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25-year-old Leesburg Uber driver jailed after nasty tiff with man over child

A Leesburg Uber driver was arrested Thursday night after a nasty battle erupted with a man when she attempted to pick up her daughter from a Marion County residence.

Lake County sheriff seeks help in nabbing trailer thieves who are ringing up tolls

A trailer was stolen in Lake County recently that contained thousands of dollars in lawn equipment.

Leesburg man jailed after allegedly providing false name after minor crash

A Leesburg man found himself behind bars earlier this week after a fender-bender with another motorist.

Armed Leesburg man allegedly snatched baby from mother at apartment complex

A Leesburg man is being accused of snatching an 18-month-old baby from his mother at an apartment complex in Lady Lake.

6 more local COVID-19 deaths as tri-county area continues to report new cases

Six more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as the number of people who have been hospitalized in the tri-county area hit 1,800 on Wednesday.

Leesburg man known as ‘Fat Boy’ jailed after gal pal reports death threats

A jealous Leesburg man who goes by the alias “Fat Boy” found himself behind bars Sunday morning after his lady friend claimed he pointed a gun at her and stole her cell phone.

Water Oak man arguing with neighbor jailed on outstanding Leesburg warrant

A man wanted on a warrant that originated from the Leesburg Police Department found himself behind bars recently.

Leesburg man once accused of trying to cash dead person’s checks back in jail

A Leesburg man who was arrested last month for trying to cash a dead person’s checks was jailed again Thursday afternoon after being accused of ripping off merchandise from the Summerfield Wal-Mart.

Lake County sheriff searching for vehicle used in shooting in Leesburg

Lake County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a white passenger car that was used in a shooting earlier this month.

Leesburg man jailed after topless woman flees apartment in love triangle battle

A Leesburg man found himself behind bars early Sunday morning after a nasty battle with his shaken lady friend who ran from an apartment partially nude.