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    COVID-19 update for Marion County

    Ocala — The Department of Health in Marion County is reporting 1,043 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this morning. This is an addition...

    COVID-19 update for Marion County

    Ocala — The Department of Health in Marion County is reporting 1,043 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this morning. This is an addition...

    Bars must immediately cease alcohol sales

    Shortly after Florida reported nearly 9,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation ordered all bars...

    DeSantis signs bill to increase salaries for teachers

    At a press conference Wednesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that will provide $500 million in funds to raise teachers starting salaries...

    COVID-19 updates for Marion and Florida

    OCALA, Fla.— DOH-Marion is reporting 315 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of Monday. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are: 27-year-old...

    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...

    Cancel culture? Aunt Jemima products will be no more

    After 131 years, PepsiCo’s Quaker Oats seemingly caved to the cancel culture and announced the company would do away with the Aunt Jemima branding...
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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,...

    Recreational Red Snapper Season begins soon

    Recreational Red Snapper Season will begin June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters and remain open through July 25, closing July 26. For-hire operations...

    June 1 saltwater fishing season-opening/closures

    Starting June 1, the following saltwater fisheries will open or close to harvest: Gag grouper opens for recreational harvest in most state Gulf of...

    FWC will help find home for your unwanted exotic pets

    Exotic Pet Amnesty Days are events held periodically around the state to provide the opportunity for people to surrender their exotic pets free of...

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    Cops and Crime

    Police shot, killed innocent EMT, no-knock warrants now ban

    On June 11, 2020,  The Louisville, Kentucky, Metro Council unanimously passed Breonna's Law -- named in honor of police-shooting victim Breonna Taylor -- outlawing...

    Florida trooper arrested, had sexual relationship with minor

    A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was arrested Thursday after investigators learned that he had been having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female. Trooper Christopher...

    VIDEO: Florida corrections officer accused of molesting child, arrested

    Volusia sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Daytona Beach correctional officer with Tomoka Correctional Institution following accusations that he molested a child. and charged him with...

    Two Polk County deputies under review after video clip surfaces

    See full video below, courtesy of Facebook user Unique Occenna Two Polk County sheriff's deputies, whose names have not yet been released, are under review...

    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...

    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...

    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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    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...

    Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy fired, arrested

    A Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy, who was allegedly in the FTO program, was fired after he was arrested for domestic battery. Jaime Lopez, 22,...