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News from around the state of Florida as reported in The Villages, Florida. Stories from around Florida, including Lake, Sumter and Marion counties, as well as areas in north, central, and south Florida. Stories on Villagers' lives and activities throughout the communities and the state. News for state-wide government, policies, events and happenings.

Nelson says GOP tax bill hurts Puerto Rico, urges colleagues to vote against it

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-FL, said this week that the Senate would be sending “another hurricane to Puerto Rico” if it passes the Republican’s...
Danielle Cancel

Intoxicated woman arrested after attack on man in Ocala

An intoxicated woman was arrested after attacking a man in Ocala. A Marion County sheriff's deputies responded Tuesday to a residence located on NW Hwy....

Woman dies after being struck by vehicle in Winn-Dixie parking lot in Brooksville

A woman died Tuesday after being struck by a vehicle in a Winn-Dixie parking lot in Brooksville. Maria Resendes Pavao, 67, of Weeki Wachee, had...
John Retiko

76-year-old man arrested on driving under the influence charge after mistaking deputy for ‘someone...

A 76-year-old man was arrested Monday on a charge of driving under the influence in Marion County. A  Marion County sheriff’s K-9 deputy was traveling...

Damage to greens reported at Stone Creek Golf Course in Ocala

Damage to the greens at Stone Creek Golf Course in Ocala has been reported to law enforcement. A Marion County sheriff’s deputy responded to 9076...

Helicopter, bloodhounds join in search for missing student in Leesburg

UPDATE:  Saige Blum has been located in Orange County. Her parents were on their way Tuesday morning to pick her up. A helicopter and bloodhounds...

Three people killed in wrong-way crash on Interstate 75 on Thanksgiving night

Three people died as the result of a wrong-way crash on Interstate 75 on Thanksgiving night in Hillsborough County. Justin B. Lakin, 21, of Bradenton,...

19-year-old driving on learner’s permit arrested on charge of driving under the influence

A 19-year-old woman driving on a learner’s permit was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence after she was spotted sleeping in...
Shawn Simon

Ocala man with history of drunk driving arrested by sheriff’s deputies on DUI charge

A man with a history of drunk driving arrests was arrested early Sunday on a charge of  driving under the influence. Marion County sheriff's deputies...
Brian Halligan

Irish-born jockey arrested on charges of stalking, drunk driving in Ocala

A jockey born in Ireland was arrested Thursday night on charges of stalking and drunk driving in Ocala. Marion County sheriff's deputies responded to SE...

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