Wildlife officials believe a black bear might have been in search of food when it was shot to death during an apparent break-in of a Lady Lake home Wednesday night.
An anti-substance abuse organization aimed at students will host a Town Hall forum tonight on the proposed state amendment to legalize medical marijuana.
A pillow was apparently a 300-pound Leesburg man’s weapon of choice.
A single-vehicle accident near Mascotte early Saturday morning ripped a 2008 Nissan Altima in half, killed one young man and sent three others to area hospitals, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Two Lake County firefighters are okay after their fire truck rolled over while on route to a medical call.
A 33-year-old Davenport woman was killed in a single-car crash early Friday morning just outside of Clermont.
A 19-year-old Groveland man was arrested Monday on accusations that he repeatedly had sex with a middle-school student.
A Groveland motorist was arrested on DUI and other charges early Friday after failing to move over, and nearly hitting Lake County sheriff’s deputies working a traffic stop.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office detectives reported Wednesday they are looking for a 15-year-old who possibly ran away last week.
A 28-year-old Clermont man — who was already in the Lake County jail after being accused of showing up at the girl’s home the day before and refusing to leave — was also charged for lewd and lascivious battery on Wednesday.
In the biggest class of recruits since 2006, the Clermont Fire Department will swear in nine firefighters today during an official pinning ceremony.
Sumter County Animal Services has reopened its kennel, which had been closed for the past week after three dogs that tested positive for canine parvovirus.
A Miami man has been charged with arson after he allegedly set fire to a semi-truck parked at a convenience store lot in Clermont last week.
A stretch of State Road 50 in Clermont reopened Wednesday afternoon after a reported gas leak was capped off.
Yellow caution tape surround a duplex in the 900 block of Hibiscus Court on Tuesday, where two people were beaten to death with a bat Monday afternoon and a third victim remains in the hospital. Tavares police said the suspect, James Earl Jones, drowned himself in a nearby lake afterwards.
Prosecutors say they couldn't prove which man man fired the gun that killed Joshua Faile in January
Clermont police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed a beauty salon Monday evening.
A Clermont man was arrested after allegedly threatening hotel guests at random with a pellet gun, pistol-whipping one victim while demanding money and threatening to shoot another woman if she didn’t give him marijuana.
Clermont police are looking for a lone male they said robbed a convenience store clerk at gunpoint Tuesday morning.
He was a pig — literally — at Saturday’s corn-eating contest during Leesburg’s annual downtown Cornfest.
Days before his second-degree murder trial was to begin, an alleged Sorrento gang member was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Friday in a plea deal in the 2012 shooting death of a DeLand man.
One suspect has been arrested and Lake County deputies have identified a second suspect in a shootout last week that left a convenience store and cars riddled with bullets.
A 19-year-old man is back in custody after he reportedly slipped out of his handcuffs and escaped from Groveland police — only to be captured again following a several-hour manhunt involving various law enforcement agencies.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office detained five “persons of interest” late Friday afternoon in what may be a drug-related shoot-out between vehicles, and deputies are looking for a possible injured person after blood was found in one of the vehicles.
Convicted murdered Pablo Infante discusses his case with one of his public defenders, Wanda Greene, during his sentencing hearing Thursday in the Lake County courthouse. A judge eventually gave Infante a 31-year prison sentence in the 2012 shooting death of Jeffrey Allen Henrickson Sr.
The Lake County Sheriff's Office is looking for help in identifying two men who allegedly stole cash from a Hess gas station on Tuesday in Clermont.
Two employees of a Minneola smoke shop were arrested Wednesday after sheriff’s officials raided their business looking for synthetic marijuana.
A 43-year-old Mascotte man was killed Tuesday morning after his tractor-trailer hauling fertilizer overturned off the Florida Turnpike in Orange County.
A student at Imagine South Lake Charter School who said he had been bullied due to being a male cheerleader was arrested last week after being accused of throwing another student on his head, knocking him unconscious, according to Clermont police.
An unconscious woman pulled earlier this week from her burning home in Mount Dora is in serious but stable condition — and her rescuer is being hailed as a hero.
Officials with the State Attorney’s Office said Wednesday they will not file charges in the case of a 25-year-old man who died after a struggle at South Lake Hospital with law enforcement officers who were trying to get him to a mental facility.
A 34-year-old Leesburg man was fired Thursday from his job as a prison guard at Lake Correctional Institution more than a month after he was cited for battery in an off-duty incident, a Department of Corrections official said.
After an autopsy of a 25-year-old man, who died after a struggle with police officers trying to take him to a mental facility, his death has been ruled “accidental.”
A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was sent to Leesburg Regional Medical Center Tuesday morning after running into a Mack truck.
A three-day undercover operation in Lake County last week ended with the arrests of 44 alleged prostitutes, pimps and “johns.”
Lake County Sheriff’s deputies have identified the body of a 28-year-old woman discovered in a wooded area just outside of Clermont early Friday.
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a SUV on Wednesday night, according to the Clermont Police Department.
Clermont police have identified a 62-year-old pedestrian who was killed after being struck by a SUV on Wednesday night.
A 78-year-old Mount Dora man has died after a hit-and-run crash and Florida Highway Patrol troopers are looking for the suspect.
The emphasis on cursive writing has diminished over the years but will be making a comeback in Florida elementary schools in 2014-15 after suggestions from a number of teachers and parents convinced the state’s Board of Education to support this.
Blue Rhino has contested the findings of a federal investigation that led to more than two dozen citations and approximately $73,000 in fines, stemming from an explosion at the Tavares plant last summer.
The act lasted only a second, but it was enough to put a woman in jail for a few hours.
A Groveland man, accused of viciously assaulting his wife before demanding she open her mouth for him to put in a shotgun, was arrested last week after surrendering at gunpoint.
An accused jaywalker scuffled with Clermont police and, despite being pepper-sprayed, briefly escaped before officers tracked him down.
A kindergarten teacher on her way to work faces several charges, including DUI, after allegedly driving into incoming traffic, passing a stopped school bus and ramming a sheriff’s patrol car that was involved in the pursuit.
A 21-year-old man, suspected in multiple break-ins of parked vehicles in Clermont, was arrested late Tuesday after he was found hiding under a parked vehicle.
A kindergarten teacher on her way to work faces several charges — including DUI — after allegedly driving into incoming traffic, passing a stopped school bus and ramming a sheriff’s patrol car that was involved in the pursuit.