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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Leesburg Police identify type of vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run crash

The Leesburg Police Department has identified the type of vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash that left a 32-year-old Leesburg man dead earlier this week.

Silver Alert issued for missing Villager last seen driving red Toyota Rav4

A Silver Alert was issued Wednesday night for a missing 87-year-old Village of Mallory Square resident.

32-year-old Leesburg pedestrian killed in apparent hit-and-run crash

A Leesburg man was killed early Sunday morning – the apparent victim of a hit-and-run crash.

Two airlifted to trauma center after vehicles collide at busy Leesburg intersection

Crews from Leesburg Fire Rescue and Lake EMS, along with Leesburg Police officers and Lake County sheriff’s deputies, scrambled to a vehicle crash with injuries on Tuesday morning.

85-year-old Summerfield man calls for help after four-door sedan goes missing

An 85-year-old Summerfield mobile home park dweller called a Marion County sheriff’s deputy for help Tuesday after discovering that his vehicle was missing.

Bonnybrook pool parking lot will be closed

Portions of the Bonnybrook pool parking lot will be closed for maintenance.

Allamanda Recreation Center to be closed for cleaning

The Allamanda Recreation Center will be closed for quarterly cleaning. We've got the date.

Summerfield man nabbed with hypodermic needle stuck in his arm

A Summerfield man wanted on warrants was caught with a hypodermic needle sticking out of his arm Monday morning.

Summerfield man wakes up to no water after pump stolen from backyard

A 57-year-old Summerfield man called a Marion County sheriff’s deputy for help Sunday after realizing he’d been the victim of a theft.