http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/todaysnews/rss.xml/todaysnews/rss.xml en Cops: Employee stole from deceased veteran http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/cops-employee-stole-deceased-veteran <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cullen_2.jpg" alt="Kevin Cullen" title="Kevin Cullen" align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> <div id="cke_pastebin"> A Florida National Cemetery employee was arrested Monday after he was charged with stealing the credit card of a deceased veteran and purchasing pizza and video gaming cards with it.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Kevin A. Cullen, 33, &nbsp;of Bushnell, was charged with two counts of fraudulent use of personal identification information of a deceased person, disturbing contents of a grave or tomb, theft of a credit card and petit theft. Cullen was released from the Sumter County Detention Center the same day on $11,000 bond.</div> Sumter schools surpass state averages http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/sumter-schools-surpass-state-averages <div id="cke_pastebin"> Sumter County is among the top school districts on state exams, according to the latest wave of preliminary testing information released by the Department of Education. &nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> The data shows the percent of students proficient by state, district and school. &nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> These categories show how the students of Sumter performed on the tests compared to all other students in Florida who took the same test. &nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Canine cop aids in arrest http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/canine-cop-aids-arrest <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/libby2_0.jpg" alt="Libby" title="Libby" align="left" hspace="6" width="100" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> A Webster man was arrested early Monday afternoon, after sheriff&rsquo;s K9&rsquo;s tracked him to a car on C.R. 748. Felipe DeJesus Madrigal, Jr., was arrested in connection with the theft of a vehicle from Marion County, according to a Sumter sheriff&rsquo;s report.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Company gets water permit despite objections http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/company-gets-water-permit-despite-objections An Ocala-based company last week got the okay to pump and haul away about a half million gallons of water per day from a proposed Sumterville well site. The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) on June 8 issued water use Permit 20576.000 which will allow SWR Properties, LLC, to pump 496,000 gallons per day on an annual average and up to 892,800 gallons per day on a peak month average. Webster man arrested after search by K9s and aviation unit http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/webster-man-arrested-after-search-k9s-and-aviation-unit <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/libby2.jpg" alt="Bloodhound Libby tracked to a car in Webster, during a search for a suspect, which resulted in the man&#039;s arrest. " title="Bloodhound Libby tracked to a car in Webster, during a search for a suspect, which resulted in the man&#039;s arrest. " align="left" hspace="6" width="100" height="85" /><p> A Webster man was arrested early Monday afternoon, after sheriff&#39;s K9&#39;s tracked him to a car on C.R. 748. Felipe DeJesus Madrigal, Jr., was arrested in connection with the theft of a vehicle from Marion County, according to a Sumter sheriff&#39;s report.</p> Head-on collision on S.R. 48 http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/head-collision-sr-48 <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/20160617_114751_resized.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="48" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">One person was heavily entrapped and two others were ejected from their vehicle in a head-on car collison Friday morning, according to a report from Sumter County Fire and EMS.</span></p> <p> The crash occurred near the Wahoo curve, on S.R. 48, west of Bushnell, just after 11 a.m. Witnesses to the crash were able to pull victims away from a burning SUV before the first responders arrived, but it took just over 35 minutes to free one of the victims who was entrapped in a pick-up truck.</p> NJROTC program faces challenges http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/njrotc-program-faces-challenges Changes may be under way for South Sumter High School’s NJROTC unit, as they head into the 2016-2017 school year. While School Principal Preston Morgan was clear to say they will continue with a military program at the high school, they’re waiting to hear from the United States Navy if the structure of the program will change from a military-funded program to a program completely funded by the school district. Girl recovering from dog attack http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/girl-recovering-dog-attack <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/doc00922320160601161302.jpg" alt="Logan Daniels’ shoulder shows some of the wounds from a dog attack on May 30 . " title="Logan Daniels’ shoulder shows some of the wounds from a dog attack on May 30 . " align="left" hspace="6" width="66" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> &nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Many kids start out the summer school break with family vacations or trips to the beach, but not Logan Daniels. &nbsp;The eleven-year-old Coleman resident was instead being rushed to the emergency room at the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville for treatment of a vicious dog attack.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">