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Gainesville man charged with attacking woman who was riding her bike home from work

GAINESVILLE, FLA. – Dayne Tyler Baucom, 30, was arrested late last night after allegedly attacking a woman as she rode her bike home from work. A Gainesville Police Department (GPD) officer responded to multiple calls about a battery in the 1000 block of SW 16th Avenue at 11:23 p.m., where the victim reported that she’d had multiple encounters with Baucom over the past few months, but the previous incidents had not escalated to the level of violence. She told the officer that as she was riding her bike home from work, Baucom got in her way and was yelling at her and calling her names. She said that as she attempted to walk by him, he shoved her and punched her multiple times with a closed fist. She was treated by EMS on scene for minor injuries. A witness reportedly saw the incident and confirmed the victim’s account.
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Middleburg small business changing name, owners

Middleburg small business, Teams ‘N Tees, will sell its brick-and-mortar location to Gail Teetsell after the owner had difficulty running the store from outside the state. The owner of Teams ‘N Tees, Nikki Silvis, will keep the name, website, and social media. Teetsell and her daughter, Gracelyn Dobson, will learn from Silvis how to operate the store starting July 1. Silvis plans to stay and help them until the time is right for her to leave.

Billy Napier pens ‘open letter’ to Florida fans amid growing concerns over Gators recruiting

For a head coach who, upon being hired, suggested the path to resurgence for the Florida Gators was through a more dedicated and thorough recruiting effort, early returns have not been positive as the program continues to build its Class of 2023. Amid growing concerns about the direction in which recruiting is heading for Florida in his first full cycle as the program’s leader, Billy Napier penned an “open letter” to the fan base that was released by the University Athletic Association on Friday.

Arealeus Morris sentenced to 60 years in prison

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - An Alachua County man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison at the Florida Department of Corrections. 41-year-old Arealeus Morris was arrested in May of 2020 after robbing a 66-year-old male near Pine Ridge Apartments. Morris was convicted of manslaughter, aggravated battery of a victim...

Boil orders issued for Gainesville, Salesville and system in Izard County; lifted in Gassville, Calico Rock

Three boil orders have been issued for three area water systems and lifted for two other systems. A boil order was issued Thursday for some water customers in Gainesville due to a main break. The order is for those on the east side of town, from South U.S. Highway 160 starting at the Church of Christ going West to town. The area includes Hillsprings Drive, Turner Street, Cozy Home Lane, Plentywood Lane, and Am-Sam Drive.

Man arrested for drug possession was reportedly selling oregano as marijuana at Grace Marketplace

GAINESVILLE, FL – Jamel Leron Nichols, 36, was arrested early this morning after drugs were allegedly discovered in the car during a traffic stop on I-75. A bag of oregano was also reportedly found in the car, and another occupant of the car reportedly told an Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy that Nichols had been selling the oregano at Grace Marketplace but telling purchasers it was marijuana.

GPD makes child exploitation arrest

Gainesville, Fla. – On Thursday, June 23, 2022, the Gainesville Police Department (GPD) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Division, with the assistance of GPD SWAT, served a search warrant at 2306 NW 65th Place. The investigation was prompted after GPD received a Cyber Tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The Cyber Tip indicated that a Facebook user shared a video of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) through their messaging platform.