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Wild police chase caught on dash-cam at Florida golf course
One of the worst drives of 2019 was caught on camera in Lady Lake, Florida earlier this week. The driver was unable to get away with it. Jessie Webb, 29, led Lady Lake policemen on a wild car chase across Orange Blossom Hills Golf and Country Club Sunday morning, even forcing some golfers to swerve
25-year-old resident of The Villages arrested near Shay Gate
An oft-arrested 25-year-old resident of The Villages has landed back behind bars. Ryan Stewart Ledoux, who lives at 1868 W. Schwartz Blvd., was at the wheel of a blue pickup truck when he was pulled over at 8:18 p.m. Feb 8 near the Shay Gate. A check revealed Ledoux was wanted on a Marion County war
Miami man arrested after caught riding ATV on roadway in Wildwood
A Miami man was arrested after he was caught riding an all terrain vehicle on a roadway in Wildwood. Lomar Lovell Lee, 24, was spotted at 12:48 p.m. Tuesday riding the ATV near Wildwood City Hall and was pulled over in the parking lot of Ace Hardware on Shopping Center Drive, according to an arrest
Man with extensive criminal record surrenders right before deputies bust into Summerfield home
Marion County sheriff’s deputies spent an hour outside a Summerfield home before a man being served a warrant finally surrendered and was charged with resisting arrest. A Marion County Court order dated Feb. 4 revoked the bond of Christopher Shane Fulk, 44, of 5495 SE 145th St., who is awaiting tria
2 Dead, 2 Wounded From Shooting at Florida Basketball Court
Authorities says two people were killed and two others were wounded from a gun fight at an outdoor basketball court in Florida. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office tweeted Friday that multiple people started shooting at each other Thursday night at a basketball court in a city park.
Waste Management overhauling garbage and recycling collection services
Waste Management is overhauling its garbage and recycling collection services in Wildwood and other area communities. Doug McCoy, the company’s district manager, told Wildwood commissioners Monday that Waste Management is converting its entire fleet to quieter natural gas powered vehicles, automatin
Female Eagle Spotted with her Chicks in The Villages
We can’t get enough of this bald eagle family! The eaglets are growing so quickly, and their mom sure looks proud atop of the nest. This photo was taken at the Pine Ridge Eagle Preserve in The Villages, FL. Photo courtesy of Tom Lamb.
Two former local chiefs of police fail to make cut in Wildwood search for top cop
Four finalists have been selected for the post of permanent Wildwood police chief. City Manager Jason McHugh, who is supervising the hiring process, told commissioners this week that he probably will announce his recommended candidate later this month.
Driver, passenger trapped when semi crushes car on I-75 in Marion County
MARION COUNTY, Fla. - A driver and passenger were taken to a hospital as trauma alert patients after a semitrailer landed on top of their car during a multivehicle crash on Interstate 75 in Marion County, officials said.
Florida man got $980k tax refund, but he shouldn't have, feds say
A Florida man received a huge IRS refund by falsely claiming he paid $1 million in taxes, authorities said Friday. The IRS has recouped much of the $980,000 refund from Tampa resident Ramon Christopher Blanchett, who federal prosecutors said told a seven-digit lie on his 2016 income tax returns.
Taking away our treasured places in The Villages
Most people objected to tearing apart Katie Belle’s at Spanish Springs and taking out the ground floor for more shops. Not much shopping in these shops now and Katie Belle’s has changed from the grand beloved place it always was. (Remember Gunsmoke?).
Twin brothers out at Wildwood high school after sexual assault allegations
Twin brothers are out at Wildwood Middle High School after sexual assault allegations by a 16-year-old fellow student. Wildwood Principal Richard Hampton confirmed Tuesday to Villages-News.com that 18-year-old brothers Julius Davon Pressoir and Julieo Devion Pressoir are not attending school. He did
Enough fentanyl to kill more than 1,000 found in Florida high school
(WBBH) - Enough fentanyl to kill more than 1,000 people, along with cocaine and marijuana, were found in a student's book bag at Florida's Lehigh Senior High School on Tuesday.
At least 1 dead, multiple people injured in Aurora shooting, city officials say
AURORA, ILLINOIS - City officials in Aurora, Illinois, say a shooter has been apprehended after a situation at an industrial park where four police officers were injured. Authorities will provide an update on the shooting after 6:30 p.m. Watch live in the video player at the top of this story.
El Niño is here, what it means to Florida
El Niño spent the fall and early winter flirting with the Earth, warming up the equatorial Pacific but not making the connection with the atmosphere above. The coupling, however, is now complete, and the Climate Prediction Center declared Thursday that the global pattern often responsible for wetter
Long wait at The Villages Regional Hospital ER
I went by ambulance to The Villages Hospital ER Tuesday night at 11 p.m. Sat in a wheelchair for six hours before seeing a doctor. Seemed to be only one on-call doctor and triage nurse. Not happy with slow service. They need more help.
Woman on probation for welfare fraud arrested after traffic stop in The Villages
A woman on probation for welfare fraud was arrested Tuesday night after a traffic stop in The Villages. Jacqueline Elizabeth Webber, 49, of Wildwood, had been driving a car at 9:51 p.m. with a passenger side headlight that wasn’t working when she was pulled over at County Road 466A and Buena Vista B
Florida man struck and killed by Jeep while walking on I-75
LAKE CITY, Fla. (WGFL) -- A 79-year-old man died overnight after he was struck by a Jeep while walking on I-75 late Thursday. The Florida Highway Patrol says David Boose of Fruitland Park was walking along the inside, southbound lane near mile marker 430 about midnight.
Cops: Leesburg sex offender says he'd rather be in prision
LEESBURG — A Leesburg man who told police he would rather be in prison than on probation may get his way. Poncharella Johnson, 36, who was released from state prison last month on a sexual assault charge, was arrested Tuesday for not registering a cellphone with his probation officer.
Hickey on girl's neck leads to arrest of South Florida man
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - A man accused of inappropriately touching a teenage girl at a South Florida park last summer, giving her a hickey, was arrested on Valentine's Day. Terrence Wilkins, 28, faces a charge of lewd or lascivious battery on a 13-year-old girl.