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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

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

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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ViaPort Mall Hosting Pet Pictures with Easter Bunny, Meet and Greet Daniel Tiger

March 27, 2017 |

Leesburg ViaPort Mall is hosting a Pet Pictures with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 15. Running concurrently to this event will be a Meet and Greet with popular children’s television character, Daniel Tiger.

Pet owners interested in getting pictures … Read More

Police Search for Suspects Involved in Possible Shooting at 7 Stars Discount

March 20, 2017 |

LEESBURG – Police are searching for suspects involved in a fight that took place in the parking lot of the 7 Stars Discount store located on Main Street in Leesburg Monday afternoon, according to Leesburg Police Lt. Joe Iozzi.

According to … Read More

Lake County firefighters save two children from apartment fire

March 14, 2017 |

LEESBURG —Lake County firefighters this morning rescued a three-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl from an apartment fire in the 2600 block of Shirley’s Way in Leesburg.

Upon arrival, Lt. Glenn Bidwell, Firefighter Brad Hermesman and Firefighter Eric Steiner … Read More

Leesburg Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

February 18, 2017 |

LEESBURG – A Leesburg Man was arrested just after midnight Saturday morning after allegedly shooting his daughter and wife according to police.

Leesburg police responded to the residence on Crest Avenue in response to a shooting.

When officers arrived, one victim … Read More

Leesburg Offices and Waste Collection Closes for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

January 11, 2017 |

LEESBURG – City officials announced that City of Leesburg offices will be closed on Monday, January 16 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and will resume regular hours on Tuesday, January 17.

Other services, such as garbage collection, … Read More

Azua Trial Scheduled to Begin in February

January 6, 2017 | 1

TAVARES – Jose Omar Azua, the man responsible for the death of local biker Lori Dudley in August, will finally go to trial to face the charges of vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident involving death.

After several … Read More