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Eustis police staying vigilant ahead of possible arsonist threat
EUSTIS, Fla. - Eustis police officers will make sure they are extra vigilant Saturday after a suspected arsonist spray-painted demands at a scene of a fire along with a date of Dec.15.
Lady Lake police arrest driver found to have methamphetamine
Lady Lake police arrested a man found to have methamphetamine in his possession at the Mobil service station on U.S. Hwy. 27/441. Joseph Dwayne Pearsall, 38, of Eustis, was at the service station at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday when a police officer discovered Pearsall was wanted on a warrant charging him w
Florida veteran dies after genitals become gangrenous; family blames nursing home: report
An 84-year-old Army veteran in Jacksonville, Florida, died after he reportedly developed a gangrene infection in his genitals. Now his family members allege the nursing home where the veteran lived ignored his condition until it was too late.
Eustis Uber driver in uber trouble after wild ride
EUSTIS – An apparently inebriated Uber driver took a terrified customer on a wild ride Saturday before the passenger bailed out and hailed police. According to an arrest report, a man said the Uber driver picked him up from his Mount Dora apartment just after 4:30 a.m. Saturday to take him to work i
Two people killed in head-on Lake County crash
Two people were killed in a head-on crash on Friday afternoon in Lake County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Madison Coleman, 20, was traveling north on County Road 439 when she struck another vehicle that was traveling south near Brookside Drive around 4:30 p.m., according to the incident
Florida On A Tankful: All Aboard the Polar Express Train Ride
MOUNT DORA, Fla. — All aboard a journey to a magical place — Central Florida’s very own Polar Express Train Ride will whisk you away to the North Pole. Based on the beloved Christmas classic The Polar Express, this Mount Dora attraction fully immerses you in the story behind the book and movie.
Florida woman convicted for role in killing that was blamed on alligators
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida woman has been convicted of helping mastermind the killing of her husband nearly two decades ago. Jurors convicted Denise Williams Friday of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for her role in a case that has resembled the plot of the Hollywood clas
Ending of an era: Leesburg's Christmas Tree Lane is no more
LEESBURG, Fla. - People in Leesburg are without their beloved holiday light display this year. Known as Christmas Tree Lane, residents said that it has been a tradition since the mid-1950s.
Uber driver took passenger on wild ride before crashing into light pole, Eustis police say
An Uber driver took a passenger on a wild ride during the weekend before crashing into a light pole, which allowed the man to escape from the car and call police, according to an arrest affidavit.
Wallet mysteriously returns to owner, 100 miles away from where it disappeared
APOPKA, Fla. - If you've ever lost your wallet, you know how much of a disaster it can become. For Marty Spear, he made the mistake on Saturday, more than a hundred miles from home, only to find his wallet hand delivered to his mailbox a few days later.
Woman on the run in Food Stamp fraud case nabbed by Lady Lake police
A woman on the run in a Food Stamp fraud case was nabbed by Lady Lake police. Lanette Danielle Jackson, 38, of Leesburg, had been traveling in a car driven by her husband at 7:40 p.m. Dec. 7 when it was pulled over at the Sunoco station on U.S. Hwy. 27/441, according to an arrest report from the Lad
7-Eleven puts brakes on presentation about convenience store at notorious intersection
Representatives for 7-Eleven have put the brakes on a presentation that was to take place Monday night before the Lady Lake Commission. The convenience store giant wants to build a gas station, store and car wash at the intersection of Rolling Acres Road and County Road 466.
Strong storms move through Central Florida; cooler weather to follow
ORLANDO, Fla. - Strong to severe storms are moving through Central Florida, chief meteorologist Tom Terry said Friday evening. The storms are producing a lot of wind, so the main threats are damaging straight-line winds and isolated tornadoes, Terry said.
Boy who jumped off bridge tried to kill himself, police say. Instead, he killed someone else.
There was no way she could have seen him, the boy on the bridge. Marisa Harris was driving her Ford Escape down a Northern Virginia highway, heading home after a peaceful afternoon hike at Burke Lake in the state's Fairfax County..
No baloney: Florida deputies seek man who stuffed sandwich down pants
LAKELAND, Fla. - No crime is too small for deputies in Central Florida. Polk County Sheriff’s Office officials said they are searching for a man they say stuffed a foot-long submarine sandwich down the front of his pants.
Felon impersonates officer during carjacking in Lake County, deputies say
LAKE COUNTY, Fla. - A felon pretended to be an off-duty police officer so that he could steal a man's vehicle early Tuesday morning, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
Florida Execution Minutes Away
STARKE, FL — Barring a last minute stay of a stay of execution, Miami-Dade killer Jose Antonio Jimenez was to be put to death Thursday night. Florida Gov. Rick Scott scheduled the execution for 6 p.m.
Severe weather threat pushes into Central Florida Friday
A few strong to severe storms are possible Friday evening and into early Saturday morning in Central Florida. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has labeled most of Central Florida as under a “slight risk” of severe weather from 8 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday.
Carlton Palms, a house of horrors for its abuse of disabled people, is on the auction block
Nestled on the shore of placid Lake Carlton near Mount Dora, the tree-lined campuses of the former Carlton Palms Educational Center, now on the auction block, offer a tranquil surrounding, a swimming pool, a tennis court and a long history of abuse.
Lake actress named for Katharine Hepburn lands spot in prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Katherine Kemmet would like nothing more than to follow in the footsteps of her namesake, multi-Academy Award-winner Katharine Hepburn, who had a legendary career on the silver screen.