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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.

Driver ticketed after trying to beat train in Marion County

A 23-year-old Ocala man was ticketed but uninjured after his Ford pickup truck collided with a train early Wednesday morning in Marion County. John McNair...

Gov. Scott names new chief of staff

Gov. Rick Scott has announced that Kim McDougal will take over as his chief of staff. She has been serving as deputy chief of...

Florida Highway Patrol seeking truck that struck and killed bicyclist

The Florida Highway Patrol is seeking a pickup truck believed to have been involved in an accident that claimed the life of a bicyclist. The...

Public Safety Director John Jolliff appointed to Central Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association Board of...

Lake County Public Safety Director John Jolliff has been installed as a member of the Board of Directors with the prestigious Central Florida Fire...

70-year-old critically injured in two-vehicle collision

Two drivers were injured in two-vehicle collision Wednesday evening in Citrus County. Seventy-year-old Raymond Wayne Adkins of Lecanto was traveling east in a 2005 Jeep...

U.S. Sen. Nelson pushes measure to bolster anti-drone technologies at airports

The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee has approved a measure aimed at keeping drones away from airports.  The measure, sought by the panel’s top Democrat, U.S. Sen....

Gov. Rick Scott endorses Donald Trump in presidential race

Gov. Rick Scott has endorsed GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, one day after Trump won the Florida primary. The governor posted the following statement on...

Marion County voters approve penny sales tax

Marion County voters on Tuesday approved a one penny sales tax to fund public safety and roadway improvements. The tax will begin to be collected...

Florida Highway Patrol targeting aggressive drivers of cars and trucks

The Florida Highway Patrol’s commercial vehicle enforcement troopers has begun another phase of Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT), a safety campaign aimed at...

Bear-proof trash cans offered at a steep discount to Marion County residents

Bear-proof trash cans are being offered at a steep discount to Marion County residents. In 2014, about 32 percent of the 518 bear complaints to Florida...

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