Category : Virginia

Southeast / Virginia - 2 months ago

Donors add Ranger and Ace to GPD

Donors footed the bill for the dogs, which must undergo several hundred hours of training yet. Daniel Smithson @DanielTSmithson The Gainesville Police Department, led by Lt. Jeff Blundell of GPD’s Patrol Support Bureau, introduced two new K-9s to th...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 months ago

New lynching memorial evokes victims' terror

Alachua County, which had 43 documented lynchings, is in discussions about creating a lynching victims' memorial. By Kim Chandler The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Visitors to the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice first glimpse them,...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 months ago

The Hate U Give

I anxiously waited for my grandmother to pick me up. Humming and dancing to my father’s old-school music in the background. I was looking outside the front-room window. I saw three teenagers of color walking down the street. A black car had approach...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 months ago

Man falls from Ocklawaha bridge, dies after crash

After the crash, it appears Chad Lee Melnyk crawled out of the driver's side window and fell over the guard rail. Staff report A 20-year-old Floral City man died Sunday night after crashing his car against a railing at the top of the Ocklawaha River...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 months ago

Florida Scenic Highways contest open

Cleveland Tinker @ClevelandTinker Photos are being accepted for the Florida Scenic Highways Program’s 2019 calendar photo contest. The contest deadline is May 15, and participants must be 18 or older. Submissions will be judged on composition, focu...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 months ago

UF campaign raises 7 tons for food pantry

The Food for Fines campaign raised almost 13,000 donations for the Field and Fork food pantry on campus. Deborah Strange @DeborahJStrange The 12,900 donations to a University of Florida food pantry to forgive 2,600 parking citations will last beyond...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 months ago

Services set for Gilchrist deputies

Daniel Smithson @DanielTSmithson A public viewing for slain Gilchrist County Sheriff's deputies Sgt. Noel Ramirez, 30, and Deputy Taylor Lindsey, 25, will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Bell Middle/High School, located at 930 South Main St. in Bell....