| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Two men accused of cultivating marijuana and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl they allegedly kept in a metal box were assigned defense attorneys this week and are due back in court Friday.
Ryan Alan Balletto, 30, and Patrick Steven Pearmain, 25,...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 8:44 AM
The series of explosions that rocked a propane gas plant in Tavares, Fla., is under investigation but equipment failure or human error was the most likely cause, officials said Tuesday morning.
At a televised news conference, Tavares Fire Chief...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:47 AM
TAVARES, Fla. (AP) — A series of explosions rocked a central Florida propane gas plant and sent "boom after boom after boom" through the neighborhood around it. Several people were injured, with at least three critically injured.
All the workers...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 2:33 PM
A 15-year-old girl who was kidnapped and locked in a metal box on a property in rural Northern California was fed only crackers and water, authorities said.
The girl, who was reported missing April 2 from a San Fernando Valley home, was on the 681-...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Authorities revealed new details about a marijuana farm where a 15-year-old girl was allegedly held captive in a metal box.
The Lake County Sheriff's Department said in a statement released this weekend that the girl was sexually assaulted repeatedly...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:43 AM
Two men who prosecutors say kidnapped a 15-year-old girl and kept her in metal box on a rural Northern California property are due in federal court this week.
Ryan Alan Balletto, 30, and Patrick Steven Pearmain, 25, face numerous charges and are...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:42 PM
Two Highland Park residents have been charged with prostitution and pimping.
Jose Lome-Rodriguez, 25, and Berta Perez-Molina, 43, both of the 300 block of Temple Avenue in Highland Park, were arrested July 19 after an undercover Lake County Sheriff's...
| Feb 8, 2013
Good morning, ladies and germs, and welcome to the second half of our show, "Clermont Corruption Month," starring the city's police officers as the bad guys.
Apologies to Milton Berle for stealing his opening line. But if he were still living, the funny...
| Apr 28, 2013
Sheila Thornton sat with her husband in the lobby of the Umatilla Police Department on April 10 while officers grilled their son, 13, in a room off the lobby behind a locked door. The Thorntons repeatedly asked to be with their son, but police blocked the...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 4:51 AM
Ahhh, Florida, the state where public service hotlines are hotter than the weather.
The Lake County Sheriff's Office found out a number they had been printing on their domestic abuse and sexual assault brochure was a number for a sex chat line,...
| May 6, 2012
| 4:35 PM
A missing person, a loaded handgun and crack cocaine were discovered Saturday night when Lake County sheriff's deputies made a traffic stop in north suburban …...