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Convicted Wildwood sex offender jailed after allegedly abusing 911

A convicted Wildwood sex offender was jailed after allegedly abusing 911.

Leesburg man behind bars after bloody confrontation with girlfriend at hotel

Leesburg Police officers scrambled to a local hotel last week after a witness reported seeing a man strangling a woman outside one of the guest rooms.

Man with three prior battery convictions arrested in attack on woman in Lady Lake

A man with three previous battery convictions was arrested Friday in an attack on a woman in Lady Lake.

Parent company of hospital in The Villages losing one of its top executives

Central Florida Health’s chief operating officer has accepted a position with a hospital in Charlotte, N.C.

Vintage World War II aircraft coming to Leesburg International Airport

The Wings of Freedom Tour is bringing vintage military aircraft to Leesburg International Airport.

Wildwood police nab DUI suspect who allegedly fled scene of crash

Wildwood police nabbed a drunk driving suspect who allegedly fled the scene of a crash.

Criminal probe possible after man injured in Fruitland Park crash

One man was injured early Wednesday afternoon in Fruitland Park in a single-vehicle crash that could to lead to a criminal investigation.

Litany of violations force Leesburg Chinese restaurant to shut doors

A Leesburg restaurant was forced to temporarily shut its door during the lunch hour last week after a health inspector found 14 violations – two of which were considered to be high priority. We’ve got details from the report.

Leesburg Commission sends clear message to revamped planning board

With booming growth on the horizon in The Villages portion of the city and other areas as well, Leesburg commissioners decided to shake up one of the city’s boards on Monday night. Villages-News.com’s Larry D. Croom has the full story.
Wal-Mart in Summerfield on U.S. Hwy. 441.

Leesburg man on bike nabbed for trespassing at Summerfield Wal-Mart again

A Leesburg man on a bicycle was arrested Monday night at the Summerfield Wal-Mart. We’ve got details from the arrest report.