On Thursday, the Lake County School Board approved a mask requirement for schools with higher transmission rates of COVID-19.
Officers reportedly also observed the home and its conditions, describing it as “deplorable” and with an overwhelming odor of garbage and rotting food.
The policy would require schools with the highest number of COVID-19 cases to require masks until cases drop. Parents can opt their children out though.
Lake County sheriff's deputies have released harrowing 911 calls from what they describe as a shootout on the St. Johns River.
Florida House Representative Anthony Sabatini is looking ahead toward Congress and the latest part of that plan is a gun giveaway for his supporters.
Central Florida was well represented in Thursday night's NBA Draft. One local high school churns out a number of draft picks, including the No.1 overall pick this year.
Leesburg Police are not releasing the names yet of the four people who were aboard a firefighting Black Hawk helicopter that crashed Tuesday near the Leesburg International Airport.
Investigators said four people were traveling in the helicopter. No survivors have been located and at least one death has been reported by Leesburg Fire Rescue.
A Eustis couple is demanding two school employees accused of dragging their son down a hallway be arrested. They met with the new police chief for over an hour.
The parents of a kindergarten student said their child was dragged down the hallway of a Lake County school. Now, two employees are off the job.
A Tavares man rescued a boater hanging on to his capsized boat and now he's sharing his story.
A fire broke out a home in Central Florida as lightning struck it during strong storms on Sunday, fire officials said.
Parents or legal guardians must accompany minor students ages 16 and 17 who want to get the vaccine.
A Central Florida veteran received a new roof on his house for free. Leesburg military veteran Corey Eureka was chosen as part of the Habitat for Humanity program.
Kids as young as 16 can now get the Pfizer vaccine in Florida. Those 18 and older are eligible for any shot. With the drop in age eligibility, Lake County is offering the vaccine to students.
Lake County Schools announced the vaccine offer on Wednesday, stating that they will offer doses at its high schools starting next week.
Deputies with the Lake County Sheriff's Office say they were searching for a Florida man wanted for violating probation and when they found him to make the arrest, he was inside a clothes dryer. The incident happened in Umatilla.
In body camera video, the man is heard saying, "that thing has my whole back twitched. I don't know what's worst, the dog or the laundry thing."
A statue of civil rights activist Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune could soon be on display at a Lake County museum plagued by controversy over a confederate statue.
Lake County says it has vaccinated 70 percent of all of its seniors, 65 years of age and older.