A license plate was stolen from a trailer parked Wednesday at Beef O’ Brady’s at Mulberry Grove Plaza in The Villages. The trailer had been parked at the restaurant between 4 and 5:30 p.m., according to an incident report from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. The 39-year-old Summerfield man who owns the trailer said someone […]
A 78-acre prescribed burn is being conducted in the area of State Road 35and NE 24 Street, Silver Springs State Park in Marion County. Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling in the area as visibility may deteriorate quickly especially during the night time and early morning hours. Motorists are reminded to reduce their […]
The window of a snowbird’s Cadillac was shattered while it was parked at a bowling alley in The Villages. A 69-year-old Saginaw, Mich. man parked his black Cadillac XTS at about 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at Fiesta Bowl. When he returned to the vehicle at about 5:40 p.m., he discovered the front passenger window had […]
A man was arrested after allegedly damaging a sign this past weekend at a nightspot in Spanish Springs Town Square. John Robbins Baer, 31, of Fruitland Park allegedly struck an outside sign with his hand at about 1 a.m. Sunday at Margarita Republic, according to an incident report from the Lady Lake Police Department. Baer […]
A seventh-grader was found to be in possession of brass knuckles Tuesday at Lake Weir Middle School. The student told a school official he had only brought the brass knuckles to school to show to friends and did not plan to use them in a confrontation, according to an incident report from the Marion County […]
A group of Sumterville residents asked Sumter County commissioners to help them battle a popular ATV and motorcycle racetrack along County Road 526. Board Chairman Doug Gilpin said the county would start a code enforcement case immediately to determine whether the racetrack violates the county noise ordinance as the residents claim. Linda Wood, who lives […]
In the wake of January’s foiled school shooting at the Villages Charter School, the administration has released a parent information guide entitled simply, “Safety.” (You can read about the foiled school shooting HERE) The guide offers all types of advice and is broken down in age ranges in which parents should communicate with their children. […]
A 24-year-old woman was critically injured Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision in Marion County. Tabitha Singleton of Belleview was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center after the accident at 3:31 p.m. at SE 96th Place Road and SE 67th Ave Road, according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol. She had been […]
The Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating a suspicious death at Orange Blossom Hills in Summerfield. Marion County Fire Rescue was called to the scene at SE 169th Lane and pronounced an individual dead at 10:44 a.m. Sunday. The death was deemed suspicious and the body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office.
A license plate was reportedly stolen from a DISH Network vehicle over the weekend in Summerfield. An employee reported that the license plate had been removed from a 2005 Ford van on Friday, Saturday or Sunday while it was parked on SE 109th Avenue, according to an incident report from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
Community Development District 3 supervisors have again rebuffed the idea of putting center stripes on the district’s golf cart paths. “To me, it’s a safety issue,” resident Raymond Kissner, who supports striping, told CDD 3 supervisors on Friday. “I would like a little consideration.” CDD 4 is the only district to have striped its paths, […]
A meeting later this month of the new Villages chapter of the National Retiree Legislative Network (NRLN) will focus on protecting pension plans, preserving Social Security and Medicare. The meeting will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Laurel Manor Recreation Center. Guest speakers will include NRLN president Bill Kadereit […]
The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a woman’s suspicious death. At 11:18 a.m. Sunday, the sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a white female, who appeared to be deceased, laying in the middle of the road on County Road 231 in Wildwood. Upon deputies arrival, they determined the woman died from suspicious […]