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4 hrs ago | Click Orlando

Cops: Man strangled wife, set fire

Lake County deputies have charged a man with murder in the death of his wife after they say her body was found in their burned down Sorrento home.

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Related Topix: Sorrento, FL

14 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Lake residents poised to dig deeper to pay property taxes

People who live in the unincorporated parts of Lake County will certainly be paying more in property taxes for the coming year, but how much more isn't certain just yet.

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Related Topix: Leesburg, FL, Astatula, FL

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Lake commissioners get earful about proposed tax-rate hike at business-leaders forum

Commissioner Tim Sullivan answers a question during a forum on Wednesday, August 20, at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey In The Hills.

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Related Topix: Howey in the Hills, FL, Clermont, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Shriners raise money to help teenage burn victim

Nearly 120 local children are getting help from the Lake County Shriners this year because circumstances prevent their own families from providing the health care they need.

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Related Topix: Sorrento, FL, Eustis, FL, Family, Kids

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Get details about controlling, managing Type 2 diabetes

The University of Florida/Marion County Extension Service will present "Take Charge of Your Diabetes ," a 9-part series about controlling and managing Type 2 diabetes in adults, at On Top of the World's Master the Possibilities Learning Education Center, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, University of Florida, Ocala, FL, Mount Dora, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Soto: Hispanics might lose clout

As Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis decides the fate of virtually all the Congressional districts in Central Florida, some of the area's Democratic state lawmakers gathered in Kissimmee and Orlando to decry the possibility that Hispanics may lose power.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Alan Grayson, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Florida, Kissimmee, FL, Orange County, FL, Osceola County, FL

WESH-TV

Hot, few showers this afternoon

SITTING OUT THERE IN THE POURING DOWN RAIN, WE'VE SEEN A LOT OF POURING DOWN RAIN TODAY.

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Related Topix: Bithlo, FL, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

Glo Smith's local involvement gives her the edge

Both Glo Smith and Thuy Lowe are credible candidates in the 5th District, which has become the source of ongoing controversy over its geographical boundaries.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Opinion

WESH-TV

Mom tells police she has left child in car 6 times

An Umatilla mother was arrested in Leesburg after leaving her infant in a hot, unlocked car for about 20 minutes Sunday, according to the Leesburg Police Department.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

'Great Gatsby' theme event will help raise money for mammograms

The 10th annual Pink Tea, which will help raise money for free mammograms, is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Dora First Baptist Church, 1000 E. First Ave. Participants are encouraged to dress up in their favorite outfits from the 1920s.

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Related Topix: Mount Dora, FL, Eustis, FL, Clermont, FL, Archer, FL, Alzheimer's, Health

The Orlando Sentinel

Essence of series: Essential oils have many uses

The W.T. Bland Public Library in Mount Dora will host a three-part series on essential oils taught by Stephanie Clunn.

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Related Topix: Mount Dora, FL, Leesburg, FL, Home Gardening, Home

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Brand-new teacher eager for first class

It's the first day of her first job as a schoolteacher, and Stephanie Casternopoulos is ready for her second-graders at Minneola Elementary Charter School.

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Related Topix: Minneola, FL, Family, Kids, University of Central Florida, Fruitland Park, FL, Leesburg, FL

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Most city residents staring at higher taxes

Most residents in 13 of Lake County's 14 cities will have to shell out more in taxes for the coming year - some a lot higher - if elected officials get their way.

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Related Topix: Leesburg, FL, Groveland, FL, Clermont, FL, Eustis, FL, Umatilla, FL

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Dolly Awards go Bay Street Players actresses, actors, backstage stars

While Amanda Warren's production of "Legally Blonde" swept the awards for theater's 39th season in the musical category, including production of the year, Joel Warren focused on the backstage winners.

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater

Business Journal

August 15, 2014 Legal Notices V.2

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2013 CA 000312 DIVISION: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY,, AS TRUSTEE FOR LONG BEACH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-WL2, Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH M. JENKINS, et al, Defendant .

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home

The Orlando Sentinel

Eustis Middle School principal's demotion draws slew of protest

Dozens of angry community members crowded the auditorium at Lake Minneola High on Monday to demand the reinstatement of a longtime principal they said was wrongly demoted by the district.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Eustis, FL

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Leesburg commissioners vote to keep Fire Department

Leesburg city commissioners on Monday unanimously voted to keep their Fire Department rather than disbanding it and contracting with Lake County to provide service.

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Related Topix: Leesburg, FL, Clermont, FL, Eustis, FL, Tavares, FL, Mount Dora, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Kids cultivate creativity at Mount Dora Center for the Arts summer camp

Summer's too valuable to waste - that was the attitude of kids who spent their school break cultivating their creativity at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Highland Lakes water operation wins award for most improved

Two years ago, Highland Lakes residents looked on with curiosity as workers dismantled the community's landmark 180-foot, 29-year-old water tower that held 200,000 gallons.

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Click Orlando

8-14-14 noon clermont attack kala

WHEN FANS CAN MEET THE STARS OF THE FILM. WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS IN LAKE COUNTY, A 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL IS ATTACKED BY A STRANGER IN HER OWN HOME AND RIGHT NOW THAT PERSON IS ON THE RUN.

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