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Driver picks up his ninth DUI charge after crash

MINNEOLA — A 49-year-old Minneola man, arrested eight times previously for driving under the influence, picked up his ninth charge after crashing into a car and injuring three people, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office states.

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Friday 01/23/2015
LSSC President Mojock to retire
Posted: January 23, 2015

Longtime Lake-Sumter State College President Dr. Charles Mojock announced this week he will retire at the end of this year, capping off a 13-year run at the helm of the college and 40 years overall in education.

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Animal Services employees ripped
Posted: January 23, 2015

A Lake County Sheriff’s Office internal investigation has found several Animal Services employees violated the department’s procedures and guidelines by not following protocol after an off-duty animal control officer brought in her family pet to initially be euthanized, according to the sheriff’s office report.

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Thursday 01/22/2015
Record black bear steals Lake County record
Posted: January 22, 2015

Lake County has lost the record for the largest Florida black bear captured in the state.

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Alleged home invader arrested in Clermont
Posted: January 22, 2015

CLERMONT — A man wanted in Michigan for home invasions there was arrested in Clermont Wednesday and charged with a string of residential burglaries.

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Homeless man arrested after napping at McDonald’s
Posted: January 22, 2015

CLERMONT -- A homeless man, who allegedly had a habit of sleeping inside a McDonald’s restaurant in Clermont and getting upset at employees for waking him up, has a new place to sleep at the Lake County jail.

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Men allegedly caught in the act of burglary
Posted: January 22, 2015

GROVELAND -- Two men were allegedly caught in the act of burglarizing a home Wednesday after the property manager spotted a truck backing up to his garage.

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Tuesday 01/20/2015
African children to perform
Posted: January 20, 2015

S ince 1994, youth choirs associated with the Watoto Child Care Ministries in Uganda have been traveling as ambassadors for the millions of African children orphaned as a result of disease, war and poverty.

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Sunday 01/18/2015
Pilot, passenger killed in plane crash
Posted: January 18, 2015

A 56-year-old Groveland man was piloting an airplane that crashed Friday in Sebring, fatally injuring himself and his passenger.

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Friday 01/16/2015
Man gets 40 years for daycare crash
Posted: January 16, 2015

A Central Florida man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for a hit-and-run crash that sent another vehicle into a daycare center, killing the 4-year-old daughter of Groveland paramedic.

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Cops: Clermont robber struck in Ocoee, too
Posted: January 16, 2015

A man who allegedly robbed a Clermont auto parts store clerk at gunpoint Thursday afternoon apparently headed for an Ocoee liquor store to rob it, too.

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Thursday 01/15/2015
Surprise! You're a top teacher
Posted: January 15, 2015

The 8-year-old student had no interest in coming to school and got into trouble, leading to suspensions, his teacher, Melissa Meadows recalled.

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Man robs Clermont store clerk at gunpoint
Posted: January 15, 2015

Clermont police are looking for a Hispanic male who robbed an auto parts store clerk at gunpoint Thursday afternoon.

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Wednesday 01/14/2015
South Lake Hospital receives chest pain center accreditation
Posted: January 14, 2015

South Lake Hospital has received accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care for its effectiveness in assessing and treating heart attack patients.

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Tuesday 01/13/2015
Money sought to protect Ma Barker home
Posted: January 13, 2015

In 19 35, a woman in her 60s was spotted around Leesburg that nobody had ever seen before — and they wouldn’t know her true identity until the FBI shot her to death in a hail of bullets.

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Putnam wants more money to fight citrus disease
Posted: January 13, 2015

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam wants state lawmakers to put more money into Florida’s fight against diseases impacting the citrus industry.

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Another math problem for Lake schools
Posted: January 13, 2015

Already battered from last year’s class-size controversy, Lake County School officials struggled Monday to explain how they again provided inaccurate student enrollment data to the state that nearly drew a massive $1.2 million fine from the Department of Education.

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4-cent gas tax renewed by Lake County
Posted: January 13, 2015

Lake County commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved the renewal of the last 4 cents of the 6 cent local gas tax option for transportation needs.

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Sunday 01/11/2015
GateHouse completes purchase of Daily Commercial, Halifax Media
Posted: January 11, 2015

New Media Investment Group Inc. completed its purchase Friday of Halifax Media Group, which owned the Daily Commercial, the South Lake Press and 35 other newspapers across the country.

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Friday 01/09/2015
Class-size fine much lower than previously reported
Posted: January 09, 2015

Lake County School Board member Bill Mathias said Friday the district’s fine for violating class-size limits is estimated at $150,000, not $1.2 million as previously reported, because of inaccurate data reported to the Florida Department of Education.

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