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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

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

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

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

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

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

Wildwood man headed to state prison after arranging for sex with 13-year-old girl

John Francis D'Aiuto Jr. A 66-year-old Wildwood man is heading to state prison after arranging in 2016 for sex with a 13-year-old girl who turned out to be an undercover law enforcement officer. John Francis D'Aiuto was sentenced last week in Lake County Court. He was ordered to serve 33 months with


Brawl behind Inverness eatery leads to stabbing, battery charge

A scuffle behind an Inverness establishment early Sunday morning turned violent when one man allegedly stabbed another. After midnight Saturday, a Citrus County sheriff's deputy went to Coach's Pub & Eatery and met with numerous witnesses accusing 22-year-old Alexander Luis Rivera, of Inverness, of

RIVERLAND NEWS - 2018-03-19 16:58:00

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

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

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-03-19 14:31:35

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

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-03-19 20:30:29

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

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-03-19 20:29:08

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

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-03-19 20:44:35

Winn-Dixie closing numerous Florida stores as parent company announces restructuring

The parent company of Winn-Dixie has announced that 94 stores will be closed as as part of a restructuring plan. None of the Winn-Dixie stores in The Villages are impacted. Two Winn-Dixie stores in Ocala will be closed by April 30, according to an announcement from Southeastern Grocers. Following i


Mandatory boil-water notice issued for Leesburg residents

LEESBURG - Crews in Leesburg were working Saturday to repair a water main break in the water distribution system connected to the elevated water tower located on North College Street between West Main Street and High Street. A mandatory boil-water notice is in effect for any home or business that e


Brooksville Fires Police Chief Amid Talks Of Dissolving Entire Department

The city of Brooksville fired Chief of Police George Turner last week after he served more than 10 years in the role. The decision comes as the city negotiates with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office about taking over its law enforcement duties, effectively dissolving Brooksville's police departme

USF.EDU - 2018-03-19 17:53:04

Wildwood woman arrested after allegedly striking another woman with vacuum cleaner

Haley Ann Croskrey A Wildwood woman was arrested after allegedly striking another woman with a vacuum cleaner. Sumter County sheriff's deputies responded Monday night to a residence on County Road 134 in Wildwood after 23-year-old Haley Ann Croskrey struck the other woman three to four times with th


Argument ends with man shot in stomach

An argument that later turned physical led to the arrest of a man who authorities were told shot another man in the stomach early Saturday morning. The victim was taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center with a non-life threatening injury and is expected to survive. Michael Bernard Shell, 26, was arre


Business owners killed in murder-suicide at Orlando bar

Two people were killed in a murder-suicide at Mezcal bar in Orlando Friday night, officials said. Orange County deputies were called out to Mezcal bar around 11:12 p.m. for reports of gunshots inside the bar. There, deputies found a man and a woman suffering from gunshot wounds. Deputies later said


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