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Central Florida Wire | April 30, 2017

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Masquerade Gala Benefit for Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation

April 14, 2017 |

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CLERMONT – The Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation celebrates its 10th Anniversary of their “Bras for the Cause, and Boxers Too” event with a Masquerade Gala on April 22.

The event features a runway show and auction … Read More

Deputies Arrest Man in Leesburg for Human Trafficking

April 12, 2017 |

LEESBURG – Lake County deputies arrested a man on Wednesday afternoon in connection with human trafficking after the Office of Refugee Resettlement contacted the Lake County Sheriff’s Office requesting a well-being check on a juvenile in Leesburg.

When deputies arrived at … Read More

Lake County Commission welcomes the public to meet five candidates for county manager position

April 10, 2017 |

TAVARES — The Lake County Board of County Commissioners is inviting the public to a reception to meet the five candidates for the county manager position. The meet and greet will be held on Monday, April 17 at 5 p.m. … Read More

Fatal Crash Claims Umatilla Motorcyclist

April 10, 2017 |

UMATILLA – Troopers responded to a scene where a 56-year-old unidentified motorcyclist was pronounced dead after his 2011 Harley Davidson left the roadway and struck a drainage ditch on State Road 19 near the intersection of Golden Gem Drive in Umatilla … Read More

Sumter Deputies Arrest Suspects in String of Burglaries

April 10, 2017 |

BUSHNELL – Sumter County deputies have arrested two suspects who they say are responsible for a string of burglaries that occurred between April 4th and April 5th according to a press release.

Deputies responded to a home near Hunt Avenue in … Read More

Lake County encourages residents to use caution when applying fertilizer

April 10, 2017 |

TAVARES— To help ensure the protection of Lake County’s water quality, the Board of County Commissioners is reminding residents to follow these tips when landscaping, fertilizing and irrigating lawns.

  • Only Rain Down the Drain. Be mindful of mulch and … Read More

Troopers Searching for Hillsborough Hit-and-Run Suspect

April 10, 2017 |

TAMPA – Florida Highway Patrol troopers are searching for a suspect involved in a hit-and-run accident which left a woman hospitalized Sunday morning according to an FHP report.

Troopers responded to a multi-vehicle accident near the intersection of US Highway 41 … Read More

Mock DUI crash to be held at South Lake High School

April 8, 2017 |

GROVELAND —To coincide with prom season, students will learn firsthand about the consequences of driving under the influence during a mock DUI crash held at 9 a.m. onWednesday, April 19 at South Lake High School, 15600 Silver Eagle Road, Groveland.

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Leesburg Police Department Hosts its 22nd Annual Junior Athletic Games

April 8, 2017 |

LEESBURG – Saturday morning was a morning of fun, sun, and sports during the 22nd annual Junior Athletic Games (J.A.G.) put on by the Leesburg Police Department at Leesburg High School.

The games first began in 1995 as the brainchild of … Read More

Possible Drunk Driver Crashes Into Summerfield Convenience Store

April 8, 2017 |

SUMMERFIELD – A convenience store located at 14501 South US Highway 301 in Summerfield will be closed while the owners repair the damaged caused after a 24-year-old woman ran her car into the building.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Erica Jean … Read More

Lake County Public Safety warns of dangerous wildfire conditions

April 8, 2017 |

TAVARES — With dry conditions contributing to an increase in recent brush fires in Lake County, the National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Lake County Fire … Read More

Sheriff Grinnell Issues Warning to Lake County Drug Dealers

April 7, 2017 |

TAVARES – After a rise in recent heroin overdoses, Sheriff Peyton Grinnell issued a response in the form of a warning to all drug dealers in Lake County calling for help from Lake County residents and promising to put an end … Read More

LakeXpress offers 160 special bus stops to Leesburg Bikefest

April 5, 2017 |

LEESBURG – LakeXpress, Lake County’s fixed route public transit service, is offering 160 special stops throughout Leesburg, Fruitland Park, The Villages, Mount Dora, Eustis, and Tavares during the 21st Annual Leesburg Bikefest, to be held in downtown Leesburg April 28-30.

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Lake County Animal Shelter to host Kitten Baby Shower

April 4, 2017 |

TAVARES — It’s kitten season at the Lake County Animal Shelter, and dozens of fantastic felines will be available for adoption during a Kitten Baby Shower onSaturday, April 8 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Lake County Animal Shelter, 28123 … Read More

Lake County and Leesburg Police to collect household hazardous waste and unwanted medications

April 4, 2017 |

LEESBURG – Lake County Solid Waste and the Leesburg Police Department are teaming up to encourage Lake County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials and medications in a safe and environmentally conscious way.

The county’s Household Hazardous Waste Mobile … Read More

Man Arrested After Attempting to Meet with Minor for Sex

April 4, 2017 |

EUSTIS – A Grand Island man was arrested Friday afternoon after allegedly attempting to meet with who he believed was a minor for sex.

Instead of meeting with a minor, 55-year-old Terry Benedict was confronted by officers from the Eustis Police … Read More

Marion County School Bus Forces Car Into Ditch

April 4, 2017 |

OCALA – A Marion County school bus driver was cited early Tuesday morning after Troopers say the driver forced another vehicle into a ditch.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, 51-year-old bus driver Wendy Taylor was traveling northbound on SE … Read More

Three Mount Dora Teens Charged with Attempted Murder

April 3, 2017 |

MOUNT DORA – Three Mount Dora teens ranging from 14 to 16 years of age were charged with attempted murder after allegedly beating a man with a baseball bat and leaving him in the street, according to a Lake County Sheriff’s … Read More

Sumter Humane Society 35th Anniversary and Earth Day Event

March 30, 2017 |

Lake Panasoffkee The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County will be hosting an Earth Day event in conjunction with their 35th Anniversary Celebration on April 22. The event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m and lasts until 2 p.m.

Guests … Read More

Alee Academy Hosting Spaghetti Dinner Prom Fundraiser

March 27, 2017 |

UMATILLA – Alee Academy, located in Eustis, is hosting a spaghetti dinner Friday, April 21. Alee is an alternative high school catering to at-risk students since its charter in 1999.

This fundraiser is expected to finish raising funds for the prom … Read More