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Popular seafood restaurant temporarily closed following consumer complaint

Ocala — Sam’s St Johns Seafood #3, located at 7119 N. U.S. Highway 441, Ocala, was immediately shut down after an emergency order was...
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Owner of restaurant is one of nine men arrested in human trafficking case

A two-year long investigation into a Human Trafficking case originating in Hernando County has resulted in the arrest of nine individuals statewide. Two of the...
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Woman who smiled for her booking photo, sentenced

Ocala, Florida -- A woman who smiled for her booking photo following her May 10, 2018, DUI arrest was sentenced Thursday to 11 years...
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Body discovered at horse farm

Marion County -- Law enforcement officials responded to the Classic Mile Park Training Center, located at 13750 West Highway 40, Ocala after an employee...
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Shooting ruled as murder-suicide

Dunnellon -- The identities of a male and female who were involved in a murder-suicide have been identified as Shawn Aldridge, 30, and Rebecca Ann Wetherell...
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Charlie Horse Restaurant shut down for roach infestation

Ocala -- Charlie Horse Restaurant & Lounge, located at 2426 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, was immediately shut down after an emergency order was...
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Bill to legalize recreational marijuana

Last week, Rep. Carlos Guillermo-Smith, co-sponsored legislation (HB1117) in the Florida House to legalize recreational marijuana in the state.  Rep. Michael Grieco, D-Miami Beach joined...
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Man charged with capital sexual battery on 5-year-old

A 49-year-old Ocala man is being held without bail after being charged with Capital Sexual Battery-Domestic on a 5-year-old girl. On February 18, authorities received...
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Marion County Fire Rescue opens hiring for Single-Certified Paramedics & EMTs

Marion County Fire Rescue has opened hiring for Single-Certified Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians interested in joining their ranks. The positions work a 24 hours...
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OPD needs your help identifying these criminals

The Ocala Police Department is asking for the public’s help with identifying several theft suspects. Do you recognize anyone in these photos? If you have information...
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Food court restaurant had hundreds of rodent droppings

A Chinese restaurant, Mandarin Express, located at 3100 College Road, Ocala (inside the Paddock Mall), was closed down due to hundreds of rodent droppings...
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Man threatens woman, puts gun to her head

An Ocala man was arrested Tuesday following an altercation with his girlfriend. Authorities say that 21-year-old Ceasar Davila repeatedly choked his girlfriend and put a...
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Trinity Catholic High School Carnival, coupons available

  Ocala -- Trinity Catholic High School will host its annual Winter Carnival from February 21 to February 24 on the school grounds, located at...

Live roaches found, emergency shutdown order issued

Umatilla -- River's Edge Bar & Grill, located at 19400 SE CR 42, Umatilla, was immediately shut down after an emergency order was issued...

Gator Joe’s, high priority violations

Ocklawaha -- Gator Joe's, located at 12431 SE 135th Ave, Ocklawaha, had several potentially hazardous violations during a recent inspection of the establishment. Many were repeat violations. The...
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Ultralight glider crashes at Jumbolair Airport, one dead

The National Transport Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an ultralight glider aircraft crash that left one dead. The crash occurred Saturday at approximately 4:26...
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Fleeing suspect captured, school lock down lifted

Ocala police have called off the search for a suspect who crashed into an OPD patrol car while attempting to flee from a traffic...
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Belleview Elementary teacher arrested, accused of molesting student

A music teacher who has worked at Belleview Elementary School since 2002 has been arrested. Kevin Wayne Tindall, 47, was charged with Lewd and Lascivious...
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Body found in woods, homicide investigation underway

Detectives with the Ocala Police Department are investigating the death of 61-year-old Ronald Henry Lanctot after his body was found Thursday in a heavily...
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Iconic Silver Bullet at Wild Waters comes down

  Ocala -- On Monday, demolition company The Art of Destruction, located at 2080 NW 35th Street, Ocala, tore down a childhood favorite of many; the Silver...