| Aug 23, 2011
| 3:15 AM
Justin Hamilton, 31, of Paisley and 26-year-old Kristen Harris of Eustis were jailed after cops found them living in a filthy car with three children, one of whom was suffering from second degree sunburns, Mount Dora police said, reports the Orlando...
| Sep 4, 2011
| 5:11 AM
This guy makes a cop's job easy.
A Eustis business reported about $3,800 in merchandise stolen, including bicycles, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
But the thieves left a big clue.
Eustis detectives merely had to follow a dirt path with bicycle...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 4:09 AM
Two Sumter County men, Robert "Bo" Martin Duval Christopher Cork Scroggins, were greeted by wildlife officials early Thursday morning as they came ashore in their airboat on Lake Apopka with a couple of sacks full of recently hatched alligators, according...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 1:29 PM
A college athlete formerly from Hyde Park Academy drowned while staying at a Florida resort with her track teammates from Central State University.
Jasmine Crenshaw, 22, was last seen Saturday, swimming with teammates in a lake, her mother, Jackie...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 5:27 AM
Icy conditions led to numerous accidents in Lake County this morning, officials said.
A dispatcher for the Lake County Sheriff's Department said police were forced to shut down southbound lanes of Illinois Highway 83 between U.S. Route 45 and Illinois...
| 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,...
| Jun 22, 2011
Strap yourself in, dear reader.
Tidbits of additional information about recent column topics have been trickling this way, and it's time to catch up on them.
First, a recent column criticized Lake County for spending about $8,000 to pave a parking lot...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 12:10 PM
A 25-year-old Elgin man was found dead in 25 feet of water after diving into a lake near Antioch Saturday night, police said.
The man was dead on the scene at Lake Marie near the far north suburb, said Lake County Sheriff's Department spokesman Chris...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 2:12 PM
MOUNT DORA — Residents stepped in to help Saturday after vandals spray-painted hateful words and symbols on all sides of a neighborhood synagogue.
Because members of the Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora were honoring the Sabbath and could not...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 4:25 AM
Drug Trafficker Rule #101: Stay under the radar and never mail your drugs in something as readily available as, say, Meow Mix.
Yes, authorities frown upon Meow Mix Meth.
Lake County Sheriff's deputies say Robert Lord Morris, 48, of Eustis, was...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 5:24 AM
Just call it some Meow Mix Meth.
Robert L. Morris, 50, of Eustis was sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for a shipment of meth hidden in a Meow Mix bag,reports the Orlando Sentinel.
The president-elect of the Realtors Association of...