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19-year-old Leesburg student behind bars after admitting to sex with 14-year-old girl at school

A 19-year-old Leesburg High School student was arrested Tuesday after a 14-year-girl claimed the two engaged in sexual relations in a wooded area behind the school. Brandon Austin Campbell was taken into custody after the school’s resource officer and the dean of discipline met with the girl. She cl


Leesburg man charged with attack on son, girlfriend

LEESBURG — Police arrested a man Tuesday morning for domestic battery after he allegedly attacked his son and his girlfriend of 12 years. The girlfriend’s sister called police after the son, 11, called her asking to be picked up because Randall Hepburn, 39, had struck him and was arguing with his mo


Mascotte Charter Elementary School’s Terrific Kids

Terrific Kids is a student-recognition program sponsored by the Kiwanis Club. “Terrific” is an acronym for Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable.


Woman 'infatuated' with Columbine, connected to Colorado school threats found dead, sheriff says

A manhunt for a woman allegedly "infatuated" with the Columbine massacre who traveled from Florida and forced schools in Colorado to close after threatening violence came to an end Wednesday after she was found dead of an apparent suicide in the mountains southwest of Denver.


Police: Mount Dora man flees cops, quickly gives up

EUSTIS — A man tried to flee a traffic stop Wednesday morning before having a sudden change of heart, police say. Venel Piervil, 35, reportedly ran a stop sign as he was leaving a Circle K gas station in Tavares along Dead River Road. A deputy at the station called it in over the radio and another d


Mayor Nelson: Carnesale not being replaced as fire chief

Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson responded to weeks of social media rumors that he intended to replace Chuck Carnesale as Chief of the Apopka Fire Department. “…the last two weeks have been a real challenge,” Nelson said in response to a public comment during last night’s City Council meeting. “But the sho


Mount Dora laments loss of tourist train — tracks could be converted to a rail-trail

MOUNT DORA — Susie Connor soaked up the old-timey vibe after arriving on a tourist train that dropped her off at a vintage depot within steps of the Lakeside Inn, a landmark built in 1883.


Severe storms possible Friday in Central Florida

A strong cold front will move across Central Florida on Friday afternoon and evening, bringing the possibility of severe thunderstorms. Two rounds of storms are possible. The first could bring showers and storms ahead of the front. The main line of storms is not expected to move through until Friday


Lake County Residents at Odds Over Con­fed­erate Soldier Statue

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — A controversial Confederate statue has become a bit of a political football in Lake County as people on both sides claim it's being used to promote agendas.


Mueller investigation: Barr releases redacted report

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday released a redacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated report on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.


Woman taken by ambulance to Leesburg hospital after collision in The Villages

A woman was transported by ambulance to Leesburg Regional Medical Center after a collision Wednesday morning at Morse Boulevard and County Road 466A. The woman at about 7:20 a.m. had been traveling south on Morse Boulevard and attempted to turn left onto County Road 466A, according to the Sumter Cou


4 prison terms in federal drug case

A federal judge has sentenced four people to prison in connection with a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin throughout several counties, including Marion. Trini Thomas Jr., 35, of Wildwood; 41-year-old Georgiana Armenakis of Paisley; Derick Latrelle Woods, 28, of Belleview; and Jame


EMS crew treats 77-year-old’s injuries after alleged altercation with Villager

An EMS crew treated a 77-year-old’s injuries after an alleged altercation with a Villager. Sumter County sheriff’s deputies were called at 3:38 p.m. Tuesday after the 77-year-old man went to a neighbor’s home to call 911. When deputies arrived, they saw the man had suffered “multiple injuries,” incl


Mueller Report Into 2016 Election Released

NATIONWIDE — The redacted Mueller report is now available on the Justice Department's website. Mueller report released just after 11 a.m. Attorney General: Report shows no evidence Trump campaign, or any Americans willingly colluded with Russia.


Man fatally shot near Ocoee McDonald's, deputies say

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A man has died after he was shot Friday night near a McDonald's in Ocoee, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Travis Jenkins, 18, arrived at Health Central Hospital around 9:30 p.m. Friday suffering from a gunshot wound, the report said. He told deputies the shooti


Parts of SpaceX Falcon Heavy Booster That Fell Over at Sea Recovered

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — A portion of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy booster that tipped over at sea is back at Port Canaveral. Parts of Falcon Heavy main booster core return to Port Canaveral.


Noisy Eustis pot farm plans to bring operations indoors

EUSTIS — The medical marijuana farm that has riled its Eustis neighbors with its noisy dehumidifiers, lights and trucks intends to build a facility to move its operations indoors in the next two years.


Dade City Woman Accused Of Stabbing Ex-Boyfriend With Scissors

DADE CITY, FL -- A 45-year-old Dade City woman is facing charges after being accused of stabbing her ex-boyfriend with a pair of scissors. Pasco County Sheriff's deputies arrested Lanarcar Martize Singletary of Lock Street on Monday and charged her with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and re


F Stands for Fence, Food, Facility, and Fun… What Else Could IT be For?

We feed a varied diet. This is live food we grow and raise, also we purchase commercial diets. We believe in Mazuri brand foods. And love the Reptical brand also. Click this link to see Mazuri’s website and products.


Local athletes sign on dotted line to play at next level

MINNEOLA — Signing day is always a special time for student athletes and their families. At Lake Minneola and East Ridge high schools, it was a time for celebration. Eight student athletes at the two schools were honored on Thursday with ceremonies in front of school administrators, coaches, teammat