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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

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

Suspect in fatal hit-and-run is back in Marion County

Florida Highway Patrol troopers say the victim, Alexis Monroe, of Summerfield, was struck by a car on South U.S. 301 around 2 a.m. on Jan. 17, 2017. A Lady Lake woman arrested in Sumter County earlier this month in connection with the hit-and-run death of a 43-year-old woman has been returned to Mar

STAR-BANNER - 2018-03-21 12:48:02

Wildwood woman who witnessed traffic stop arrested after monopolizing 911 line

Kaytia MIchelle Edwards A Wildwood woman who witnessed a traffic stop was arrested after monopolizing a 911 line. Kaytia Michelle Edwards, 40, twice called 911 shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday after witnessing the traffic stop, according to an arrest report from the Wildwood Police Department. Police

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 22:04:10

Leesburg construction academy gets $866K in state funding

LEESBURG - Nestled inside the $88.7 billion Florida budget this year is money which local school officials hope will help revitalize Leesburg High School's construction academy. While the final award of $866,000 is less than the $1.5 million sought, the money will help kick-start the program which h

DAILY COMMERCIAL - 2018-03-21 11:46:00

Villages-News: News, events, classifieds in The Villages, FL

Free amplified telephones will be available to qualified Florida residents with hearing loss from 10:00am to 12:00pm on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the Villages Public Library at Belvedere 325 Belvedere Boulevard The Villages, FL 32162. To qualify, you must be a Florida resident and be hearing-impa

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 10:30:46

Lake corrections officer resigns over sexual harassment claims

TAVARES - A correctional officer at the Lake County Detention Center in Tavares resigned Monday after he was accused of sexually harassiing a nurse who works at the jail. The nurse, who is employed by Armor Correctional Health Services, reported two incidents of inappropriate conduct on the part of

DAILY COMMERCIAL - 2018-03-20 14:50:04

Leesburg rescinds boil-water notice issued after water main break

LEESBURG - The City of Leesburg has rescinded the mandatory boil-water notice originally issued on March 18 for homes and businesses in an area that extends from North 13th Street to Thomas Avenue, and from Center Street and Montclair Road to Vine Street. Residents on the following streets no longer

DAILY COMMERCIAL - 2018-03-20 16:54:21

Tuesday forecast: Afternoon storms, hail, winds up to 70 mph

Tuesday afternoon could bring severe weather to Alachua and Marion counties similar to nasty weather seen in Gainesville Monday morning, which snapped at least 19 power poles on Parker Road. Meteorologist Andrew Kennedy from the National Weather Service in Jacksonville said that, from 1 to 5 p.m. Tu

STAR-BANNER - 2018-03-20 13:53:43

Convicted sex offender lands in jail after eviction from local RV park

Joshua Dean Bush A convicted sex offender landed in jail after his eviction from a local RV park. Joshua Dean Bush, 39, had been living at the Lake Deaton RV Park in Wildwood until he was recently evicted due to "issues with park tenants," according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff


Man flees Wal-Mart in Summerfield with stolen cell phones, speaker and jacket

A man wearing a stolen jacket fled Wal-Mart in Summerfield early Monday with two stolen cell phones and a speaker. The man entered the store at about 4 a.m. and put a LG M3 phone and a blue Altech speaker down his pants, according to an incident report from the Marion County Sheriff's Office. He the

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 18:49:29

64-year-old motorcyclist killed in Lake County crash

Dwain Haymond A 64-year-old motorcyclist died at the scene of a crash Sunday night in Lake County. Dwain Haymond of Eustis had been riding a 1986 Harley-Davidson at 8:45 p.m. on Seagrape Avenue at Honeysuckle Street near Lake Tracy when he was ejected from the motorcycle, according to a report from


Woman arrested after allegedly attacking intoxicated boyfriend who woke her up

Brianna Adams A woman was arrested Tuesday morning after allegedly attacking her intoxicated boyfriend who woke her up. Brianna Nicole Adams, 24, was arrested at 8:31 a.m. Tuesday at the home at 116 Woodlane Ave. which she has shared for one week with her boyfriend, according to an arrest report fro

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 22:35:58

Some Leesburg residents should boil water beginning Tuesday

LEESBURG - City water customers in about 900 homes got a nasty surprise Saturday night when their taps went dry. Repair crews had to be dispatched to fix a water main break in the system connecting to the water tower on North College Street between West Main and High streets. The city issued a boil


Phillips Edison Acquires Shopping Center in Leesburg, Florida

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Phillips Edison & Company ("PECO") today announced the acquisition of the Shoppes of Lake Village, a 135,437-square-foot grocery-anchored shopping center in Leesburg, Florida, expanding the company's footprint in Central Florida. The Shoppes of Lake Village is anchored


Village of Tall Trees man arrested with weed

Allen Benjamin Sparks A Village of Tall Trees man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Allen Benjamin Sparks, 43, was found at about 3 p.m. sitting behind a tree on County Road 472 near Amazing Grace Church in Oxford, according to


Boil-Water Notice in effect for area near Downtown Leesburg

LEESBURG, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - The City of Leesburg Public Works Department has issued a Mandatory Boil-Water Notice for some homes and businesses. The particular areas affected are:The area between North 13th Street to Thomas Avenue (east to west) and from Center Street and Montclair Road to Vine S

FOX35ORLANDO.COM - 2018-03-20 13:59:00