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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Around Florida

News from around the state of Florida as reported in Leesburg, Florida. Stories from around Florida, including Lake, Sumter and Marion counties, as well as areas in north, central, and south Florida. Stories on Leesburg residents’ lives and activities throughout the communities and the state. News for state-wide government, policies, events and happenings.

Area residents urged to use utmost caution with New Year’s Eve fireworks

With New Year’s Eve quickly approaching, area fire officials are urging residents to make safety a top priority when celebrating.

City of Leesburg announces closures for New Year’s Day

Multiple government offices in the City of Leesburg will be closed on New Year’s Day. We’ve got the list.

Fundraiser launched for Eustis family killed in crash and surviving 11-year-old son

A celebration of life is planned for Monday, Dec. 30 to remember Christopher and Jessica Smith and their 13-year-old daughter, Haley, while 11-year-old Hunter recovers from critical injuries received in a Christmas Eve crash.

One killed in five-vehicle pileup when traffic slows for another crash on Florida Turnpike

One person was killed and four others were injured in a five-vehicle pileup on the Florida Turnpike on Friday morning.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office devastated by loss of employee in Christmas Eve crash

The Christmas Eve death of a Eustis couple and their 13-year-old daughter has rocked several communities and a local law enforcement agency.

Christmas Eve crash in Leesburg claims lives of Eustis couple and 13-year-old passenger

A Eustis couple was killed on Christmas Eve in a two-vehicle crash in Leesburg and a 13-year-old passenger died Christmas morning at an Orlando hospital.

City of Leesburg closures and trash pickup schedule announced for Christmas holidays

City of Leesburg offices and facilities will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25, to observe the Christmas Eve and Christmas holidays.

Webster man dies at scene of crash after losing control of pickup truck

A Webster man was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash Monday morning in Sumter County after losing control of a pickup truck.

Firefighters scramble to Leesburg home after fire erupts in kitchen

Multiple crews from Leesburg Fire Rescue responded to reports of a structure fire at a residence not far from Gator Harley-Davidson on Sunday.

Lake County receives electric vehicle charging station from Duke Energy

Lake County has received one of more than 500 electric Park and Plug vehicle charging stations that Duke Energy is installing in the Florida service area.