Deputy on leave after K-9 left in patrol car, died

Deputy on leave after K-9 left in patrol car, died

  Gainesville, Florida — An Alachua County Sheriff’s K-9 deputy was placed on paid administrative leave after his K-9 was found dead in his patrol car. K-9 Robbie, a Belgian Malinois, was discovered in the back seat of Deputy Tommy Willcox’s car on Friday. According to AccuWeather, it was approximately 94 degrees in Gainesville on […]

UF researches discovered rare virus in ticks thought to have vanished

UF researches discovered rare virus in ticks thought to have vanished

Gainesville, Florida — University of Florida researchers have discovered a rare virus that belongs to the family Arenaviridae. Some arenaviruses are associated with severe hemorrhagic disease and has had a significant mortality in people in South America and sub-Saharan Africa. The virus was thought to have vanished four decades ago. Dr. Katherine Sayler, and her […]

Captain fired from Alachua County Sheriff’s Office

Captain fired from Alachua County Sheriff’s Office

Gainesville, Florida — On March 6, 2014 Sheriff Sadie Darnell placed Captain Keith Vermillion, one of her top commanders, on Administrative Suspension based on allegations of criminal activity and misconduct. Based on the criminal allegations, Sheriff Darnell requested assistance from Sheriff David Shoar with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. An independent investigation was conducted […]

Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Captain Suspended

Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Captain Suspended

  Gainesville, Florida — Thursday, March 06, 2014, Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell placed Captain Keith Vermillion, one of her top commanders, on Administrative Suspension with pay effective immediately. The internal investigation was initiated by Sheriff Darnell and will be conducted by Captain Latrell Simmons, Office of Professional Standards. Sheriff Darnell said, “I have been […]

Woman Found Stabbed To Death In Gainesville Hospital Parking Garage

Woman Found Stabbed To Death In Gainesville Hospital Parking Garage

    Gainesville, Florida — The Gainesville Police Department is currently investigating a homicide that occurred early Monday morning on the third floor of a Parking Garage at North Florida Regional Medical Center. GPD received a call at 8:58 a.m. on January 13, 2014 that reported a female was found dead in a vehicle parked […]

Gainesville Man Arrested For Food Stamp Fraud

Gainesville Man Arrested For Food Stamp Fraud

  Gainesville, Florida — Alachua County Detectives with the assistance of the Florida Department of Financial Services State Law Enforcement Bureau (SLEB) served a search warrant on December 11, 2013 at 4816 SW 80th Place, Gainesville, Florida. The search warrant was the final result of an ongoing covert investigation into the illegal sale for cash […]