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By Paul David Mate on February 7th, 2014 | Last updated: February 11, 2014 at 7:15 am
A skateboarder is currently in critical condition at UF Health after being hit by a car, and officials discuss ways to prevent such accidents from occurring again.
By Taylor Gaines on January 21st, 2014 | Last updated: January 28, 2014 at 10:40 am
More than five years after three off-duty Gainesville police officers drove through a high-crime neighborhood throwing eggs at houses, the relationship between the citizens and police is still feeling the effects.
By Lawrence Chan on January 7th, 2014 | Last updated: January 9, 2014 at 12:17 pm
A woman with a handgun and ammunition was kept from boarding a Gainesville RTS bus after pulling the gun on her girlfriend.
By Zach Abolverdi on November 7th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 9:38 am
Gainesville Police issued 10 citations in the first month of Florida’s texting while driving ban. Drivers ages 18 to 25 have received more than half of the 10 citations, said Ben Tobias, Gainesville Police Department spokesperson.
A man’s possibly life-threatening injuries from Tuesday’s afternoon shooting in Gainesville may be self-inflicted, police said Wednesday.
By Melissa Walpole on September 30th, 2013 | Last updated: September 30, 2013 at 5:26 pm
The Gainesville Police Department is investigating a string of recent crimes that fit a national trend called Felony Lane Gang, where burglars break into cars and steal visible purses in an attempt to gain access to owners’ bank accounts.
By Renee Beninate and Jennifer Cole on September 5th, 2013 | Last updated: September 5, 2013 at 4:46 pm
(Photo credit: VCU CNS/Flickr)
The “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law” will become effective Oct. 1. Some North Florida law enforcement officials, however, already believe the law will be ineffective.
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.
By Alex Catalano on May 7th, 2013 | Last updated: May 7, 2013 at 1:55 pm
As students trickle out of the city after exams, streets are empty and the city of Gainesville becomes a ghost town. But instead of wallowing in the emptiness, there is a variety of events to be visited.
By Michal Higdon on May 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: May 3, 2013 at 8:10 am
Advantage Towing & Recovery Inc., a Gainesville-based towing company, is being investigated by the Gainesville Police Department for illegal actions. Multiple complaints from residents led to the investigation.