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Former Gainesville police officer Jeffery McAdams, who used to be president of the local Fraternal Order of Police union, has been arrested on charges that he stole more than $56,000 from the union.
Firefighters rescued two dogs from a burning Gainesville home on Monday afternoon, and a third dog managed to escape the flames, authorities said.
When people think of chestnuts, if they think of them at all, they probably picture them roasting on an open fire to the soothing strains of Nat King Cole’s voice.
The Salvation Army, GRACE Marketplace and the St. Francis House will each serve free Thanksgiving meals to the community’s poor and needy.
The University of Florida is continuing to work with Facebook to remove a “white student union” website using UF’s name and logo without permission.
Team PIE, 4evah: The Gators’ women’s basketball team will play Savannah State at 7 p.m. at the O’Dome. Buy tickets for three kids under age 17 and get in free. Also, this delightful promotion, of which we wholeheartedly approve: The first 250 fans get a slice of pumpkin pie.
Alachua County high schools fared well at a state marching band competition over the weekend, taking one top spot and collecting several other recognitions.
The sale of single-family homes in the Alachua-Gilchrist county area was down 15 percent last month from October 2014, but the median price was up, according to information released Monday by Florida Realtors.
The trucks roll into the loading dock behind Bread of the Mighty Food Bank on Northwest 10th Avenue every day, full of fresh produce.
If you are planning to hit the road this Thanksgiving holiday, you will have plenty of company. AAA estimates that nearly 47 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from Wednesday to Sunday.
For the first time this fall, local shelters opened their doors to all homeless people Sunday night as the temperature dropped into the low 40s.
Six people were transported to a hospital Monday from Gatorback Cycle Park in Alachua, which is hosting a motocross competition this week, authorities said.
The County Commission will not challenge the annexation of 1,200 acres of Plum Creek Timber Co.’s lands into the city of Hawthorne, nor will it challenge a related change to the city’s comprehensive plan.
The County Commission meets 10 a.m. Monday in the county administration building’s second-floor boardroom to discuss the annexation of 1,200 acres of Plum Creek land into the City of Hawthorne.
A 5-year-old girl from Newberry and her father were hospitalized with serious injuries Saturday after the ATV they were riding in overturned on private property in Gilchrist County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.