Golf cart driver hits cyclist with beverage can in The Villages

Share the Road

A bicyclist called 911 after witnessing a man in a golf cart throw a beverage can at another bicyclist earlier this month. Villager Dave Taylor and his wife witnessed the incident at 12:30 p.m. June 8 on Belvedere Boulevard near the Pimlico Recreation Center. Taylor described the golf cart driver as “a white 60ish heavy […]

Nurse shot in struggle at West Marion Community Hospital

West Marion Community Hospital

A shooter was detained at West Marion Community Hospital after wounding a nurse Saturday. The shooter had reportedly been taken to the hospital by a trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol. A struggle ensued between the two, a shot was fired and a nurse in the room was wounded in the leg. The incident happened about 3 […]

Villager avoids prosecution in theft of garbage disposal


A 75-year-old Village of Calumet Grove man will avoid prosecution after he was caught on video taking a garbage disposal from a woman’s vehicle parked at Lowe’s in Lady Lake. Richard K. Pfleger was arrested March 30 after he turned himself in to Sumter County sheriff’s deputies. He admitted to stealing the garbage disposal from […]

Summerfield man charged with 20 counts of possession of child pornography

John Robert McDowell

A 39-year-old Summerfield man has been arrested on 20 counts of possession of child pornography. On Dec. 26 and Feb. 14, Marion County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives received information that multiple files of child pornography were uploaded to John Robert McDowell’s email account. It was later determined that McDowell possessed the child pornography in […]

Lake County sheriff’s deputies to begin carrying opiate antidote

Lake County Sheriff Peyton Grinnell

Lake County sheriff’s deputies will soon be equipped with the opiate antidote NARCAN to help in their fight against the heroin epidemic that is ravaging the nation. NARCAN is a prescription medication that blocks the effects of opioids and reverses an overdose. The sheriff’s office has initially ordered 110 doses of the medication, the amount […]

Micro surfacing scheduled later this month in several villas


Weather permitting, micro surfacing is scheduled to begin in the following villas: June 26 – Tierra Grande Villas June 27 – Cottages of Summerchase June 28  – Carriage Houses at Glenview and Villa La Paloma Signs with additional information will be posted outside of the villa entries and notifications with information and instructions will be […]