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    Four juveniles attempted to rob gun store, caught in act

    On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at approximately 3:05 AM, while on routine patrol, Orange City Police Sergeant Jason Ward observed three subjects attempting to...

    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...

    Pier 1 going out of business, closing all stores

    Pier 1 imports announced Tuesday that the retailer will most likely cease operation at all locations, including Ocala. Blaming COVID-19, Wayfair, and Amazon, and with...
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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,...

    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

    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...

    Deputy arrested, charged with capital sexual battery on a child

    Citrus County Sheriff's Office deputy, Charles Wigglesworth, was arrested by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and charged with two counts of Capital Sexual...

    MCSO detective resigns following multiple sexual harassment claims

    A Marion County Sheriff’s Office detective resigned following an internal affairs investigation that revealed he had sexually harassed several women within the agency. MCSO Detective...

    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...

    Tech

    Google continues to slap down The National Sheriffs’ Association

    For months, The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) has been harassing Google to remove a feature from Google Maps that allows drivers to report speed...

    Next-generation console release date announced for PS5

    Since Sony originally unveiled their next-generation console in April, they know that there’s been a lot of excitement and interest in hearing more about...

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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,...

    Woman arrested for theft, previously gave up husband’s drug safe

    On October 14, Ocala police responded to Walmart, located at 4980 E. Silver Springs Blvd. after a woman was reported for stealing merchandise. Dana Corrigan,...