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Villages Resident in Critical Condition After Collision with School Bus

April 21, 2017 |

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Bushnell, Fla. – A Villages resident is in critical condition after colliding with a school bus in Bushnell Friday afternoon.

The collision caused deputies and firefighters to close down a section of US Highway 301 near County Road … Read More

Villages Resident Drives Car Into Pond on Hillsborough Trail in The Villages

March 4, 2017 |

THE VILLAGES –  A Villages resident was pulled from a pond early Saturday morning after she ran a stop sign causing her vehicle to run off of the road and land in the middle of a small pond according to … Read More

Mass Shooting Plot at Villages Charter Middle School Foiled

January 27, 2017 |

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 officer were notified about a … Read More

Sumter County Deputies Save Puppies From House Fire

December 28, 2016 |

THE VILLAGES – Two chihuahua puppies were saved from a house fire on Christmas Eve according to a Sumter County press release.

Deputies and firefighters responded to a home on Ansley Path in The Villages on Christmas Eve at approximately 2:00 pm … Read More

Shooter Identified in VA Clinic Shooting

December 13, 2016 |

THE VILLAGES  – The shooter responsible for the incident that took place early Tuesday morning has been identified as 60-year-old veteran Stephen Cometa according to a source.

Cometa entered the VA Clinic located on Mulberry Lane in The Villages just after … Read More

Active Shooter Incident at The Villages VA Clinic

December 13, 2016 | 3

THE VILLAGES – Marion County Deputies along with SWAT and FBI were called out to the VA Clinic in The Villages located at 8700 SE 165th Mulberry Lane early Tuesday morning in response to an active shooter incident.

According to one witness, a … Read More

Sumter County Fire Department Offers Free Beer in Exchange for Toys

December 12, 2016 |

THE VILLAGES – The Sumter County Fire Department along with Beef O’Brady’s in The Villages are offering free beer, drinks, or chips in exchange for a new toy in hopes of collecting toys for their annual toy drive.

Bring an unwrapped … Read More

Sumter County Deputies Seek Beall’s Shoplifter

November 29, 2016 |

THE VILLAGES – Deputies with the Sumter County Sheriff’s office need assistance in identifying a woman who entered the Beall’s located on Wedgewood Lane (CR 466) in The Villages and attempted to leave the store with unpaid merchandise.

The store’s Loss Prevention … Read More

Wildwood Police Seek Suspect in Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming Theft in Brownwood

November 17, 2016 |

WILDWOOD – Wildwood Police officers are seeking help in identifying and locating a woman who allegedly stole items from Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming located at 3682 Meggison Road in the Brownwood section of The Villages.

The woman, pictured above wearing capri pants, … Read More

Sumter County to Hold “Operation Medicine Cabinet”

October 18, 2016 |

THE VILLAGES – If you have a bunch of old medicine laying around, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office has made it easy to properly dispose of it.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office will be sponsoring an event dubbed “Operation Medicine Cabinet” … Read More