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An Orlando man was arrested in Gainesville after another man said he tried to rape him and steal the money he had just withdrawn from a credit union.
The documents suggest that Gainesville GOP leader Stafford Jones recruited people to submit maps.
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"The good news is gas should continue falling through the rest of the year," a AAA spokesman says.
With 100 teams in town for a youth baseball tournament, Newberry Mayor Bill Conrad visited Backyard Bar-B-Q and the Red Wok Buffet.
Two longtime Gainesville choruses joined together on Sunday for a two-hour concert and some friendly holiday banter.
The Bo Diddley Community Plaza will undergo significant renovations next year, which means the Union Street Farmers Market and other events typically held there must find new homes downtown until the plaza reopens.
A Gainesville woman was arrested Saturday evening after police said she stabbed a friend with a set of keys during an argument about beer.
A new traffic control system funded by the Florida Department of Transportation may help traffic flow in the Newberry Road/Interstate 75 area.
Rainy weather is in the forecast early this week, with a chance showers expected during daytime and evening hours.
Community Bank & Trust of Florida donated $50,000 toward the material expense of a new Alachua Habitat for Humanity home.
A local pastor came forward recently with concerns about the way she and others have been treated by Gainesville’s Historic Preservation Board.
The Buchholz High School marching band again captured the 4A state championship at Saturday night’s Florida Marching Band Championship finals.
An attentive Alachua County sheriff’s deputy arrested three people Friday evening on charges related to the apparent kidnapping in Michigan of a 3-year-old girl, who was found unharmed in the pickup truck.
A veteran Gainesville police officer was fired recently following a lengthy internal investigation, the agency said Saturday.