off of the past year’s FCAT scores. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman reports officials [...]

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Today’s the last day to register for August primary

By on July 16th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Alachua County residents who want to participate in the August primary need to make sure they get registered today.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend reports, there are a variety of methods to make sure you can participate:

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House meets sinkhole in Jonesville

By on May 14th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:14 am

A gigantic 80 by 40 foot sinkhole opened up in Jonesville, Florida late Friday night. This sinkhole caused a couple to move out of the home they build 37 years ago. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman spoke with Chris Bird, Environmental Protection [...]

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Alachua County’s Oral Health Coalition helping make smiles brighter

By on March 28th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Oral health problems consistently rank among the most untreat health issues in the nation, and in Florida that need is higher than most states. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Dina Lewis tells us how the Alachua County’s Oral Health Coalition is working [...]

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Sheriff’s office will continue to manage Alachua County jail

By on March 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:24 pm

The Alachua County Commission has approved a motion to let the Sheriff’s office to continue to manage the correctional facility, allowing the Sheriff’s office to hire new staff members.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Bryan Garcia spoke earlier today with Sheriff Sadie Darnell about the agreement.

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