Tag Archives: Newberry

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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Skeletal remains identified

Skeletal remains found in a wooded area near West Newberry Road last week have been identified.  Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Todd Kelly says 52-year-old Juliann Spates went missing more than one year ago, although her family did not report her missing right away. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/Kelly21.mp3] He says investigators do not …

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Armed robbers hold up Bank of America on Newberry Road

An area bank was robbed at gunpoint this morning. The Bank of America on Newberry Road in Gainesville was robbed at around 9:30 a.m.  Alachua County Sheriff’s Spokesperson Art Forgey says the the robbers were armed with a shotgun. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Forgey1bankrobbery.mp3] Forgey says the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is gathering information …

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Skeletal remains uncovered off Newberry Road

Alachua County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the circumstances surrounding skeletal remains uncovered last night.  ASO Sergeant Todd Kelly says two homeless people were searching for a place to sleep about 40-50 feet away from the roadway near the 6000 block of West Newberry Road when they discovered the remains. He …

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Arrests made in Newberry homicide

The mother and aunt of a five-year-old Newberry boy who died late last month have been arrested. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office says Valerie Sharonne Owens and Alice J. Owens are charged with Homicide and Child Neglect. Javarian Wallace was pronounced dead after deputies found the victim unresponsive at a …

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