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Lady Lake teenager dies in apparent suicide after sending ‘goodbye’ text to friend | Villages-News.com

The friend said he quickly “skateboarded” to the teenager’s house and when no one answered the door, he knocked on a window to wake up the teenager’s uncle’s girlfriend, who also lives in the home. When she opened the door, they rushed to the teenager’s room and found his body lying beside a 12-guag

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-07-20 21:44:51

Second weed eater/pawning incident since 2016 lands Oxford couple in jail | Villages-News.com

Both Gill and Sanders were taken into custody late Thursday night and transported to the Sumter County Detention Center. Both were charged with larceny/petit theft and dealing in stolen property, though Gill’s petit theft charge was listed as a second offense. There were being held on $2,500 bond ap

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-07-20 21:42:33

Woman with three children in tow arrested on retail theft charge at Belk in The Villages | Villages-News.com

When officers arrived, the store’s loss prevention officer told them he had watched Kaila J. Adams via a surveillance camera as she concealed several items valued at $921.70, a Lady Lake Police reports states.

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-07-20 21:55:02

Lake County deputies investigating death of 9-month-old boy

LAKE COUNTY, Fla.- A 9-month-old boy brought into a clinic unresponsive from a Clermont day care Tuesday later died, officials with the Lake County Sheriff's Office said.

CLICK ORLANDO - 2018-07-19 17:20:22

Baby dies after being found unresponsive at Clermont day care, deputies say

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. —The death of a 9-month-old boy who was found unresponsive at a daycare in Clermont is being investigated by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, officials said.AdvertisementInvestigators said the boy was unresponsive on Tuesday when he was taken from a home day care into the nearby C

WESH - 2018-07-19 17:24:00

Body found in Sumter County backyard where missing man was last seen, deputies say

BUSHNELL, Fla.- Authorities found human remains in the backyard of a Sumter County home where a man who has been missing for a month was last seen, the Sheriff’s Office said.

WFTV - 2018-07-21 15:26:31

Ocoee Little League decides to transition, rebrand as West Orange Babe Ruth | West Orange Times & Observer | West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Speaking to the gathered parents and board members at the Tom Ison Center in Ocoee July 9, Tom Hardy did not mince words when describing the health of Ocoee Little League as it stood following the spring 2018 season.The participation numbers for the league were in decline, having gone from 278 kids

ORANGEOBSERVER.COM - 2018-07-20 20:07:14

7 days, 13 homicides mark violent mid-July for Central Florida

CENTRAL FLORIDA- The middle of July has taken a violent turn in Central Florida. In less than seven days, investigators in several counties have been called to 10 different homicide scenes that resulted in 13 deaths, including an unborn child.

WFTV - 2018-07-20 16:41:05

Fruitland Park ‘habitual’ traffic offender charged with grand theft after deputy sees her drive from behind closed business | Villages-News.com

As the deputy was checking the vehicle’s license tag, 32-year-old Sheena Lynn Woolever pulled to the shoulder of Hwy. 25, got out and raised the hood of the vehicle, a sheriff’s office report states, adding that earlier the deputy had seen the vehicle at a nearby convenience store with the hood up a


The ‘Canadian Monstrosity’ and the ‘Starry, Starry Night’ home | Villages-News.com

It was with some unrestrained chuckling that I read the irate Letter to the Editor denouncing the “Canadian Monstrosity” being constructed on the Historic Side of The Villages.The humor was generated primarily by the fact that this letter happened to appear on the day after the City of Mount Dora co

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-07-19 19:26:30

Lady Lake police officers nab woman who tried to outrun law enforcement | Villages-News.com

Tracie Diane Slate, 33, of Fruitland Park, was taken into custody shortly after 2 a.m. after making a left hand turn in violation of a red light at U.S. Hwy. 27/441 and Rolling Acres Road, according to an arrest report from the Lady Lake Police Department.


Shooting, crash near UCF leave one person dead, deputies say

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla.- The search is on for a Nissan Altima riddled with bullet holes after a shooting and multivehicle crash near the University of Central Florida on Thursday afternoon, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

CLICK ORLANDO - 2018-07-19 18:27:16

Scammers seek opportunity in hot real-estate markets | Winter Park-Maitland Observer | West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Real estate offers everyone amazing opportunities — especially in markets with low inventory and high demand such as Central Florida. Unfortunately, scammers also see the opportunities. Many people feel they need to scoop up their dream home quickly before it’s gone and interest rates climb. Althoug

ORANGEOBSERVER.COM - 2018-07-19 17:01:31

Neglected Lake County dog found with 6 pounds of matted fur

A neglected dog was found covered in nearly 6 pounds of matted fur.Deputies said the 5-year-old stray spaniel named Harold was found in the Fruitland Park area.AdvertisementHis matted fur was removed and, according to officials he is feeling much better and will be up for adoption at the Lake County

WESH - 2018-07-19 18:40:00

Orange County homicide at apartment near Orange Blossom Trail

On Wednesday,a man and woman were found dead in an apartment in Parramore.Also on Wednesday,a man was found dead outside the Windsor Cove apartments in Pine Hills.A toddler died inside a home off John Young ParkwayWednesday, but Orlando Police have not said if the death is suspicious.A 21-year-old p


Girl reports attempted kidnapping while walking home from friend’s house in Mount Dora | Villages-News.com

The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male in his late 20s or early 30s, approximately 6-foot-2-inches tall with a slender build. He was wearing a gray tank top, baggy black shorts and a gray knit cap.


Mount Dora mayor to apologize after settlement in favor of 'Starry Night' mural

"This is a huge win for Nancy and Lubomir," Jeremy Talcott, attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation, said. "The agreement is a total victory for their liberties and those of everyone in Mount Dora. The family will get to complete the mural, and the city will revise its unconstitutional sign code."


Car salesman accused of soliciting undercover detective for sex

Police arrested 37-year-old Jonathan Mahowald on charges of obscene communication-use of computer to seduce, solicit or lure child, five counts of cruelty to a child, and obscene communication to use a computer to lure a child.


Runaway emu blocks traffic on Florida bridge for nearly an hour

TAVARES, Florida (KRON/CNN) - A downright wild traffic jam in Lake County, Florida after a feathery fugitive delays drivers, forcing police to get involved.


Ocoee graduate Hannah Wagner voted VP of state FFA | West Orange Times & Observer | West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

“Each candidate comes up with a theme for their campaign, and mine was Hope in Action, inspired by my sister, Hope,” Wagner said. “It meant everyone has wishes and hopes and dreams but you can’t simply wish for them to come true. With a little focus and dedication, you can put them into action and o