Indiana truck driver wins $1 million in Florida Lottery game

The Florida Lottery has announced that Rickey Hartbarger, 49, of Akron, Ind., claimed a $1 million prize in the $5 Million Flamingo Multiplier Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. Hartbarger, a truck driver, chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $719,726.80. He purchased his winning ticket from Pilot Travel […]

Gov. Scott announces Comprehensive Health Services Inc. to move operations from Virginia to Florida

Gov. Rick Scott announced this week that Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. will be shifting operations from Virginia to Florida and expanding their headquarters in Cape Canaveral. The expansion will create 150 new jobs and invest $4.5 million in the local community. “I am proud to announce that Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. has chosen Florida over […]

Wells Fargo bank robbed in Tavares

A surveillance photo captured this photo of the suspect.

A man robbed the Wells Fargo bank in Tavares of an undisclosed amount of cash on Tuesday morning. A man, who a witness described as a black male, came into the bank wearing a white hoodie and black face mask at 10:41 a.m., according to the Tavares Police Department. The suspect was carrying a black […]

Florida Highway Patrol warns drivers to drive sober or get pulled over

As part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that runs through New Year’s Day, the Florida Highway Patrol will concentrate its enforcement efforts on impaired driving throughout Florida. FHP joins law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation to remove impaired drivers from roadways in an effort to save lives. […]

Lake County Public Safety names Kris Bush newest battalion chief


Surrounded by family, friends and fellow firefighters, veteran Lake County Fire Lt. Kris Bush was recently tapped as the county’s newest battalion chief.     “I am excited to announce the promotion of Lt. Kris Bush to the rank of battalion chief,” said Lake County Fire Chief Jim Dickerson during a pinning ceremony at the Lake County […]