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Family gets massive tree removed from Groveland home for free

GROVELAND, Fla. - A Groveland family living without power since Hurricane Irma sent a large tree crashing down on their house finally got the tree removed Saturday. Tree removal companies told the Howard family either that they couldn't clear it, or that they would need close to $10,000 to pull it

WFTV - 2017-09-23 20:53:13

Blood sample taken after fatal motorcycle crash won't be admissible in DUI manslaughter case

Bryan Barnash A blood sample taken in the hours after a fatal motorcycle accident last year at County Road 466 and Rolling Acres Road won't be admissible in a criminal case against a man charged in case. A previous arrest affidavit had indicated Bryan Barnash, 59, of Clermont, had been riding a Har

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 22:17:03

South Lake Hospital Community Garden Seeks Gardeners for Fall Planting

The South Lake Hospital Foundation is looking for gardeners to participate in the Fall planting of the hospital's organic community garden, scheduled for Thursday, October 5 at 5:00 p.m. on the hospital campus. During the fall season gardeners are encouraged to plant beets, cabbage, cauliflower, gre

CLERMONTNEWSLEADER.COM - 2017-09-24 08:04:00

Lake County school nurse saves drowning boy with CPR

Caroline Thompson never hesitated when she heard the anguished cries from her neighbor's pool recently. The school nurse at Minneola Elementary Charter School ran toward the screams and found a 2-year-old boy at the pool's edge, not breathing and turning blue. Thompson, a registered nurse, jumped in

DAILY COMMERCIAL - 2017-09-23 12:00:00

Model T's to Tour Clermont

On Saturday, September 30, some Model T Fords will be touring our area. We will be on the roads in and around the Clermont area. We plan to stop in downtown Clermont for lunch, and stay a few hours if you would like to stop by and see these beautiful cars! Times can't be guaranteed when driving Mode

CLERMONTNEWSLEADER.COM - 2017-09-24 08:24:00

Credit card skimmer found at Lake County gas station, police say

GROVELAND, Fla. - Groveland police are warning customers to check their bank statements after credit card skimmer was found at a gas station along U.S. 27. State inspectors found skimmer placed inside a pump near the Shell gas station along U.S. 27. and the turnpike exit, while people were trying t

CLICK ORLANDO - 2017-09-22 11:16:06

Animal Shelter at Critical Capacity

The Lake County Animal Shelter is at critical capacity after Hurricane Irma. While community support before the storm, including adoptions and shelter break sleepovers, helped get many animals outside of the kennels and into safe homes during the storm, the shelter is currently housing a whopping 21

CLERMONTNEWSLEADER.COM - 2017-09-22 18:07:00

Officials: Debris collection in Lake could take 1 month

Lake County has contracted with a debris management company to help its public works crews pick up piles of storm-related debris people collected while cleaning up after Hurricane Irma. But officials said the initial collection could take up to one month because of the amount of areas affected by th

DAILY COMMERCIAL - 2017-09-22 12:00:00

Is Toyota Celica sports car returning?

Updated: 11:05 AM EDT Sep 21, 2017 It's rumored that the legendary Toyota Celica may be getting a rebirth. Toyota recently re-patented the name "Celica" and that's what's starting the buzz. Our team at Toyota of Clermont is going to go over some of the features that made this Toyota sports car a f

WESH - 2017-09-21 15:05:00

Is a classic Toyota returning to the assembly line?

*This is a sponsored article by Toyota of Clermont* Sometimes even our favorite things can be pulled off the shelves or be canceled. It can be anything from a TV show to a favorite cookie flavor to even a favorite car model. One car model that a lot of people didn't want to be pulled from production

WFTV - 2017-09-21 15:04:57

Merriam-Webster nods to foodie culture with these 11 terms it just added to the dictionary

The Heater Thursday, September 21, 2017 11:21am IPA is one of the words recently added to the dictionary. Joining "troll" (as in, a rude person on the Internet, not a bridge-dwelling creature), "alt-right" and "dog whistle," 11 food-related words were added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary this w

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2017-09-21 15:21:00

Storm debris removal starts for unincorporated Orange County

Orange County government has initiated its three debris removal and three monitoring contracts for citizens who live in unincorporated Orange County. Contract forces continue to ramp up to collect storm debris within unincorporated Orange County from public rights-of-way over the next several weeks.

THEAPOPKACHIEF.COM - 2017-09-22 16:52:07

Upcoming veterans events in Lake and Sumter counties

SATURDAY DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Saturday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Everyone welcome. Go to amvetspost1992.org. SUNDAY BREAKFAST BUFFET: From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. With biscuits and gravy, bac

DAILY COMMERCIAL - 2017-09-23 07:01:00

Two people transported by ambulance from scene of early-morning collision on U.S. 301

Two people were transported by ambulance to Leesburg Regional Medical Center after a collision Thursday morning on U.S. 301. A truck pulling a trailer had been heading south at about 7 a.m. when it turned east onto County Road 462 in front of a car traveling north on U.S. 301, according to the Sumte

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 23:01:00

Attorney: Final San Francisco plane crash lawsuit settled

Updated: Sep 21, 2017 - 8:29 PMSAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An attorney overseeing lawsuits stemming from a deadly plane crash in San Francisco four years ago says the last remaining suit in the U.S. has been settled. Ronald Goldman said his client, Kyung Rhan Rha, reached a deal with Asiana Airlines on Th

WFTV - 2017-09-22 00:29:13

Woman charged with organized fraud at Eustis car dealership

EUSTIS - Police have arrested and charged a car dealer's former comptroller with stealing more than $90,000 by writing a series of unauthorized checks, including to her mother, ex-boyfriends, her sister and to herself. Elisha Maye Smith, 47, of Lake Mary, turned herself in to the Lake County Jail ea

DAILY COMMERCIAL - 2017-09-22 21:59:09

Fatal crash Saturday in West Orange County

Tragic crash occurred on Apopka Vineland Road at Balboa Drive Updated: 2:43 PM EDT Sep 23, 2017 Tragic crash occurred on Apopka Vineland Road at Balboa Drive One person is dead, and two others were injured Saturday afternoon, when a crash split a vehicle into pieces. The crash occurred around 1:3

WESH - 2017-09-23 18:43:00

Man accidentally shot in Umatilla, authorities say

An 18-year-old was accidentally shot in Umatilla on Friday afternoon, Lake County Sheriff's Office said. When deputies arrived at the residence at 19200 on County Road 450, the victim was still alert and communicating. He was transported to a nearby hospital. The incident occurred about 2:45 p.m. D

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-22 22:00:00

Car split in half in fatal Orange County crash

One man was killed, while two others were injured in a crash that split a car in half in Orange County. Florida Highway Patrol said a car was traveling south on Apopka Vineland Road near Balboa Drive when the driver, 26-year-old Ryan Sankar of Ocoee lost control for an unknown reason. The car was sp

WESH - 2017-09-23 22:20:00

Golden Triangle train service on hold due to graffiti

Six vintage Amtrak train cars parked in Apopka on their way to the Tavares train station at Wooton Park will remain where they are because of an unsolicited paint job one received this week. A company that specializes in recreating 1950s and '60s-era rides when streamlined passenger trains once serv

DAILY COMMERCIAL - 2017-09-23 01:09:47