| 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...
| 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,...
| Nov 29, 2010
| 9:23 AM
Like many young women preparing for the weekend, hairdresser Kaylin Ransom has her nails done and picks out her nicest clothes.
But then she drives more than an hour for a weekly appointment she can't miss: having her mug shot taken at the county jail....
| Sep 20, 2009
They are some of the tiniest towns in rural Lake County, yet outposts such as Paisley, Lake Mack and Altoona — towns that rim the Ocala National Forest — are ground zero for a deepening problem.
Slowly but surely, Lake County has become...
| Aug 15, 2010
| 5:01 PM
The two photos of John Allen Ditullio are a sharp contrast: There's the man donning red jail scrubs with a large swastika on his neck, barbed wire inked down his face, and a long, scraggly goatee.
Then, there's the man in the blue dress shirt with a...
| Feb 2, 2010
| 9:46 PM
Two-year-old Maria Lopez-Vazquez, who authorities say was separated from her parents for six months after a Eustis nun ran off with her, was reunited with her relieved mother and father Tuesday night amid a sea of news cameras at Orlando International...
| Feb 3, 2010
| 9:16 PM
A Lake County church leader accused of taking off with a toddler against the wishes of the child's parents defended herself Wednesday, calling the episode a "misunderstanding."
"We have helped these people for two years," said Laura Maria Caballero,...
| 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...