Nelson warns Trump budget would eliminate all Amtrak service in Florida


President Trump’s proposed budget released Tuesday would eliminate all Amtrak service in Florida, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson warned. The proposal cuts funding for Amtrak’s long-distance routes, which includes all three routes in Florida. It would also stymie ongoing efforts to restore service in Florida’s Panhandle and along the Gulf Coast. “This just doesn’t make sense,” […]

Motorists alerted to road closure at Johns Lake Road in Clermont


As part of the Johns Lake Road Widening, Resurfacing and Sidewalk Project, a portion of Johns Lake Road in the Clermont area will be closed to through traffic from Monday, June 5 until the first week of October.  The road closure is necessary to accommodate roadwork extending from Lost Lake Elementary School to Hancock Road. […]

Ocala teen wins brand new car for perfect attendance

Tyler inside his brand new after winning Honda of Ocala's Perfect Car for Perfect Attendance

An Ocala teen won a brand new Honda vehicle for perfect attendance Tuesday evening. Tyler Livingston, a senior at Forest High School, won a brand new 2017 Honda Civic Coupe LX after entering in the “Perfect Car for Perfect Attendance” giveaway at the Honda of Ocala. This is the sixth annual giveaway that Honda of Ocala […]

Lake County corrections officer arrested with cannabis

Joshua Crotty

A Lake County corrections officer has been arrested after cannabis was found in his vehicle. Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Corrections Officer Joshua Crotty after conducting a traffic stop of his vehicle Wednesday night. Agents had received an anonymous tip that Crotty was purchasing cannabis in the area. After an investigation […]

Motorcyclist shot during Bikefest dies over weekend

David Donovan

A motorcyclist shot last month during Bikefest in Leesburg died over the weekend. David Donovan, 41, of Homosassa, died at an area hospital as a result of three shots that he was struck by at a Circle K gas station in Leesburg. The shooting, which occurred in the midst of BikeFest, which draws thousands of […]