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Woman missing out of Ocala  Fox 35 Orlando

The Marion County Sheriff's Office says that 32-year-old Stephanie Marie Durbin is missing out of Ocala, Florida.

Fox 35 Orlando
Womans Club of Ocala celebrates 110th anniversary  Ocala

We do community services, and that's the beauty of it. It's not a social club. It's a working club, and it's a great feeling.” - LaMora Phillips, member more than 50 ...

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Calendar of events for Jan. 16 and beyond  Ocala

TODAYGOVERNMENT MEETINGS• Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership: 7:30 a.m., Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE ...

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Two Ocala teens injured in Monday night shooting incident  Ocala

A 19-year-old man was shot in the leg. An 18-year-old man was injured by broken glass.

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Cops: 7 charged after Marion boy rescued from traffickers  Ocala

St. Petersburg police say that, over 11 months in a filthy mobile home, the boy was introduced to sadomasochism and used as a sex slave.

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Rifle stolen from unlocked vehicle in Ocala  Ocala

OCALA — A rifle was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in Ocala on Monday.The vehicle's owner told a police officer that the older model Chevrolet ...

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Personal finance, college funding and more at area libraries  Ocala

TODAYTechnology Help Center: 10 a.m., Forest Public Library, 905 S. County Road 314A, Ocklawaha, 438-2540; 2 p.m., Headquarters-Ocala Public Library, ...

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Community news and events for Jan. 16 and beyond  Ocala

Lane closure todayThe city of Ocala Water Resources Department will perform an emergency shut down water main repair on the northbound lane of Northwest ...

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Ocala man revived with Narcan while being booked at jail  Ocala

A man seen stumbling around an apartment complex on Monday was taken into custody and later was given a dose of Narcan.Ocala Police Officer Derrick ...

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New principal for Ocala Springs Elementary  Ocala

Cassandra Boston, who has led many Marion County elementary schools in her 24-year career, has been named the School District's director of grants and ...

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Ocala police respond to alarms at two pawn shops early Tuesday  Ocala

Police responded to alarms at two pawn shops in Ocala early Tuesday morning.Ocala Police Department officers said around 3:30 a.m. they responded to ...

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Work continues at SR200 and I-75 in Ocala  Ocala

Motorists traveling westbound on State Road 200 and hoping to take the north ramp for Interstate 75 on Sunday evening were instead detoured to Southwest ...

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Semi-trailer rig reported stolen south of Ocala  Ocala

A driver on Sunday reported that the semi-trailer rig he had parked at an Interstate 75 truck stop on Friday was stolen.The Marion County Sheriff's Office report ...

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Massive tree misses mom, daughter, crushes Ocala home  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

A family is struggling to remove a large tree that fell on top of their mother's Ocala home, destroying a house that has been in their family for generations.

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
Ocala man 'drinks 18-20 beers' before making sexual advances toward children, officials say | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

Arthur Prouix was arrested and charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious conduct.

WFTV Orlando
Wrestling legend Chris Jericho hits Ocala  Ocala

Professional wrestling legend Chris Jericho comes to Ocala on Saturday to meet fans and record a podcast as part of a charity event at Dory Funk Jr.'s wrestling ...

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Man left critically injured after Ocala shooting  WCJB

One man was injured and remains in critical, but stable, condition after a shooting in Ocala on Saturday afternoon.

WCJB
Ocala police on Christmas Day: 2 Narcan saves within 9 minutes  Ocala

Four days before Christmas, Ocala police officers assisted in reviving two people who suffered drug overdoses. They were separate instances at different ...

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Ocala man arrested on sex with a minor, other charges  Ocala

Jomal Pierson, 32, is accused of sex with an underage girl.

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Ocala City Council OKs a 150th anniversary celebration  Ocala

Council members also agreed to install a new electronic marquee at the airport.

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Woman, 23, charged in Dollar General holdup  Ocala

Kristine Nicole Thomas was arrested in the 5000 block of Northwest 55th Court at 11:32 a.m. and charged with armed robbery. OCALA — A 23-year-old Ocala ...

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Ocala teens charged in connection to stolen car, drugs  Ocala

Two teenage boys were arrested by Ocala police officers on Tuesday for being in a vehicle that was stolen from an apartment complex on Monday.Officers said ...

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Calendar of events for Jan. 10 and beyond  Ocala

TODAYGOVERNMENT MEETINGS• Marion County Development Review: 8:30 a.m., Office of County Engineer, 412 SE 25th Ave., Ocala. Visit 671-8686.

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Letters to the editor for January 16, 2019  Ocala

Trump's cruel folly. Groveland Four exoneration. Climate change believers.

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They couldnt wait to register to vote in Ocala  Ocala

Frank Fleming arrived at the Supervisor of Elections Office at 7:10 a.m. Tuesday, more than an hour before the doors normally open. He couldn't wait to register ...

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New First Responder Campus opened in Ocala  WCJB

In Marion County, the Ocala Fire Rescue and the Ocala Police Department opened the doors to their new First Responder Campus.

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Ocala man on mission to find driver in fatal hit-and-run  Ocala

Christine Sullivan was one of two women struck by a vehicle on Dec. 22 on Northeast 25th Avenue as they were crossing the street. She died from her injuries.

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Man, 65, injured in yet another Ocala shooting  Ocala

Within the last couple of weeks, officers have responded to several shootings in which someone was injured or a residence or vehicle was hit by gunfire.

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Statements by convicted Ocala murderer will be allowed at new trial  Ocala

Michael Lamar Woods, convicted in the death of Toni Centracco, now faces first-degree murder charges in the deaths of Marshall Pardee and Chyavana ...

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Police cruiser hit in SW Ocala  Ocala

OCALA — A driver turned left in front of an approaching marked Ocala police cruiser Sunday night, resulting in a crash and injuries to both drivers, according to ...

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Ocala man sentenced to 5 years for operating chop shop  Ocala

Larry Smallwood pleaded no contest to 21 charges related to operating a chop shop at his former auto salvage business at 601 SW 27th Ave. An Ocala man ...

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MCSO investigating human remains found Saturday  Ocala

Marion County Sheriff's Office detectives are on the scene where the remains of a body were found Saturday afternoon. Sheriff's deputies on the scene said the ...

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Families, authorities seek clues in deaths of Ocala couple  Ocala

The remains of Robert Lee Cooper and Ariel Vanessa Prim were discovered July 28 inside their burned home at 4030 SE 84th Lane Road. Detectives have ...

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Ocala police investigate shooting at apartment complex  Ocala

Witnesses told authorities they heard a commotion, then a shot, and then a car speeding away.

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Ocala takes stock of historic properties  Ocala

Over the next 10 weeks, a team of historic property surveyors will travel around east Ocala, observing historic structures and filling out a one-page, double-sided ...

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Teenage Ocala boy arrested for aggravated assault  Ocala

A 16-year-old boy who, authorities were told, hit a woman in the face with a book bag, punched her in the stomach and charged at her with a knife, was arrested ...

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Ocala man faces three charges after K-9 alert during traffic stop  Ocala

A 48-year-old Ocala man was arrested on three charges Saturday after Marion County Sheriff's Office canine Robo alerted to drugs in his SUV during a traffic ...

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Ocala man cited for DUI after driving wrong way on busy highway  Ocala

OCALA - A 58-year-old Ocala man who was driving the wrong way on a busy road late Tuesday was arrested by a Florida Highway Patrol for DUI.At 11:15 p.m., ...

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Tased over $10 bet: Ocala woman stunned after Alabama loss, literally  Ocala

OCALA — A lost bet on the college football championship game led to the arrest of a convicted felon who, police say, tased a woman in the chest with a stun gun ...

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Ocala installs signs to show tax dollars at work  Ocala

The city wants the public to know with confidence that the additional dollars now received are being promptly invested and spent exactly as promised.” - Ocala ...

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In Ocala, Community With a Heart comes to the rescue  Ocala

Thanks to the program, the Wiggins family got current on its mortgage.

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2 motorcycles stolen near Ocala  Ocala

OCALA — Two people were robbed of their motorcycles at gunpoint Sunday afternoon while at a local cycle park, the Marion County Sheriff's Office reports.

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Heidi Maier can serve out her term  Ocala

The state Attorney General's Office has advised that Superintendent of Schools Heidi Maier should be allowed to finish her elected term through November 2020 ...

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Ocalas maestro: Matthew Wardell  Ocala

As a baby-faced graduate student from the University of Florida, Matthew Wardell was studying abroad in Austria when he interviewed to become Ocala ...

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Ocala man arrested in connection to shooting  Ocala

An Ocala man has been charged in connection with a shooting in Orange Lake late last month.Montray Raschad Page was arrested in Tampa by officers from ...

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Teen charged in connection to Shores shooting; more clues sought  Ocala

Samuel Robert Hudson, 19, was arrested for tampering with evidence in connection to the shooting on Monday in which another 19-year-old man was injured.

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Shots fired at home and apartment complex early Wednesday in Ocala  Ocala

Two separate areas in Ocala were sprayed by gunfire early Wednesday and Ocala police officers are investigating.In the first case, a man told police he came ...

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Ocala Dollar General robbed for third time  Ocala

Correction: The three robberies at the Dollar General store occurred over a two and a half year period. An earlier headline incorrectly characterized the time ...

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Eustis man charged in connection to DUI crash in Ocala  Ocala

A Eustis man who crashed a vehicle and ran from the scene was quickly apprehended and now faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident involving ...

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Clues sought in string of shootings in Ocala; man injured Saturday is recovering  Ocala

Ocala police officials said Tuesday that a man shot in front of his home early Saturday remains hospitalized.Detectives said David Foster is in critical but stable ...

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Calendar of events for Dec. 29 and beyond - News - Ocala.com  Ocala

TODAYSaturday breakfast: 8-10 a.m., Angela S. Santos VFW Post 4781, 94901 SW 110TH St., Ocala. $3.50-$7. Call 873-4781.Pop-up skate park: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., ...

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Prep Roundup: Wagner nets 3 as Wildcats remain unbeaten  Ocala

Behind a hat trick from Hannah Wagner, the Forest girls soccer team continued its winning ways with a 5-1 defeat of visiting The Villages on Tuesday night.

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Name revealed in Ocala shooting; details still sought  Ocala

Ocala police officials on Wednesday released a name and some details about a shooting that occurred at the Waffle House at 22 NW 34th Ave. early Sunday, ...

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Body found in Ocala on Saturday has been identified  Ocala

The death of Melvin Thompkins has been classified as 'suspicious'

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Ocala police seek leads in fatal hit and run crash  Gainesville Sun

Florida Highway Patrol troopers continued their investigation Sunday morning into a hit and run crash in northeast Ocala Saturday night which left one ...

Gainesville Sun
Changes at Ocala Police Department  Ocala

The Ocala Police Department headquarters is undergoing some changes inside and out. The outside walls are being repainted, which will provide a *fresh* look.

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Bears lured with doughnuts, mauled by hunting dogs  Ocala

Nine suspects were arrested. Three were incarcerated Tuesday at the jail in Ocala on multiple charges, including conspiracy to commit racketeering, baiting ...

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Wasserman Schultz calls for more federal regulation after dirty Ocala water makes news  Bradenton Herald

South Florida U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz called out to the EPA and U.S. Attorney General's office, requesting the agencies better regulate and ...

Bradenton Herald
Program helps people learn more about historic Ocala properties  Ocala

'It's a great way to bring history into the 21st century.'

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Venerable Belleview, Ocala businesses close, change hands  Ocala

The Belleview Home Center, founded in 1979, has announced it will close. Ray the Locksmith, established in 1968 in Ocala, has been sold to a new owner, who ...

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Longtime pastor retires at Ocalas New Shady Grove MBC  Ocala

The Rev. Fred Maeweathers Sr. will retire Sunday after 30 years as pastor of New Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church (formerly Shady Grove Missionary ...

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Ocala man arrested for battery of woman  Ocala

OCALA - An argument over alleged infidelity between a man and woman led to the man's arrest for battery.With his arrest, Phillip Jean Seide of Orlando, violated ...

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Family suspects murder, $5,000 reward offered in Ocala couple's suspicious deaths  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Marion County Sheriff's Office detectives are offering a reward for information about a couple who died in July after their home burned to the ground under ...

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
Man accused of smashing car window, stealing gun  Ocala

OCALA — A 19-year-old accused of smashing a car window and removing a gun was charged with armed burglary and grand theft of a firearm on Tuesday.

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Three Ocala men sentenced on heroin distribution charges  Ocala

The drug deals typical occurred on horse farms in Marion County, with one farm on Northwest 100th Street appearing multiple times in the criminal complaint.

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Ocala task force battles overdose problem  WCJB

Ocala police have added a specialized overdose task force to try and combat a growing trend. The numbers are disturbing because they're only getting worse.

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No charges to be filed for teen accused of shooting friend  Ocala

A 15-year-old boy, who was hit in the abdomen, has been released from a hospital. He and family members said it was an accident and they do not want to ...

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Ocala burglars stole kids' piggy bank  Ocala

Ocala police are looking for the person or persons who broke into a home and stole tennis shoes and a piggy bank that contained cash from the children's room.

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Ocala set to open first responder campus  Ocala

Ocala Fire Rescue's Station No. 1 and the Ocala Police Department's east district office will share the new campus at 340 NE Eighth Ave.

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Therapy dog at Roberts Funeral Home in downtown Ocala knows how, and whom, to comfort  Ocala

'It's hard for people to prepare for the end of life, but she helps calm them and helps them keep their composure.'

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Road closure in Ocala due to First Responder Campus opening ceremony  WCJB

There will be a road closure this morning in Ocala due to a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

WCJB
Sinkhole shuts down westbound S.R. 40 in Ocala  Fox 35 Orlando

The westbound lanes of S.R. 40 just west of I-75 are closed because of a sinkhole.

Fox 35 Orlando
Ocala man creates products to keep ambulances germ-free  WCJB

Being loaded into an ambulance for a medical emergency can be scary, but what if we told you there could be diseases and bacteria living on the floors of that ...

WCJB
Ocala man shot Dec. 29 remains hospitalized  Ocala

An Ocala man who was seriously injured over the weekend remained hospitalized Wednesday.Ocala Police Department detectives said Carl Bostic, 30, was ...

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Off-roading the trails of Ocala National Forest | Commentary  Orlando Sentinel

In this episode of Central Florida Explorer, Patrick joins his fellow Subaru owners (and one Jeep) to explore the trails of Ocala National Forest and camp.

Orlando Sentinel
Ocala police hope amnesty program can help curb overdoses | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

The amnesty program gives addicts the opportunity to surrender drugs to the department in exchange for treatment at a facility.

WFTV Orlando
Debut date set for Ocala equestrian center  WCJB

A new equestrian center coming to the horse capital of the world has set an opening date.

WCJB
Ocala Scout attains Eagle rank  Ocala

Erik Larsen planned and constructed an outdoor gathering area at the Public Education Foundation of Marion County for his required community *service* project.

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Florida Hospital Ocala rebranded AdventHealth Ocala  Ocala

The nationwide change will bring all 48 Adventist Health System hospitals under the same brand.

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Fla. mom charged after kids found with rotted teeth, living in house with feces everywhere  Ocala

A 23-year-old woman was charged with child neglect without great bodily harm after her children were found in poor condition at their Crestview, Fla., home.

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Multiple efforts help improve overall atmosphere in Ocala  Ocala

We want people to have a safe and enjoyable visit downtown and in other areas where they are shopping.” - Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham.

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Three men from Ocala sentenced to prison for several federal drug charges  WCJB

Three Ocala men were sentenced to prison and found guilty of several federal drug charges on Friday.

WCJB
Ocala Waffle House shooting  WCJB

The Ocala Police Department is looking for a currently unknown suspect involved in a shooting at a local Waffle House in Ocala early Sunday morning.

WCJB
Family of child killed in fiery I-75 crash with truck files lawsuit  Ocala

The two truck drivers died in the crash along with five of the 12 children and adults in a van from Avoyelles House of Mercy in Marksville, Louisiana.

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Three children die in freezer in Suwannee County  Ocala

The children, ages 1, 4 and 6, climbed into the chest freezer while playing outside, were trapped there and died.

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Texas woman shot, killed man while posing with rifle for Snapchat, police say  Ocala

A Texas woman who fatally shot a man two days before Christmas was posing with a rifle for Snapchat when she accidentally pulled the trigger, according to an ...

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Ocala Police Department name their 2018 Officer of the Year  WCJB

OCALA, Fla., (WCJB) -- The Ocala Police Department has named Detective Sean Young as their 2018 Officer of the Year. O.P.D. says that the Property Crimes ...

WCJB
Demolition begins on Ocalas Wild Waters theme park  Daily Commercial

OCALA – Forty year after opening and two years after closing, the iconic Wild Waters park in Ocala, 30 miles north of Leesburg, is coming down. A demolition ...

Daily Commercial
Former Toys For Tots worker charged with stealing Ocala donations  Ocala

A former Toys for Tots employee in Ocala was arrested by a police officer for giving away toys intended for the popular organization.William Patrick Vonkorff told ...

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Lawsuit claims drinking water at Ocala college made workers sick  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

OCALA, Fla. - Six workers at the Florida State Fire College in Ocala have filed a class-action lawsuit, claiming the drinking water made them very sick.

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
Pregnant woman says she was forgotten about, locked inside Ocala clinic  WESH 2 Orlando

A woman was locked inside a clinic in Ocala after showing up for a doctor's appointment. Kendra Richardson said she was left alone for so long in an ...

WESH 2 Orlando
Ocala police arrest duo on drug, gun charges  Ocala

Ocala police seized two firearms and a small amount of drugs and arrested two men during a traffic stop early Friday. The two who were arrested, Christopher ...

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Letters to the editor for January 11, 2018  Ocala

Abortion realities, Congress fails us on the wall and too much news.

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Investigators: 7 people arrested for using missing Florida teen as 'sex slave'  WTXL ABC 27

OCALA, Fla. (WTXL) — Seven people are behind bars, accused of operating a human trafficking ring in Florida involving a Marion County teen who investigators ...

WTXL ABC 27
Commission agrees to softer ban on future toll roads  Ocala

An outright ban in the county's comprehensive plan could keep local officials from negotiating with the state. The Marion County Commission agreed to send its ...

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General RV supercenter opens in Ocala  WCJB

The nation's largest family-owned RV dealer now has a location in North Central Florida. General RV has opened a supercenter in Ocala.

WCJB
MCSO: Umatilla woman cut, threatened 70-year-old man  Ocala

UMATILLA — A Umatilla woman who deputies say cut a 70-year-old man with a knife and threatened to kill him was charged with aggravated battery on a ...

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Poodle stolen from pickup while owner at lunch at Ocala restaurant  Gainesville Sun

A two-year-old poodle named Annie was stolen from a truck parked at a southwest Ocala restaurant Saturday while the owner ate lunch inside, the Marion ...

Gainesville Sun
Crash closes lane of traffic on northbound I-75 near Ocala  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

OCALA, Fla. - One lane of traffic is closed on Interstate 75 near Ocala due to a Saturday morning crash. Video of the scene shows multiple vehicles involved in ...

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
Gaspard Lorito, Loritos Italian Kitchen founder, dies at 78  Ocala

For more than 40 years, Gaspard Lorito served up authentic New York-style pizza at his namesake restaurant, Lorito's Italian Kitchen, on East Silver Springs ...

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