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Seven-year-old child dies after crash on Florida Turnpike in Lake County | Villages-News.com

The Grand Caravan, driven by 31-year-old Natalia Ramirez Martin of Fort Pierce, struck a guardrail and overturned after being rear-ended. Martin suffered serious injuries and was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center. Three other children in the vehicle – ages 4, 6 and 9 – suffered serious

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-06-16 20:23:49

A relaxing afternoon in Spanish Springs in The Villages | Villages-News.com

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VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-06-18 13:16:54

Couple arrested after ex-girlfriend spots them driving her car | Villages-News.com

The car, a green 1996 four-door Pontiac that had been reported stolen June 11from the 2000 block of Park Circle, was then spotted by a Leesburg police officer at a Circle K gas station while he was on the way to the Wal-Martat 2501 Citrus Blvd.The officer already had been advised that 31-year-old An


Missing Child Alert issued for Ocala girl, 14

Before her disappearance, Iyana was wearing a navy blue and white striped top, ripped blue jeans, and red shoes.

WFLA.COM - 2018-06-17 19:05:43

Villagers take advantage of Resident Academy to learn how The Villages functions | Villages-News.com

How many rounds of golf are annually played in The Villages? What is the District’s total budget?

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-06-17 22:09:15

Villagers demand improvements at dog park | Villages-News.com

“For six years we have been fighting to get a decent dog park we can be proud of,” said Sharon Sandler, a resident of the Crestview Villas.


Say What?!: Sandhill Cranes Dance to Ed Sheeran

Sandhill cranes have been spotted in the area before, but their behavior in the video was unusual, causing a stir when it was posted online.

EXPLORECLARION.COM - 2018-06-18 00:00:00

​Man barricades self in Ocala home; mother, 4 children safely removed, police say

According to officials, officers were able to get a mother and four children out safely though Earl Mozell, who they thought was armed, remained barricaded inside.

WESH - 2018-06-17 02:49:00

West Oaks Mall evacuated following juvenile disturbance | West Orange Times & Observer | West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

However, Nikki Fosnaugh, a manager at J.C. Penney who was working Saturday night, said a fight broke out outside the AMC theater. Fosnaugh's mother and her kids were among those told to leave the theater, she added.

ORANGEOBSERVER.COM - 2018-06-17 03:11:13

Woman attempts to pay for food with counterfeit bills at Spanish Springs restaurant | Villages-News.com

The woman, who claimed to work at another restaurant in The Villages, ordered the food to go. She had two $100 bills and asked to pay with one and get change for the other, a Lady Lake police report states.


Police: Three arrested for beating and holding a woman hostage at Ocala hotel

After speaking with hotel staff, five suspects were apprehended. After interviewing the victim and suspects officers arrested Morris Beebe, 65, Stacy Gonzalez, 37, and Devon McDougal-Stegall, 27.

WESH - 2018-06-16 16:25:00

Missing boater found dead on Lake Dora in Tavares

TAVARES, Fla.- A search on Lake Dora ended Thursday evening after authorities found the body of a boater who had been reported missing, officials from the Lake County Sheriff's Office said.


Deputies called to Summerfield Wal-Mart for thefts twice this week | Villages-News.com

On Tuesday, a deputy responded to the store, located at 17961 S. Hwy. 27/441, after a loss prevention officer reported three men taking items valued at $313.58.


Umatilla man arrested after violent altercation leaves man bloodied with broken jaw | Villages-News.com

Michael J. Bright, 39, was arrested at his home at 14201 SE 205th Street Sunday after the victim told deputies he was punched in the face and kicked in the jaw and back region multiple times, a Marion County Sheriff’s Office report states.


Toddler standing in back seat of car attracts attention of Wildwood police officer | Villages-News.com

An infant also wasn’t restrained, the license tag didn’t belong to the vehicle and the decal sticker wasn’t assigned to the license plate, a police report states, adding that the car hadn’t been registered “for quite some time.”


New breakfast eatery Eggs and Oats cracks into Winter Garden market | West Orange Times & Observer | West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The new breakfast spot, Eggs and Oats, will take the place of Selera Singapore on West Plant Street. Co-owners David Murray-Lyons and Andrew Beal currently are working on transforming the space into one that Winter Garden breakfast enthusiasts can call their own.


Sumter County nixes resident’s request for signage in Village of Sunset Pointe | Villages-News.com

“Sumter Countywon’t approve signage unless there is a very, very good reason,” said Assistant District Manager Richard Baier, who previously worked in Sumter County government before joining The Villages.


Man fatally shot by police was holding a pellet gun

Turns out an officer's bullet, possibly Toler's, ricocheted off a concrete pylon and hit him in the leg.Dillian Ezell is the man police were looking for.


Body of missing man recovered in Mount Dora, officials say

Multiple agencies, including the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Tavares Police Department, fire rescue crews and the Sheriff's Office searched for Justice, whose body was found in the area of Gilbert Park in Mount Dora.


New Mexican restaurant looks for 'breeze' of fresh air at revolving door location in Lady Lake | Villages-News.com

Located at 360 S. U.S. Hwy. 27/441, the building previously housed aGreek restaurant that closed last summer after having been open for less than a yearand was the home toTexas Stockyards for three years.Prior to that, it was known as the Silver Cricket.