Lady Lake,

Sexual predator jailed after head butting woman at RaceTrac in Lady Lake

A sexual predator was arrested after allegedly head butting a woman at RaceTrac in Lady Lake. An employee of the gas station/convenience store on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 called 911 at about 10 p.m. Tuesday after an altercation broke out between 46-year-old Shaun Ray Webb and his girlfriend, according to an arrest report from the Lady Lake Police Department.
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5 Best Steak Restaurants in Florida

Big, juicy steaks and hearty side dishes are the perfect combinations. With outstanding service and some of the finest steak cuts, Florida has some seriously great steakhouses. So whether you desire a sensational ribeye or a fancy filet mignon, our favorite steakhouses in Florida have you covered.
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The Villages,

Street in The Villages shut down as pumps work to prevent possible flooding

A street has been shut down in The Villages as a pump is put into high gear to try to prevent possible flooding. The temporary pump has been set up to move water in an attempt to stave off potential flooding at Laguna El Camino and La Bell Lago. The water is being redirected to a storm inlet in front of 1207 San Juan Drive in the Village of Hacienda East, in Community Development District 1.
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The Villages,

Fines racking up for son in deceased parents’ home in The Villages

Fines are beginning to rack up for a 40-year-old son living in his deceased parents’ home which has become a neighborhood eyesore in The Villages. The home at 1906 Augustine Drive in the Village of Santo Domingo was the subject of a deed compliance hearing in March before the Community Development District 2 Board of Supervisors. Since that hearing the District has had had to cut the grass twice. A total of $500 in fines has been imposed on the property. If fines reach $1,500, the case will be turned over to District counsel.
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12 Delta variant cases reported in Orange County, likely to become predominant strain, health official says

The Delta variant of COVID-19 has been traced to a dozen infected people, and will likely become the predominant strain here, said Dr. Raul Pino, the local state health officer. The variant, like other mutated strands of the virus, is highly transmissible but until today hadn’t been confirmed in cases in Orange County. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers the variant to be ...
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Shooting reported near Parramore

ORLANDO, Fla. — A shooting was reported Wednesday afternoon near Parramore, the Orlando Police Department said. Police said the shooting was reported shortly before 4:45 p.m. on South Parramore Avenue near West Gore Street. Watch Channel 9 Eyewitness News for live updates by clicking here. See a map of the...
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10 people now behind bars, facing racketeering charges

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Ten people detectives say belong to two gangs are now behind bars, facing racketeering charges. Deputies say an ongoing feud between two gangs has led to deadly shootings and robberies. Some of the most prominent members of two rival gangs are now in the Orange County...

State opens inquiry into possible Sunshine Law violations by commissioners

The Florida state attorney for the region that includes Sumter County has opened an inquiry into allegations of state Sunshine Law violations by one or more county commissioners. The inquiry apparently is related to a stealth campaign to damage the reputations of three commissioners who defeated incumbents in elections last...

57-Year-Old Melbourne Woman Claims $2 Million Scratch-Off Prize

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Florida Lottery announced that Baerbel Habedank, 57, of Melbourne claimed $2 million Scratch-Off prize at the Orlando District Office. Habedank claimed a $2 million top prize playing the $10 GOLD RUSH SUPRME Scratch-Off ticket and chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump sum payment of $1,760,000.00.
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3 injured in shooting near Parramore, police say

Three people were injured by someone firing a gun out of a car near Parramore Wednesday afternoon, according to the Orlando Police Department. Officers received the call reporting the shooting on the 1000 block of South Parramore Avenue near West Gore Street around 4:30 p.m., Orlando Police Department spokesperson Heidi Rodriguez said. They found two people with gunshot wounds and a third ...
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Orlando leader, touched by tragedy, works to prevent violence

ORLANDO, Fla. — As President Joe Biden and the federal government announce steps to reduce a spike in violent crime across the country, an Orlando leader whose own family has been affected by violent crime is working to reduce it. What You Need To Know. Police say the 16-year-old was...
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COVID-19 hospitalizations down in Florida, doctors say

ORLANDO, Fla. — At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals across Florida were being closely monitored for bed availability. Dr. Antonio Crespo said he noticed the shift in conjunction with the vaccine rollout. But doctors are seeing younger patients being hospitalized. On average, 8,000 people a day in the...
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Hurricane Expo set for Saturday at Leesburg's Lake Square Mall

LEESBURG — It's hurricane season and it's past time to get prepared. The Lake Square Mall is partnering with Lake County Emergency Management to host a hurricane expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to help people prep for this year’s hurricane season. Emergency management, Lake County Fire Rescue,...

Police investigate after 3 injured in Parramore shooting

LAKE MARY, Fla. - Orlando police officers are at the scene of a shooting incident in which three people were injured. A call was received around 4:30 p.m. reporting shots fired from a vehicle in the area of 1000 S. Parramore Ave. near Gore St. Once officers arrived at the scene, they found three people injured by gunfire.
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Bear spotted in tree in College Park neighborhood

ORLANDO, Fla. – A bear was spotted in a tree in a College Park neighborhood on Wednesday. The bear is high up in a tree above the houses on Vanderbilt Avenue. Bears have been spotted in College Park before. [TRENDING: No tuna DNA in Subway sandwich? | Video shows machete...
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Frontier Airlines does turnabout, drops 'COVID recovery charge'

ORLANDO, Fla. — A month after adding it, Frontier Airlines says it will rescind a “COVID recovery charge” that it included in promoted passenger fares. Frontier Airlines is rescinding a 'COVID recovery charge' in its promoted passenger fares. The low-cost airline says it started charging passengers an extra $1.59 per...