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Attempted murderer to stand trial; man takes plea in Lecanto gas station break-in
Circuit Court Judge Richard “Ric” Howard on Wednesday scheduled the homeless Crystal River man’s trial for the week of Jan. 22. Jabuwe, 41, will have case status hearings on Dec. 12 and Jan. 14.
Groveland Honors Veterans | South Lake Tablet
Groveland Mayor Dina Sweatt, who was recently re-elected to the City Council, arranged with City Manager Mike Hein to display a banner at Veteran’s Park showing appreciation to veterans for their service in honor of Veterans Day.
Villager arrested after found passed out in stranger’s golf cart at City Fire | Villages-News.com
A deputy found the man, later identified as 67-year-old Jack Grusmark of the Village of De La Vista, behind the wheel of a red Yamaha golf cart.
Horrifying moment rider is crushed by a horse after it gets spooked
Kelly Sword, 21, suffered a fractured leg and torn ligament after being crushedThe student was thrown under the horse after it became spooked by the waterShe says she is 'lucky to be alive' but will never have full mobility in her leg
Fruitland Park woman with bulging purse arrested on retail theft charge in Wildwood | Villages-News.com
Brigette Ann Valido, 34, at about 12:30 p.m. Monday entered the Dollar General on Main Street with a purse “that did not look full,” according to an arrest report from the Wildwood Police Department.
Threatening message prompts lockdown at Umatilla High School
UMATILLA, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35)- Parents of students at Umatilla High School on Tuesday received a recorded message from the school principal, warning them of a threat.
Wild monkey population carrying rare, deadly virus could double in Florida, experts say
SILVER SPRINGS, Fla. (WESH) - A rapidly breeding monkey species carrying a rare and deadly form of herpes could put humans at risk as the population grows. At least 300 rhesus macaques live in Silver Spring State Park in Central Florida. The monkeys, which are native to south and southeast Asia, hav
Michigan man arrested after alleged attack on sleeping trucker over parking spot | Villages-News.com
The trucker had been sleeping in his rig Sunday night at the TA Travel Center on State Road 44 when 51-year-old Brian James Cozzie of Eaton Rapids, Mich. began banging on his truck, ordering him to move, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. The trucker, who was util
Sumter County commissioners reject request for railroad quiet zone | Villages-News.com
Sumter County commissioners Tuesday rejected a request by residents of Grand Oaks Manor to establish a railroad quiet zone near their homes due to the potential cost.Grand Oaks Manor is along County Road 472 west of The Villages. The CSX railroad tracks cross CR 472 near U.S. 301.Federal law require
Man killed, woman wounded in Lake County double shooting
Boy, 16, flags down deputy after being shot in Orange County, officials sayHow a night out turned into a night of horror at a bar in CaliforniaMan shot by police after stabbing spree in Australia
Villager continues driving for two miles with deputy’s patrol car in pursuit | Villages-News.com
A deputy located the vehicle, but it continued on for two miles with the deputy’s patrol car’s emergency lights activated. Cote claimed she had been looking for Providence Ranch equestrian center, which is where the traffic stop took place.
Parents concerned over parking problems surrounding Lake County ball fields
MINNEOLA, Fla.- A popular ball field in Lake County has some neighbors concerned, not because of the ballplayers, but because of where people are parking.
A Florida judge just gave new life to Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson’s midterm election hopes
Florida’s Republican Governor Rick Scott has been adamant in opposing local efforts to count every eligible ballot in the US Senate race, which he leads by just over 12,000 votes.
Fallen Monorail door at Disney seen by guests
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35)- Walt Disney World guests got a chance to witness a Monorail door falling off one of the trains on Tuesday.@Stalecupcakes on Instagram shared a photo with The News Station of the door hanging below the tracks at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.A cherry picker
Deputies: Man dead, woman injured after shooting in Umatilla
LAKE COUNTY, Fla.- A man was killed and a woman was injured in a shooting in Umatilla Sunday night, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
Ocoee police search for hit-and-run suspect
OCOEE, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL)- Police are searching for a car after a hit-and-run at an Orange County Publix.Ocoee Police are on the hunt for the driver of the car. There is surveillance video of the vehicle, which police say is a red and black 4-door Nissan.According to police, a customer at Publix wa
5 People Hospitalized After Crash Involving Lynx Bus
PLYMOUTH, Fla. - Multiple people have been sent to the hospital after a multi-vehicle crash involving a Lynx bus occurred Monday evening in Plymouth, according to Orange County Fire Rescue.5 hospitalized from multi-vehicle crashA Lexus caused a chain reaction crash, says FHP Authorities say the cras
Wildwood officials convince FDOT to drop plan for roundabout at busy U.S. 301 intersection | Villages-News.com
Local officials have convinced the Florida Department of Transportation to install traffic signals instead of a controversial roundabout at U.S. 301 and County Road 472 in northern Wildwood.“The roundabout is no more and they’re going to look at a signalized intersection,” Wildwood City Administrato
Jury acquits Villages couple’s son who had been accused of stalking | Villages-News.com
Stephen Charles Cranmer Jr., 38, had been arrested April 3 after a Sumter County sheriff’s detective went to the family’s home at 2175 Tall Trees Lane and showed Cranmer’s father surveillance images of his son captured Feb. 17 at the Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza in The Villages. The father confir
Villager arrested on drunk driving charge wants to call her doctor at trial | Villages-News.com
Patricia Lee Johnson, 68, who at the time of her arrest was living on Russell Loop in the Village of Bridgeport at Lake Sumter, had been at the wheel of a red Mazda Miatawhen she was arrested April 22 by a Sumter County sheriff’s deputy.