Wildwood police seek man who robbed BB&T bank

Wildwood police are seeking a man who walked into the BB&T bank shortly before closing at 4 p.m. Tuesday and demanded money. The suspect handed a note to a teller suggesting he was armed. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Wildwood Police Chief Ed Reeser said they believe the suspect fled in […]

Hillsborough Gate coming out of ‘construction mode’

The Hillsborough Gate is coming out of construction mode and will no longer open automatically.

The Hillsborough Gate located at Buena Vista Boulevard and Hillsborough Drive  was removed from construction mode as of midnight Friday. This gate will no longer open automatically when drivers approach it, according to the District Office. All vehicles approaching the gate will need to stop at the entrance and use their gate access card or […]

Village of Sanibel break-in under investigation

A break-in in the Village of Sanibel is under investigation by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. The break-in at the home on Twisted Oaks Avenue was reported to the sheriff’s office at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday. Someone apparently entered the home that earlier that day while the homeowners were gone. Among the items said to have […]

Crash on County Road 42 leaves two dead

A 67-year-old Weirsdale man and 31-year-old Summerfield man are dead following a collision at 5:54 p.m. Tuesday on County Road 42 at SE 58th Avenue. A truck driven by Terry Allen Cole of Weirsdale was traveling west on County Road 42 when it crossed the center line and collided with another pickup driven by Ronald […]

Lake County teachers will be getting raises

Lake County teachers will be getting a raise. The Lake County School Board on Monday approved an agreement with the Lake County Education Association that will provide for raises of $1,500 to $6,850 for current teachers. The raises are dependent on years of experience. The starting salary for Lake County teachers will now be $37,150. […]

20-year-old woman killed on I-75 in Sumter County

A 20-year-old from St. Petersburg was killed when she was struck by a car at 10:32 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 75 in Sumter County.   Brittany Nicole Bailey was standing near a disabled vehicle when she was struck by a car driven by Alfonza Scott Singleton, 44, of Windmere.   A report from the Florida […]