Ron DeSantis will fine Florida cities over 'fundamentally wrong' vaccine mandate
JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Monday he will issue steep fines on local officials who fire employees who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 and is supporting a lawsuit to stop the city of Gainesville from imposing the requirement.news.yahoo.com
Mom asks court to block $75,000 for siblings of estranged husband who killed two sons
The mother of two boys killed by her estranged husband is asking a Florida judge to block handing over $75,000 of his wealth to his sister and brothers — including one who is serving a 40-year prison sentence for an unrelated murder.news.yahoo.com
Employees at Florida real estate firm raided by SWAT team now face felony charges
Employees of a prominent Gainesville commercial real estate firm whose offices were stormed by an armed SWAT team this summer are facing felony charges after a criminal investigation said they bilked their former employer out of a cache of confidential documents and deals worth millions.news.yahoo.com
Find your luck with an Irish memento
It’s St. Patrick’s Day and while many may be celebrating by raising a pint or digging into an Irish meal there are other ways to find your luck today. Jason Carr chatted with Stuart Marley, co-owner of Real Irish Gifts & Travel in Ann Arbor, about another way to enjoy the holiday. Marley suggested celebrating with a memento from Ireland or a trip to the Emerald Isle. From Guinness t-shirts and handwoven sweaters to decorative scarfs, you can find something imported straight from Ireland at Real Irish to really kick-off your celebration. Real Irish also offers tours.
Detroit grocery store a total loss after massive fire
DETROIT – The Harper Food Center on Detroit’s east side was burned down and destroyed in a fire that happened Saturday night. Harper Food Center is on Harper near Chalmers. Video footage of the fire showed flames shooting from the building. UPDATE: Detroit grocery store destroyed in large fire on city’s east sideAn investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing. Original Story: Crews battle grocery store fire on Detroit’s east sideAdRead: More Detroit News
Security camera footage shows Florida couple’s home on the night of a violent confrontation
Security camera footage shows Florida couple’s home on the night of a violent confrontation Home security camera footage played in court captured some of the movements of Mike and Sue Reuschel inside their Gainesville, Florida, home on the night of February 2, 2018. Prosecutors allege Mike Reuschel attempted to murder his wife that night. Mike says Sue attacked him and he acted in self-defense.cbsnews.com
He said, she said: Evidence photos from the Reuschel attempted murder case
He said, she said: Evidence photos from the Reuschel attempted murder caseMichael Reuschel On February 3, 2018, Mike Reuschel called 911 to report he and his wife Sue had been stabbed by an intruder inside their Gainesville, Florida, home. Sue Reuschel later told police her husband was the real assailant, and he was charged with attempted murder. A "Fairytale" Wedding Michael Reuschel Sue Reuschel was also unhappy with how much Caroline's 2017 wedding cost. Sue Reuschel's Wounds Alachua County Sheriff's Office Sue Reuschel had injuries to her neck, stomach, wrist and thumb. The Verdict CBS News The jury of six women convicted Mike Reuschel of attempted murder, and four additional charges.cbsnews.com
Workers escaped deadly leak by going through nitrogen fog
Three workers remained hospitalized Friday in critical condition said Beth Downs, a spokesperson for Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Workers poured out of the plant Thursday morning after a liquid nitrogen line burst. Jameel Fareed told WSB-TV that he avoided walking into the cloud of liquid nitrogen. She said a number of workers told her they developed headaches, apparently from a lack of oxygen. She said workers told her there was a loud noise, and then some workers were rushed into a room at the plant before going outside, with a strong odor indicating the presence of nitrogen.
Liquid nitrogen leak at Georgia poultry plant kills 6
A Hall County firefighter leaves following a liquid nitrogen leak that killed six people at Prime Pak Foods, a poultry plant, on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Gainesville, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)GAINESVILLE – A liquid nitrogen leak at a northeast Georgia poultry plant killed six people Thursday and sent 11 others to the hospital, officials said. Poultry plants rely on refrigeration systems that can include liquid nitrogen. When leaked into the air, liquid nitrogen vaporizes into an odorless gas that’s capable of displacing oxygen. Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department said Thursday that two of the six people who died in a liquid nitrogen leak at a northeast Georgia poultry plant were Mexican citizens. A total of 12 food processing workers died in the workplace nationwide in 2019.
Florida Gators star Keyontae Johnson reportedly in medically induced coma after collapsing on court
Florida forward Keyontae Johnson was "following simple commands" Monday after being transferred from Tallahassee Memorial to UF Health in Gainesville, the school said. USA Today quoted Johnson's grandfather, Larry DeJarnett, as saying the player had been in a medically induced coma. Keyontae Johnson #11 of the Florida Gators in action against the LSU Tigers at Stephen C. O'Connell Center on February 26, 2020 in Gainesville, Florida. The Gators had been scheduled to host North Florida on Wednesday night, but the game was called off Monday evening. Like many of his Florida teammates, Johnson tested positive for COVID-19 during the summer.cbsnews.com
Florida's Johnson 'following simple commands' after collapse
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida forward Keyontae Johnson was “following simple commands” Monday after being transferred from Tallahassee Memorial to UF Health in Gainesville, the school said. The Gators announced Johnson was in critical but stable condition less than an hour after his ordeal. Johnson’s teammates and coaches were visibly distraught before the game resumed. The Seminoles outscored Florida 80-60 after Johnson’s collapse and won 83-71 for their seventh straight victory in the series. Like many of his Florida teammates, Johnson tested positive for COVID-19 during the summer.
Swamp stunner: L-S-Shoe tops No. 6 Florida on 57-yard FG
6 Florida 37-34 on a cool and foggy Saturday night in the Swamp. Florida didn’t help itself with three turnovers in the first half that led to 10 points and a 24-17 deficit. He fumbled trying to scramble with 10 seconds to play in the half, essentially handing LSU a field goal. Florida had first-and-10 at the LSU 15-yard line when Trask tried to connect with Kadarius Toney near the sideline. Florida: The Gators have all kinds of issues heading into the title game.
Heisman front-runner? Trask, No. 6 Florida thump Hogs 63-35
Arkansas acting head coach Barry Odom, center, watches a stadium video monitor after Florida scored a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
The Latest: No. 8 Florida reports no new COVID-19 positives
8 Florida reported no new COVID-19 positives in the past week, the first time since September the team’s coronavirus numbers have remained steady. The Southeastern Conference postponed two of Florida’s game following a COVID-19 outbreak that included coach Dan Mullen, at least two assistants and more than 30 players. The reserve/COVID-19 list is for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been in close contact with an infected person. ___German soccer club Hertha Berlin says defender Jordan Torunarigha has tested positive for the coronavirus. Schalke said an unnamed player had also tested positive ahead of its German Cup game against Schweinfurt on Tuesday.
SEC fines Florida's Mullen $25K for role in brawl vs. Mizzou
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Southeastern Conference fined Florida coach Dan Mullen $25,000 on Monday for his role in a benches-clearing brawl against Missouri. Each of them will sit out the first half of Missouri’s next game, against No. Missouri linebacker Tre Williams was ejected for a flagrant unsportsmanlike conduct foul and will not be punished further. “There is no place in college football for the kind of incident that took place at halftime of the Missouri at Florida game Saturday night," SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said. Florida’s faithful dismissed Mullen’s strong and somewhat questionable stances as typical brashness for an outspoken coach who’s focused on winning.
SEC postpones LSU-Florida game as Gators deal with outbreak
(Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun via AP, Pool, File)GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Southeastern Conference postponed Saturday’s game between No. 10 Florida and defending national champion LSU a day after the Gators had 19 players test positive for COVID-19. The game was tentatively rescheduled for Dec. 12, the league's built-in bye week before its title game. It's the second SEC game bumped this week, following Missouri-Vanderbilt. Florida paused team activities Tuesday after learning it had 19 positives and about a dozen more quarantined because of contact tracing results.
White teen accused of plotting deadly attack on black church
Police say a 16-year-old white girl was motivated by racism when she allegedly plotted to attack a historically black church in Gainesville, Georgia. "Our investigation indicated the church was targeted by the juvenile because of the racial demographic of the church members," Parrish said in a statement. Pastor Michelle Rizer-Pool told the publication the girl visited her church last Wednesday, but no events were scheduled that night. White supremacist Dylann Roof fatally shot nine black church members during their Bible study lesson at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, during the summer of 2015. More recently, the white son of a sheriff's deputy was arrested in April and accused of setting fires that destroyed three black churches in rural Louisiana.cbsnews.com
Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson on the lesson he learned as a 14-year-old ball boy for the Falcons
According to ESPN , Watson spent the summer before his freshman year of high school working at the Falcons' practice facility, which was just 10 minutes away from his childhood home in Georgia. As a young teen, Watson picked up footballs during practice, took care of the team's equipment and folded towels. Before becoming the 12th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Houston Texans star quarterback Deshaun Watson got a head start on his football career as a 14-year-old ball boy for the Atlanta Falcons. Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans looks to pass in the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Houston, Texas. "We moved into a brand-new Habitat home that had been furnished by Falcons running back Warrick Dunn, through his charity," Watson wrote.cnbc.com
Florida football vs. UT Martin: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Fred Johnson #74 of the Florida Gators prepares to enter the stadium prior to the game against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Gainesville, Florida. The Gators hung tough for a 24-20 victory, but the sloppy effort left a lot to be desired and they wound up dropping two spots to No. 10 heading into Saturday's home opener against first-time foe UT Martin. The last five minutes of the game, I must've aged like 10 years." PREDICTION: Florida 45, UT Martin 10More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
The Gainesville Tornadoes thank their unexpected fans
The Gainesville Tornadoes thank their unexpected fans At a Gainesville, Texas, juvenile correction facility for felony offenders, one of the few perks, for very good behavior, is a chance to leave the prison a few times a year to play basketball. Steve Hartman reports on the surprise awaiting the Gainesville Tornadoes, who usually have no cheering fans, when they visited Vanguard College Prep in Waco.cbsnews.com