Four people killed in crash on Interstate 75 in Alachua County

Four people were killed and a three-year-old child critically injured when their vehicle left the roadway and struck a disabled tractor trailer truck Sunday morning on Interstate 75 in Alachua County. They had been traveling south in a 2016 Chrysler 200 at 8:43 a.m. when the accident occurred, according to an accident report from the […]

Golf cart flips near Village of Tamarind Grove


One person was transported by ambulance to Leesburg Regional Medical Center after a speeding golf cart flipped Saturday afternoon near the Village of Tamarind Grove. The golf cart, which was carrying two people, had been traveling southbound shortly before 2 p.m. on St. Charles Place near Southern Star Way when the golf cart flipped, according […]

Alert issued for missing Summerfield man

Jessie Lee Curtis

UPDATE: Jessie Lee Curtis has been located and is safe. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has issued an alert for a 36-year-old Summerfield man who is missing and possibly endangered. Jessie Lee Curtis was last seen Friday leaving his residence at 9765 SE Hwy. 42 in an unknown direction of travel. “Before leaving, he made […]

21-year-old living in The Villages turns herself in on warrant

Allison Jo-Ann Burch

A 21-year-old living on the Historic Side of The Villages turned herself in Thursday morning at the Sumter County Detention Center. Allison Jo-Ann Burch of 1740 Magnolia Avenue had been wanted on a Sumter County warrant charging her with fraud. She was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center and released after posting $2,000 bond.

Dog to be kept under quarantine after biting child in face

Marion County Sheriff's Office

A Corgi-mix named Scrappy will be kept under quarantine for 10 days after biting a child in the face Thursday afternoon in Ocklawaha. The child had been left alone in the house with the dog after adults stepped outside, according to an incident report from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. The mother of the child […]