Matt Sheehan

Matt can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing

Election Update: Mayor’s race goes to runoff, Wells captures 54 percent of District 4 vote

Update 11:21 p.m.: Defeated Gainesville mayoral and city commissioner for district 4 candidates have commented on Tuesday night’s election results. Mayoral candidate Pete Johnson in an interview offered his congratulations to the two candidates, incumbent Craig Lowe and former City Commissioner Ed Braddy, who compete in the April 16 runoff election. However, Johnson said he was disappointed …

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Loose livestock cause closure of I-75

For a few hours Saturday afternoon, I-75 was closed in both directions after a cattle car transport crash on southbound I-75 near mile marker 387. Florida Highway Patrol and Alachua County Sheriff's officers were on scene and attempting to clean up the site and get traffic moving again.

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Voting opens for new Florida license plate design

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles launched the website for Floridians to vote on a new design for the standard license plate. Floridians can vote through Dec. 14 at and pick one of four potential designs. The designs, created by the department’s in-house team, are an effort to …

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Irene – 11 a.m. Update – 24 Aug

Latest from UF Meteorologist Jeff Huffman: Irene will move through the Bahamas today as a strong category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 miles an hour. Irene will likely maintain this strength as a MAJOR Hurricane through tomorrow. There is a strong consensus among all forecast data that …

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