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Published: Monday, January 21, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 21, 2008 at 12:16 a.m.

SR 26 will have daytime closures for 2 months

Starting today, for the next two months, State Road 26 will be closed to through traffic between Orange Heights and Melrose from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Traffic will detour around the construction to repair a depression under the roadway between County Roads 1469 and 219A.

According to the Florida Department of Transportation Web site the detour will add approximately 2 miles onto the normal route.

Westbound traffic will be detoured to CR 219A and eastbound traffic to CR 1469.

According to the Web site, FDOT crews will be drilling hundreds of holes into the roadway to fill the loose area underneath with grout.

Each evening before 4 p.m. the holes will be re-paved to allow for normal driving.

For more information, contact the FDOT Public Information Office at (800) 749-2967.

-Megan Rolland

RTS bus routes 20, 21 may see delays

Two Gainesville Regional Transit System bus routes can expect delays beginning Tuesday, due to construction on SW 62nd Boulevard.

Both Route 20 and Route 21 could be delayed between 10 and 15 minutes, as SW 62nd Boulevard is widened and resurfaced north of 20th Avenue.

The project, which begins today, is limited mostly to the east side of the street and is expected to take about a month, and begins today.

For general and route scheduling information, visit the RTS Web site, www.go-rts.com or call (352) 334-2600.

-Megan Rolland

Murder-suicide leaves two dead at restaurant

HIALEAH - Authorities say two people have died inside a Hialeah restaurant Sunday in an apparent murder-suicide.

Hialeah police Detective Carl Zogby says a 37-year-old man walked into the restaurant's kitchen and shot his 40-year-old girlfriend. Zogby says the man shot himself shortly after.

Zogby says both people were employed at the restaurant named Tortilleria Comideria Xolotlan. He says they were apparently having relationship problems.

Neither person was identified because families had not been notified.

Zogby says both were pronounced dead at the scene. At least two people were inside the restaurant at the time.

- The Associated Press

Small plane crashes, no injuries reported

KISSIMMEE - Authorities say a small plane crashed near the Kissimmee Gateway Airport on Sunday, but no one was injured.

The Cessna 206 fell two miles west of the airport around 4:30 p.m.

The Kissimmee Fire Department says all three occupants walked away from the crash with no injuries.

It was unknown late Sunday what caused the crash.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the agency is investigating.

Bergen says the single-engine plane is registered to Horseshoe Air Corporation of Middletown, Delaware.

- The Associated Press

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