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Mass Shooting Plot at Villages Charter Middle School Foiled

January 27, 2017 |

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THE VILLAGES-   Two students that attend the Villages Charter Middle School were arrested on Thursday after officials learned of their plot of a mass shooting at the school.

On Tuesday, school officials and the resource … Read More

Man Arrested After Altercation Leaves Wal-Mart Employee Unconscious

January 23, 2017 |

LEESBURG – A Lady Lake man was arrested Sunday afternoon after an altercation with a Wal-Mart employee left the employee unconscious according to police reports.

According to the report, Leesburg Police responded to the Wal-Mart located at 2501 Citrus Boulevard (US Hwy … Read More

Man Arrested for Dealing Meth Bonds out, Back in Jail Next Day

December 22, 2016 |

FRUITLAND PARK – A man who was arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine (meth) on Tuesday is back behind bars just one day after posting bail.

Shawn Rutig, 32, was arrested Tuesday during a raid on a Fruitland Park home that was … Read More

4 Arrested in Fruitland Park for Meth Dealing and Running a Chop Shop

December 20, 2016 | 1

FRUITLAND PARK – Lake County deputies arrested 4 people in Fruitland Park early Tuesday morning after discovering the suspects were using their home as a chop shop and to deal methamphetamine according to a press release.

Deputies began their investigation after … Read More

Man Killed in Deputy Involved Shooting in Fruitland Park

December 7, 2016 |

FRUITLAND PARK – One man is dead after an incident that occurred on Picciola Road in Fruitland Park according to deputies.

Lake County deputies responded to a hit-and-run call near Fruitland Discount Beverage, a gas station commonly referred to as JR’s … Read More

Lake County Hosts Investiture Ceremony for Newly Elected County Commissioners

November 20, 2016 |

TAVARES – The Lake County Board of County Commissioners will be hosting an investiture ceremony and reception where the newly elected county commissioners will be sworn in.

The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 22nd at the Lake County Administration … Read More

Fruitland Park Cafe Owner Passes at 65

November 18, 2016 |

FRUITLAND PARK – For many that knew Steve Fussell he was a caring, friendly, and generous member of the Fruitland Park community.

Fussell passed away in the early morning hours on Sunday, November 13, 2016, at Shands Hospital in Gainesville.

Most … Read More

Lake County Prepares for Hurricane Matthew after Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency

October 4, 2016 | 2

LAKE COUNTY – Governer Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in preparation for Hurricane Matthew which is expected to reach the Florida coastline sometime Thursday night.

According to the latest projection shown by, Hurricane Matthew, which is currently a category … Read More

Woman Loses Home in Fruitland Park Fire

October 3, 2016 | 4

FRUITLAND PARK – Another fire claimed the home of a Fruitland Park woman Monday evening. The blaze started at 3822 Citrus Circle in the county side of Fruitland Park at approximately 6:00 pm.

Firefighters from The Villages, Lake County, and Leesburg … Read More

Fruitland Park Police to Open New Substation in the Moyer Recreation Center

September 29, 2016 |

FRUITLAND PARK – The Fruitland Park Police Department announced that they will be opening their new substation at the Moyer Recreation Center located at 300 Moyer Loop in The Villages.

According to a Fruitland Park official, the station will serve as the … Read More

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