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Lady Lake woman arrested on DUI charge after rear-end collision in The Villages

Shawna Sexton A Lady Lake woman was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence after a rear-end collision in The Villages. Shawna Danielle Sexton, 25, had been at the wheel of a 2017 Chevy Cruze shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday traveling eastbound on La Grande Boulevard near U.S. Hwy. 27/441 wh

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-01-17 18:37:20

Leesburg man charged with heist of generator from Dura-Stress

LEESBURG - An employee at a local manufacturing plant was arrested overnight Wednesday for allegedly trying to steal a $6,000 generator from his workplace. According to an arrest affidavit, employees at Dura-Stress saw Jeffery Cook, 34, of Leesburg, take a generator from a truck at the business on C

DAILY COMMERCIAL - 2018-01-17 18:23:14

Florida boy, 6, dies of rabies after contact with bat

EUSTIS, Florida -- A 6-year-old boy who was scratched by a sick bat died Sunday at a hospital after contracting rabies, reports say. According to NBC News, the boy's father, Henry Roque, found the bat living in the family's home and managed to capture it. He put the bat in a bucket on the front porc


Wildwood's new police station to cost nearly twice as much as originally planned

Wildwood's new 13,200-square-foot police station will cost nearly twice as much as anticipated due to design changes, more extensive site preparation and rising costs in the construction market. When the city commission voted to purchase a seven-acre site in May 2016 for $625,000 at County Road 462

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-01-17 22:05:46

Off-duty Villages firefighter arrested after hit-and-run crash involving Villagers' vehicle

Matthew Brian Roberson An off-duty Villages Public Safety Department firefighter was arrested after a hit-and-run crash involving a Villages couple's vehicle. Matthew Brian Roberson, 39, of Ocala, surrendered Saturday to law enforcement at the Wildwood Police Department. Roberson's daughters, ages 9

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-01-17 00:18:32

Earl Andrew Wilson Jr.

Earl Andrew Wilson, Jr., passed away peacefully at home January 15, 2018. He is survived by his beloved wife Dian Clein Wilson of The Villages, FL; son Greg Wilson of Atlanta, GA; and five grandchildren. He is preceded in death by son Steve Wilson. No service will be held at his request. In lieu of

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-01-17 17:43:02

Latest cold snap puts focus on lack of homeless shelters

LEESBURG - As another cold front brings subfreezing temperatures to Lake County on Thursday, the area's lack of homeless shelters becomes a growing concern. Lake County Commissioner Leslie Campione brought up the issue during the most recent board meeting after the season's first arctic blast chille

DAILY COMMERCIAL - 2018-01-18 01:31:09

Gunmen sought after man fatally shot in Tavares

Police in Tavares are searching for two people who they say shot and killed a man on Wednesday morning. Tavares police said two gunmen went into a unit at the Rosewood Condominiums just before 11 a.m. and opened fire on the victim, Luis Meraz, 26. A neighbor tells WESH 2 News Meraz lived in the com

WESH - 2018-01-17 22:13:00

7 more flu-related deaths reported in Dallas County

In order to protect yourself from getting sick, these are the things you should avoid touching this flu season... Seven more flu-related deaths were reported in Dallas County on Wednesday, bringing the total number to 38 this season. The most recent patients ranged in age from 51 to 89, according to

WFAA - 2018-01-17 22:36:21

Rowlett man arrested in Garland shooting

On Jan. 3, shortly after 8 p.m., Garland Police responded to a shooting that occurred outside a vacant house located in the 6500 block of Glenmoor Drive. The shooting resulted in the deaths Michael Love, 26, of Mesquite, and Terry Simmons, 39, of Balch Springs. Detectives learned that Love had a cam

STARLOCALMEDIA.COM - 2018-01-18 03:47:00

2018 Dallas Women's March on Saturday in downtown Dallas

Organizers are putting the final touches on plans for the 2018 Dallas Women's March this Saturday. The march commemorates one year since the first Dallas Women's March when thousands in Dallas joined cities across the country to stand up for women's rights, equality and social justice. Organizers an

FOX4NEWS.COM - 2018-01-18 01:42:00

Drug debt sealed Dallas dealer's fate despite his pleas for forgiveness, police say

A drug dealer found dead in Dallas last month begged his attackers to spare him before he was shot over money he owed them, police records say. Michael "Big Mike" Johnson Jr. and Aaron "K-9" Mobley were arrested last week on murder charges in the death of Fredrick Dashun Ware. Ware, 33, was found De

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-01-17 20:03:00

Zoe Hastings murder trial: Jury will continue deliberations Thursday

DALLAS - A Dallas County jury will continue deliberations Thursday morning in the trial of a Dallas man accused of capital murder in the abduction and stabbing of 18-year-old Zoe Hastings. If convicted, Antonio Cochran would automatically be sentenced to life in prison. To find him guilty of capital

WFAA - 2018-01-17 23:20:29

Man accused of raping woman in her northeast Dallas home arrested

A man accused of going into a woman's home, sexually assaulting her and threatening her with a knife for an extended period of time has been arrested. Dewayne Turner The woman reported about 6 p.m. Friday that she was sexually assaulted at her home in the 6200 block of Melody Lane, not far from S

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-01-17 01:52:00

Mesquite Man Faces Sexual Assault Charge: Police

A Mesquite man faces an aggravated sexual assault charge after police say he held a female victim at knifepoint and sexually assaulted her. Police say Dewayne Turner, 32, fit the suspect description in the incident. The female victim reported the suspect broke into her home and she was sexually ass

NBC DALLAS-FORT WORTH - 2018-01-17 11:23:21

Jackpot: 677 pounds of marijuana found in RV

TRIP CUT SHORT - The Wise County Sheriff's Office discovered 677 pounds of marijuana in an RV headed from California to Dallas. Photo courtesy of Wise County Sheriff's Office A traffic stop Sunday led to one of the largest marijuana busts in Wise County in recent memory. Wise County Sheriff Lane Aki

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2018-01-17 22:24:03

Driver identified in fatal car crash into Fort Myers school

A Fort Myers family is grieving as they learn their 17-year-old son died in a fatal car crash Wednesday. Wesley Prophet Sr. confirms his son, Wesley Prophet Jr., was the driver of the car that plowed into the Evangelical Christian School, near Beacon Boulevard and U.S. 41 just before 5 p.m. It is un

WINKNEWS.COM - 2018-01-17 22:08:30

Man accused of molesting girl at Naples school faces child porn possession charges

Subscribed, but don't have a login? An after-school care counselor working for a company contracted by several Collier County schools and accused of sexually assaulting a minor in a school bathroom in November faces additional charges of possession of child pornography. While investigating accusatio

NAPLES DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-16 20:39:11

Fort Myers man arrested in ongoing 'Lake Boyz' racketeering investigation

A 34-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in connection with an ongoing racketeering investigation into the "Lake Boyz" gang, according to the Fort Myers Police Department. Mark Francis Walker, of Fort Myers, faces two counts of racketeering influenced and corrupt organization and two counts of heroi

WINKNEWS.COM - 2018-01-17 18:41:18

1 dead after car crashes into school

One person is dead after a car crashed into a building in Fort Myers. It happened at Evangelical Christian School. Parents said no students or staff were injured. The school is closed Thursday for grades K4-12 and no extended care is available. The preschool will be open. The identity of the driver

WZVN-TV - 2018-01-18 02:14:00