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    Having a hard time with Florida’s unemployment website or phoning in? You are not alone

    The website to apply for unemployment in Florida, connect.myflorida.com, is broken. You read correctly, broken. The website, which cost taxpayers $77 million, keeps crashing because...

    Work requirements waived for SNAP and TANF

    At the request of Governor DeSantis, and in accordance with the federal Families First Coronavirus Act, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) will...

    Citrus County officials report first death from COVID-19

    On Wednesday, the Citrus County Department of Health reported the first COVID-19 death in the county. An 80-year-old Citrus County resident diagnosed with COVID-19 passed...

    Dorothy May Smith

    Dorothy May Smith, age 92, passed away on December 1, 2019. She was born in Aberdeen, Scotland on April 12, 1927 to Allan and Fanny...

    Debbie Ann Gulledge

    Debbie Ann Gulledge of Chiefland, FL passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at the E.T. York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville, FL.  She...


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    Food for students and families who otherwise would not eat

    MARION COUNTY – To support this backpack nutrition program while campuses are closed, Marion County Public Schools encourages local residents to “share what they...

    Weird News

    X-ray revealed drugs in woman’s vagina

    Two people were arrested and booked into the Marion County Jail on Halloween following an October 30, pursuit. The two suspects, Andrew William Wiggins, 20,...

    All three species will remain catch-and-release through May 31, 2021

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will extend catch-and-release measures for snook, red drum, and spotted seatrout for an additional year via...

    Faces of Meth

    Cops and Crime

    Former Lowell corrections officer arrested, sexual misconduct

    Marion County -- A former corrections officer at the Lowell Correctional Institution turned himself in at the Marion County Jail Tuesday and was charged...

    Teachers and Crime

    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...

    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...

    Evergreen Elementary dean of students exposes penis

    // Ocala, Florida -- Evergreen Elementary dean of students Patrick Sasnett was arrested following allegations that he exposed himself to a grandmother. Sasnett...


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    Marion County update on COVID-19 by zip code

      Marion County received confirmation of five additional cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, today. This brings Marion County’s total case count to 55. The most...

    Tiger tests positive for COVID-19

    Scientists are now rushing to try and figure out what other species of animals could possibly become infected with COVID-19 after a Brox Zoo...

    Two Ocala residents die from COVID-19

    Two Marion County residents -- an 88-year-old male and a 58-year-old male -- passed away this weekend after contracting COVID-19. Both were Ocala residents....

    Suspect had to be tased as he fled from police

    A 31-year-old man was charged with Driving While License Suspended-Habitual, Possession of Marijuana, and Resisting Arrest after he fled from police during a traffic...