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    Marion County announces increase in COVID-19 cases

    Ocala, Florida—Marion County is reporting 13,462 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this afternoon. This is an increase of 182 cases from yesterday (Dec....

    Marion County announces increase in COVID-19 cases

    Ocala, Florida—Marion County is reporting 13,462 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this afternoon. This is an increase of 182 cases from yesterday (Dec....

    Selling homemade Coquito over Facebook could land you in jail

    Florida -- Coquito, meaning "Little Coconut" in Spanish, is a traditional Christmas drink. The drink, which originated in Puerto Rico, is a coconut-based alcoholic beverage...

    Corrections officer groomed, manipulated young girl for years

    Florida --This Florida corrections officer will never see the light of day. At approximately 9:18 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, the Citrus County Sheriff's...

    Man severely beat infant to death, arrested

    Inverness, Florida -- An Inverness man has been arrested following an almost 9-month- long investigation into the death of a 3-month-old baby. On January 7,...

    FWC: Florida family finds rare two-headed snake

    Florida -- As if 2020 couldn't get any weirder. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says they are now caring for a two-headed snake...

    Patricia Pollitz Kirschner

    Patricia (Patti) Nina Pollitz Kirschner, 76, of Ocala, Florida, passed away on May 10, 2020.  She was born on July 10, 1943, the daughter...

    Scott Andrew Kessler

    Scott Andrew Kessler Scott Kessler, 58, passed away on April 13, 2020 after suffering a massive heart attack. Originally from Cherry Hill, NJ, born to...

    Frederick Lawton Cox

    It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the passing of my father, Col. Frederick Lawton Cox.  Dad passed peacefully, in...

    Woman wanted to sell body parts after she killed children

    Two children were found dead by their father, Jaykwon Singleton, and he said that his girlfriend killed them. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police arrested Amanda Sharp-Jefferson,...
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    Ocala Fire Rescue launches addiction rehabilitation program

    Ocala, Florida -- Ocala Fire Rescue is launching the Ocala Recovery Project (ORP), a complimentary program for addiction rehabilitation. Funded by a Centers for Disease...

    Appleton to distribute free art kits to local youth

    Ocala, Florida — The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, is preparing free art supply kits for local youth. During the temporary closure...

    Weird News

    FWC: Florida family finds rare two-headed snake

    Florida -- As if 2020 couldn't get any weirder. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says they are now caring for a two-headed snake...

    Man decapitated tiger, ate testicles

    A man and two of his accomplices were arrested this week after authorities found the carcass of a dead tiger floating in the Ken...

    Condoms washed, repackaged and sold as new

    It was a sticky situation when police in Vietnam said they found between 320,000 and 350,000 used condoms that had been collected to be...

    FWC: Florida family finds rare two-headed snake

    Florida -- As if 2020 couldn't get any weirder. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says they are now caring for a two-headed snake...

    Fall recreational red snapper season in the Gulf

    Florida -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announces a fall red snapper season for private recreational anglers and state for-hire operations...

    FWC: Picking saw palmetto berries could get you arrested

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wants to remind everyone that as the berries come to fruit to follow the laws of Florida. According...

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    Cops and Crime

    Corrections officer groomed, manipulated young girl for years

    Florida --This Florida corrections officer will never see the light of day. At approximately 9:18 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, the Citrus County Sheriff's...

    Deputies taunted man, broke his neck, falsified reports

    Elsa, Texas —Documents for what attorneys are calling an unlawful and horrific arrest that occurred in April are now being released to the public....

    Teachers and Crime

    Teacher’s assistant had sex with girl from Tinder, arrested

    Ocala Police Department detectives arrested a Vanguard High School teacher's assistant after they were notified that he had been having a sexual relationship with...

    Teacher arrested for sexual relationship with student

    A former New Smyrna Beach High School teacher was arrested Thursday and charged with Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor. The student is a 16-year-old...

    Lake Weir High School teacher arrested, had sex with student

    A Lake Weir High School teacher was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship with a teenage girl. Jason Michael Tarlton, 30,...

    Teacher arrested after touching girl inappropriately

      Dunnellon, Florida -- A Dunnellon High School teacher is under arrest after a 15-year-old female said he touched her breast during class. The teen came...

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    Woman wanted to sell body parts after she killed children

    Two children were found dead by their father, Jaykwon Singleton, and he said that his girlfriend killed them. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police arrested Amanda Sharp-Jefferson,...

    Bodycam video shows guardian was calm during arrest

    Marion County -- Bodycam video shows just how calm former guardian Rebecca Lee Fierle-Santoian was while being served an arrest warrant. The Florida Department of...