Showering and urinating outside gets Belleview man arrested

Showering and urinating outside gets Belleview man arrested

Belleview, Florida — A Belleview man who showered outside his home was arrested on a warrant obtained by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. According to reports, neighbors reported that Michael James Maffia, 31, used a water hose to shower while he was naked, and urinated while doing so. When deputies arrived, the man was nowhere […]

Owners of dog wanted for questioning

Owners of dog wanted for questioning

Marion County — Marion County Animal Services is seeking the public’s help in finding the person(s), who, on Friday, left a dog at MCAS. As you can see from the picture, the dog was in very bad condition. The dog was also wearing a Ninja Turtle t-shirt. Article continued below After a thorough medical assessment, […]

Four injured in crash on NE 36th Avenue

Four injured in crash on NE 36th Avenue

Ocala, Florida —  Ocala Fire Rescue’s Engine 5, Rescue 3, Tower 1, Battalion Chief 11, and a Safety Officer were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident Friday with possible entrapment. The call came in at approximately 9:38 a.m. The crash occurred at NE 36th Avenue and NE 14th Street. Upon arrival, first responders discovered a […]

Crumps Landing hit by second fire since 2004

Crumps Landing hit by second fire since 2004

Homosassa — It was a sad day for Citrus County as the main tiki hut at Crumps Landing, located at 11210 West Halls River Road, Homosassa, was destroyed by a fire. This is the second time Crumps Landing has faced tragedy. The waterfront tiki was also destroyed by a fire in 2004. Emergency crews were […]

Docks closed at Carney Island Recreation and Conservation Area

Docks closed at Carney Island Recreation and Conservation Area

Damage from recent storm winds has closed two docks on Lake Weir in Carney Island Recreation and Conservation Area, 13275 SE 115 Ave., Ocklawaha, according to a Marion County press release. The main, floating dock and the personal watercraft dock are unsafe and unusable. Park guests are urged to stay clear of the work zones […]

Free pet adoptions, four days only

Free pet adoptions, four days only

Marion County Animal Services is offering free pet adoptions from July 2 to July 6. Typically, the adoption fee for dogs and cats is $50. All animals are spayed/neutered and vaccinated. For more information call 352-671-8700.   Please follow and like us:

Woman goes into jealous rage, tries to kill her baby’s father

Woman goes into jealous rage, tries to kill her baby’s father

An Orlando woman was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder and Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon after she tried to stab her baby’s father. Police say Gabrielle Nunez, 21, and her boyfriend, who is not being named, had just finished having sex and that her boyfriend had fallen asleep. While the boyfriend was sleeping […]

Recreational bay scallop season for certain counties begins today

Recreational bay scallop season for certain counties begins today

Recreational bay scallop season for Franklin through the northwestern portion of Taylor, as well as Levy, Citrus, and Hernando counties opens July 1 and will remain open through September 24. This includes Carrabelle, Lanark, St. Marks, Cedar Key, Crystal River, and Homosassa. Rules Do not discard scallop shells in inshore waters commonly used for recreational […]

50th annual God and Country Day festival

50th annual God and Country Day festival

Ocala — This year will be the 50th annual God and Country Day festival the JCI Ocala Jaycees, Marion County’s largest firework show. Activities begin at 2 p.m. and will continue until the fireworks are over. Take your family and enjoy train rides, inflatable water slide, bounce houses, kid games, and more. Visit the arts […]

New texting law, what an officer can and can’t do

New texting law, what an officer can and can’t do

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is leading Florida’s Put It Down Focus on Driving campaign to ensure all motorists are aware of the state’s new regulations regarding wireless communications while driving and reminding everyone to never drive distracted. In conjunction with the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Sheriff’s Association, Florida […]

Home of the six-pound burrito challenge

Home of the six-pound burrito challenge

Crystal River — In a family, friendly environment where the food is always prepared with the freshest of ingredients, awaits a behemoth dish for one person. The owners of the Riviera Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, located at 1935 SE U.S. Highway 19, pride themselves on great food, service, and promise to always make you feel […]

Chickens now allowed in city, regulations attached

Chickens now allowed in city, regulations attached

The City Council on June 18 voted in favor of residents to have backyard chickens. The vote passed 3-2 — Council members Brent Malever and Jay Musleh voted against the ordinance. Ocala residents will now be allowed to have up to six chickens as long as, what most call ridiculous legal requirements, are met. Chicken […]

Man re-arrested while in jail, harassing domestic violence victim

Man re-arrested while in jail, harassing domestic violence victim

Dunnellon — A man was re-arrested while in jail and charged with Violation of Condition of Pretrial Release (when the original arrest was for domestic violence) and Tampering or Harassment of a Witness/Victim/Informant. Thomas Burnett, 46, has been in jail for domestic battery against the victim since May 9, 2019. Following his arrest, Burnett was […]

Popular buffet allowed to reopen after being shutdown

Popular buffet allowed to reopen after being shutdown

Ocala — Golden Corral, located at 2111 SW College RD, Ocala, was immediately shut down after an emergency order was issued on June 20, following a consumer complaint. The restaurant was allowed to reopen on June 21, but will need a follow-up inspection after a time extension was given. The Department of Business and Professional […]

Man shoots mother, sets house on fire

Man shoots mother, sets house on fire

Ocklawaha — A man was arrested after it was determined that he shot his mother and set the house on fire. At approximately 3:20 a.m., Marion County Fire Rescue responded to a residential fire at 16663 SE 53rd Street, Ocklawaha. Upon arrival, firefighters found the home fully engulfed in flames. Once the fire was out, […]

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