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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

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

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

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