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Woman picking up children from school arrested on DUI after near miss with school bus

Erica Rae Akins A woman who was picking up her children from school was arrested on a drunk driving charge after a near miss with a school bus. Erica Rae Akins, 35, of Ocklawaha, on Tuesday was driving a tan Acurawhich hit a curb causing a tire to "explode," according to an arrest report from the Ma

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 18:34:21

Toys R Us founder Charles Lazarus dies as stores prepare to close for good

Charles Lazarus, who founded Toys "R" Us 70 years ago, died Monday, a week after the company announced it will be forced to shut down its U.S. operations. Lazarus, 94, no longer had any ownership position in the chain. He started the company as a 25-year old in 1948, anticipating that the post-war b

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2018-03-22 19:12:13

Summerfield pair tracked down in theft of two shopping carts full of merchandise

Jermaine Loynes A Summerfield couple has beentracked down in the theft this past December of two shopping carts full of groceries. Jeanne Lynn Braddy, 34, and Jermaine Loynes, 35, were arrested Tuesday by Marion County sheriff's deputies. The couple on New Year's Eve had entered the Dollar General o

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 18:57:48

Village of Bonita woman arrested after bank manager calls police after witnessing attack

Vicky Rahe A Village of Bonita woman was arrested after a bank manager called police after witnessing the woman attack her husband. The couple shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday entered the Wells Fargo at Pinellas Plaza. Vicky Rahe, 67, was "very angry" and struck her husband "extremely hard in the back,

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 22:56:21

OPD: Woman, 32, stole from friend who tried to help her

Leanne Babloski was arrested on her 32nd birthday. Ocala police arrested a Lecanto woman on her birthday Tuesday on suspicion of pawning multiple items of jewelry taken from a friend's home. Leanne Babloski, who was out on bail for charges of principal to burglary and grand theft, was arrested on ne

STAR-BANNER - 2018-03-21 16:42:17

Hernando man hit mailboxes while driving drunk, troopers say. He said he deserves' to be arrested

A Spring Hill man ran over several mailboxes while driving drunk and had a blood alcohol level of 0.316, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Residents in the Hibiscus Springs apartment complex in Spring Hill contacted law enforcement on Sunday to report a Toyota Scion driving recklessly. The s

TAMPA BAY ONLINE - 2018-03-22 12:22:00

Fifth bomb threat in four days reported at Central High School in Hernando County

Fire Weather Warning issued March 22 at 3:18AM EDT expiring March 22 at 8:00PM EDT in effect for: Pinellas, Polk Central High School in Brooksville, Fla. WFTS Copyright 2018 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Stude

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2018-03-22 12:10:21

Cortez Boulevard in Spring Hill partially closed for police activity

SPRING HILLS A suspicious incident has closed several lanes of Cortez Boulevard near Mariner Boulevard, according to the Hernando County Sheriffs Office. Traffic is being rerouted along Cortez from Coastal Way and the Sams Club entrance to Mariner, and along Mariner from Cortez through Frontage Road

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2018-03-21 09:33:00

Winn-Dixie closings hit Ocala and Gainesville

Two Winn-Dixie stores in Ocala and one in Gainesville are closing as part of the parent company's latest restructuring. Southeastern Grocers announced Thursday that it plans to seek bankruptcy protection and, in that process, will close 94 stores. That includes the Winn-Dixies at 4417 NW Blitchton R


Wanted man arrested after traffic stop

A police officer stopped Anthony Manning after he ran a red light A convicted felon with a warrant was arrested by an Ocala police officer on Wednesday when the vehicle he was driving ran a red light, according to police. Officer Shawn Sigler was in his patrol vehicle at the intersection of Southwes


No charges following fatal crash on N. Pine

Xiomarie Martinez, 21, died in the Nov. 17 accident involving a car and a U-Haul truck. Two people injured in a November traffic crash that claimed the life of a young woman will be given citations for the wreck following an investigation by the Ocala Police Department's Traffic Homicide Unit. But O


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Brooksville Police Chief Fired in the midst of negotiations to disband department

The city of Brooksville fired its police chief in the midst of the possibility of disbanding its police department. Brooksville city council votes to effectively dissolve police department Chief George Turner tells ABC Action News that on Wednesday at 5 p.m. two letters were put on his desk that sai


I-75 wreck in Ocala backs up northbound traffic

Crash happened about 2 miles north of CR 484 A three-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75, almost two miles north of Marion County Road 484, was causing a significant traffic backup Friday on northbound I-75. Two northbound lanes remained blocked at 11:45 a.m. Northbound drivers were using the right lane


Cops: Leesburg man arrested for threat with a firearm

LEESBURG - An argument over a child's hygiene Wednesday turned into a threat with a firearm, according to police. Police arrested and charged Terry A.J. Mobley, 21, of Talladega Street, with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without attempt to kill after a man told police about an argument dur