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Woman Charged After Allegedly Driving Intoxicated with Children

Leesburg woman charged with child neglect and driving under the influence after allegedly driving at a high rate of speed with children in the vehicle while intoxicated.

Love Our Lakes event seeks volunteers to clean county waterbodies

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...

Government offices to close for Presidents Day, Library hours to vary

TAVARES – All offices of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, Clerk of Courts, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, the Lake County...

Residents invited to a wide array of educational events hosted by...

Check out some of the upcoming events hosted by the Lake County Extension.

Daughters of the American Revolution Help find Ancenstral Revolutionary War Soldiers

The Daughters of the American Revolution and Pastfinders of South Lake will host classes to help locals find ancestors from the American Revolutionary War period.

Lake County Inmate Charged After Sending Threatening Letter to Bail Bond...

A Lake County inmate was charged with sending a threatening letter to a bail bond employee while serving time in Tavares.

Household hazardous waste and unwanted medication to be collected in Leesburg

Lake County officials schedule a day to collect household hazardous waste and unwanted medicine from residents.

Cold weather shelters opening at two area churches

Two Lake County churches open their doors for residents vulnerable to cold weather Tuesday night.

Dump Truck Rollover Causes Diesel Spill, County Road 437 Shut Down

A portion of County Road 437 in Sorrento was shut down due to a fuel spill that was caused by a collision between a dump truck and another vehicle.

Pastfinders Genealogical Society to Host Mid-Winter Genealogy Conference

CLERMONT -- The Pasfinders of South Lake County, an organization built on helping teach people the science of genealogy, will host their Mid-Winter Geneology Conference at...

Leesburg Man Charged with Armed Robbery After Dispute with Brother

Leesburg man charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery after cutting his brother during a dispute over a cell phone.

Mount Dora Prepares for 43rd Annual Arts Festival

City of Mount Dora officials are preparing for their 43rd Annual Arts Festival where thousands of art lovers and visitors travel from all over the United States to view artwork by over 285 nationally acclaimed artists.

Lake County Animal Shelter celebrates no-kill status with ‘Stayin’ Alive’ party

TAVARES —Get down and boogie with cool cats and groovy dogs during the ‘Stayin’ Alive’ disco extravaganza at the Lake County Animal Shelter. Residents are...

Emergency Management to participate in Severe Weather Awareness Week and Tornado...

TAVARES —  Lake County Emergency Management is observing Severe Weather Awareness Week January 22-26 by participating in community events and a social media campaign. The week offers...

Couple Arrested After Forging Checks from Elderly Woman

UMATILLA, Fla. --- A Umatilla couple was arrested after allegedly forging several checks from an elderly woman whom the couple was supposed to be caring...

Animal Shelter offers promotions to help pets find a ho-ho-home for...

TAVARES – Holidays are happier with pets! Give your family the gift that keeps on giving - a shelter cat or dog delivered directly to...

Deputies Seize Over $200k Cash and Arrest Four During Internet Cafe...

LAKE COUNTY -- Lake County Deputies seized over $200,000 in cash and arrested four people Thursday while conducting raids on gaming establishments. The raids were...

Leesburg Police Make an Arrest in Monday Night Shooting

LEESBURG - Detectives with the Leesburg Police department announced they have arrested a man in connection with the shooting that occurred Monday night near Lake Street...

Commission re-appoints Chairman, Vice Chairman

TAVARES – Commissioner Timothy Sullivan was unanimously chosen to serve another year as the Lake County Board of County Commissioners Chairman and Commissioner Leslie Campione...

Police Continue Manhunt for Suspect Who Shot at Officer

LEESBURG - Leesburg police officers are still searching for the suspect involved in a shooting near US Highway 441 and Lake Street late Monday night...

Lake County to begin second pass on storm debris

TAVARES – Lake County will complete its first pass of Hurricane Irma storm debris collection on county maintained roads by Nov. 30, then will begin the...

Mount Dora Police say Farewell to Fellow K-9 Officer

MOUNT DORA - After serving four years on the Mount Dora Police force, K-9 Officer Stryker is set to retire on December 2 according to...

Adopt-a-Lake Calendar features seaplane on Lake Dora as cover photo

TAVARES — The public cast more than 1,500 votes in an online contest, choosing the top 14 photos to be featured in Lake County’s 2018...

Mount Dora Holds 36th Annual Light Up Mount Dora

MOUNT DORA - For the 36th year, Mount Dora officials will host the Light Up Mount Dora event where they will light over two million...

Household hazardous waste collection event to be held in Groveland

GROVELAND — Lake County Solid Waste encourages Lake County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials in a safe and environmentally conscious way at...

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