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  • Police log: Calls include stolen golf cart, stalking, vandalism,

    Following are some of the incidents recently reported to area police agencies and the Lake County Sheriff's Office. This information was compiled from public records maintained by those agencies. The Police Log is published Thursdays in the Lake section....
  • Have an unwanted firearm? Give it to police for gift card

    Have an unwanted firearm? Give it to police for gift card
    Clermont Police Department will participate in the 16th annual "Kicks 4 Guns" program throughout Central Florida from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday while supplies last at Stormy Hill Harley-Davidson, 2480 S. U.S. Highway 27. Citizens can anonymously swap...
  • Report: Smiling woman poses for pic with stolen credit card at beauty supply store

    Report: Smiling woman poses for pic with stolen credit card at beauty supply store
    An alert store clerk in Marion County snapped a photo of a smiling customer last month who used a stolen credit card at an Ocala beauty supply store and now authorities are asking the public if they recognize the suspect, ocala.com. The clerk at Looking...
  • 'Sharknado 2' jumps to multiplexes

    'Sharknado 2' jumps to multiplexes
    "Sharknado 2: The Second One" performed so well for Syfy that it has earned a multiplex showing. The sequel to the camp classic will fly to movie theaters at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21. (The original played movie theaters last year after wowing the...
  • Free amplified phones for residents with hearing loss

    Free amplified telephones will be available to qualified permanent Florida residents with hearing loss from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. The phones will be available from the Deaf and Hearing Services of Lake &...
  • State Rep. Larry Metz prepares to run again — in 2016

    State Rep. Larry Metz prepares to run again — in 2016
    State Rep. Larry Metz, a Yalaha Republican who is unopposed this year, has opened a campaign account to seek another term in 2016, according to the state Division of Elections website. Metz was first elected to the House in 2010 and represents...
  • High-speed, gigabit internet offered by CenturyLink in select cities

    High-speed, gigabit internet offered by CenturyLink in select cities
    High-speed gigabit internet access has been rare in Central Florida, but CenturyLink is offering it now in limited commercial areas and some large residential developments. According to Lisa Willis, marketing manager, CenturyLink gigabit service is...
  • Inside the PD: K-Tan basketball players make their college choices

    Inside the PD: K-Tan basketball players make their college choices
    At VCU, Shaka Smart calls it “havoc.” At Mount St. Mary’s, where former Ram assistant Jamion Christian runs the show, it’s called “mayhem.” Kecoughtan guard Marcell Haskett was drawn to it, and he committed to the...
  • Florida's science centers offer you big bang for your buck

    Florida's science centers offer you big bang for your buck
    Where can you dig up a dinosaur, take an airboat ride and fly a space mission? At the science center, of course, but here's where you've got decisions to make. Which one? Florida has 21 museums that are part of the international Association of Science-...
  • Ocala forest, Mount Dora make list of 'under-the-radar' places to visit

    Ocala forest, Mount Dora make list of 'under-the-radar' places to visit
    The Ocala National Forest and Mount Dora are highlighted in a Huffington Post feature headlined "These 12 Places Are Reason Enough To Head To Florida." "Sure, there are the usual stomping grounds of Disney World, St. Augustine, Miami and Daytona," the...
  • Candidate hopefuls set to Hob Nob at event

    Leadership Lake County is sponsoring its bi-annual Political Hob Nob during which voters can mingle with candidates and take part in a straw poll on Aug. 14. The event is set for 5 to 8:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Room at Lake-Sumter State College's Leesburg...