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3 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Deputy police chief caught in KKK scandal demands unpaid fire job back

Fruitland Park's deputy chief of police, who left the city during a scandal over the Ku Klux Klan , is demanding his unpaid job as chief of the volunteer fire department back.

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Related Topix: Fruitland Park, FL, Fire, Wildwood, FL

4 hrs ago | Click Orlando

Parents upset over school uniforms

Some parents say they are very upset about the possibility that Eustis Heights Elementary School may require students wear uniforms when school starts in August.

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Related Topix: Eustis, FL

9 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Fire marshals arrest suspect in Clermont semi-truck arson

State Fire Marshal investigators arrested a Miami man Thursday on a charge that he set fire to a locked semi-truck without a trailer parked in a convenience store lot in Clermont on July 16. Donald Gilles was charged with arson after investigators pieced together a case by watching a man on a store surveillance and by interviewing witnesses.

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Related Topix: Clermont, FL

10 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Manhunt underway for four attempted-murder suspects

More than 75 Central Florida law officers are searching the swamps west of Lake County with helicopters and dogs for four men suspected of shooting into houses in Sumter County on Thursday, hitting one man in the stomach.

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Related Topix: Sumter County, FL, Mascotte, FL, Brooksville, FL, Webster, FL

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Montverde football player Abdul Bello pulls trigger to play for FSU

Montverde Academy offensive tackle Abdul Bello, a transplant from Nigeria who moved to Florida just last summer, has decided he will play his college football at FSU .

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Related Topix: Montverde, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King researching second Lake book

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King lunching at O'Keefe's Irish Pub & Restaurant recently when he was in town conducting research.

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Related Topix: Leesburg, FL, Tavares, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Apopka teen arrested in Lady Lake purse snatching that left woman injured

An Apopka teen has been arrested in connection with a purse-snatching in January that left an elderly woman with serious injuries requiring long-term rehabilitation, police said.

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Related Topix: Apopka, FL, Orlando, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Woman turning 106 gave up driving but not chocolate ice cream

Anita Doebler, who reaches that mark today, had the answer instantly: "A piece of vanilla cake with chocolate icing - and some chocolate ice cream."

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Related Topix: Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Food, Tavares, FL, Games, Board Game

The Orlando Sentinel

Ruth Cucinotta: Leesburg woman helped widowed people cope with grief

She got satisfaction sharing her experience coping with the deaths of those closest to her by helping widows and widowers come to grips with their grief.

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Related Topix: Obituaries

The Orlando Sentinel

Library expo focuses on babies, toddlers

The Marion County Public Library system will present its third "Ready to Read: Zero to Three Community Expo" for parents and caregivers of infants to age 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at the library's headquarters, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala.

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Related Topix: Ocala, FL, Tangerine, FL, Breakfast, Life, Food, Leesburg, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Family, community mourn deaths of victims killed in baseball bat bludgeonings

Friends and loved ones were gathering today for the funeral of three people who were beaten to death July 13 by a man wielding a baseball bat.

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Related Topix: Obituaries

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

The Arc Sunrise of Central Florida celebrates 50 t h anniversary

Previously known as SunriseArc, the agency that serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities will hold a 50-year birthday celebration Friday at the Eustis Community Center.

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Related Topix: Florida

The Orlando Sentinel

Eustis man killed in work-zone hit-and-run accident

A 44-year-old construction worker from Eustis was killed in a hit-and-run work-zone accident early today in Lakeland, police said.

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Related Topix: Florida

The Orlando Sentinel

Friend couldn't find flotation device to throw to 14-year-old who drowned after boat capsized

A 16-year-old boy described to a 911 operator frantically trying to figure out how to help another teen who had fallen out of a boat that capsized last week on Lake Schimmerhorn.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Altoona, FL

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Visitation, funeral services set for Ratliff family members killed in baseball-bat beating

The pastor of New Life Church of God said he expects large crowds for the public visitation and funeral for three members of the Ratliff family who were beaten to death last week.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Eustis Historical Society revival under way after threatened loss of nonprofit status

But with a new board of trustees bubbling over with fresh ideas, the initiative to revamp the museum has never been stronger, officials with the group say.

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Orlando Weekly

Six things SunRail can do to improve service right now

It's only been a couple of months since SunRail - the Orlando area's first commuter-rail line - started its passenger service from Sand Lake Road to DeBary.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Debary, FL, Maitland, FL, Deland, FL

National Post

Florida town 'shocked' after FBI investigation reveals Fruitland...

Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads.

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Related Topix: Florida, Fruitland Park, FL

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Boat club offers prep course for captain's license

The Triangle Boat Club will host "Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel," a course to prepare applicants for the U.S. Coast Guard captain's license test.

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Related Topix: US Coast Guard, US Military, US News, Tavares, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Get tips on growing fall and winter vegetable gardens

The University of Florida/Lake County Extension Office's next "Saturday in the Garden," a speaker series featuring Florida-friendly landscaping, will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 2 at the agricultural center, 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.

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Related Topix: University of Florida, Home Gardening, Home, Agriculture, Science, Tavares, FL, Clermont, FL

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