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Counterfeit Bills Spread Through The Villages

Deputies Search for Men Passing Counterfeit Bills

THE VILLAGES - Sumter County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for two men after they distributed over $300 in counterfeit twenty dollar bills at WalMart in The Villages on July 1st. Surveillance footage from WalMart shows the…

Sumter County Deputies search for man who shoplifted from Beall's in The Villages.

Sumter County Deputies Seek Beall’s Shoplifter

THE VILLAGES -  Deputies from the Sumter County Sheriff's department are calling for your help in identifying and capturing an unidentified male suspect who was caught shoplifting from Beall's in The Villages on Wedgewood Lane.…

Bushnell Alligator Bite Victim Identified

Bushnell Alligator Bite Victim Identified

BUSHNELL - A Bushnell man who was airlifted to Ocala Regional Medical Center on Tuesday after being bitten by an alligator. According to the Sumter County Sheriff's Department, the man, now identified as Jackie Hildreth (58)…

Jenniffer agosta acosta arrested

Woman Arrested After Threatening Two People with a…

WILDWOOD - 29-year-old, Jeniffer Agosta Acosta was arrested Monday night after she allegedly threatened two people with a CO2 powered BB pistol at the Wildwood Citgo station on State Road 44. The incident occurred just before…

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Zika Virus in Miami Beach

Marion County Zika Virus Community Alert

The rainy season is upon us and if you are a native Central Floridian, you know that means mosquitoes. With the Zika Virus spreading rapidly, the Marion County Sheriff's Office issued a community alert on…

Joshua Caleb Sturgill

Grand Theft Auto: Wildwood

WILDWOOD - Sumter County Sheriffs responded to a call at the Wildwood Terrace Apartments at 500 Gilliam St in Wildwood on Saturday night where they confronted 27-year-old, Joshua Caleb Sturgill for allegedly stealing his sister's Dodge Caravan.…

Motorist on Cell Phone Causes Semi to Jackknife…

BUSHNELL - According to FHP reports, the driver of an older-model Saturn was reportedly on their cell phone when they veered into a semi-truck's lane early this morning just after 6:00 a.m.. The Brooksville truck driver,…

Sumter County Gets New Goodwill Superstore

The Thrift store giant, Goodwill opened with a big bang this weekend (Feb. 28 and Mar. 1) for their new Oxford location right behind Wal-Mart at 11954 CR 105 attracting a crowd of hundreds of people.…

Crash on I-75 Results in the Death of…

According to News 13, a couple traveling from Indiana we killed in a crash near mile marker 312 on I-75 in Sumter County. Florida Highway Patrol troopers state Charles Leming (68) lost control of his…

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Sumter Sheriffs Issue Silver Alert For Missing Villager

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office has issued a Silver Alert for James H. Clark, a 77-year-old Villages resident. Clark, who is believed to be in the early stages of dementia, disappeared Tuesday, according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s…

Angela Barcomb

16-Year-Old Missing From Lake County

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing and endangered juvenile according to The Daily Commercial. Angel Barcomb (16) has been missing from the Sorrento area since Saturday. The juvenile recently underwent surgery…

10-year-old Girl Killed in Accident on U.S. 301

A 10-year-old girl and 43-year-old woman was killed in an accident Monday morning at 6:03 a.m. on U.S. 301 in Webster. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 52-year-old Maria Vences, of Lehigh Acres, was driving…

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Sumter County Attorney Takes the Bench in 5th…

Mary Hatcher, a Sumter County attorney, won yesterday's election for the judgeship of the 5th Judicial Circuit which covers Sumter, Lake, Marion, Hernando and Citrus counties. She defeated her opponent, Inverness attorney Denise Dymond Lyn…

The Villages Developer, H. Gary Morse, dies at…

H. Gary Morse, developer and mastermind behind the largest retirement community in Florida and possibly the U.S., died Wednesday at the age of 77. Morse, used his incredible skill for marketing and his keen attention…