Leesburg brothers arrested after SWAT team arrives at their door
Two Leesburg brothers were arrested after a SWAT team showed up with search warrant at their home. Officers this past week arrested 42-year-old Aaron M. Byrne and 53-year-old Jeffery Wayne Byrne at their residence at 1309 Maugans Ave. As the officers removed Aaron Byrne from his room, they located his...
Villager suspected of DUI arrested while limping on flat tire at Lake Sumter Landing
A Villager suspected of driving under the influence was arrested after her vehicle was spotted while limping along on a flat tire at Lake Sumter Landing. Christine Brunette, 57, who lives at 819 Camino Del Rey Drive, was at the wheel of the red 2015 Toyota at about 2 a.m. Saturday on Canal Street, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.
Dog walker threatened by Villager armed with knife in battle over politics
A 70-year-old dog walker was threatened by a Villager armed with a knife in a battle over politics. The dog walker was out for a stroll at about 10:30 a.m. Friday on Truman Avenue in the Village of Silver Lake when 59-year-old Terence Childers exited his home at 722 Truman Ave. and began arguing with the other man about “political differences,” according to an arrest report from the Lady Lake Police Department.
5-Year-Old Boy Sustains 46 Visible Injuries, Leading to Charges Against Couple
An unfortunate 5-year-old has been the recipient of recurring torture at the hands of his mother’s boyfriend as reported by the Volusia Sheriff’s office on Saturday. The boyfriend hit the child with a mop handle, breaking it in half and fracturing the child’s skull.
Magic lose Jonathan Isaac for season with torn adductor
Jonathan Isaac’s comeback story has been sidelined again by another season-ending injury, this time a torn adductor muscle. Isaac had surgery on Friday to repair the muscle and will miss the remainder of the regular season, the Magic said. He felt discomfort on his left side Tuesday after practice, and an MRI on Wednesday showed the severity of the issue.
Orlando Salsa Festival returns to Amway Center this fall
Orlando Salsa Festival will bring the rhythmic beats of salsa music and the hottest tropical vibes to downtown on Sept. 22.
Wildwood using code enforcement powers to clean up problematic properties
Education and voluntary compliance are key components of Wildwood’s code enforcement program, commissioners were told Monday at a workshop meeting. They heard a presentation on the program that enforces building codes and cites other violations such as overgrown lots, debris and junk cars. Development Services Director Melanie Peavy said...
Man wanted on Lake County warrant arrested at Sandalwood Condominiums
A man wanted on a Lake County warrant was arrested at the Sandalwood Condominiums in Wildwood. Brian Charles Snyder, 63, of Leesburg, was taken into custody at about 6 a.m. Sunday at the condominium complex across from the Village of Bradford. A judge had ordered that Snyder’s bond be revoked in connection with his arrest earlier this year at the Microtel Inn & Suites in Lady Lake.
Is ‘Anti-Woke’ Bar in Florida Mocking Pulse Victims With 49-Cent Buds?
An establishment in Florida has come under fire after seemingly offering a promotion that celebrates the deaths of 49 people in the tragic Pulse Nightclub massacre in an attempt to make fun of liberals. The bar, MoonCricket Grille in Winter Garden, posted a flier to its Facebook page advertising 49-cent...
Traffic impacted after hole opens up along Orlando roadway
ORLANDO, Fla. – A hole opened up along South Orange Avenue on Monday that is expected to impact traffic through Tuesday, according to Orlando police. In a release, police said the 16-square-foot hole opened up in the left lane of southbound South Orange Avenue north of West Grant Street, located between the Ace Hardware and Chipotle.
Florida couple kept 5-year-old in cage, forced another child to drink boiling water, deputies say
A Florida couple faces dozens of charges for allegedly partaking in "a brutal pattern of child neglect, abuse and torture" against children in their home, detectives said.
Pride Month is Underway, Sparking Protests and Festivals in Florida
Pride month is beginning to unfold at a point of political tension around LGBTQ issues. This past weekend, the theme parks in the Orlando area held their annual Gay Days events. The events took place despite Florida Governor Ron DeSantis passing several laws here in Florida that many complain are anti-LGBT. These laws raised questions about whether Gay Days would happen or if the events would be moved to another state.
Florida woman wins 2 $1 million lottery prizes within 2 months
A Florida woman got lucky twice after winning two $1 million prizes from the same scratch-off game within two months, according to the lottery.
Man arrested for string of attempted burglaries in Orlando, police say
ORLANDO, Fla. - A man was arrested for trying to break into several homes and vehicles in Orlando, police said. At about 12:45 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Orlando Police Department responded to several 911 calls in the East Central Blvd area, as many residents reported seeing a man trying to break into their homes.
LGBTQ+ people flock to Florida for Gay Days festival
Tens of thousands of LGBTQ+ people are flocking to central Florida this weekend to go on theme park rides, mingle with costumed performers, dance at all-night parties and lounge poolside at hotels during Gay Days, a decades-long tradition.
UCF leading for Georgia four-star DB Christian Peterson after official
The goal of an official visit is to allow a recruit to learn more about the program, bond with the coaches, and understand their potential fit in the team’s scheme that could lead to a signed National Letter of Intent. UCF did everything on point over the weekend with four-star Georgia safety Christian Peterson.
Orlando chef Henry Moso falls short of winning a James Beard Award
Kabooki Sushi head honcho says he and his team will continue working to 'delight and inspire'
Florida Mother's Car Engulfed in Flames as Children Remain Inside During Alleged Mall Shoplifting
In a peculiar turn of events, a Florida woman found herself in a sticky situation when her car burst into flames with her children inside while she allegedly engaged in some shoplifting shenanigans at an Oviedo mall.
UF Health unveils latest advance in rapid treatment of stroke
The first new mobile stroke unit will be housed in Gainesville and, in cooperation with Alachua County Fire Rescue, is expected to be deployed by the end of July 2023 The post UF Health unveils latest advance in rapid treatment of stroke appeared first on Alachua Chronicle.
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