| 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...
| 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 29, 2011
| 5:40 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 24, 2010
Firmly rooted in yesteryear, Long Grove wants to stay that way — at least in outward appearances. The affluent village, some 35 miles northwest of the Loop, strives to retain its rural character and preserve its historic downtown.
| 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....
| 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,...