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Wildwood sex offender remains behind bars after dropping off girls at school

A Wildwood sex offender remains behind bars after dropping off girls at a local school.

Villagers’ daughter completes anti-shoplifting class after arrest at Buffalo Ridge

The daughter of a Villages couple has completed an anti-shoplifting class as part of court-ordered action following her arrest earlier this year at Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza in The Villages.

Lady Lake man arrested after threatening woman and her dog with knife

A Lady Lake man was arrested after allegedly threatening a woman and her dog with a knife.

Sharp-eyed neighbor prevents package theft from nearby porch

An sharp-eyed Fruitland Park woman stopped a crime in progress Saturday afternoon as she confronted two men stealing packages from her neighbor’s porch.

Summerfield man jailed after violent drink-spraying squabble with lady friend

A Summerfield man found himself behind bars late Monday afternoon after a nasty altercation with his lady friend outside an Ocala discount store.

Tinnitus Support Group club will meet at Churchill Recreation Center

The Tinnitus Support Group club will meet this afternoon at Churchill Recreation Center.

Sumter detectives seeking help in catching Wal-Mart wallet bandit

Sumter County sheriff’s detectives are seeking help in nabbing a wallet bandit who went on a recent shopping spree.

Sumter sheriff’s detectives seeking help in nabbing camper bandit

Sumter County sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in catching a thief who recently stole a camper trailer from a parking lot in Bushnell.

Woman jailed after using mother’s handicapped placard while shopping at Wawa

A 39-year-old Wildwood woman was arrested after using her mother’s handicapped placard to park in a handicapped spot at Wawa.

Homeless person steals bicycle on Historic Side of The Villages

A homeless person was arrested after allegedly stealing a bicycle from a residence on the Historic Side of The Villages.