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Crash on I-75 leaves a motorcyclist dead
MICANOPY, Fla. (WCJB) - FHP officials say a motorcyclist was killed in a crash involving a Sedan on I-75. According to state troopers, the crash happened near mile marker 372 south of Micanopy a little before five o’clock on May 29th. Witnesses told troopers the motorcyclist was speeding before...
Fatal motorcycle crash on I-75 in Marion County causes traffic delays
MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A fatal crash involving a motorcycle and a sedan had traffic moving at a crawl on Interstate 75 in Marion County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash happened in the northbound lanes near mile marker 372 ,and traffic was backed up to mile...
Holiday weekend accidents claim 6 lives
Memorial Day weekend was busy for the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), which reported six accidents that killed five and left three others injured in North Central Florida. The holiday weekend, recognized as one of the most dangerous of the year, started Friday evening with a tragic accident at Ginnie Springs in Gilchrist County. A woman was standing in the back of a moving Jeep when she lost her balance and was run over by a trailer the Jeep was pulling.
Man killed, woman critically hurt in Marion County motorcycle crash
MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A 61-year-old Illinois man was killed and a 54-year-old woman was critically injured Sunday night in a motorcycle crash in Marion County, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The fatal single-vehicle wreck happened around 9:20 p.m. on County Road 484 near San Miguel Boulevard in Dunnellon.
86-year-old Florida woman loses ear, receives stitches and undergoes leg surgery after being mauled by 2 dogs
HAWTHORNE, Fla. – An 86-year-old woman is recovering in the hospital after being viciously attacked Friday by two dogs in her Hawthorne neighborhood, according to News 6 partner WJXT. Her son, Wayne Thomas, said he received a call from his mother’s neighbor about the incident. Since then, he said...
Marion County court case recap for May 24 and 26
Here's a summary of court cases that were decided at the Marion County Judicial Center on May 24 and 26. About the case: Deputies arrested the elderly man in 2018 after a girl said he molested her on several occasions. Charges: Bernard Pedreira was charged with two counts each of...
Woman in Gainesville arrested after hit-and-run incident and spitting on an officer’s face
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - A woman was arrested after a hit-and-run incident in Gainesville Sunday night. According to Gainesville Police officers, Janeequa Dewberry, 30, ran a red light while going north on North Main Street and hit another vehicle. The passenger in the vehicle told officers Dewberry fled because she...
Gainesville to host two Juneteenth events
The city of Gainesville kicks off June with two events celebrating “The Journey to Juneteenth.”. The two events are a part of the City of Gainesville’s month-long celebration of the journey to freedom. These events will be ongoing through June 19. Saturday, June 3. Enstoolment Celebration at Best...
Man from Gainesville arrested on child neglect charges
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - A Gainesville resident was arrested after officers say he shared a bottle of vodka with two teens and one of them hurt himself. Police arrested Stephen Torres, 37, Sunday night on charges of child neglect and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Officers say they...
Florida Man In Catsuit Charged With Stabbing Roommate In The Neck
A 32-year-old man has been charged with trying to kill his roommate while wearing a cat costume. Gutierrez accused her roommate of hurting her cat, which the victim claims are false. According to a news release from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Department, police forcefully entered the home after the victim...
Pair arrested for stealing and pawning tools from vehicles at School District facility
Corinna Dee Nixon, 36, and Mitchell Scott Nixon, 39, were arrested yesterday and charged with various crimes related to stealing and pawning tools from vehicles at an Alachua County Public Schools facility. The post Pair arrested for stealing and pawning tools from vehicles at School District facility appeared first on Alachua Chronicle.
The Point, May 30, 2023: Nine injured after Memorial Day shooting
Subscribe to The Point, arriving in your inbox Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. • WUFT News: Gainesville’s Evergreen Cemetery hosts Memorial Day service to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. “Gainesville’s Evergreen Cemetery Memorial Day service held on Monday offered a chance for community connection to veterans, active-duty servicemen and women, and their loved ones.”
Non-profit closer to preserving one of Florida’s largest remaining old-growth longleaf pine forests
A non-profit organization is one step closer to preserving one of Florida’s largest remaining old-growth longleaf pine forests that had not been preserved.
Gainesville woman arrested for trying to break into motel room
Tiffany Renae Whetstone, 31, was arrested yesterday and charged with attempted burglary of an occupied dwelling, property damage, and resisting an officer without violence after allegedly trying to kick in the door of a motel room. The post Gainesville woman arrested for trying to break into motel room appeared first on Alachua Chronicle.
Man Detained for Attempted Kidnapping and Assault of Teenage Girl at Park
A 25-year-old man has been arrested after he attempted to kidnap a 17-year-old girl from a Florida park.
Ocala police honor Assistant Chief, two deputies on anniversary of fatal shooting
The Ocala Police Department is remembering an Assistant Chief of Police and two Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies who were tragically killed in the line of duty 68 years ago. On May 28, 1955, Assistant Chief Mahlon Otis Tuck responded to a distress call that led him to the...
World War II veteran who turned 100 is spending his birthday honoring fallen soldiers
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -While many people spent Memorial Day at the beach or taking advantage of a day off, residents gathered at the historic Evergreen Cemetery to pay their respects to those who fought for this county. “Emotionally, I didn’t lose a whole lot of friends while I was in...
Florida Gators Baseball: UF’s odds to win College World Series are released
Florida Gators baseball is coming off a loss to Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament semifinals, but they are still regarded as one of the best teams in the country. The Gators will host a regional starting on Friday, where they’ll face FAMU to start the regional, while Texas Tech and UCONN battle it out on the other side of the four-team bracket.
Inmates teaching obedience to shelter dogs in Marion County
Marion County Animal Services dropped off its newest class of FIDO Project dogs at the Marion Correctional Institution last week for two months of obedience training. During the eight-week FIDO (Florida Inmates & Dog Obedience) training program, select inmates will teach the furry students basic obedience, along with other useful skills, to make the dogs more adoptable.
Three men sentenced for organized diesel fuel thefts
Jose Luis Hernandez Verano, 48; Alfredo Quintana Marrero, 43; and Leonardo Valdes Cordero, 27, all of Orlando, were recently sentenced on racketeering and other charges stemming from a March 2022 arrest for stealing diesel fuel The post Three men sentenced for organized diesel fuel thefts appeared first on Alachua Chronicle.
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