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Heroin use on the rise; cheaper, more dangerous product being manufactured

// Ocala, Florida -- Heroin (smack) use has increased across the United States among men and women, most age groups, and...
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Teen Filmmaker’s Workshop

// Ocala, Florida -- Marion County teens will learn how to turn ideas into movies and gain hands-on experience with professional...
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Stern warning from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to criminals

//   Ocala, Florida -- "I will not tolerate this type of violent criminal behavior, which puts Marion County citizens at risk,"...
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Missing and endangered Silver Springs woman

// Silver Springs, Florida -- Tuesday, Charlotte Shepherd, 41, of Silver Springs, posted some comments on her Facebook timeline that have her...
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Confederate flag flies at Marion County McPherson Governmental Complex

//   Ocala, Florida -- On Tuesday, Marion County Commissioners voted unanimously to fly the third national Confederate flag, which had been...
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Good Samaritans save a mother and her baby ducklings

// Ocala, Florida -- A local fireworks stand, which gives back to the community, gave back in a different way Friday...
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Armed robbery home invasion; suspects on the loose

// Ocala, Florida -- Three black males, who were armed with a large caliber handgun and machetes, kicked in the back...
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Lane closure alert

// Motorists traveling along Northwest 42nd Place between the intersections of Northwest Gainesville Road and North U.S. Highway 441 will experience...
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Fireworks: 46th annual God and Country Day festival

// Ocala, Florida -- This year will be the 46th annual God and Country Day festival, Marion County's largest firework show. Activities...
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Free diabetes prevention program

// Ocala, Florida -- Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are teaming up...
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Marion County removed Confederate flag; southern pride rises over weekend

  Ocala, Florida -- The third national Confederate flag, which was on display at the Fallen Officers Memorial in front of the McPherson Governmental Complex,...
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Two children robbed at gunpoint

// Ocala, Florida -- Two children were approached and robbed of their bicycles at gunpoint on Sunday. The incident occurred in the...
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Warning to parents: local playground infested with ants

// Belleview, Florida -- Parents who are considering taking their children to play at "Fred King Playground" located at 5641 SE 113...
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Free gardening classes

// The Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service is offering free gardening classes to the public as an educational outreach function. The classes...
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OPD: Concerned over escalation of violence; robberies, 91-year-old beat and shot

// Ocala, Florida -- The Ocala Police Department is investigating a series of robberies that have occurred over the the past...
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Ruptured natural gas line on U.S. 27

// Ocala, Florida -- The gas line has been repaired and there are no further dangers to the community. On Wednesday, officials...
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Investigation open after family pet slain

// Sparr, Florida -- The Marion County Sheriff's Office has opened an investigation following the June 13 shooting of a family...
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Military occupy Ocala by the hundreds

// Ocala, Florida -- On Monday, Community Technical & Adult Education (CTAE) spokeswoman Janie Gunnell said that Marion County citizens should...
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Owners of A to Z Discount Beverages arrested

// Ocala, Florida -- Marion county Sheriff's detectives have arrested two business owners following and undercover investigation that span from June...
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Dr. Asad Qamar releases a response to fraud allegations

//   Ocala, Florida -- For the second time since the investigation into Florida cardiologist Dr. Asad Qamar with the Institute for...