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    Woman shot Marion Oaks man to death, arrested in Georgia

    The Lowndes County Sheriffs Office in Georgia has arrested a female suspect who was wanted for questioning in a Marion Oaks shooting that left...
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    Man who fractured woman’s face, skull with baseball bat held without bail

    Story updated on November 17, 2020. Read the update here. An Ocala man is now behind bars after he was arrested for bashing a woman...
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    National Weather Service Tropical Storm ETA update

    On Wednesday, Marion County Public Schools announced there will be no school Thursday. The National Weather Service in Jacksonville issued a severe weather statement in...
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    Dunnellon man killed in crash, two others seriously injured

    Florida -- A Seven Rivers Christian School alumnus and a former student were involved in a crash Friday in Alachua County. The Florida Highway Patrol...
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    Motorcycle rider killed after hitting SUV head-on

    Ocala, Florida -- A 36-year-old Silver Springs man, who was driving a motorcycle, died Saturday following a crash with an SUV. Troopers say the 36-year-old...
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    Florida minimum wage to increase to $15 per hour, more than 600 thousand could...

    Florida -- Voters in Florida have approved amendment 2 which will raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour over a six-year period. The amendment...
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    Marion County voters pass penny sales tax extension

    Ocala, Florida -- Marion County residents voted to extend the penny sales tax for four more years. The millions in revenue will go toward funding...
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    Marion County pushing hard for voters to pass penny sales tax

    Marion County -- According to the Marion County Board of County Commissioners, the first four years of the Penny Sales Tax generated $167 million...

    Marion County schools report new cases of COVID-19

    In a press release Friday, Marion County school officials reported that 30 people --  8 employees and 22 students -- tested positive for COVID-19...
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    Woman killed, two others injured in crash

    Ocala, Florida -- One person was killed and two others were injured in a Sunday afternoon crash. A pickup truck, driven by a 22-year-old man,...
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    Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham killed in plane crash

    Marion County -- Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham died in a Sunday morning plane crash. Marion County Fire Rescue responded to the crash at approximately...
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    Light Up Ocala canceled, other events available, including for Halloween

    Ocala, Florida -- During a meeting, due to COVID-19, The City of Ocala council voted to cancel Light Up Ocala. The event was scheduled for...
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    Lawsuit filed after corrections officer was allowed to poison inmate, other officers implicated

    A lawsuit has been filed against the Florida Department of Corrections after a Lowell corrections officer attempted to poison an inmate. The corrections officer, identified...
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    Marion County kindergartners switched to online classes due to COVID-19

    Ocala, Florida -- Kindergarteners at Emerald Shores Elementary will switch to online schooling following a single positive case of coronavirus connected to the class. The...
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    Lawsuit filed against Kids Central and The Centers, infant placed in home knowing history of...

    Marion County, Florida -- On October 5, 2020, Stacie Schmerling, an attorney with Justice for Kids in Fort Lauderdale, filed a lawsuit against Kids...
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    Motorcycle rider killed in crash after colliding with dump truck

    Ocala, Florida -- A motorcycle rider was killed Friday morning on State Road 40 just as the sun was coming up. According to the Florida...
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    Dunnellon man killed in Sunday crash, another seriously injured

    Dunnellon, Florida -- A 77-year-old Dunnellon man was killed Sunday after his sedan was hit by a pickup truck. According to the Florida Highway Patrol,...
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    Ocala Fire Rescue launches addiction rehabilitation program

    Ocala, Florida -- Ocala Fire Rescue is launching the Ocala Recovery Project (ORP), a complimentary program for addiction rehabilitation. Funded by a Centers for Disease...
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    Shooting suspect arrested, charged with attempted murder

    Marion County, Florida -- On September 28, 2020, Citrus County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) deputies were dispatched to a residence in Inverness regarding a drive-by...
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    Human remains found in retention pond identified

    Ocala, Florida -- On September 15, the Ocala Police Department responded to the 4900 block of E. Silver Springs Blvd. after a maintenance crew...