| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:44 PM
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...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:24 PM
The fate of Silver Springs, one of the state's first tourist destinations, has galvanized environmentalists like few other conflicts over water or land in Florida.
So they applauded last week when state regulators recommended denying a permit sought...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Summer and SMORES go hand-in-hand, especially at Quinnipiac University. For the second-consecutive July, Quinnipiac University's Bristol-Myers Squibb Center for Science Teaching and Learning hosted the Summer Middle-school Opportunity for Research in...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 2:02 PM
An SUV overturned on the Florida Turnpike near Wildwood early Sunday morning. As the disabled vehicle rested upside down in the southbound lanes, it was then hit by a southbound tractor-trailer, killing the SUV's teen driver.
Florida Highway Patrol...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 3:59 AM
Don't come within 2-inches of violating this rule or the fashion police -- real fashion police -- will haul your butt to jail.
Yes, dare to wear saggy pants on Ocala city property and you could end up with some new duds -- an orange jumpsuit, perhaps?...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 8:37 AM
Several Florida cities are cracking down on a saggy pants problem.
This week, Ocala voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that prohibit anyone from wearing pants two inches or more below their natural waist. The ordinance is enforceable on city-...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:39 PM
ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A central Florida city is banning low-riding pants, becoming the latest community in the country to outlaw a fashion choice that intentionally exposes underwear or buttocks.
Pull up your pants, offenders will be warned under...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Moments before James Earl Jones slaughtered Shannon Ratliff with a metal baseball bat, the frightened victim called family members in a panic.
Jones, her longtime boyfriend, apparently had stopped taking his psychiatric medication and was in a rage....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Thirty-two Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from Mount Dora High School visited Washington D.C., from June 16 to 23.
The cadets toured the Pentagon, Smithsonian museums, National Museum of the Marine Corps, National Museum of the...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:07 AM
By any stretch of the imagination the sight was odd, even by Florida standards.
Michele Rene Cerna, 51, was jailed on drug charges after being found peeling off her clothes and doing yoga in the middle of an Ocala street, cops said, reports the Ocala...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Quaker Steak & Lube, a fast casual concept will develop four restaurants throughout Central Florida. Altamonte Springs' Wingnutz LLC plans to open Quaker Steak & Lube locations in Orlando, Daytona Beach, Ocala and Kissimmee over the next several years....