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Central Florida Wire | April 30, 2017

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Man Airlifted After Jet Ski Accident at Ski Beach

April 23, 2017 |

A man was airlifted to a local trauma center after suffering severe injuries during a jet Ski accident at Ski Beach in Leesburg.Read More

Man Arrested After Pawning Almost $100k Worth of Stolen Jewelry

April 23, 2017 |

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Leesburg, Fla. – A Leesburg man was arrested Thursday evening after allegedly pawning almost $100,000 worth of stolen jewelry according to an arrest report.

Deputies first received the complaint from the victim on April 4 stating that … Read More

Man Pronounced Dead in Inverness Off-Road Accident

April 23, 2017 |

Inverness, Fla. – A Tampa man was pronounced dead after an off-road accident in the Citrus Wildlife Management Area Saturday afternoon at approximately 5:00 p.m. according to Florida Highway Patrol reports.

According to the report, 43-year-old Nicholas James Roush was traveling … Read More

Villages Resident in Critical Condition After Collision with School Bus

April 21, 2017 |

Bushnell, Fla. – A Villages resident is in critical condition after colliding with a school bus in Bushnell Friday afternoon.

The collision caused deputies and firefighters to close down a section of US Highway 301 near County Road 532 while officials worked to quickly … Read More

Portion of US 301 Closed After Accident with School Bus and Motorcycle

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BUSHNELL – A portion of US 301 was closed Friday afternoon while deputies and firefighters worked to clear the scene of an accident involving a school bus and a motorcycle according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident occurred near … Read More

Police Search For Man Who Robbed Stavros Employee at Gunpoint

April 20, 2017 |

LEESBURG – Leesburg Police are searching for a man who they say robbed two employees as they were leaving from their shift at Stavro’s Pizza House on 14th Street around 9:00 pm Wednesday night.

According to the report, the employee was … Read More

Masquerade Gala Benefit for Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation

April 14, 2017 |

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 of “whimsically decorated” bras and … 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