Deltona woman killed when vehicle leaves I-4 and strikes tree

A Deltona woman was killed early Wednesday when her vehicle left Interstate 4 and struck a tree in Seminole County. Vanessa Rivera, 29, was driving a 2001 two-door Acura east on I-4, in the area of Mile Marker 96, but failed to maintain a single lane, according to a Florida Highway Patrol accident report. Rivera crossed […]

Dunnellon man dies in three-car crash in Citrus County

A Dunnellon man died Sunday evening in a three-car crash in Citrus County. Matthew Canning, 29, of Inverness was driving a 2000 Jeep Cherokee northbound in U.S. 19 in the inside lane south of West Arber Court, while 45-year-old Albert Funari Jr. of Dunnellon was driving a 2004 Nissan Xterra northbound on U.S. 19 in […]

Land O’ Lakes woman killed when vehicle leaves I-75 and hits tree

A Land O’ Lakes woman was killed Saturday evening when her vehicle left Interstate 75 and hit a tree in Hillsborough County. Kimberley Sue Fish, 45, was driving a 2016 Chevy SUV northbound on I-75 north of Valroy Road when for reasons unknown, her vehicle departed the roadway onto the outside shoulder and collided with […]

Deputies arrest suspect in armed robbery at McDonald’s in Bushnell

George Preston Brown IV

Sumter County sheriff’s deputies arrested one of the suspects involved in an armed robbery Wednesday night at McDonald’s in Bushnell. At 11:45 p.m., Sumter County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a McDonald’s located at 2195 W County Road 48, where an armed robbery had occurred. The victims stated two suspects approached three clerks, who were outside on a […]

Lake County deputies arrest Mascotte man on molestation and child pornography charges

Richard Alton Morgan

A Mascotte man was arrested Monday after police discovered child pornography at his residence in Lake County. Lake County Sheriff’s Office detectives responded to a tip that child pornography was being shared from 57-year-old Richard Alton Morgan’s residence and conducted a search, according to an arrest affidavit. Detectives found numerous images of child pornography, to […]

55-year-old motorcyclist killed in Pasco County

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash Wednesday in Pasco County. Scott R. Kemper, 55, of Spring Hill was riding a 1996 Kawasaki Ninja northbound on Morris Bridge Road approaching Mandrake Road when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway while traveling at a high speed, according to a Florida Highway Patrol accident […]

Lake County detectives add new charges for Clermont man accused of attempted rape

Robert Jamell Pascual

Lake County Sheriff’s Office detectives on Wednesday announced new charges for an alleged attempted rapist. Robert Jamell Pascual, 22, is facing charges that stemmed from an investigation that began last summer regarding allegations that Pascual inappropriately touched a juvenile relative in Mount Dora, according to an LCSO press release. The 11-year-old victim reported that Pascual […]

Florida’s senators split on vote for Trump education pick

After a day of Democrats in the U.S. Senate stonewalling President Trump’s Secretary of Education nomination, Vice President Mike Pence broke the deadlock by casting his vote, confirming Betsy DeVos 51-50 for the position Tuesday afternoon. Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, along with his Democratic colleagues, voted “no” in opposition. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, who has received […]

20-year-old ATV driver in critical condition following accident

A 20-year-old ATV driver is in critical after striking a fire hydrant Friday evening in Hillsborough County. Ricardo Ramirez, 20, of Ruskin was riding a 2003 Yamaha ATV northbound on the outside shoulder of U.S. 301 north of Brody Boulevard when he collided with a fire hydrant located on the outside shoulder of the roadway, […]

Motorcyclist dies following crash in Leesburg

A motorcyclist died Friday morning following a crash at an intersection in Leesburg. Herman McClenton, 68, of Eustis was driving a 1997 Mercury sedan east on Montclair Road, crossing Thomas Avenue, while Francis Sullivan, 49, of Leesburg was traveling on a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle north on Thomas Avenue when the two vehicles collided at […]