Sheriff Prendergast: medical rep arrested for most heinous crime

This article was updated on September 19, 2019, at 8:01 p.m. View those updates here. The Citrus County Sheriff's Office (CCSO), On July 7, 2019,...
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Kent Guinn will remain the mayor

Ocala, Florida -- Kent Guinn, who has been the mayor since 2011, will remain the mayor in Ocala after winning the re-election  Tuesday night. Barbara...

Marion County teacher brutally murdered by adopted son

On July 13, 2019, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office began an investigation into the apparent murder of 57-year-old Denise Hallowell, after she was found...
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Florida Department of Juvenile Justice launches “It’s No Joke” campaign

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice announced today a new awareness campaign aimed at addressing school threats made by students in Florida. The “It’s...
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Woman confronts man about affair, he ends up in jail

A man with a history of domestic violence was arrested after he battered and threatened to kill a woman he is romantically involved with. According...
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Community mourns, Captain Jack Sparrow look-alike found dead

The body of 43-year-old paddleboarder, Joshua Hensley, was recovered Monday by Marine Unit Deputies in the waters of Kings Bay in Crystal River. Hensley’s...
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Mother and four children, missing for six weeks, found dead

Casei Jones, 32, a Marion County mother who has been missing for six weeks, has been found dead. Jones' children, Cameron, 10, Preston, 5,...
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Mother of four, missing for six weeks, found dead

***This story has been updated.*** Casei Jones, 32, a Marion County mother who has been missing for six weeks, has been found dead. Her four...
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911 Dispatcher heard screams in background, one man dead

Marion County -- At approximately 10:30 p.m., Friday, a 911 dispatcher took a call in which she could hear screaming in the background. When investigators...
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Update on The Market of Marion flea market

The Market of Marion flea market, following a recent fire, has passed all of their inspections. The Market will re-open for business on Saturday, September...
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$500 scholarship opportunity for students

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Legal Support Association is now accepting applications for the Mary Sullivan Scholarship Award in the amount of $500.00...
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Applications available for FWC’s 2019-2020 High School Fishing Program

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) 2019-2020 High School Fishing Program offers high school fishing clubs or teams the opportunity to apply...
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Firefighters battle blaze at Market of Marion

Belleview, Florida — Marion County Fire Rescue crews Monday night were fighting a massive fire at the Market of Marion flea market, located at...
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Temporary lane closures, County Road 42

Motorists traveling in Marion County will experience temporary lane closures in the northernmost westbound lane of County Road 42, between the intersections of Southeast...
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Two arrested for picking saw palmetto berries

Two people were arrested for allegedly harvesting saw palmetto berries. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, as of last July, a...
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Ocala Police Department hosting annual Cops & Cars car and truck show

The Ocala Police Department is hosting its annual Cops & Cars car and truck show, which will benefit the United Way of Marion County. The...
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20 people dead and 26 others injured in El Paso, Texas shooting, Democrats immediately...

  El Paso, Texas -- A gunman killed 20 people and injured 26 others Saturday after he opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso,...

Fireworks that give back to the community

Ocala, Florida -- Do you plan on celebrating the Fourth of July with a bang this year? If so, you might want to consider...
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First city in Central Florida decriminalizes marijuana

// Orlando, Florida -- Orlando has now passed an ordinance that decriminalizes the use of marijuana. On Monday, the ordinance passed...
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Woman charged with 8 counts of Animal Cruelty-Cause Cruel Death Pain and Suffering

// Ocklawaha, Florida -- An Ocklawaha woman was charged with 8 counts of felony Animal Cruelty-Cause Cruel Death Pain and Suffering...