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8 more local residents succumb to COVID-19 as Florida reports another significant spike

COVID-19 has claimed eight more local residents as new cases of the deadly virus continued to be reported Sunday across the tri-county area and Florida at an alarming rate.

Lake County Schools offering COVID-19 vaccine to older employees, school nurses and clinic workers

Lake County Schools is partnering with the Department of Health in Lake County and the Board of County Commissioners to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations to certain employees.

Leesburg Police seeking help in identifying man wanted in criminal mischief case

Leesburg Police detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who was involved in a recent felony criminal mischief case.

Tri-county area experiences deadliest day since COVID-19 hit Florida

A whopping 63 new deaths were reported from COVID-19 in the tri-county area on Saturday, marking the largest number of fatalities reported in a single day since the deadly virus was first identified in Florida in March.

15 more local COVID-19 deaths as state reports more than 849,000 vaccines given

On the day when Florida reported that more than 849,000 people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, 15 more residents succumbed to the virus and more than 16,000 new cases were reported across the Sunshine State.

Lake County activating emergency shelter as temperatures expected to plummet

With temperatures expected to drop Saturday, Lake County is activating a shelter for those vulnerable to cold weather.

19-year-old Leesburg man popped with two stolen handguns during traffic stop

A 19-year-old Leesburg man was jailed recently after stolen handguns were found inside a vehicle during a traffic stop.

7 more local COVID-19 deaths as Leesburg tops 3,000 cases of deadly virus

COVID-19 has claimed seven more local residents as Leesburg hit a milestone in the cumulative number of cases of the virus that have been reported in the city.

Animal enforcement officer lauded for rescuing dog trapped in alligator-infested swamp

A Lake County sheriff’s animal enforcement officer is being lauded for rescuing a dog that was trapped in an alligator-infested swampy marsh in the Bassville Park area in Leesburg.

6 more local residents die of COVID-19 as Florida reports another massive spike

Six more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as Florida reported close to 14,000 new cases of the virus on Wednesday.