Javon L. Harris, Gainesville.com

Javon L. Harris


Gainesville, FL, United States

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Past articles by Javon:

Terrell Bradley, voter fraud and animal cruelty top crime stories in 2022. Here's a review

Terrell Bradley, voter fraud and animal cruelty were among Gainesville's top crime stories in 2022. Here's a review. → Read More

Harvey Ward defeats Ed Bielarski for Gainesville mayor after a contentious battle

Harvey Ward, Casey Willits and Ed Book win Gainesville City Commission Seats. Ward, 54, will be sworn in as mayor in January, replacing Lauren Poe. → Read More

2 sentenced, 2 others reach plea deals in mass animal cruelty case in Alachua County

Alachua County deputies in April arrested eight people for 232 total animal cruelty-related charges after finding dead dogs on a Micanopy property. → Read More

Free menstrual products may become available in all municipal bathrooms

City officials are exploring a policy that would provide free sanitary products, including pads and tampons, in all municipal bathrooms. → Read More

Gainesville commissioners eliminate single-family zoning citywide after split 4-3 vote

City officials voted 4-3 to ditch single-family zoning throughout Gainesville, which would allow developers to build multi-family housing around town. → Read More

Florida county's commissioners vote down proposed redevelopment of former executive golf course

Locals packed the meeting room ahead of a development proposal in place of the now-defunct course. → Read More

New voting laws, vote-by-mail ballots and voter registration information ahead of Nov. 8

The supervisor of elections mailed out more than 40,000 ballots for the general election. The deadline for voter registration ends next week. → Read More

Terrell Bradley's attorney enters not guilty plea, calls GPD inconsistencies "disturbing"

Terrell Bradley's attorney entered a plea of not guilty for his client on several felony charges stemming from a July 10 traffic stop. → Read More

UF Health flight, ground paramedics vote to unionize amid compensation concerns

A team of flight and ground paramedics along with dispatchers known as ShandsCair, recently voted unanimously to join a national labor union. → Read More

FHP, ACSO high-speed chase ends in southwest Gainesville with multiple vehicles damaged

Authorities say a man stole a box truck in Tampa and led Florida Highway Patrol and Alachua sheriff's deputies on a chase that ended in a wreck. → Read More

Gainesville police release more details about antisemitic flyers distributed over weekend

A neighbor reported observing a black sedan with occupants wearing black face masks throwing the bags out of the car, GPD says. → Read More

7-month-old baby ejected from car, 5 taken to hospital in crash on I-75 near High Springs

The 7-month-old infant was not in a car seat at the time of the crash Monday, August 1, said Florida Highway Patrol. → Read More

Two dead after experimental aircraft crashes in Clay County

Two people on an experimental aircraft went down on private property near CR 214 and Melrose Road. They were pronounced dead at the scene. → Read More

Two dead after experimental aircraft crashes in Clay County

Two people on an experimental aircraft went down on private property near CR 214 and Melrose Road. They were pronounced dead at the scene. → Read More

3 charged in NE Gainesville home invasion, shooting that left a woman dead

Gainesville police detectives confirmed the two people taken to UF Health Shands Tuesday were suspects in a fatal shooting at Northeast 16th Terrace. → Read More

Home invasion shooting in northeast Gainesville ends with woman dead, GPD says

Gainesville police say three people were shot during a home invasion Tuesday morning, where one person died. The two others shot are the main suspects. → Read More

One dead, another in critical condition after police chase for stolen car ends in crash

Police attempted to apprehend suspects in a stolen vehicle on Tuesday in Northeast Gainesville. One is now dead and the other in critical condition. → Read More

Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash near High Springs

A 22-year-old man is in critical condition at Shands Hospital after abruptly braking on a motorcycle and running off the road. → Read More

Families, health professional say change in GatorCare insurance forces higher costs

Families, pedestrians fear a change in GatorCare coverage will cost nearly 1,000 families significantly more than it once did. → Read More

Voting activists launch statewide election integrity campaign to help inmates charged

The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition is taking a stand in defense of convicted felons that have been charged with committing voter fraud. → Read More