Teen collects stories and artifacts from veterans to keep stories alive

A Central Florida teenager is keeping the stories of veterans alive. Benjamin Mack Jackson is not your ordinary WWII history buff. Over the past four years, he has conducted interviews with over a hundred WWII veterans from all across the United States and collected artifacts to build a traveling museum.

Paws For A Cause

FOX 35 & The Lake County Office of Animal Services have partnered to find homes for several pets in Central Florida who need forever homes! You can help by sharing the link to available pets for adoption or making a donation to Lake County Animal Services.

Child found walking alone along busy road after school

A Lake County mother says her son ended up walking along a busy road after he got onto the wrong school bus and was dropped off at a different location. The Lake County School District says they are enacting changes to prevent this from happening again.

Fight breaks out at dance competition at Leesburg High School

A dance competition that got out of control at Leesburg High School last month has prompted an investigation. Leesburg police officers say a group not affiliated with the Lake County School District was using the space when a fight allegedly broke out. Authorities say a security officer pulled out a gun as part of crowd control.

Students collecting environmental data to assist NASA

Some Central Florida students have found themselves in the global spotlight, going on Facebook Live with real-life NASA scientists to help in the space agency's next groundbreaking study. Students at Montverde Academy are participating in a program to collect and upload environmental data that will be used in research by scientists all over the world.

Nursery to hold fundraiser for Bahamas Dorian recovery

A Lake County nursery is opening its doors this weekend to raise money for the Bahamas and efforts to clean up and recover from Hurricane Dorian. Quality By Design usually sells its trees and plant in bulk, but for this event, it will sell individual plants with proceeds going to hurricane relief.

President Trump visits Central Florida for stop in The Villages

President Donald Trump is touting his support for Medicare and its private insurance option as he slams left-leaning Democrats on their "Medicare for All" plan. Trump is traveling Thursday to The Villages, a bustling community for adults located in Central Florida. The area overwhelmingly supported Trump in 2016. The trip comes as the Republican president angrily defends himself against a House impeachment inquiry.