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Around Florida

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.

Baltazar Ignacio-Bahena

Intoxicated man arrested after allegedly threatening woman with handgun

An intoxicated man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly threatening a woman with a handgun in Ocala. Marion County sheriff's deputies responded to a residence located...

Nelson calls for better coordination to address housing needs of hurricane victims  

WASHINGTON, D.C.– U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Wednesday joined nearly a dozen other U.S. senators in urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department...
David Blum

Deputies capture man who removed GPS ankle monitor, fled from work release program

Marion County sheriff's deputies captured a man who removed his GPS ankle monitor and fled a work release program. Deputies on Monday responded to 5050...
Belleview High School

Law enforcement confronts Belleview High School student in investigation into ‘Slap Ass Friday’

A Marion County sheriff's officer confronted a high school student Monday at Belleview High School during an investigation into "Slap Ass Friday." While working as...

Marion County sheriff’s deputies investigate report of man impersonating law enforcement

A male suspect reportedly impersonated as a police officer in Ocala this past week. A Marion County sheriff's deputy responded Wednesday to a residence located...
FHP motorcyclist in procession hit by vehicle

Motorcyclist, passenger killed after turning into path of car driven by 72-year-old woman

A motorcyclist and his passenger were killed Tuesday after crashing into a vehicle in Citrus County. Nina Sue Hinnant, 72, of Lecanto was driving a...

Woman reports rented Jeep Cherokee’s tires were slashed at her home in Ocala

A rented Jeep Cherokee's tires were reportedly slashed at a woman's home in Ocala. A Marion County sheriff's deputy responded to a residence located on...
FHP motorcyclist in procession hit by vehicle

Driver, passenger killed after crashing into unoccupied vehicle in Orange County

A driver and passenger were killed Sunday after their vehicle crashed into an unoccupied vehicle on the Florida Turnpike in Orange County. David Howard, 39,...

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson calls for extension of D-SNAP benefits for Floridians in wake...

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to extend the deadline for Floridians to apply for emergency food benefits, known...

U-Haul truck goes missing in Ocala

A U-Haul truck reportedly went missing this week in Ocala. A Marion County sheriff's deputy responded to a residence on NE 25th Terrace in reference...

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