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Troopers Search for Hit-and-Run Suspect in Citrus County

March 21, 2017 |

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CRYSTAL RIVER – Troopers are searching for a suspect involved in a hit-and-run incident which left a Homosassa man in serious condition Monday night according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

The victim, identified as … Read More

Pedestrian Killed on Hwy 441 After Being Struck by Vehicle

January 20, 2017 |

OCALA – A pedestrian was pronounced dead after being struck by a vehicle Thursday afternoon on US Highway 441 in Ocala according to a  Florida Highway Patrol report.

According to the report, 28-year-old Christopher Wright was walking in the southbound lane … Read More

Annual tree giveaway to be held in honor of Arbor Day

January 5, 2017 |

TAVARES — In honor of Arbor Day, the Lake Soil & Water Conservation District is giving away bare-root tree seedlings at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19. The event, held in partnership with the Florida Forest Service, will be hosted … Read More

Man Arrested After Kidnapping a Lyft Driver

January 3, 2017 |

ORLANDO – Troopers arrested a man after allegedly kidnapping a Lyft driver against her will early Tuesday morning according to Florida Highway Patrol reports.

FHP Trooper Franco reported that they were driving out of the parking lot of the FHP station near … Read More

4 Arrested in Fruitland Park for Meth Dealing and Running a Chop Shop

December 20, 2016 | 1

FRUITLAND PARK – Lake County deputies arrested 4 people in Fruitland Park early Tuesday morning after discovering the suspects were using their home as a chop shop and to deal methamphetamine according to a press release.

Deputies began their investigation after … Read More

Thieves Make Off with Almost $1k Worth of Nail Polish from Wal-Mart

December 14, 2016 |

OCALA – Marion County Deputies are searching for two suspects who made off with almost $1,000 worth of nail polish from a Wal-Mart store last week, according to a post on the Sheriff Department’s Facebook page.

Deputies say that a black … Read More

One Dead in Fiery Motorcycle Crash in Ocala

November 27, 2016 |

OCALA – A fiery accident that occurred in Ocala on State Road 200 and SW 69th Court Road Saturday afternoon ended in the death of one driver according to Florida Highway Patrol.

According to witnesses, the driver of a 2003 Yamaha … Read More

Lake County Hosts Investiture Ceremony for Newly Elected County Commissioners

November 20, 2016 |

TAVARES – The Lake County Board of County Commissioners will be hosting an investiture ceremony and reception where the newly elected county commissioners will be sworn in.

The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 22nd at the Lake County Administration … Read More

Trump Gains 29 Electoral Votes with Florida Win

November 8, 2016 |

FLORIDA – Donald Trump keeps his lead in the 2016 Presidential Elections reaching 201 electoral votes after taking Florida with 4,577,375 making up 49% of the voters beating Clinton who received 4,445,680 making up 48% of the Florida votes.

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Clermont Man Arrested After Stealing Candy From “Haunted House”

October 19, 2016 |

CLERMONT – A Clermont man was behind bars Tuesday after breaking into a home and stealing a pack of Whoppers Malted Milk Balls.

According to an arrest report, Lake County Deputies responded to a call about a burglary in progress at … Read More