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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.

Lake County man dies after pickup leaves roadway, hits guardrail

A 30-year-old Lake County man died after his pickup truck left the roadway and struck a guardrail Thursday afternoon in Orange County. Samuel Peterson of...

Nelson files bill to give Maria evacuees quicker access to federal benefits

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-FL, has filed legislation to give evacuees from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands immediate access to a...

Woman’s Mercedes stolen from Fairfield Village in Ocala

A woman's Mercedes-Benz was reportedly stolen from Fairfield Village in Ocala. A Marion County sheriff's deputy responded to a home in Fairfield Village in reference...

Decal vanishes from Summerfield woman’s license plate

A decal sticker reportedly vanished from a Summerfield woman's license plate. A Marion County sheriff's deputy was contacted Tuesday by the woman, who advised that...

Ocala police offering cash reward for information on man with history of violence

The Ocala Police Department is offering a cash reward  for information leading to the location and arrest of Keo Mike. Mike has multiple felony...
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Two men charged in stolen vehicle pursuit that resulted in fatal crash on I-75

Two men have been charged in a stolen vehicle pursuit that resulted in a crash that killed a passenger on Interstate 75. At around 4:10...

Nelson files tax-relief bill to help victims of hurricanes  

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-FL, has filed legislation to provide some much needed tax relief to individuals and small businesses hit hardest by Hurricanes...

Fight breaks out over table space at laundromat in Ocala

A fight reportedly broke out Sunday afternoon over table space at a laundromat in Ocala. A Marion County sheriff's deputy responded to Spin City Laundry...

Florida Highway Patrol warns of flooding at Payne’s Prairie in Alachua County

The Florida Highway Patrol is warning of flooding on U.S. Hwy. 441 at Payne’s Prairie in Alachua County, resulting in the northbound lanes being...

Attorney General Pam Bondi doesn’t want O.J. settling in Florida

Attorney General Pam Bondi is objecting to O.J. Simpson's relocation to Florida upon his release from prison. Bondi wrote a letter to Florida Department of...

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