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Central Florida Wire | June 25, 2017

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Deputies Search for Missing Silver Springs Woman

June 17, 2017 |

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Silver Springs, Fla. – Marion County Deputies are searching for a missing woman who was last seen when she left her home on Northeast 60th Court in Silver Springs.

Family members reported 25-year-old Destiny Hope Ormiston … Read More

Register Now for Wine & Design’s “Paint It Forward” Party for Local Animals in Need

June 17, 2017 |

Join Wine & Design Painting Studio on Monday, July 17th at 5:30pmfor a social evening of fun and charity at their studio. Proceeds from their “Paint It Forward” event will benefit the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County. Chance drawings and … Read More

More Pets Lost or Injured During July 4th Celebrations than Any Other Time of Year

June 17, 2017 |

Our nation’s Independence Day celebrations can be the most stressful and dangerous holiday for your pets. The noise and sight of fireworks frighten many of them. The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County wants to remind you about a few common … Read More

Lake County warns against complacency as mosquito season nears

June 17, 2017 |

TAVARES — Outdoor activities such as swimming and grilling often come with the faint buzzing of one of the most annoying insects on the planet: the disease-carrying mosquito. National Mosquito Control Awareness Week is June 25 – July … Read More

Man Accused of Having Sex with Teen Arrested

June 17, 2017 |

GROVELAND, Fla. – A Groveland man was arrested after allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old girl according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office arrest reports.

Deputies responded to a home in Groveland at 4:50 am Thursday morning after receiving a call from … Read More

City of Eustis Celebrates Independence Day with July 1st Hometown Celebration

June 17, 2017 |

EUSTIS, Fla. – The City of Eustis will host its Independence Day Hometown Celebration on Saturday, July 1 in Ferran Park, located at 250 Ferran Park Drive in Eustis. The free, family-friendly event runs from 5 – 9:30 p.m. and … Read More

Man Shot and Killed in Clermont, Police Seek Information

June 15, 2017 |

Clermont, Fla.- On June 11, 30-year-old, Ronald Stedelin, suffered a single gunshot wound to the head. Ronald Stedelin was immediately killed at the scene, Disston Avenue Apartments. A nearby resident found Stedelin lying behind his vehicle at 2:30 a.m.

The Clermont Police are … Read More

Trio Arrested in Sumter County Traffic Stop

June 14, 2017 |

LADY LAKE, Fla. –  Deputies arrested a trio Tuesday morning while traveling on Buena Vista Boulevard at approximately 9:02 am according to arrest reports.

Sumter County Sheriff’s spokeswoman, Michelle Keszey stated in a press release that the deputy was patrolling … Read More

Villages Rehab Earns 2017 Bronze National Quality Award

June 14, 2017 |

Lady Lake, FLVillages Rehab & Nursing Center has been recognized as a 2017 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The distinction is … Read More

Keep Lake Beautiful to host community cleanup in Umatilla

June 10, 2017 |

UMATILLA— Keep Lake Beautiful (KLB) is inviting volunteers to participate in a community cleanup, sponsored by WCA, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 17 at 59 N. Trowell Ave., Umatilla.

Residents are encouraged to clean their homes and … Read More

I-75 Lanes Reopen After Semi Trailer Overturns

June 8, 2017 |

OCALA, Fla. – Southbound lanes of I-75 reopened after a semi-trailer loaded with construction equipment overturned just south of CR-318 in Ocala according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

Troopers say 43-year-old Damon Rollins was driving a 2013 Freightliner Semi … Read More

Extension service announces upcoming classes; Water School program

June 8, 2017 |

TAVARES — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is offering the following educational classes this month:

  • Saturday in the Gardens: Water Wise Landscapes from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 17 … Read More

Lake Count School Board Discusses Changes

June 8, 2017 |

Tavares Lake County School Board met Monday, June 5 to discuss potential changes to the school system in light of legislative budget cuts. The legislature is working on approval of what it calls “Schools of Hope” program, in which charter … Read More

The 12th Annual Cops And Kids Day

June 8, 2017 |

Leesburg, Fla. – At 8 p.m.June.10 at Viaport Mall, the 12th Annual Cops and Kids Day will be held. Bring your kids down to experience fun activities while learning about motor safety. The goal of the event is to bring … Read More

Lake County announces road closure to through traffic at Citrus Grove Road

June 5, 2017 |

MINNEOLA  — Citrus Grove Road from U.S. Highway 27 to Scrub Jay Lane in the Minneola area will be closed to through traffic from Monday, June 12 until Wednesday, July 12.

The closure is necessary to accommodate road work involving … Read More

Parks & Trails to briefly close fields for regular maintenance

June 5, 2017 |

TAVARES — The multi-use soccer, football and baseball fields at the Minneola Athletic Complex will be closed due to ongoing field maintenance onWednesday, June 14 and Thursday, June 15 through 4 p.m. Softball and playground facilities will remain open during … Read More

Tavares Dunkin Donuts Robbed

June 5, 2017 |

Tavares, Fla.-  At 5:13p.m.May 31, Dunkin Donuts on US 441 was robbed. The suspect suggested to have a weapon and demanded money. The suspect was also wearing gloves at the time of the event.

Lake County Sheriffs Office Eagle 1, Astatula PD K-9, and … Read More

Lake County to host two household hazardous waste collection events in Clermont

June 3, 2017 |

CLERMONT — Lake County Solid Waste is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of toxic materials in a safe and environmentally sensitive way at two household hazardous waste collection events. The county’s mobile unit will be on site from 9 … Read More

Two Arrested in Tavares Drug Bust

June 2, 2017 |

TAVARES, Fla. – Detectives with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Tavares Police Department arrested two people early Friday morning after executing a search warrant on a house they suspected to be used for dealing drugs.

According to a Sheriff’s … Read More

Lake County rescinds countywide burn ban

June 2, 2017 |

TAVARES — Lake County has rescinded the countywide burn ban today that was enacted April 17 in accordance with Lake County Code 10.5-75.

Lake County’s Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) is currently averaging 480, and is expected to fall below 450 … Read More

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