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One patient transported to the hospital after single-vehicle crash on I-75
MICANOPY, Fla. – This morning around 8:30 a.m., units from Alachua County Fire Rescue and Micanopy Fire Rescue received a report of a vehicle accident on I-75 at the 377 Mile Marker. Upon arrival, crews found a single occupant entrapped in a small SUV with heavy damage to the front and driver’s side. Units on scene utilized Hydraulic Cutters and Spreaders to free the occupant from the compromised vehicle. The vehicle was barely visible from the roadway after traveling into the woodline and striking several large trees. Crews worked quickly to stabilize the patient before transport to the local trauma center.
Jail Booking Log, March 22
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.
Alachua County murder suspect killed in South Daytona crash
A man wanted for murder in Alachua County died in a crash in South Daytona early Thursday while fleeing from a Port Orange police traffic stop, authorities said. Montrail Johnson, 32, crashed his vehicle in the parking lot of John's Appliance Store in the 900 block of Beville Road shortly after 12:02 a.m., said Port Orange police Sgt. Andre Fleming.
16-year-old arrested for showing off gun, weeks after being released from detention
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 16-year-old just weeks after being released from juvenile detention for showing off a firearm online. On Wednesday, detectives searched a home in the Linton Oaks neighborhood and arrested Demetrius Cowart on the charge of possession of a...
FHP finds man part of human smuggling operation after traffic stop
Micanopy, FL– A 24-year-old man has been taken into custody after a Florida Highway Patrol officer discovered he was part of a human smuggling operation during a traffic stop. The trooper monitoring a stretch of I-75 in Micanopy near mile marker 375, conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle...
Suspect Returns to Scene of Domestic Violence Assault and Is Killed by Victim’s Father
The father, who was armed with a handgun, fired one shot at the suspect, which struck him in the chest, according to police.
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...
Florida man arrested for animal abandonment in Keystone Heights, deputies say
An Alachua man was transported from Alachua County Jail to Clay County Jail Wednesday due to an active warrant for animal cruelty and animal abandonment, deputies say. On Sept. 2, 2022, Clay County Animal Control contacted the Clay County Sheriff’s Office to notify them of an animal abandonment investigation at 6930 Oakbrook Court in Keystone Heights. The Animal Control officer said there was a complaint about a dog left inside a metal crate in the property's side yard.
Florida Man Arrested for Hitting Woman in the Face with a Slice of Pizza
A man was arrested on domestic violence charges after allegedly hitting a woman in the face with a slice of pizza during an argument.
Alachua Police Department arrests man for involvement in murder
A 20-year-old man was arrested by the Alachua Police Department (APD) for being involved in a shooting that took place in December at an Alachua apartment complex. On Tuesday, Alachua Police arrested Franklin Richardson after he was allegedly a part of a plan his accomplice, Laccorin Calhoun formed to rob a person of drugs.
From painters and sculptors, Venezuelans begin to make art history in Gainesville
Venezuelan painters like Arturo Michelena, Luisa Palacios and Mercedes Pardo have left their mark on the history of Latin American art. Today, these artists are an inspiration for new talent whose work ranges from abstract art to realistic portraits. Carlos Romero is among the emerging Venezuelan artists who seek to...
DCF grant money may fund Gainesville non-profits
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) announced this week that it is making $21.2 million available through the state’s new Responsible Fatherhood Initiative. Two of the three grants will fund resources for fathers and educational opportunities to learn more about parenting. The third grant aids at-risk males in middle and high school.
ACPS holds a community input session for spot rezoning
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Alachua County Public School board members will hold a community meeting on Thursday. Attendance zones for students in Chiles, Hidden Oak, Meadowbrook, and Terwilliger Elementary schools will be revised. The new zones are expected to take effect starting the 2023 to 2024 school year. The school...
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...
GNV4All Family Learning Center under construction
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Leaders with the nonprofit organization GNV4All are discussing equity initiatives regarding public education. They held a general body meeting at Metcalfe Elementary School Wednesday night. Equity officials with Alachua County Public Schools joined the meeting to discuss ways to bridge gaps in education. The goal of...
15-year-old Gainesville student arrested for posting school shooting threat on Instagram
A 15-year-old high school student was arrested by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office after she was accused of threatening to conduct a school shooting in messages that were posted on Instagram. In the evening hours on Friday, March 17, the ACSO Combined Communications Center began receiving reports of an...
Marion County Sheriff's Office searching for missing 75-year-old woman
The Marion County Sheriff's Office is asking for help locating a missing 75-year-old woman from Umatilla, Florida. The sheriff's office says on March 21, Darlene Marybell Peck left her home in Umatilla around 1 p.m. to drive Ocala. Deputies say when her husband arrived home later that night, she still wasn't back home.
Tanzer: The “missing middle” is not missing
In recent years, we have heard much about “missing middle” housing, typically referring to a lack of available duplexes, triplexes, quadruplexes, townhouses, bungalow courts, and cottage neighborhoods. Our local New Urbanism enthusiasts have echoed national talking points. They assert that Gainesville lacks these small multi-family housing types which,...
Alachua County Pets: Opie, True, and Bonnie
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Let’s take a look at some adorable adoptable animals from Alachua County looking for their new loving homes. First up is a pup who loves to go camping Opie. This beautiful girl loves to go on hikes, eat treats, and sprint around the yard. Next...
FHP: Driver sought in hit-and-run that seriously injured Ocala man
Florida Highway Patrol says a hit-and-run crash in Marion County seriously injured a moped rider, and now troopers need the public’s help in finding the driver responsible. The crash in question took place just after midnight on Wednesday on US-441 near SE 73rd Street. There, investigators say a black Cadillac sedan struck an orange moped before the driver fled the scene on foot.
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