Law Enforcement Responds to Trump’s Call to Not be “Too Nice” to Suspects

July 31, 2017

TAVARES, Fla. – Local officials have stopped short of criticizing President Donald Trump’s recent speech where he encouraged law enforcement officers not to be “too nice” with suspects during their arrest. But they were quick to point out they do not intentionally try to injure suspects during their arrests. “Leesburg officers are trained to treat all individuals, including arrestees, with respect and dignity,” said Lt. Joe Iozzi, Leesburg police spokesman. “That…

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Families Can Expect Delays in 2017 Income Tax Refunds

January 5, 2017

Tax season is almost upon us and families are beginning to check their mailboxes in hopes of finding their W-2’s in order to file and receive their refunds as quickly as possible. This year, however, some families will be disappointed to learn that the IRS recently announced that families who file their returns with an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) will not be receiving…

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Man Crashed Car in Residents Yard, Wanted for Murder

December 12, 2016

BUSHNELL – Deputies from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office were surprised when the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations contacted them about a man they had in custody. According to a press release, Deputies responded to a home in Bushnell located on SW 78th Avenue in reference to a man who had crashed in the backyard of a resident’s home on Wednesday, December 7. The man, identified as 27-year-old Jeremy Lee Fleming was…

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Officials Still Searching for Missing Summerfield Man

Derek Cunningham missing since November 16, 2016
December 2, 2016

SUMMERFIELD – A Summerfield man is still missing after he left his home in Summerfield with only his passport, identification card, and medication. Family members of 69-year-old Derek Cunningham reported last seeing him on November 16th. According to reports, Cunningham is believed to have left sometime after 5:00 pm on foot headed in an unknown direction. Cunningham left behind his wallet, clothing, and all other personal belongings, according to family members….

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Donald Trump Wins Presidency in Record-Breaking Election

Donald Trump wins 2016 Presidential Elections
November 9, 2016

Donald Trump takes the Presidency in an election that is said to be a record-breaking election with the amount of registered voters that turned out to vote. Trump broke out in the race with a lead of electoral votes and kept his lead taking major states such as Ohio, Florida, and Texas winning the race in the end with 276 votes after securing Pennsylvania and Wisconsin making him the 45th…

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Paisley Man and Woman Arrested After Elaborate Timeshare Scheme

Joseph McGowen and Lacey Bagley, arrested for organized scheme to defraud timeshare owners.
November 3, 2016

PAISLEY – A Paisley man and woman were arrested after an investigation uncovered an elaborate timeshare scheme that defrauded numerous elderly people in the United States and Canada. According to arrest reports, 26-year-old Joseph Daniel McGowen and 23-year-old Lacey Leann Bagley were both arrested and charged with multiple felony counts as a result of an elaborate timeshare scheme that began in 2014. The investigation, led by Daniel Shaw, an investigator with…

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Social Media Clown Threat Causes Unrest in Lake County Schools

social media threat
September 30, 2016

LAKE COUNTY – A growing epidemic of clowns roaming streets and hanging out at parks has stirred some tension with locals and law enforcement throughout the country. With reports on social media websites claiming sightings in Lake County more residents and police are vigilant. That is why Lake County schools did not brush off an open threat posted on the social media platform Instagram. Earlier this week, an Instagram user with…

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Sumter County Deputy and Local Mechanic Go Beyond the Call of Duty

Sumter County Deputy and Local Mechanic Go Above and Beyond Call of Duty
September 17, 2016

BUSHNELL – It was a day that Amanda Paterson says she will never forget. Paterson, a mother from Georgia, was traveling from Valdosta to Tampa to take her daughter Alexis to the Shriner’s Hospital when she began having car trouble. “We had gone 150 miles with a little over 60 left and my car started freaking out, lights were coming on and I wasn’t sure what to do,” she stated in…

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