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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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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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Ocklawaha woman charged with public assistance fraud

Ocklawaha, Florida -- An Ocklawaha woman was arrested after investigators with the Florida Department of Financial Services determined she had committed welfare fraud. Investigator T.N.Mitchell...
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Mail Order Drugs; Marion County Bust That Could Get Your Blood Flowing

  Ocala, Florida -- The Marion County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the United States Postal Inspection Service conducted a month long interdiction operation that...

Federal lawsuit filed against the City of Ocala, criminalizing homelessness

Ocala, Florida – Southern Legal Counsel, the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLU), and Ocala attorney Andy Pozzuto filed a federal class-action lawsuit...
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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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Family, friends want answers after 23-year-old shot to death

Family and friends say that they are still mourning the death of Christopher James Jr. and want answers as to why he was shot and...
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Woman arrested at Gator Joe’s

Ocklawaha, Florida -- On August 21, 2016, Marion County sheriff's deputies responded to Gator Joe's, located at 12431 Southeast 135th Avenue, in reference to...
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Mother whose baby was rolled over on and died arrested; grandmother blames probation officers

  Ocala, Florida -- On January 6, 2014, deputies were dispatched to the 10800 block of Southeast 45th Avenue in Belleview at 6:35 a.m. Upon arrival,...
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Wells Fargo Bank employee arrested; second suspect on the run

// Ocala, Florida -- Wells Fargo Bank teller, Alicia Mario Thompson, 21, was arrested Monday, July 14, 2014, after investigators with...
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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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Another shooting in Ocala, one dead, one injured

Ocala, Florida -- Ocala Police Department detectives are looking for information in regards to a fatal shooting Wednesday night. Police said the call came in...
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Former owner of Polliwog, Churchill Dentistry, still in business

Parents in Marion County are not likely to forget the pain inflicted on children at the hands of pediatric dentists Michael and Rebecca Tarver. Ocala...
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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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Ocala orthopedic surgeon killed in accident at his home

// Ocala, Florida -- Ocala orthopedic surgeon, Michael K. Riley, 49, was killed in a tragic accident over the weekend at...
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Woman agreed to anal and oral sex for purchase of antibiotics

Recently, the Ocala Police Department conducted a recorded undercover prostitution operation in a three block radius of South Pine Avenue, Ocala. In one incident, an...
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Trial for murder suspect should begin soon

Ocala, Florida -- Assistant State Attorney Rich Buxman says that the trial for the man suspected of killing jiffy store clerk Ujjval "Rocky" Patel,...
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MCSO sergeant resigns following child erotica allegations, no charges filed

Ocala, Florida -- A veteran Marion County sheriff's deputy has resigned following the announcement of an internal affairs investigation. On October 10, 2016, The National...
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FHP ALERT — Fatal crash, I-75 northbound lanes closed

      Marion County -- A box truck vs tractor- trailer crash (with 1 confirmed fatality) on I-75 at the 340-mile marker in Marion County has...