Sterilizing Cats, No Surgery Required
A single shot might someday replace spaying as a tool for cat-population control.
Williston man killed in single-vehicle accident
A 33-year-old Williston man was killed last night in a single-vehicle accident on CR 241, north of Archer. The post Williston man killed in single-vehicle accident appeared first on Alachua Chronicle.
Pickup truck driver killed after crashing into trees in Alachua County
A 33-year-old man from Williston was killed after his pickup truck crashed into several trees in Alachua County on Monday night. At approximately 9:30 p.m., a pickup truck was traveling southbound on SW County Road 241 when it drifted off the roadway and partially onto the west grass shoulder, according to the Florida Highway Patrol incident report.
ASO still searching for shooter in Palms of Archer murder last June
Alachua County Sheriff's Office is still searching for the shooter in the murder of 16-year-old Zhané Sanders at the Palms of Archer on June 5, 2022. The post ASO still searching for shooter in Palms of Archer murder last June appeared first on Alachua Chronicle.
Florida Highway Patrol: Williston man, 33, killed in Monday night crash on SW CR 241
A 33-year-old Williston man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Monday night, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. Southwest County Road 241, north of Archer. According to the FHP report, the victim was driving a pickup truck south on Southwest County Road 241 and drifted off the roadway and partially onto the grass shoulder. He then overcorrected to the left and traveled across the roadway and onto the east grass shoulder, where the truck struck several trees.
Alachua County detective awarded for going “above and beyond” during investigations
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Detective Chris Weitzel was awarded the 2022 Sheriff Stephen M. Oelrich award on Tuesday. Sheriff Watson announced that Weitzel was selected by his peers to receive the award, which recognizes a detective who has gone “above and beyond” on a case or a series of cases throughout the year.
County engineer explains road repair plans
Alachua County's engineer gave an update on road repair plans to the city of Alachua’s Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon on Tuesday. Ramon Gavarrete said though the transportation budget has grown, the overall road quality will continue to degrade. The original transportation program budget was about $3.5 million...
Hundreds flock from Alachua County for Lake Butler 'pop-up' party, Union officials say
A "pop-up" party in Lake Butler where law enforcement claim hundreds of Alachua County area residents gathered to do drugs and drink alcohol was broken up Saturday shortly before a person fired shots into the crowd, according to a social media post by the Union County Sheriff's Office. The party...
Churches hesitant to serve as polling places following Supervisor of Elections lawsuit against Gateway Christian Center
After Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Kim Barton filed a lawsuit against a church that served as a polling place, several area churches are asking for additional liability protection before agreeing to serve as a polling place in the future. The post Churches hesitant to serve as polling places following Supervisor of Elections lawsuit against Gateway Christian Center appeared first on Alachua Chronicle.
Alachua County's Sports & Event Center: Ribbon Cutting, Grand Opening, and Open House for the New 144,000 Sq. Ft. Facility at Celebration Pointe
Alachua County, Florida is hosting a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for the Alachua County Sports & Event Center at Celebration Pointe. The event will take place on June 10 and will be followed by an open house. The open house will include tours of the facility, appearances by Albert & Alberta and the Gator Cheerleaders, bounce houses, face painting, a DJ, and food trucks. Sports demonstrations and activities are also planned.
Incident erupts as “pop-up” party turns chaotic in Lake Butler with one shot, police report
The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported that chaos ensued in Lake Butler as a “pop-up” party spiraled out of control earlier Saturday.
Person shot at a “Pop-Up,” party in Lake Butler
LAKE BUTLER, Fla. (WCJB) - Union County deputies were taken off guard today when hundreds of people from Alachua County came to Lake Butler for a “Pop-up,” party. Deputies say upwards of a thousand people drove to Lakeside Park on June 3rd. Investigators say many of them were...
Large party in Lake Butler ends with 1 shot, multiple law enforcement agencies working to control crowd
LAKE BUTLER, Fla. – One person was shot at a pop-up party at Lakeside Park in Lake Butler, according to the Union County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post that hundreds of people from Alachua County came to Lakeside Park for the party. According to deputies, attendees were blocking roads, resisting law enforcement and refusing orders.
Union criticizes Alachua County Sheriff Watson over employee lawsuits
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - The union representing Alachua County Sheriff’s deputies is responding to Sheriff Clovis Watson Jr.’s decision to rescind disciplinary action on three employees. In a statement, Joseph G. Branaman, the president of the North Central Florida Chapter of the PBA, says legal battles have become...
FL Health System Launches Telehealth-Enabled Mobile Stroke Unit
The mobile stroke units include a diagnostic computerized tomography (CT) scanner, medications to mitigate clots resulting from strokes, such as Tenecteplase (TNK) and tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), medications given intravenously to lower high blood pressure, medications to reverse the effects of bleeding inside the brain, and telemedicine equipment. UF Health...
BOCC takes up meat plant, impact fees
The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) directed staff at a Tuesday special meeting to move forward with three interlocal agreements with the city of Newberry and gave direction on new impact fee structures. The draft agreements would allow the county to use approximately 25 acres at the Newberry...
Tech Tuesday: The STEAM Train
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Happy Tech Tuesday. I’m Melanie Moron with UF Innovate. And today we’re here at the headquarters library with the Alachua County Library District. Today, I’m joined by Aram Perez with The STEAM Train. Aram, thank you so much for having us here. I’m...
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