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Fort McCoy free dental and vision event

Fort McCoy First Baptist Church and FreeD.O.M. Clinic USA present free dental and vision event The free clinic will be held on Saturday, September 14....

Another local favorite temporarily shut down following complaint

Ocala -- Brick City Southern Kitchen & Whiskey Bar, located at 10 South Magnolia Avenue, was immediately shut down after an emergency order was...
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Warrants issued for three Rural King gun thieves

Detectives with the Ocala Police Department obtained arrest warrants for three thieves who broke into the Rural King, located at at 2999 NW Blitchton Road, on...
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Traffic alert: Temporary lane closure information for Marion County residents

Motorists traveling in Marion County will experience the following lane closures: On August 24 and 25, Northwest/Northeast 35th Street, between the intersections of North U.S....

Driver transported to local hospital following two-vehicle crash

Ocala, Florida -- A driver was transported to a local hospital Tuesday following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of SE Fort King Street...

Ocala accountant arrested for stealing thousands from local restaurant

In February, an Ocala police officer responded to Mesa De Notte restaurant, located at 2436 E. Silver Springs Boulevard, in reference to a theft. According to...
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Facts not rumor: what’s really happening with hepatitis A in Marion County

Marion County -- Recently, there has been outrage on social media aimed toward the Florida Department of Health in Marion County for providing press...

Troubled Charlie Horse Restaurant up for sale

Charlie Horse Restaurant & Lounge, located at 2426 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, is up for sale. What would it take to buy the recently troubled...
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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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Man says woman didn’t clean, cook while he worked

An Ocala man was arrested Thursday after he struck the mother of his children with a golf club. According to the Ocala Police Department, Darnell Gregory...

Two-vehicle crash, tanker versus pickup truck

OCALA — Ocala Police Department Lt. Dustin Keuntjes said that the driver of a Ford pickup managed to escape injury in a Sunday morning...
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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...

HEALTH ALERT: Hepatitis A vaccination recommended after Charlie Horse worker tested positive

OCALA, Fla.—The Florida Department of Health in Marion County (DOH-Marion) has identified a positive case of hepatitis A in a food service worker in...
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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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Marion County shootings leaves one dead, two others injured

Marion County -- Two people were shot in Silver Springs Shores Saturday after individuals from two vehicles exchanged gunfire. A woman was injured during a...
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Umatilla man dies in fatal crash

Umatilla, Florida -- A Umatilla man was killed Friday after the 1987 Toyota Camry he was driving slammed into a large concrete utility pole. Florida Highway...
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Marion County Fire Rescue opens hiring for Single-Certified Paramedics & EMTs and Dual-Certified FF/EMTs...

Marion County Fire Rescue has opened hiring for Single-Certified Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians interested in joining our ranks. These positions work a 24 hours...
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Back-to-school tax-free holiday

The 2019 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis. This sales tax holiday begins...
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Retired postmaster and Vietnam veteran found shot to death, information sought

Summerfield, Florida -- Authorities are seeking the public's help in identifying the person(s) responsible for the death of a man who was a retired postmaster...
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Driver injured in Pine Avenue crash has died, additional charges could be filed

  Ocala, Florida -- The injured driver, identified as Lisa Schick, 44, has passed away due to her injuries. Ocala Police Department Traffic Unit Supervisor, Eric Hooper,...