One of the nation's largest retirement communities is bracing for Hurricane Ian's impact. The Villages, which s located about 45 miles northeast of Orlando, could see damaging wind and possibly a foot of rain. The last major storm to strike the region was Hurricane Irma in 2017.
Irving Locker’s backyard turtle preserve is what you would call his happy place. Just off his backyard in The Villages, at any moment you can spot a handful of the reptiles moving about the expansive field. It was December of 1944, nearly 77 years ago. Locker had just survived D-Day months before, landing on Utah Beach with his gun battalion. To this day, he can recall the chaos of the wounded on the beach.
A homeowner's association in The Villages is suing one of their residents for displaying lawn ornaments, including a cross.
A large coronavirus vaccination site in The Villages is back open to the relief of many in the retirement community.
Florida is expecting to get more than 300,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine this week. That's 40,000 more doses than usual. The state also announced that a drive-through vaccination site in The Villages that was closed last week will be reopening.
Some 65,000 senior citizens in The Villages who had appointments to get their coronavirus vaccine shot have been told that they will have to wait.
Supporters of President Donald Trump rallied behind their candidate in The Villages on Friday. It was the president's third stop in Florida since he contracted the coronavirus.
Vice President Mike Pence make two campaign stops in Central Florida on Saturday, including an event in The Villages.
The Florida woman also admitted that she does not have a medical marijuana card but wants to obtain one, deputies said.
Brevard, Osceola, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Polk, and Sumter County all begin the 2020- 2021 school year on Monday morning.
A suspect was caught on body camera video charging at Sumter County deputies.
UPS and CVS have teamed up to deliver prescriptions by drone. In May, residents in The Villages will be able to utilize the service.
Doctors have begun bringing coronavirus testing to a assisted living center in The Villages.
Gov. Ron DeSantis says the University of Florida is assisting in creating a new drive-thru testing center for COVID-19. Most of the testing will be used for research about transmission of the virus and clinical needs.
FHP said that four vehicles were traveling northbound when each vehicle successively hit two pedestrians walking in the outside travel lane.
A detective is no longer with the Wildwood Police Department after body camera video shows he points a gun a suspect's head.
The incident occurred on Thursday morning.
Secretary Pompeo was invited by the Sumter County Teen Court to speak before a small crowd at the Sumter County Fairgrounds.
Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office shot and killed a man who is accused of attacking them with a knife at a gas station in The Villages.
The woman has made more than 300 ornaments, which carry the names of police officers killed in the line of duty.