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Thieves steal guns from Ocala Rural King

Ocala, Florida -- The Ocala Police Department is investigating a break-in at the Rural King, located at at 2999 NW Blitchton Road. The break-in occurred Thursday...
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Pine Avenue crash leaves one injured, other driver arrested

Ocala, Florida -- UPDATE -- The injured driver, identified as Lisa Schick, has passed away due to her injuries. Ocala Police Department Traffic Unit Supervisor, Eric...
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Showering and urinating outside gets Belleview man arrested

Belleview, Florida -- A Belleview man who showered outside his home was arrested on a warrant obtained by the Marion County Sheriff's Office. According to...
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Owners of dog wanted for questioning

Marion County -- Marion County Animal Services is seeking the public's help in finding the person(s), who, on Friday, left a dog at MCAS. As...
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Four injured in crash on NE 36th Avenue

Ocala, Florida --  Ocala Fire Rescue’s Engine 5, Rescue 3, Tower 1, Battalion Chief 11, and a Safety Officer were dispatched to a motor...
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Docks closed at Carney Island Recreation and Conservation Area

Damage from recent storm winds has closed two docks on Lake Weir in Carney Island Recreation and Conservation Area, 13275 SE 115 Ave., Ocklawaha,...
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Free pet adoptions, four days only

Marion County Animal Services is offering free pet adoptions from July 2 to July 6. Typically, the adoption fee for dogs and cats is $50. All...
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50th annual God and Country Day festival

Ocala -- This year will be the 50th annual God and Country Day festival the JCI Ocala Jaycees, Marion County’s largest firework show. Activities begin...

Chickens now allowed in city, regulations attached

The City Council on June 18 voted in favor of residents to have backyard chickens. The vote passed 3-2 -- Council members Brent Malever and...
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Popular buffet allowed to reopen after being shutdown

Ocala -- Golden Corral, located at 2111 SW College RD, Ocala, was immediately shut down after an emergency order was issued on June 20,...
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Man shoots mother, sets house on fire

Ocklawaha -- A man was arrested after it was determined that he shot his mother and set the house on fire. At approximately 3:20 a.m.,...
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OPD seeks information in shooting at mobile home park

Ocala -- The Ocala Police Department is looking for information involving a shooting at White Oaks Mobile Home Park, located at 3920 Southwest 30th...

Free rapid HIV testing in Marion County

Marion County -- The Florida Department of Health in Marion County will be offering free rapid HIV testing on National HIV Testing Day, Thursday,...
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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...
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Two arrested following bar shooting

Belleview, Florida -- Two women suspected of having a gun during a bar fight Saturday have been arrested. in which another woman was shot in...
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Woman involved in 2018 attack arrested again

Ocala -- Julia Napiontek, who was accused of attacking multiple people in September 2018, — including an 11-year-old girl — was arrested Monday after...
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Upcoming traffic delays

Be advised that Marion County residents traveling West Highway 316 will experience temporary lane closures between the intersections of North Highway 329 and Northwest...
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HEALTH ALERT: Hepatitis A vaccination recommended after Zaxby’s worker tested positive

Ocala, Florida -- The Florida Department of Health in Marion County has identified a case of hepatitis A in a food service worker in Ocala....
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Burgers, flies, and more…McDonald’s forced to close

McDonald's, located at 3595 West Silver Springs Boulevard Ocala, was immediately shut down after an emergency order was issued on May 23, following a...
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Charges dropped for man dubbed as tattoo face

Ocala, Florida -- The charges were dropped for a real piece of...art, who was charged in May with Aggravated Battery by a Person in...