After an investigation prompted by outcry from activist groups, the State Attorney’s Office determined that 16 Lake County Sheriff’s Office employees are credible court witnesses despite offensive Facebook posts flagged by the Plain View Project.
Lake County government and Clermont have several sites where residents can pack sandbags in preparation for Hurricane Dorian.
Students in Leesburg High School’s Construction Academy will build a three-bedroom, two-bath home near downtown Leesburg in a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter. A groundbreaking ceremony took place Monday, Aug. 26.
A candlelight vigil in remembrance of Trenton Duckett, who disappeared at age 2 in 2006, will be held Tuesday night outside of of Leesburg City Hall. People will begin gathering about 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. vigil.
A now retired FBI agent, charged with 30 counts of possessing child pornography, wants supervised contact with his grandchildren. Kenneth Bensman, 64, who lives near Mount Dora with his wife, Elizabeth, who also works with the FBI, was released from the Lake County Jail on $35,000 bond following his arrest July 11 on seven counts of possessing child pornography.
Mount Dora police on Monday released videos showing the alleged abuse of a disabled woman by caregivers at a group home. One caregiver can be seen standing on the woman’s head.
The plan for the Salvation Army homeless shelter is 50 beds to start with, maybe on property near the current operation on Dixie Avenue in Leesburg.
The state insurance regulators released their annual list of approved health insurance plans for 2020 on Friday afternoon and they projected no change -- as in 0.0% -- to the average cost of premiums.
Leesburg police on Friday released a description of an SUV whose driver is believed to have struck and killed a 32-year-old pedestrian in a hit-and-run Sunday.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is looking for a space to house 500 unaccompanied children somewhere in a wide swath of Central Florida. Parts of Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Volusia, Lake, Sumter and Polk counties are in the location area.
Florida is about to make changes in how it judges its pre-K program, but many early childhood educators and advocates doubt it will be a real improvement. For years, Florida has judged its program -- mostly run by private preschools and daycare centers -- on how its young graduates did on a “readiness test” given when they started kindergarten. That pre-K rating system has been criticized ever since lawmakers created it nearly 15 years ago while authorizing the Florida Voluntary Pr-Kindergarten program for the state’s 4-year-olds.
Four caregivers at a Mount Dora group home were placed on administrative leave and charged with abusing a disabled woman at a group home, court records show.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Richard Palmer has been indicted on civil rights charges in the 2016 shooting of an unarmed woman.
Eustis officials are excited about the prospect of giving the Lake County city an identity through sailing. The city is proposing to build a $16.35 million sailing center on the site of the Eustis Community Building that would involve U.S. Sailing, the governing sport of sailing, as well as the Lake Eustis Sailing Club and Lake Eustis Youth Sailing Foundation.
Groveland Fire Chief Willie Morgan is preparing to leave the department he's headed for 44 years. He'll become project manager of the city’s soon-to-be-built 33,000-square-foot multimillion-dollar Public Safety Complex and will retire from the city by late 2020.
Tavares Police Department set to move into Public Safety Complex, with Fire Department relocating a week later
The Tavares Police Department will move into the city's new Public Safety Complex at Alfred and Caroline streets.
Orlando resident Michael Ramos, 24, has been charged with DUI manslaughter and other charges in connection with a 2018 crash near Groveland that killed the other driver.
A fourth corrections officer has been charged and arrested in the secretly videotaped beating of an inmate at the Lake Correctional Institution near Clermont. Ian Gretka, 25, of Leesburg, who was hired in August 2016, was charged with malicious battery and will be fired, state corrections officials said in a news release.
Leesburg police are asking the public for assistance in identifying a vehicle that struck and killed Paris Fred Antonio Smith, 32, on Sunday. He was killed while crossing U.S. Highway 441, police said.
Whatever are elected officials doing at the Disney Star Wars "sneak preview"? It's just a bad idea, and it violates the spirit of the state's ethics rules.
Most local governments propose same tax rate but will get a windfall thanks to soaring property values
Central Florida counties and cities have started writing next year's fiscal budgets at a time when the region saw a huge tax windfall because of soaring property values. But residents shouldn't expect any tax decreases. Most local governments are maintaining the same property tax rates, which homeowners will pay more.
FBI agent’s badge, credentials, credit card stolen in Tavares, police seek man who used the plastic at Family Dollar
FBI agent Lamar Baugher reported the theft of his his badge, credentials and a credit card, which was used to make purchases last week at a Family Dollar store in Eustis.