Category : Virginia

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

The Sun wins 9 awards in state contest

Staff report Thursday Aug 9, 2018 at 5:50 PM Aug 9, 2018 at 9:03 PM The Florida Society of News Editors presented nine awards, including two first-place honors, to The Gainesville Sun for work published in 2017. Staff writer Cindy Swirko won top h...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

'Million-dollar man' finds a home

After nearly 25 years of life on the street, Ramine Dehgan spends most of his days in an air-conditioned apartment. After being homeless for nearly 25 years, forced to sleep on the streets of Gainesville, Ramine Dehgan has found a home. Dehgan, like...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

Robinson gets 12-year term in UF parking scam

The judge gave Tiffany Nichole Robinson longer than the called-for term because of the extensive nature of the fraud, which included more than 1,000 bogus checks that totaled more than $351,422. A former University of Florida employee who last month...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

UF's renovated Education Library to reopen Aug. 20

The newly renovated University of Florida Education Library is set to reopen Aug. 20, just in time for the fall semester. Construction of the library, which is inside Norman Hall, began on Dec. 16 and marked the first time the library had been reno...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

Lake City man charged in homicide

Staff report Thursday Aug 9, 2018 at 5:05 PM Aug 9, 2018 at 5:05 PM A 37-year-old Lake City man was charged with murder and a few other crimes after Columbia County deputies say he confessed to killing his girlfriend while being tended to by medic...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

Trump endorses Yoho on Twitter

U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho's challenger in the GOP primary, Judson Sapp, has compared himself to the president and advocated to "build the wall." President Donald Trump has offered up another endorsement for a Republican candidate over Twitter, this time fo...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

Dozens displaced after fire in Oaks Condominiums

No one was seriously hurt. Some residents had run around the building, banging on doors and telling their neighbors to get out of the building because it was on fire. At least six apartments were destroyed early Thursday morning by a fire at the Oak...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

Best Bets for the weekend

Thursday Aug 9, 2018 at 3:42 PM Aug 9, 2018 at 3:42 PM 1. “Free Fridays” Concert Series: The city’s concert series this week features the local traditional ska-reggae outfit The Duppies. This seven-piece group, which has opened for such well-know...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

Multiple condos burn near Oaks Mall Thursday morning

Daniel Smithson @DanielTSmithson Thursday Aug 9, 2018 at 9:06 AM Aug 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM Twenty-five to 30 people were displaced by the fire. Both Alachua County Fire Rescue and Gainesville Fire Rescue responded to multiple condo units on fire acro...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

Dillard charged in six 'bicycle bandit' holdups

The man suspected of being last week's Bicycle Bandit has been charged in connection with all six of a string of robberies and attempts, police said Thursday morning. Obadiah Savoy Dillard, 40, was charged in the heists, which began Aug. 1, Gainesv...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

Court orders man to get rid of bunnies

Von Ruder may only keep two of his many rabbits, a judge ruled Wednesday, but she gave him extra time to begin working with animal services to find homes for them. Von “Aspen” Ruder turned away from a judge to fight back tears Wednesday after being...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

WZ Eats, Kevin's Kitchen and Maple Street now open

Here's a roundup of restaurant news around Gainesville. WZ Eats After 25 years, the former Wing Zone on West University Avenue has gotten a completely new look — and name. The West University Wing Zone location, the chain's first, has been rebrande...