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Sumter County school bus driver ticketed after striking teenager in crosswalk | Villages-News.com
The incident took place around 8:30 a.m. in Bushnell at the intersection of County Road 48 and Broad Street. The pedestrian, 16-year-old Annamarie Brook Dykes, was knocked the ground and suffered lacerations to her right leg and ankle. She was transported to Leesburg Regional Medical Center a short
UCF football player charged with Sexual Battery to a Physically Helpless Person
The UCF Police Department says that the football player, identified as Demetreius Mayes Jr., and the victim consumed several alcoholic beverages together on September 15th. They continued to do so at a party off-campus. The victim and the victim's roommate left the party and went to UCF's Tower 4. T
Matthew’s Hope moves into forever home | West Orange Times & Observer | West Orange Times & Windermere Observer
The doors to Matthew’s Hope’s new home were officially opened to the public Saturday, Sept. 15. Members of the community were invited to tour the new location, at 611 Business Park Blvd., Suite 101, Winter Garden, which houses the administrative offices, the clothing storage and food pantry and Matt
New information leads to arrest in 2014 murder of Orlando woman
COCOA BEACH, Fla.- Almost four years after 27-year-old Jessica Erausquin was found slain in a Cocoa Beach residential street, police said they have arrested a suspect with the help of new information.
Mount Dora police find body inside a car
Police were called to a plaza on U.s Highway 441 on Tuesday morning. When they arrived, they found the body of a 23-year-old, who they say was reported missing out of Tavares.
Felon accused of running legal aid scam arrested
"I feel so ashamed," said Angela Sloan, as she showed the divorce papers she thought had been filed at the Lake County Courthouse. Turns out they never were.
Drunk driver strikes three women standing near Tavares road
The report also says the SUV stopped just down the road and the driver got out. The Tavares officer says he chased it down on foot, but when he identified himself as a cop, the man got back in and took off.
Pop Icon B.J. Thomas Will Launch New Season at the Clermont Performing Arts Center
The Clermont Performing Arts Center kicks off its 2018 season on Saturday, October 6, at 7:30 p.m. with Grammy-Award winner B.J. Thomas, known for his Oscar-winning song, “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” among other hits.
Brooksville man attached squirt bottle to genitals to cheat drug test, deputies say
According to an arrest report, 36-year-old Charles Bickford IV showed up at a probation office in Hudson on Thursday for court-mandated color-code urinalysis testing. Inside, he met with the probation officer who has supervised him for the past seven months.
A deeper dive: Edgy Glum selling shark teeth for a cause | West Orange Times & Observer | West Orange Times & Windermere Observer
Edgy Glum was excited to go with his parents, Steve Glum and Gina Merianos, to Caspersen Beach, near Venice, Florida, this summer. The 9-year-old, who is passionate about the ocean and its creatures, was eager to collect shark teeth and sell them to people who don’t live near the beach.He and his da
The Villages Tinnitus Support Group Meeting - Villages-News: News, events, classifieds in The Villages, FL
The Villages Tinnitus Support Group meeting will be conducted on Thursday, September 27, at 3:30 p.m. at Churchill Street Recreation Center.Group Leader Sal Gentile will be discussing ‘Tinnitus Sounds and what works for you for relief.’
Florida governor booed out of restaurant over red tide algae issues
Scott was making a campaign stop in Venice, Fla. when he was met with angry protesters outside of Mojo’s Real Cuban restaurant on Monday, the Sarasota Herald-Tribunereported. The governor, who is term-limited under Florida's constitution, is currently in a tight race against incumbent Sen.Bill Nelso
The shooting took place at the 900 block of Orange Avenue, and Winter Park police are urging residents to avoid the area. | Winter Park-Maitland Observer | West Orange Times & Windermere Observer
The shooting took place at the 900 block of Orange Avenue, and police are urging residents to avoid the area.Winter Park police officers are investigating a shooting that occurred this afternoon at the 900 block of Orange Avenue and are urging residents to stay away from the area.Rollins College is
Top 5 Romantic things to do for Couples in South Florida - South Florida Reporter
Flanked by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Florida is a scenic peninsula which has been a haven for holidaymakers and romantic couples for some time. Whether it’s the allure of its many theme parks or the expansive Everglades, there are many activities for visitors to experience when they
11 drug traffickers arrested in 'Last of the Mojicas' bust, Orange County deputies say
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla.-Eleven drug traffickers were arrested in Orange County, the Sheriff’s Office said Monday.
Manager arrested for deadly shooting at Hernando gaming center
Witnesses told detectives a manager, 55-year-old Roger Vazquez, was acting erratically and waving a gun around.
Multiple shots fired in parking lot of Orange County restaurant
The Orange County Sheriff's Office says that on September 16th, at approximately 3:25 a.m., deputies responded to Chimis on Semoran Boulevard in reference to multiple gun shots being fired in the parking lot.
Citizens rising up against the Florida Legislature, Gov. Rick Scott, and private property zealots | Florida Phoenix
There’s a citizen uprising happening in the Panhandle’s Walton County. So far, about 8,000 people have signed sworn affidavits asserting that they use the beaches there. Probably not a single one of them thought they’d have to sign a legal document to prove they go to the beach –in their beach town.
Betting line released for Florida, Tennessee game
• After totaling 107 yards on two punt returns--which included an 85-yard touchdown--last Saturday,Freddie Swainranks fifth nationally in punt return average (29.80, five returns).
Rucker: Florida is Tennessee's season
At that moment, in my mind, I thought Tennessee would need to beat either West Virginia or Florida to win six regular-reason games and end Pruitt’s first season with a bowl trip.