Latest Gainesville News

Florida hopes to avoid more clock-watching in crunch time

Jan. 18, 2019 4:08 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Mike White said he has a team of "clock-watchers," guys seemingly content to coast through the final minutes of games and hope to win. It's the only way he can explain how the Gators have struggled down the stretch in Southeastern Conference play. Florida (9-7, 1-3)...

Williams scores 20, No. 3 Tennessee holds off Florida 78-67

Jan. 12, 2019 9:46 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Grant Williams did just about anything he wanted to against Florida. He even called for — and delivered — one of his more precise passes of the season in crunch time. Williams scored 20 points and found Admiral Schofield for a clinching 3-pointer in the corner with...

Florida construction worker survives being buried alive

Jan. 11, 2019 8:59 AM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida construction worker is recovering after being buried alive. An unidentified construction worker fell into a 30-foot (9-meter) hole and was completely covered by dirt Thursday. Gainesville Fire Rescuers used shovels and hands to dig through the dirt until they found the...

Former Louisville linebacker Greenard enrolls at Florida

Jan. 10, 2019 8:31 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Louisville linebacker Jonathan Greenard has enrolled at Florida as a graduate transfer and will be eligible to play in 2019. The 6-foot-4, 263-pounder from Hiram, Georgia, missed most of last season because of a wrist injury sustained in the opener. He led the Cardinals with...

Florida's Mike White searches for answers amid slow start

Jan. 8, 2019 2:25 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Mike White has three guys he can count on to bring energy and effort every day. Problem is two of them are freshmen. Although that might bode well for the future of the program, it's not how the Gators were expected to play in White's fourth season. So the coach is...

Pastor speaks of healing after I-75 crash kills 5 children

Jan. 7, 2019 9:17 AM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A pastor from Louisiana spoke about healing and his gratitude to the Gainesville, Florida, community following a fiery crash on Interstate 75 that killed five children who were heading to Disney World in a church van. Pastor Eric Descant of Avoyelles House of Mercy Pentecostal...

Silva's late dunk lifts South Carolina over Florida 71-69

Jan. 5, 2019 10:54 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A precision pass the length of the court. A grown-man seal against two defenders. A dunk that stunned the home crowd and sent the South Carolina bench into a frenzy. It was a final play executed to perfection. Chris Silva's slam following a full-court pass from Felipe Haase with...

5 children heading to Disney killed in fiery Florida crash

Jan. 4, 2019 8:44 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A church van packed with children was headed to Walt Disney World when it got caught in a fiery pileup involving two 18-wheelers. Seven people, including five of the youngsters, died in the crash. On Friday, investigators tried to determine what triggered the accident, which...

The Latest: Truck driver in fatal crash had several tickets

Jan. 4, 2019 8:30 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal highway crash in Florida (all times local): 7:40 p.m. The truck driver at the center of a fiery Florida crash that killed him, another trucker and five children received several traffic tickets over the years. Court records show 59-year-old Steve Holland...

5 children heading to Disney killed in fiery Florida crash

Jan. 4, 2019 10:53 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Five children heading to Disney World in a church van from Louisiana died along with two truck drivers in a fiery crash on Interstate 75 in north Florida, the Florida Highway Patrol said Friday. The children were traveling in a large passenger van from Avoyelles Parish, Lt....