GROVELAND – Groveland council members agreed this week that a review of the police department’s policies and procedures may help put existing controversies to rest.
TAVARES – At least two Lake County organizations took part in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson Friday to stress the importance of water safety.
WILDWOOD – Sumter County firefighters and bystanders had to pull two people from a vehicle after it rolled over Friday morning in a crash.
TAVARES – One of the interesting themes emerging in the 2016 elections is that so many incumbents are stepping down, setting up heated battles for some of the most important political offices in Lake County.
COLEMAN – A fire that destroyed a mobile home Thursday in Sumter County was apparently sparked by plumbing repair work, authorities say.
GROVELAND – Police charged a Groveland man in the shooting death of his girlfriend Thursday night.
LEESBURG — A man was arrested Wednesday at a motel after he failed to respond when employees tried to inform him it was checkout time.
CLERMONT — A Circle K employee was charged with grand theft Wednesday after she allegedly stole $700 worth of scratch-off tickets.
MOUNT DORA — An unruly customer who was kicked out of a bar reportedly urinated at the front door on his way out.
CLERMONT – In Clermont, world-renowned children's author Kate DiCamillo is a hometown hero, and more than 500 people turned out Thursday to hear her read from "Raymie Nightingale," her newest book.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission commended the Lake County Commission Thursday for passing an ordinance that requires residents to secure their trash cans and encourages the use of bear-resistant cans.
Montverde Academy is home to one of the nation’s top boys basketball programs.
TAVARES — Betsy S. Lovejoy, a 76-year-old toll booth worker on the Florida Turnpike for 15 years, got back and forth to work safely everyday using the same route, her family said.
TAVARES – A candidate with ties to Ro Mac Lumber and Supply, has qualified to run for the County Commission District 3 race as a write-in candidate.
In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in American history, Orlando’s K92.3 threw a concert at the CFE Arena Tuesday to benefit the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting and to boost community morale. Eustis's own Michael Ray, who has exploded on the country music scene with hits like "Run Away With You," "Real Men Love Jesus" and "Kiss You in the Morning," was the featured artist in an all-star lineup that included Tyler Farr, Maddie and Tae, Jerrod Niemann, Canaan Smith, Billy Currington, Easton Corbin, Cole Swindell and Parmalee. The proceeds from parking, ticket sales and T-shirt sales will go to the OneOrlando fund. PHOTOS BY AMBER RICCINTO / DAILY COMMERCIAL
BUSHNELL — An alligator attack on a 58-year-old man on Tuesday apparently occurred after the victim's father shot the reptile twice and thought it was dead – only for it to lunge at the son.
LEESBURG – Two Daily Commercial staffers were recently recognized by their peers for exceptional work in news design and photojournalism.
TALLAHASSEE — Getting a boost from independent voters and adding to her advantage among women, Democrat Hillary Clinton has opened an 8-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in Florida's critical presidential contest, a new poll shows.
Summer is a time for vacation and relaxing.