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Judge sentences Mark Wilson to death for murder of two Melrose boys

MELROSE, Fla. (WCJB) - A man from Melrose is headed to the Florida state prison in Raiford after being sentenced to death after he was found guilty of murdering two young boys. On Friday, Judge McGillin upheld a jury’s death penalty recommendation for Mark Wilson after he was found guilty...
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32-year-old Alachua County inmate dies while in custody

An inmate at the Alachua County Jail died while in custody Thursday, the sheriff's office confirmed. Marcus Goodman, a 32-year-old Gainesville resident, was pronounced just a few hours after a court hearing. The cause of death is currently unknown. A spokesman for the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office said the Florida Department of Law Enforcement...

Sheriff’s office identifies inmate who died at the Alachua County Jail

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Alachua County Sheriff’s Office officials confirm an inmate has died while in custody at the Alachua County Jail. Sheriff’s office officials say Thursday at 2:56 p.m. an inmate named Marcus Goodman, 32, experienced a “medical emergency” and died. Officials say the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is conducting an investigation into the cause of the inmate’s death.

Jail Booking Log, January 25

The booking report is provided by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Department of the Jail. This information is public record and copied directly from the log. Mugshots are included when available. The charges listed are at the time of arrest and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. For more details on a specific inmate use the Sheriff’s Office inmate search (for inmates currently at the jail). More specific information on charges is available by searching court records.

GNV focuses on education as road redesign proceeds

Gainesville’s Corridor Walks finished Thursday after taking six groups up and down the intersection of University Avenue and 13th Street, but the Project Development & Environmental (PD&E) Study using the input from the walks will continue through 2023 and into 2024. The Gainesville City Commission contracted with Kimley Horn...

Gainesville apartment fire displaces adults and children

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Three adults and four children are displaced after an apartment fire in Gainesville on Thursday afternoon. Alachua County Fire Rescue crews say a two-story building in the Holly Heights area had to be evacuated after the fire started around 2:15 p.m. Gainesville Fire Rescue also responded.

A 40-year career as the rat catcher at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

For three weekends in January, Jim Greene smears his face in green paint, adopts medieval inflections and transforms into Emrys Fleet, the Rat Catcher at Hoggetowne Medieval Faire in Gainesville. Outside of medieval festivals, he officiates weddings and produces themed events like the annual Charles Dickens Christmas festival in Skaneateles,...

Ridaught: Eight is enough

Many decades ago there was a TV sitcom called “Eight Is Enough.”. The comedy-drama was a show that ran on ABC in the late 70s and early 80s. It starred Dick Van Patten, a newspaper columnist who fathered eight very independent children. It’s also a moniker for a girls...

All Area: Ingram, Whittemore return as top coaches

This is the fifth of five stories unveiling the 2022 Bosshardt Realty All Area Football Teams. Click here to read about the Small School Offense, Small School Defense and Big School Offense and Big School Defense teams. Go to our All Area football landing page by clicking here. Following lengthy...