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Citra shooting suspects now in custody

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  Citra, Florida — Yarnell Bagley, 20, of Citra was captured by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Unit, along with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Investigations Unit working with both the Ocala Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force. Bagley was placed in handcuffs around 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, […]

Attention snow birds: Serial burglar targeting your homes

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  Fort McCoy, Florida — Marion County residents are warned of a serial burglar targeting the homes of snow birds. Today, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office reported nearly a dozen homes (that they know of) have been burglarized. Flat-screen TVs, appliances, guns, and other miscellaneous items have been stolen. One of the homes was located […]

Ocklawaha man still missing

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    Ocklawaha, Florida — John Radabaugh Jr., 48, has been missing since February 25, 2014. An intense and extensive search was performed for nearly a week before being called off. John Radabaugh Jr. went missing while he and his father were raking leaves at their residence. According to detectives, the father allegedly went inside […]

4-H farm equipment stolen

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  Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating $47,999 in farm equipment that was stolen from a 4-H farm located at 4020 SE 3rd Avenue, Ocala. The 4-H farm is owned by Richard E. Sherman. Sherman told Ocala Police officer Douglas Russell that the farm is a […]

Hot Pursuit: Running for a Cure

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  Ocala, Florida — Join the fight on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office for the “In Hot Pursuit: Running for a Cure 5K”, hosted by Marion County Public Safety Supports a Cure. All proceeds from this event benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Smiling credit card thief identified, but on the run

Mashana Michelle Harris,

  Ocala, Florida — One of Ocala’s dumbest criminals, who had smiled for a photo after the store clerk became suspicious of her transaction, has now been identified. The Ocala Police Department obtained an arrest warrant today for Mashana Michelle Harris, 26. The woman in the photo was seen posing with a stolen Amex Express […]

MCSO: The rest of the story

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  Ocala, Florida — Recently, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Ocala Star-Banner reporter, Bill Thompson, with a series of questions, to which they responded with alacrity. The Sheriff’s Office said they bent over backwards and provided very detailed answers, all of which are available through public record. Professional Compliance Bureau Chief, Major […]

Father leaves kids in car while inside a bar

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  Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department said convicted felon, Joshua Keith DeLong, 28, left his three children — ages five, seven, and eight — in his Cadillac for four hours while he was inside Dr. B’s drinking. According to the arrest affidavit, when Officer A. Colon arrived on the scene, DeLong was lying […]

Human remains still a mystery

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  Ocala, Florida — There is still no information on the identity of the human remains found on August 18, 2014. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received information that human bones were discovered in a wooded area just north of Ft. McCoy on County Road 315 in Marion County. The Special Investigations Unit responded along with their […]

MCSO: An officer and a gentleman

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  Ocala, Florida — On Friday, August 1, 2014, Deputy Bloom responded to a call for service where children were involved. During the call, Deputy Bloom played basketball (minus a hoop) with the kids until the call for service was over. Deputy Bloom knew he had to somehow get these kids a basketball net so […]

Laws being blamed for the incarceration of today’s youth

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  Ocala, Florida –The Florida State Conference and the Marion County Branch and Youth Council released the following statement regarding Ocala’s Saggy Pants Ordinance. On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at 4 p.m., at the City Council meeting, the Florida State Conference of NAACP Branches and its Marion County Branch will ask Mayor Kent Guinn and the […]

Burger King employees arrested

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  Ocala, Florida — Yes, I would like a TV with that; and make it a large. Three Burger King employees, two of whom are managers, were arrested on multiple felony charges Friday night, August 15, 2014. Arrested were employee Albert Moran, 33; assistant manager Blake Hunter, 27; and store manager Christopher Downing, 40, all […]

Elections Info

Marion County 2014 Elections, Ocala news

  LOCATIONS: View a list of polling locations Polling location change notice WHO IS ON THE BALLOT? Republican: County School Board District 3, 4, and 5   County Commissioner, Seat 4: Candidate : CARL ZALAK, III Office : COUNTY COMMISSIONER – 4 Candidate : GLEN FIORELLO Office : COUNTY COMMISSIONER – 4 Candidate : CHRISTOPHER […]

Man swallows cocaine; grabbed officer’s weapon

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Ocala, Florida — A man was arrested today, following a traffic stop for speeding. On August 15, 2014, Anthony Sean Howard, 46, originally from Georgia,  was pulled over by Ocala Police for driving 53 mph in a 35 mph zone in the 200 block of U.S. 441. Ocala Police Officers W. Joedicke and R. Mangum […]

Suwannee St. Johns Sierra hosts BEE Rally

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Ocala, Florida — The Suwannee St. Johns Sierra Chapter, which includes Marion County, will stage a BEE rally on the Ocala Downtown Square on Saturday, August 16, 2014, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Included will be a mock cemetery, which will show 40 of the most popular fruits and vegetables that will be lost if […]

Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar

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Family Dollar is set to merge with the Dollar Tree in a cash-and-stock deal worth $8.5 billion. Under the terms of the deal, which was approved by both companies’ boards of directors, Dollar Tree  DLTR  has agreed to pay $74.50 per share in the cash-and-stock deal to buy Family Dollar. The valuation of that offer […]

Man charged with incest

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  Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man was arrested Wednesday, after the Ocala Police Department was notified he had sex with a 16-year-old female, who is of blood relation. According to reports, Danny Moreno, 37, picked the girl up from her hotel, then returned to his residence where the two had consensual sex. Moreno’s 14-year-old son […]

Decomposing body found in Ocala

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  Ocala, Florida — A suspicious death investigation is underway after the discovery of a decomposing body. The body of 47-year-old Wendy Ann Kane was found Tuesday after neighbors smelled a foul odor while performing a well-being check and immediately dialed 9-1-1. The body was found at 5701 SE 33rd Court. She had been dead […]

ORMC’s vice president of human resources arrested

ORMC vice president, Wayne Nielsen, Marion county

[Updated August 13, 2014, at 9:25 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Wayne Armond Nielsen, vice president of human resources at Ocala Regional Medical Center (ORMC), was arrested yesterday, August 11, 2014, on charges of child pornography. He was taken into custody while he was at work. The Sheriff’s Office received information that led investigators to believe […]

Five deputies suspended: Standard agency procedure

Marion County, Ocala News, Banner, Newspaper

  Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office suspended five deputies yesterday for potential excessive use of force on one of the drug dealers arrested in a drug raid that took place on August 7, 2014, shortly after 5 a.m. Derrick Price, 43; Eddie Perez, 36; K.C. Starks, 42; Marcus Starks, 35; Nicole Radank, […]

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