| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:21 PM
It took nearly a dozen professionals, including four Lake County Fire personnel and two Animal Control officers, to rescue a 6-week-old kitten trapped in a drain pipe in Clermont today. But they got the job done.
The tiny black cat, nicknamed...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Percival, a young Treeing Walker Coonhound who survived a brutal bear attack in March, has been adopted, according to Lake County Animal Services.
Deana Osenieks' 7-year-old son saw that Percival was up for adoption while watching the news. The Volusia...
| Dec 20, 2013
Shame on the Florida fire marshal and the state agency that regulates LP gas.
Nearly five months after an explosion at the Blue Rhino plant nearly took a chunk of Tavares off the map, neither agency has figured out what happened — or, at least...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:31 AM
If you booze it, then you can lose it -- your job, that is.
A Lake County Department of Children and Families worker, Tamieka Lewis, is accused of attacking her boyfriend, who is the dad of her child, and smashing the windows of his van while she was...
| Dec 30, 2012
This is when reality television really bites.
It's no secret that celebrity chef Robert Irvine and the Food Network's "Restaurant Impossible" crew were in Central Florida this month to make over a small eatery in the Lake County city of Tavares.
| Oct 18, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Fresh off his debate with U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson Wednesday night, GOP U.S. Senate nominee U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV will be making several Central Florida stops in the next couple of days as part of his whirlwind “Freedom Tour” campaign,...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Don't get mad, get even.
And then go to jail.
Samuel Otero, 37, of Tavares, is accused of posting pics of his ex-roomie in the buff on cars belonging to the former roommate's co-workers' and grandmother -- and, for good measure, even sent pics to the...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 10:52 AM
On most days, I travel from my home in Mount Dora to the office in Tavares and will sometimes take Lakeshore Drive along Lake Dora to avoid traffic on US 441 and clear my head.
On the shore there is an abundance of birds from the endangered Wood Stork to...
| Sep 13, 2010
| 4:48 PM
A Leesburg man accused of using a BB gun to motivate a teenager during football drills in blistering heat said Monday he's sorry and that the incident was a misunderstanding.
Robert Lynn Barker, 41, left his family home and was forced to cut off all...
| Dec 30, 2011
Second of two parts.
The Lake sheriff's communications center is so crowded that many dispatchers can't roll their chairs back far enough from their desks to stand up.
They have to slither out sideways and clamber over one another to take a restroom...
| Jun 15, 2011
Officially add another fallen officer to the memorial honoring those killed in the line of duty.
The Lake County Sheriff's Office will be engraving the name of Chief Deputy B.C. Wilcox on the granite memorial in Tavares.
Wilcox's death came on July 4,...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 4:35 PM
While 2012 GOP presidential challengers Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum headed to Jacksonville in anticipation of tonight's debate, Newt Gingrich detoured to Mount Dora, for a picturesque rally on the shore of Lake Dora, Thursday morning. Lake County Tea...