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GNV4all holds general body meeting
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - GNV4All will hold a general body meeting on Wednesday. Dr. Anntwanique Edwards, chief of equity for Alachua County Public Schools, and Dr. Dre. Graham, the school district’s equity director, will be the featured speakers at the meeting. Edwards and Graham will provide an update on...
Deputies looking for missing St. Augustine woman last seen in Putnam County
PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla — Deputies are looking for a 67-year-old woman last seen in Putnam County. The Putnam County Sheriff's Office says Theresa Hartley was last seen on March 10 in the area of North Forest Road 88 approximately one mile south of North Forest Road 66 in the Ocala National Forest, near Lake Delancy.
Paratrooper injured after landing on a hangar at Palatka Municipal Airport, firefighters say
A skydiver is injured after landing on top of a hangar at Palatka Municipal Airport, firefighters said.
K-9 Deputy Mikell Mccoy and K-9 Khaos recognized for their work in apprehending drug dealers
ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – Sheriff Clovis Watson Jr. is pleased to announce that K-9 Deputy Mikell McKoy and his K-9 Partner Khaos have been recognized with a Certificate of Commendation in recognition of their incredible work regarding the following incident:. Deputy McKoy and K-9 Khaos assisted several other units...
Human smuggler arrested on I-75 for illegally bringing migrants to Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - A traffic stop on Interstate 75 in Alachua County led to state troopers arresting a man for smuggling ten people into Florida who were in the United States illegally. On Monday, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper pulled over an SUV on I-75 in Alachua County for...
Additional Palatka road work to begin Wednesday morning
The Palatka Public Works Department plans to start paving Dunham Street between North Fifth and Sixth streets 8 a.m. Wednesday, officials announced. This section of the street will be closed to through traffic until further notice, a press release from the city department states. Residents should be careful of city...
Crash suspect reportedly hurls drug-filled sock onto lawn while fleeing cops
A man fleeing police on foot after a car crash was caught on video tossing a drug-filled sock onto a lawn in an over-55 mobile home community in Leesburg. Joshua Douglas Atkins, 31, of Citra, was arrested on a host of charges after the incident, which started around noon Saturday with a two-car crash at the intersection of Coach N’ 4 Drive and South Street (Highway 44).
School board discusses ending spot-rezoning effort
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – At tonight’s Alachua County School Board meeting, Member Kay Abbitt requested that the board “put a stop to the spot rezoning” during the Board Member Requests part of the meeting. Abbitt said, “I want to request that we do not move forward with...
City leader files intent to seek 3rd term in office
A member of the Palatka City Commission announced Friday she would be running in 2024 to serve a third term with the city. Commissioner Tammie McCaskill filed the appropriate paperwork with the Supervisor of Elections Office in Palatka. McCaskill is running for the Group 1 seat on the commission, and...
Alachua school board approves JUUL settlement
The School Board of Alachua County (SBAC) on Monday voted to approve a legal settlement with electronic cigarette manufacturer JUUL that could bring as much as $570,000 into the system. The SBAC authorized the superintendent in September 2022 to join with approximately 1,400 other school boards around the country in...
Man arrested for attempting to enter apartment by kicking the door and then throwing paint on the walls
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Noel Enrrique Iraheta-Ortiz, 21, was arrested late last night after allegedly trying to kick in a door to gain entrance to an apartment; he then allegedly threw paint on the windows and walls of the apartment. Deputies reportedly found marijuana and a BB gun in the backpack he was carrying.
Fake federal agent who coerced underaged victims gets 80 years
FLORIDA –– A Florida man who reportedly impersonated a federal agent to coerce underaged victims to produce and receive Child Sex Abuse Materials has been sentenced to federal prison for his crimes. Eddie Joe Oglesby, Jr., 52, of Fort McCoy, has been sentenced to 80 years in federal...
Paving of Dunham Street
We will be beginning the process of paving of Dunham St., between North 5th St. and North 6th St. on Wednesday the 22nd @ 8AM. This section of Dunham will be closed to all thru traffic until further notice. Please be mindful of City Personnel, vehicles and changes in traffic...
Wreck on East University Avenue sends 2 people to hospital
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Two people were taken to the hospital after their vehicles wrecked and took out a light pole on East University Avenue. According to Alachua County Fire Rescue officials, the high-speed crash happened near the intersection of University and Southeast 43rd Street. One of the cars hit...
15-year-old Buchholz student arrested and charged with felonies after online threats
The Alachua County School Public School (ACPS) district says they increased patrol at Buchholz High School Monday after an online threat over the weekend. Alachua County Sheriff's Deputies arrested and charged a 15-year old-Buchholz student with felonies Friday. Deputies say an alarming Instagram post threatening Buchholz High School (BHS) was traced back to their residence.
Power out along E. University Avenue after crash into power pole
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – At 1:59 p.m. on Sunday afternoon we received a call about a vehicle accident at the intersection of East University Ave and SE 43rd St. When units arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved in a high-speed collision. One of the vehicles hit a wooden power pole and broke it into three pieces and pulled the bottom portion of the pole out of the ground.
15-year-old arrested for threatening mass shooting at Alachua County high school
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 15-year-old girl accused of making an online threat to commit a mass shooting at a high school in Alachua County. Sheriff’s office officials say, on Friday, an Instagram account posted they were going to “shoot the school up”...
Alachua County inmate faces additional charges for exposing himself
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - An Alachua County inmate is receiving additional charges after exposing himself to a county employee. According to Alachua County Sheriff’s officials, 28-year-old Brandon William pulled his pants down and stared at a nurse in the Alachua County jail while touching himself. Williams had previously been...
ACSO arrests Buchholz student for online threat
A 15-year-old Buchholz High School student was arrested Monday for allegedly making an online threat that she was going to commit a mass shooting. According to an Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) release, deputies arrested Sta’Nicia Brown and charged her for making a written or electronic threat of a mass shooting, making a false report of use of a firearm in a violent manner, and for unlawful use of a two-way communication device.
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