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 […]

Child killed in accident in Hillsborough County

A child was killed in an accident Wednesday evening in Hillsborough County. John Rutland, 38, of Ruskin was driving a 2001 Toyota Camry southbound from 27th Street SE, attempting to travel across State Road 67, while Marbella Valencia-Bustos, 20, of Wimauma was driving a 2002 Chevy Utility Truck eastbound on SR-674 in the inside lane […]

Lake County commissioner appointed to the Central Florida Expressway Authority Governing Board

Lake County Commissioner Sean Parks has been appointed to the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) Governing Board.  CFX is an independent, locally controlled transportation tolling authority providing infrastructure for residents and visitors in Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. The authority is governed by a nine-member board, with representatives from each of the four counties […]

Assault rifle pried out of Tavares Police Department patrol car

An assault rifle was pried out of a secure gun lock of a Tavares Police Department patrol car, according to a news release from the law enforcement agency issued Sunday. The patrol car had been parked at the officer’s residence in Eustis. The short-barreled assault rifle was pried out of a secure gun lock. A […]