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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.

Sting in Leesburg neighborhood targets drug dealers and illegal narcotics

Three people were arrested last week in a sting operation targeting known drug areas and dealers.

Leesburg Police K-9 teams score high marks in large-scale competition

Two Leesburg Police officers and their K-9 partners came home victorious from a large-scale weekend competition.

Sumter sheriff’s detectives searching for couple who targeted Bushnell Wal-Mart

Sumter County sheriff’s detectives are asking for help in catching a couple who attempted to make off with a haul from the Bushnell Wal-Mart.

Convicted felon nabbed after running from Leesburg Police and jumping on rooftop

A man was arrested Thursday night on a multitude of charges after running from Leesburg Police officers.

Man charged with attempted murder after allegedly opening fire on Leesburg Police officer

A 20-year-old man is behind bars after being accused of shooting at a Leesburg Police officer who suffered a head injury during the incident.

Campione will serve another term as chairman of Lake County Commission

Commissioner Leslie Campione was chosen as the Lake County Board of County Commissioners chairman during the board’s meeting on Tuesday.     

Leesburg Library serving as drop-off site for Toys for Tots campaign

The Leesburg Public Library will serve as an official drop-off site for this year’s Marines Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots campaign.

Missing Leesburg man suffering from dementia found in woods near his home

Thanksgiving took on an even greater meaning for the family of a Leesburg man who was found alive and well two days after he went missing.

Longtime veterans advocate memorialized in Veterans Memorial Park in Leesburg

A late veterans advocate who served in World War II and the Korean War was honored recently in Leesburg.

Leesburg firefighters battle blaze in vacant mobile home

Multiple crews from Leesburg Fire Rescue were called to battle a mobile home fire early Tuesday morning.