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Deputies Execute Search Warrant, Arrest Sex Offender

SORRENTO, Fla. -- Deputies of the Lake County Sheriff's Department along with members of the department's Crime Scene Investigations team executed a search warrant on Thursday that resulted in the arrest of a registered sex…

Leesburg Woman Dies in Alachua County Crash

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. -- A Leesburg woman suffered fatal injuries in an accident that occurred on Interstate 75 Friday night according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. Troopers responded to mile marker 383 on I-75 at…

Lake County welcomes new Communications Director

TAVARES, Fla. — Lake County Manager Jeff Cole recently announced his appointment of Elisha Pappacoda to the position of Director for the Office of Communications, beginning Sept. 8. “Elisha has developed strong working relationships with the media and stakeholder groups throughout Lake County…

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Facebook Video Shows Mom Dunking Child in Toilet

LEESBURG, Fla. -- A video appeared in a public post on Saturday afternoon which shows a Leesburg mom dunking her 5-year-old son into a toilet head-first. The video, which received over 1,000 shares and was viewed more…

Hit-and-Run Accident Leaves Eustis Bicyclist Dead

EUSTIS, Fla. -- A Eustis man was pronounced dead after what officials believe was a hit-run-accident sometime overnight between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol reported to the area near County…

Lake County Deputies Partner with Officials to Hold…

TAVARES, Fla. -- Officials announced Friday that the Lake County Sheriff's Department has been accepted into a partnership with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) allowing them to now hold undocumented immigrants for up to 48…

Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Claiming to…

MINNEOLA, Fla. -- Lake County deputies arrested a man on Wednesday after the man claimed to be working as an undercover federal agent according to a sheriff's department spokesperson. Deputies charged 31-year-old James Marshall Hoskinson with…

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New fertilizer restrictions begin June 1 in Lake…

TAVARES — Lake County’s fertilizer ordinance is intended to help reduce nutrient-loading in urban landscapes by adding application restrictions using Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles. The ordinance, recommended by the Keep Lake Beautiful Committee and approved by the Board…

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Eustis Motorcyclist Pronounced Dead After Accident

EUSTIS -- A Eustis man was pronounced dead after being involved in a single vehicle accident while riding his 1986 Harley Davidson motorcycle according to Florida Highway Patrol. The incident occurred near the intersection of…

7th Annual Landscape & Garden Fair presents speakers…

TAVARES – Lake County’s 7th Annual Landscape & Garden Fair, a free, botanical-themed festival, will be held Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 at the Lake County Extension Center’s Discovery Gardens, located at 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares.…

Volunteers are invited to clean local water bodies in Lake County.

Love Our Lakes event seeks volunteers to clean…

TAVARES —The Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program is inviting volunteers to the Love our Lakes cleanup event at two locations in Tavares on Saturday, Feb. 24. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. at both the Hickory Point Recreational Facility boat…