Contract nixed by the city

The contract signed by the city of Gainesville and a private developer to build a hotel in a parking lot in downtown Gainesville was cancelled. The developer, Horizon Hospitality Management, entered into the contract with the city in 2015, but failed to pay the full deposit. The city gave the developer numerous extensions but said that a line needed to be drawn and enforced and sent a letter of contract termination on Monday.

Tom Petty Memorial Highway on Hold

Senator Keith Perry says a bill to name a stretch of 34th Street after Gainesville legend Tom Petty won't move forward until next session.

P.K. Yonge Being Investigated for Simple Battery

The P.K. Yonge dean who was placed on administrative leave is being investigated for simple battery.

A GRU Worker Kills A Gainesville Woman's Pet Dog

Bently, a pug just over a year old, was killed by a GRU worker. GRU claims the worker was acting in self-defense and was following protocol. The owner wants to know why the worker didn't tell her what happened when she found her dog lying in the grass.

Private Security Employee Arrested for Sexual Battery of a Minor

24 year old, Hiram Jackson, was employed by a company that's contracted to provide services to high school sporting events. Officials are aware he was at one event, and are working to find out if he was at more.

Woman Arrested after Attacking Pregnant Woman

A woman in Starke was arrested yesterday after deputies say she tried to run over a pregnant woman with her truck.

Gator Lacrosse taking on familiar foe in Loyola

The Gators defeated the Greyhounds last season in Baltimore. Florida hosts Loyola Saturday at noon.


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