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Distracted driver forces landscaper’s truck onto curb, snarls traffic on Lake Sumter bridge

A distracted driver forced a landscaper to swerve and jump the curb at Lake Sumter bridge on Tuesday morning.

Traffic reduced to one lane in U.S. Hwy. 27/441 construction zone after hole opens up

Traffic was reduced to one lane Tuesday afternoon in a busy construction area on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 in Lady Lake after a hole opened up under a bridge support.

Big crowd and protesters at Brownwood for Gaetz, Greene tour launch

An enormous crowd and large group of friends and protesters were at the Brownwood Hotel & Spa ahead of the arrival of two controversial GOP figures.

18-year-old Eustis man gunned down in Leesburg in possible drug deal gone bad

An 18-year-old Eustis man died Wednesday night after being shot in the Carver Heights area of Leesburg.

Selfless Marine Corps League member honored with coveted award

Members of the Col. Phillip C. DeLong Marine Corps League Detachment 1267 honored one of their own Monday night with the prestigious Legion Of Honor Humanitarian Award.

74-year-old pedestrian struck by SUV at busy Leesburg intersection

A pedestrian was injured late Wednesday afternoon when he was struck by a vehicle in Leesburg.

Sumter sheriff’s detectives launch homicide probe after body of Winter Garden man found in Royal

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is conducting a homicide investigation in the Royal area of Wildwood.

Pedestrian dies after being struck by pickup on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 in Leesburg

A 56-year-old pedestrian was killed Saturday night when he was struck by a vehicle on a busy highway in Leesburg.

Leesburg man allegedly wielding bat and knife killed in deputy-involved shooting

A Leesburg man accused of coming at law enforcement with a bat in one hand and a knife in the other was killed in a deputy-involved shooting on Sunday.

Wildwood Commission gives final blessing to healthy $56.9 million budget

Wildwood commissioners on Monday night gave final approval to a $56.9 million budget and OK'd an agreement that could result in permanent food trucks in The Villages.

Summerfield woman calls for help after minibike goes missing from carport

A Summerfield woman called a Marion County sheriff’s deputy for help Wednesday night after realizing her minibike was missing.

Summerfield man behind bars after purse stolen from Belleview pool hall

A Summerfield man was nabbed Wednesday after a woman claimed he stole her purse from a Belleview pool hall last week.

Sumter sheriff seeks help in nabbing bandit who hit Bushnell Wal-Mart

Sumter County sheriff’s detectives are searching for a bandit who ripped off the Bushell Wal-Mart earlier this week.

SeaBreeze Recreation Center to be closed for quarterly cleaning

The SeaBreeze Recreation Center will be closed for quarterly cleaning.

Villages and Sumter County firefighters scramble to possible house fire in Wildwood

Crews from The Villages Public Safety Department responded alongside units from Sumter County Fire Rescue to a possible house fire in Wildwood on Saturday.

El Santiago Recreation Center parking lot will be resurfaced

The El Santiago Recreation Center Parking Lot will be closed for resurfacing. We've got the dates.

Popular dog park in The Villages will be closed for maintenance

A popular dog park in The Villages will be closed for maintenance. We've got details.

Summerfield couple jailed after driver fails DUI field sobriety tests while being taunted

A Summerfield couple believed to be under the influence of alcohol found themselves behind bars early Tuesday morning after a vehicle smashed into a tree and the crash scene quickly turned ugly.

Allamanda Recreation Center closed throughout September

The Allamanda Recreation Center will be closed through Monday, Sept. 30.

Three incumbent Lady Lake commissioners assured of another term

Three long-time incumbents will be back to serve another term on the Lady Lake Commission.

Rohan Recreation Center will be closed for quarterly cleaning

The Rohan Recreation Center and Sports Pool will be temporarily closed for quarterly cleaning.

Summerfield man seriously injured in crash that claims life of Dunnellon man

A three-vehicle crash involving a Summerfield man early Friday morning claimed the life of a Dunnellon motorist.

Eisenhower Recreation Center to be closed for maintenance

The Eisenhower Recreation Center will be closed for maintenance. We've got the date.

Odell Recreation Center pickleball and tennis courts to be closed

The Odell Recreation Center pickleball and tennis courts will be closed this week.