Earleton, FL

Suspect in ArchAngel robbery gets added arson charge

Alan Bruce Manning, 27, has a new charge of arson on top of the 36 felony charges he was already facing. As part of a multi-county crime spree in November 2021, Manning and his two co-defendants, Wesley Addison and Alexandria Mihelic, allegedly burglarized Certified Hydraulics in Branford (Suwannee County) on November 26, and a work truck and tools were stolen. That vehicle was equipped with a GPS transponder, and the transponder recorded everywhere the truck went after it was stolen. The stolen truck was driven to the VyStar Credit Union in Lake Butler (Union County), where video showed two male subjects attempting to rob the ATM by first using pry bars and then attempting to break the machine open with a tow rope attached to the truck.
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Believe it! Middleburg softball team wins state championship

CLERMONT, Fla. – Two games. It still doesn’t seem real for the Middleburg softball team. The Broncos used a home run by Belle Mincey and another sterling performance from ace Mallory Forrester to beat South Lake 1-0 to win the Class 5A state championship at Legends Way Ballfield late Friday night.
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High gas prices spoils memorial day weekend plans

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -Northcentral Florida may feel a little empty this weekend. More than two million Floridians are traveling 50 miles or more for Memorial Day. Some people can’t afford to travel this weekend because prices at the pump are too high. John Fox said, “gas prices ruined my...

Spokesperson on mental health shares ways to help your child who is struggling

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - May is “National Mental Health” month and Amy McCaughan is here with how to help your child be kind to their mind. Thank you so much for coming I appreciate the opportunity thank you. And you are with Meridian so you all are the experts when it comes to mental health. You’re there to help people and answer any questions. So let’s start with why is this such a big deal?

Road and Traffic Impacts for May 27-June 3, 2022

Below are the updated City of Gainesville traffic impacts scheduled for May 27-June 3, 2022. NW 23rd Ave.: There will be temporary lane closures on Northwest 23rd Avenue from Northwest 16th Terrace to 1633 NW 23rd Ave (Gaineswood Condominiums) from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day June 1-June 5, 2022 to allow for repaving a section of Northwest 23rd Avenue.
Citrus County Chronicle

Taking turnpike to U.S. 19 not logical

If one of the objectives for the northern toll road is for hurricane evacuation, the U.S. 19 route is a poor choice because of its nearness to the Gulf Coast. A far better choice would be a route from Interstate 75, just north of Ocala, so that the State Route 22/44 would no longer be the only reasonable option to get to U.S.301, which is equal center to both coasts.

Bradford takes down Oakleaf in spring football game, 18-14

STARKE, Fla. (WCJB) -After a 6-6 season in 2021, the Bradford football team looked sharp in Friday’s spring game. The Tornadoes capped off their four weeks of practice with an 18-14 win over Orange Park powerhouse Oakleaf at David Hurse Stadium. Varsity played in the first half only. Bradford...

How to watch and betting lines: Florida vs. Alabama

Here is how you can watch or listen to No. 7-seed Florida's (37-21) second-round matchup against No. 11-seed Alabama (31-26) in the SEC Tournament on Saturday at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Alabama. The contest is an elimination game with the winner heading into the semifinals of the tournament where...

WATCH: Langford continues historic season with 23rd home run

Florida sophomore left fielder Wyatt Langford continued his historic season on Saturday morning by hitting home runs in back-to-back at-bats in the Gators' elimination game against Alabama in the SEC Tournament on Saturday morning. Langford's blasts increased his season total to 23, which is tied for the second-most by a...

Napier doesn't yet have opinion on potential SEC scheduling changes

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Scheduling is sure to be a major topic of conversation this week at the annual SEC coaches meetings in Destin, Fla. With Oklahoma and Texas set to join the league, expanding the Southeastern Conference to 16 teams in 2025, SEC scheduling will have to find a different model than the one the league has used since Missouri and Texas A&M joined the league back in 2012. Or, at the very least, the frequency of facing cross-division opponents must change.