Category : Virginia

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

Man, 66, accused of kicking baby carrier

By Chris BaldwinStaff writer A Gainesville man was arrested after police say he kicked a baby carrier that held a baby during an argument with someone else in the residence, according to a GPD report. Police said in the report that Garry Mitchell,...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

Police: Man found with stolen gun

By Chris BaldwinStaff writer A High Springs man was arrested in Alachua after police found the man exiting a stolen car while in possession of a stolen gun, according to an Alachua Police Department report. Police said in the report that an officer...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

Rain and cooler temps expected by mid-week

Christopher Baldwin @Chris_Baldwin Some chance of rain is expected each day this week beginning on Wednesday, with a likelihood of showers forecast for Thursday — particularly in the evening — according to the National Weather Service. Nightly lows...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

PACE Center to expand

The PACE Center for Girls will add a new building to its campus in 2018. Deborah Strange @DeborahJStrange The PACE Center for Girls is developing a new building on its campus to better serve girls in need of counseling and education. The 3,400-squar...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

Residents to hear Alachua County's flood plans

Homeowners in Pine Hill Estates, Meadowbrook, the Hills of Santa Fe, Robin Lane and others will attend the Alachua County Commission's evening meeting Tuesday to seek action before new development and the likelihood of more severe storms occurs. Cin...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

UF alum named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list

By Daniel Smithson Staff writer A University of Florida alumnus and hedge fund founder was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in finance. Peter Gylfe, the 29-year-old founder of New York City-based hedge fund Bay Street Capital Partners, was name...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

Fiery crash shuts down I-75, tangles traffic

Three people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The interstate was reopened shortly before noon Friday, and many morning commuters saw their drives disrupted. Deborah Strange @DeborahJStrange A fiery crash involving two tractor-trailers...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

UF law student accused in sexual battery

By Paige Fry Correspondent A University of Florida law student was accused of sexual battery and possessing cocaine, Gainesville police said Friday. Lee Brockington, 52, was arrested Thursday after a woman said he may have drugged her drink and too...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

Orlando man gets 30 years in Duckpond rape

Greg D. McFarlane, 27, was connected to the rape through DNA evidence collected during the investigation. Cindy Swirko @CindySwirko An Orlando man pleaded guilty Thursday to raping a woman last year in the Duckpond area and was sentenced to 30 years...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

Rising Seas: Patterns in the sand

Florida has seen inland migrations before, but this time it may come more quickly By Cindy Swirko, cindy.swirko@gvillesun.com As coastal Floridians face rising seas, they may repeat the past — 2,000 years past. The current forecasts are for the A...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

Former DCF spokesman charged in child porn case

Thomas William Barnes told police the content included depictions of sexual intercourse with children as young as 6. Cindy Swirko @CindySwirko A former employee for the Florida Department of Children and Families who is accused of sending an obscene...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

Police: Man forced to withdraw cash from ATM

Staff report A man was robbed at gunpoint and forced to withdraw money from an ATM early Friday, Gainesville police said. The man was unhurt after being approached by three men about 2:30 a.m. in a white four-door vehicle, possibly a Dodge Avenger....