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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

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

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

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

The Villages Singles Club will meet on Monday, March 19, 2018 at the La Hacienda Recreation Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. New members, renewals and guest registration is from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. Complimentary soda, water, and decaf coffee will be provided. All other beverages BYOB * Social Meeting


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

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

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

Toddler found unresponsive in Ocala pool

The 16-month-old boy is in critical condition at Shands SILVER SPRINGS SHORES - A toddler was rushed to the hospital Wednesday after a relative found him unresponsive in a pool, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. The 16-month-old boy was first transported to Munroe Regional Medical Cen

STAR-BANNER - 2018-03-21 21:39:18

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

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

Mary Jo Vitale hits career high in opening of 'Evita' in The Villages

"Evita" is a musical filled with the convoluted moral ambiguity of its three main characters: a slutty saint, a horny dictator and a rascally radical. Put them all together and you have Evita Peron, Juan Peron and Che Guevara - as defined by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber in "Evita. The show opene

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 23:18:46

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


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


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

Belleview Middle teacher scolded for 'monkey' comment

Said she was joking when comparing student to a clapping chimp BELLEVIEW - The school district has issued a verbal reprimand to a Belleview Middle School teacher who compared a black eighth-grade student to a "monkey smoking cigarettes." "I sincerely apologize for what was said and how (the student)

STAR-BANNER - 2018-03-20 16:53:52

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer performs for Paisans Club in The Villages

Nostalgia has its place but Terry Johnson relishes living - and singing - in the present. Johnson, 79, made it to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the pioneering doo-wop group The Flamingos. He also worked at Motown with Smokey Robinson, The Four Tops, The Temptations and the Supremes.Rock and R


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


Silver Springs woman sentenced to prison for bank fraud

A Silver Springs woman was sentenced last week to four years and nine months in federal prison for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. Elma Denise Sizelove, 40, was arrested in January 2017 after she attempted to pass an altered check at a local bank. Investigators discovered 150 pieces of mai


Woman bites father of her child, says she did it out of 'anger'

Marisa Vannucci A 38-year-old Oxford woman was arrested after allegedly biting the father of her child out of "anger." Marisa Vannucci was arrested Friday night at her home on Stewart Loop. She admitted to biting the man on the arm out of "anger," according to an arrest report from the Wildwood Poli


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