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  • Name of Lake deputy killed in 1919 to be added to fallen-officer memorial

    Name of Lake deputy killed in 1919 to be added to fallen-officer memorial
    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,...
  • Scrub-jay survey at preserve east of Eustis too little, too late

    Scrub-jay survey at preserve east of Eustis too little, too late
    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...
  • Man dies after jumping into north suburban lake

    Man dies after jumping into north suburban lake
    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...
  • Community rallies to repaint vandalized Mount Dora synagogue

    Community rallies to repaint vandalized Mount Dora synagogue
    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...
  • Man shipped meth in Meow Mix, deputies say

    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...
  • FloriDUH: Cops arrest couple living in filthy car with three children

    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...
  • Cops follow dirt tracks to find stolen bicycles

    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...
  • Did state senator wield clout in marital tiff?

    Did state senator wield clout in marital tiff?
    Recordings of 911 calls are raising the question of whether state Sen. Suzi Schmidt sought to use her political clout to influence Lake County authorities during several domestic disturbances with her husband. After quarreling with her husband and...
  • Deputies: Man beaten with bat in spat over ethnicity

    People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along? — Rodney King, May 1, 1992, after the acquittal of Los Angeles police in his beating trial sparked widespread rioting. Sometimes it looks as though we still have a ways to go. It was...
  • Report: Men caught with 260 illegal baby alligators

    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...
  • Man sentenced to over 4 years in prison for hiding meth in Meow Mix

    Man sentenced to over 4 years in prison for hiding meth in Meow Mix
    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...