The Lake County School District was one step ahead of state requirements to add instructional time for the lowest performing schools based on its reading assessments.
A Mount Dora man, who initially told police he was shot in the foot during a drive-by shooting in May, has allegedly admitted to shooting himself — an injury that apparently didn’t leave him unable to run.
Dollar Tree is expected to close on an acquisition of Family Dollar by early 2015, giving the company more than 13,000 stores, according to a press release from the company.
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.
The new principal at struggling Eustis Heights Elementary School is gathering support from business leaders and the school Advisory Council to institute student uniforms this academic year.
Lake County’s residential curbside garbage collection is changing on Oct. 6, for all unincorporated areas of the county.
Lake County commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday, with Commissioner Leslie Campione dissenting, on a tentative property tax rate that is 18 percent higher than the current year's rate.
Shannon Eberenz, of Deltona, was arrested on a charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle after a chase that went through Leesburg, Fruitland Park and into Marion County early Monday morning, police reported.
Gov. Rick Scott today announced the 11 new projects — including two in Sumter County and one in Lake – that will be funded this year to help advance the Coast to Coast Connector, which will provide a safe and continuous multi-use trail from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic.
A Lake County prison guard, who crashed her car into a retention pond and then reported it stolen to authorities, has been arrested for making a false report of a crime, authorities said.
The body of Lady Lake plastic surgeon Todd Ginestra, reported missing Wednesday morning, has been recovered from the water off of Fort Island Gulf Beach in Citrus County, the sheriff’s office reports.
A stretch of State Road 50 in Clermont reopened Wednesday afternoon after a reported gas leak was capped off.
P olice said Tuesday they were still trying to determine what led a 32-year-old Tavares man to beat his live-in girlfriend and her mother to death, as well as how the suspect ended up dead in a nearby lake.
Prosecutors say they couldn't prove which man man fired the gun that killed Joshua Faile in January
A Clermont man, accused of participating in a March 2013 home invasion that left one man dead, pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder with a firearm.
A 49-year-old Clermont man was charged with aggravated battery after he allegedly beat his girlfriend with a baseball bat after she hid his alcohol, according to an arrest affidavit.
Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter is investing more than $1 million in new home construction in Lake County this year, and is also restructuring and expanding its corporate and regional offices throughout the two counties.
The governing board for St. Johns River Water Management District — which included Lake — on Tuesday approved a tentative budget that reduces the millage rate for taxpayers.
The state is using a $1.08 million federal grant to determine where sinkholes may develop.
Lake County School Board Members, in a split vote, decided Monday not to embark on a search to replace embattled Superintendent Susan Moxley.
Two workers fell from near the top of a construction site in Tavares on Wednesday after a set of trusses collapsed.
Clermont city officials believe they will be able to balance a larger municipal budget for 2015 without having to raise taxes, they told the city council this week.
Despite a recommendation for approval by city staff, Clermont council members unanimously rejected a permit for an underground gun range off U.S. Highway 27 north of DeSoto Street, the same project they had originally approved in October 2010.
Police say a robbery at a country club in The Villages last week appears to have been an inside job.
On Tuesday, friends and families of employees, dignitaries and local youth sports coaches, parents and students got a preview of the new Dick’s Sporting Goods in Clermont.