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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.

Fast-food worker nabbed on charge of stealing from Leesburg eatery

A Leesburg fast-food worker has been charged with stealing from her restaurant, just weeks before she was scheduled to come off probation.

Lake County Jail guard arrested for solicitation of prostitution

A corrections officer at the Lake County Jail was arrested Thursday and charged with solicitation of prostitution.

Racial tensions erupt as Leesburg commissioners spar over building purchase

Emotions ran raw and undercurrents of racial tension could be felt Monday night before Leesburg commissioners agreed to purchase an old building in the Carver Heights area.

Blood sample taken from driver who caused crash claiming life of Winter Springs man

A blood sample has been taken from a driver who caused a head-on crash which claimed the life of a Winter Springs man.

Couple seeking OK for new Leesburg entertainment complex

Leesburg commissioners heard the first reading of three ordinances Monday night that if approved will pave the way for a new family entertainment center in the city.

Pedestrian crossing roadway struck and killed by 86-year-old driver

A 29-year-old Spring Hill woman is dead after she was struck and killed by an 86-year-old driver Sunday night in Hernando County.

Leesburg man behind bars after bloody confrontation with girlfriend at hotel

Leesburg Police officers scrambled to a local hotel last week after a witness reported seeing a man strangling a woman outside one of the guest rooms.

DAR presents historic marker honoring Leesburg airport’s role in WW II

Elected officials, veterans and members of Daughters of the American Revolution gathered at Leesburg International Airport for the unveiling of a historic marker recognizing the airport’s role in World War II.

30-year-old motorcyclist killed in fiery crash in Citrus County

A 30-year-old motorcyclist was killed Saturday in a fiery crash in Citrus County. He worked in Bushnell and was originally from Indiana.

Vintage World War II aircraft coming to Leesburg International Airport

The Wings of Freedom Tour is bringing vintage military aircraft to Leesburg International Airport.

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