A Marion County motorcyclist was killed last night after he collided with another vehicle. David Purdy, 50, was traveling north on U.S. 301 when the other vehicle struck the left side of his motorcycle. He died on the scene. A passenger on the motorcycle was transported to Shands for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries. Florida Highway Patrol reports Purdy was not wearing a helmet.
The Gainesville Police Department has applied for a $750,000 Department of Justice grant to help pay for a $3 million body-camera program.