Leesburg Woman Arrested for Grand Theft After Stealing Scratch Off Tickets

August 4, 2017

LEESBURG, Fla. – A former Circle K employee was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a manager discovered that she had taken several scratch-off tickets without initially paying for them and using the winnings to pay for the tickets later. Leesburg Police responded to the Circle K located at 900 S. 14th St. shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday in response to the complaint. A store manager told officers that while watching security footage…


Man Arrested, Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teen While She Slept

August 1, 2017

LEESBURG, Fla. – Leesburg Police arrested a man Saturday afternoon after being accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl while she slept according to an arrest report. Officers responded to Leesburg Regional Medical Center after receiving a call from a woman stating that her daughter had been sexually assaulted. Upon arrival, the victim told officers that she was asleep on her couch when she woke up to a “thrusting motion”. The…


Johnson’s Pizza Pi Kicks Off Grand Opening Tuesday

July 31, 2017

LEESBURG, Fla. – A new restaurant is in town and is making waves, or more accurately pizzas. Johnson’s Pizza Pi first opened its doors on July 1 and received a large outpouring from locals praising their pizzas and sandwiches. Now, only one month later, owner David Johnson announced their grand opening will be held on August 1. Locals can stop by as soon as the doors open at 10:30 a.m. to…


Police Search for Suspects in Dollar General Attempted Robbery

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July 25, 2017

LEESBURG, Fla. – Leesburg Police officers are searching for two suspects who attempted to rob the Dollar General located on Palmetto Street late Monday night according to Lt. Joe Iozzi. Iozzi stated that a white male and white female entered the store Monday night with knives and wearing “some type of cloth” over their faces. Both suspects fled the store after a store clerk told them she could not open the…


Fourth Man Arrested in Connection to Biker Gang Shooting During Bikefest

July 24, 2017

NAPLES, Fla. – The fourth man suspected of being involved in a shooting that occurred during the Leesburg Bikefest that ended in the death of David Donovan earlier this year was located and is now in custody according to a Leesburg Police Department report. The Lake County State Attorney’s office issued an arrest warrant for four suspects, reportedly believed to be members of The Outlaws motorcycle club, after the suspects were allegedly…


Leesburg Officials Invite Public to Budget Workshops

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July 24, 2017

LEESBURG, Fla. – Leesburg City Commission is inviting the public to join them as they discuss the proposed budget plan for 2018. Meetings will be held in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall located at 501 West Meadow Street at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 27. During the meetings, residents can discuss ideas and proposals for the Proposed Annual Budget for the fiscal year 2017-18. Persons with…


New Pizza Place Captures Taste Buds of Locals on First Day Open

July 3, 2017

LEESBURG, Fla. – Dishing out fresh pizza and sandwiches, the new Johnson’s Pizza Pi has captured the attention and the taste buds of many locals right out of the gate.   Restauranteur David Johnson and his wife Heather opened their pizza parlor on July 1 and posts appeared in social media groups the same day urging people to stop in and try their “outstanding pizza and sandwiches”. After a short visit,…


Leesburg Family Offers $1000 Reward for Missing Furry Family Member

A Leesburg family is offering a reward for the return of a beloved missing family member, 1-year-old German Shepard-Lab mix, "Blondie".
July 2, 2017

LEESBURG, Fla. – A local family is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who can help find their missing family member. Paula Parsons reached out to Facebook offering the reward after her 1-year-old German Shepard-Lab mix, “Blondie”,  went missing from their suburban home near Radio Road in Leesburg on June 22. Parsons stated that she last saw Blondie at home wearing a pink harness that had her vet and I.D. tags….


Motorcyclist Killed After Colliding with Fellow Bikers

May 28, 2017

LEESBURG, Fla. – A motorcyclist from Debary, Florida was killed Sunday morning after colliding with fellow bikers as they traveled on CR 44-A according to Florida Highway Patrol Reports. According to the report, 37-year-old Travis Detrick was traveling with fellow motorcycle enthusiasts, Ricardo Santiago (23) and Elias Santiago Rivera (27) both from Deltona. The trio was traveling eastbound on CR 44A near Thrill Hill Road with Detrick following behind the others. Troopers…


Leesburg Hosts Water Safety Day at Venetian Gardens

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May 18, 2017

LEESBURG, Fla. – School is almost out in Lake County and Leesburg Officials want to make sure parents and children enjoy a safe summer by hosting a water safety day this weekend at the Venetian Gardens pool. The event will be held on Saturday, May 20 starting at 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and will include activities such as swimming safety lessons, a free open swim session, door prizes, a mock…