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Kroger Chooses Groveland As Home For E-Commerce Facility

Hundreds of jobs are coming to Lake County, thanks to one of the country’s largest grocery chains. Kroger has chosen Groveland as home to a massive e-commerce warehouse. It’s called a “customer fulfillment center” – in other words, if you order Kroger groceries sent straight to your door, this is wh


Florida Man Shoved Woman Because He Wanted to Eat Egg Rolls in Her House, Claims She Slapped Him

A Florida man has been arrested and charged with battery after he allegedly pushed a woman who wouldn’t let him into her house to eat egg rolls. Police in Milton, Florida, have said in an offense report that the suspect, 44-year-old Keith Johnson, arrived at the victim’s house drunk, demanding to co


Few Lake County Deputies Wear Body Cameras — Here's Why

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — Vance Jochim has been attending Lake County meetings for years, listening to all the issues — including public safety and body cameras. Lake County Sheriff's Office has 5 body-worn cameras.


Two Clermont singers on this season's 'The Voice'

CLERMONT — There are two chances for Clermont to be in the limelight on season 16 of NBC’s "The Voice" and their names are Kayslin Victoria and Mari Jones. Both recount hazy, yet exciting, experiences of being part of the singing competition. As of this week, both have advanced past the show’s blind


Florida House panel approves arming teachers

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A Florida House committee has passed a broad school safety bill that would expand an existing guardian program to allow classroom teachers to volunteer to carry weapons on campus if local school boards approve.


Lake County man who started giving blood 22 years ago reaches 100 gallons

A Lake County man who has spent the past two decades giving blood reached a milestone recently: 100 gallons donated. It’s been auto mechanic David Williams’ routine for years to drive to the OneBlood Leesburg Donor Center every week or two.


Invasion Of Tiny Poisonous Toads Alarms Florida Community

PALM BEACH GARDENS (CBSMiami) — A Florida community is up in arms and uneasy after their neighborhood is swamped by tiny poisonous toads that seem to have come out of nowhere.


Groveland Museum Celebrates Founder’s Day With Historical Expo

Downtown Groveland as seen in 1924. Many of the buildings remain in the city’s historic downtown on Broad Street (State Road 50). Exactly when present-day Groveland was founded isn’t known, other than it was permanently settled sometime in the years following the Civil War. However, historians do kn


Florida motorcyclist killed after popping a wheelie

A Florida motorcyclist was killed Wednesday night when he popped a wheelie on a public road and was struck by a car that apparently couldn’t see him because his headlight was pointed in the air.


Trump selfie-queen Cindy Yang ran unlicensed spa, illegal in Florida

Before Cindy Yang’s selfie with President Donald Trump went viral and the media exposed her role in groups tied to the Chinese government, Yang quietly shut down a Broward County massage parlor she had operated without a license for three years, The Palm Beach Post found.


Florida teenagers arrested after breaking into car

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Four teenage boys were arrested last Saturday for breaking into a Fort Myers man's car. Around 12:55 a.m. March 16, Eric Roberts heard his car alarm going off on River Trent Drive and ran outside to see 15-year-old Ashton Zimmerman, 16-year-old Tristan Zimmerman, 18-year-old Savio


Jennifer Kesse: Missing woman's family settles lawsuit against Orlando police

ORLANDO, Fla. - The parents of missing Orlando woman, Jennifer Kesse, settled a lawsuit against the Orlando Police Department, allowing the family to take over the case, Channel 9 reporter Shannon Butler learned Thursday.


Sister: Man found dead in Bassville Park had good heart

LEESBURG — A man whose body was found in the wooded area of Bassville Park last Tuesday saw his share of troubles in recent years, but according to his sister, he was kind-hearted and friendly.


“Pop, Rock And Doo Wopp Live!” Returns to the Clermont Performing Arts Center

The iconic 60s hit-makers are back at the Clermont PAC by popular demand. With a staggering 18 charted hits and five Top 10 records, few bands ever reached the heights of Jay and the Americans. “This Magic Moment”, “Only in America”, “Cara Mia”, “Come a Little Bit Closer”, “Some Enchanted Evening”,


Clermont’s Yard of the Month

This month’s beautiful yard is at the home of Joanne and Paul Cappolla at 12134 Lake Valley Drive in the Oak Valley neighborhood. Selected by the Clermont Garden Club, the front yard is filled with beautifully groomed bougainvillea’s, a lovely variety of palms, blooming trailing vinca’s, colorful cr


Cops say stepson strangled pregnant mom of 6 in Eustis cemetery but motive a mystery. 'This whole thing seems so weird'

Calling from a Eustis cemetery, Ian Anselmo gave the 911 dispatcher his name and a few horrifying details. “I killed my mom, she’s dead,” he said on the recorded line. “I strangled her.”


Leesburg couple embrace Down Syndrome child

LEESBURG — Gina Scher couldn't shake the feeling that something was wrong with her pregnancy. Call it a mother's intuition. Perhaps it was because she'd experienced several miscarriages in the past. Or maybe it was because she kept stumbling on references to the approach of World Down Syndrome Day o


On Tap: Boats and begonias headline weekend's offerings

Find your favorite with some of the many activities this weekend. The Lakeridge Wine and Seafood Festival Friday through Sunday in Clermont celebrates wine, seafood and music in an outdoor setting.


Man accused of killing stepmother in Lake County

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — A 20-year-old accused of choking his stepmother to death could face murder charges. Sue Ellen Anselmo spent more than four days in the hospital, but did not survive the attack.


Man nabbed driving on suspended license tells deputy he has to ‘get to work’

A Summerfield man nabbed Tuesday morning driving on a suspended license told a Sumter County sheriff’s deputy he had to “get to work.”. Scott Alan Spafford, 58, was at the wheel of a gray Hyundai at 6:50 a.m. on East State Road 44 approaching Buena Vista Boulevard when a deputy ran his license plate