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Brian Nelson with Emily Pelton

Leesburg man wins $1 million one month after getting engaged

A 26-year-old Leesburg man has won $1 million in the Florida Lottery one month after getting engaged.
Hugo Cruz

DUI suspect from Leesburg flips off cops who tried to wake him

A Leesburg man suspected of drunk driving gave the cops a one-finger salute when he was found sleeping in his car.

Leesburg High School student arrested after pointing gun at fellow students

A Leesburg High School student was arrested after allegedly pointing a pistol at two fellow students.
Sylvia Jean Sprague

Leesburg landlord arrested after alleged burglary of tenant’s home

A Leesburg landlord was arrested after allegedly entering a tenant’s mobile home without permission and destroying the woman’s laptop.
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Leesburg murder suspect tracked down thanks in part to Facebook profile

A Leesburg murder suspect was tracked down thanks in part to his Facebook profile.
Lake County Board of County Commissioners

Lake County commissioners will host meeting in Leesburg

Lake County commissioners will host an upcoming meeting in Leesburg. We've got details.
Hazardous waste collection

Household hazardous waste collection set Thursday in Leesburg

Household hazardous waste collection is set for Thursday in Leesburg.
The driver of this vehicle was flown to a hospital in Orlando after a crash Saturday morning on the Florida Turnpike near Leesburg

Critically injured driver airlifted after crash on Florida Turnpike near Leesburg

A critically injured driver was airlifted after a crash Saturday morning on the Florida Turnpike near Leesburg.

Two people arrested for trespassing at Circle K in Leesburg

Two people were arrested early Thursday morning for trespassing at a Circle K convenience store in Leesburg.
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Store’s video helps Leesburg police bust suspected bicycle thief

Video surveillance from the Sunshine Food Mart on West North Boulevard helped Leesburg police catch a suspected bicycle thief.