Clermont to get new 250-acre development to support booming area
A new development called Olympus, which is a 250-acre development across from Highway 27 is being built in Clermont.
Residents Orange County say thick smoke invading homes coming from new development
Residents in Lake County and Orange County, Florida say thick smoke in their neighborhoods invading their homes may be caused by a new development. The Florida Forest Service says the landowner was following all regulations.
First look at new themed restaurant coming to Sanford
Looking for a unique dining experience in Central Florida? Have you been to The Argonaut Bar and Lounge in Tavares? FOX 35's David Martin takes us inside the themed bar and lounge -- and gets a first look at their newest concept in the works for Sanford.
Gruesome details shared in couple's killing in Mount Dora
Newly-released documents are sharing new details and information into the alleged murders of two older residents at a senior living facility on New Year's Eve in Mount Dora, Florida, including how the couple may have died and how authorities were able to track down the alleged suspect in Georgia. According to the arrest affidavit, Sharon Getman, 80, and her husband, Darryl Getman, 83, were found dead inside their home after what appears to be a violent – and seemingly random – attack. The report said both Sharon and Darryl had serious injuries to their head, face, and stomach.
Florida officer speaks out after accidental fentanyl overdose
A Tavares Police officer speaks out after she ingested fentanyl during a traffic stop, nearly overdosing.
Community clean-up after synagogue in Mount Dora was crashed into after a shooting incident
A synagogue in Mount Dora, Florida, was crashed into by a suspect involved in a nationwide lookout by authorities.
Search for missing father of 18-year-old suspect shot in Mount Dora
The father of an 18-year-old Deltona man who was shot by authorities in Mount Dora on Monday went missing, and law enforcement is in pursuit of finding him.
Homeowner shot attempted burglary suspect who entered Leesburg home
A homeowner in Leesburg shot a would-be burglar who entered a residence on Flora View Lane Monday morning, according to police.
Bikers riding into Leesburg for Bikefest
The Leesburg Bikefest is underway. It's the first time the event is being in April since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Funnel cloud formation spotted in Lake County
A funnel cloud formation was spotted in Lake County near Clermont around 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
Deputies relocate alligator from school swimming pool
The Montverde Academy swim team was about to begin practice when they noticed a visitor, in the form of a 3-foot alligator. They contacted the Lake Couty Sheriff's Office and a deputy was able to relocate the little to nearby Lake Apopka.
New STEM program offered at Umatilla High School
Umatilla High School in Lake County is now offering a STEM program for students thanks to a generous donation.
Jaguars defensive end accused of leading law enforcement on high-speed chase
A Jacksonville Jaguars football player was arrested, accused of leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase in Lake County.
COVID-19 vaccines to be distributed at Lake County elementary schools
Participants reportedly must bring identification and parents or legal guardians must accompany anyone younger than 18 who wants a vaccine.
Howey-In-The-Hills annual Christmas festival this weekend
The tiny town of Howey-In-The-Hills, with a population of around 1,500, attracts outsiders to its annual Christmas Festival each year. Good Day Orlando’s David Martin previews the event.
Life in the foxhole: 97-year-old Villages veteran reflects on D-Day, Battle of the Bulge
Irving Locker’s backyard turtle preserve is what you would call his happy place. Just off his backyard in The Villages, at any moment you can spot a handful of the reptiles moving about the expansive field. It was December of 1944, nearly 77 years ago. Locker had just survived D-Day months before, landing on Utah Beach with his gun battalion. To this day, he can recall the chaos of the wounded on the beach.
AdventHealth opens Clermont ER
If you live in Clermont, you will soon have a new place for emergency care. AdventHealth announced the opening of a new ER there next year. The 19,000 Square foot facility has 24 patient rooms and two child-friendly rooms.
3 major events light up Central Florida
Central Florida plays host to three huge events this weekend. In Orlando, the Electric Daisy Carnival is expected to draw thousands to Tinker Field. Thousands more are enjoying music at the Welcome to Rockville festival at the Daytona International Speedway while Leesburg will welcome bikers to Bikefest 2021.
Veteran raising money for military families
At 312 feet above sea level, Sugarloaf Mountain is one of the highest points on the geographic Florida Peninsula. The hill is in Lake County, near the town of Clermont. A resident who lives near Sugarloaf Mountain has set up a water station for cyclists and collects donations for military families.
Masks required at Lake County schools with higher COVID transmission rates
On Thursday, the Lake County School Board approved a mask requirement for schools with higher transmission rates of COVID-19.