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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...
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    Teens rescued from human traffickers, teen lured through gaming app

    A 16-year-old Marion County boy and another teen were rescued after a Louisiana law enforcement agency received information that a missing teen was spotted in...
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    GreenPal, Uber for Lawn Care, has launched in Ocala

    Ocala, Florida -- GreenPal, an app that connects homeowners with local, vetted lawn care professionals, has launched in Ocala. Nashville-based GreenPal allows homeowners to find...
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    Marion County Fire Rescue has opened hiring for Firefighter Paramedics and Firefighter EMTs

    Marion County Fire Rescue has opened hiring for Firefighter Paramedics and Firefighter EMTs interested in joining our ranks. We are the second largest fire...
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    231 acre controlled burn will be conducted today

    A 231 acre controlled burn will be conducted today in the area of State Road 200 and County Road 484 in Marion County. The Florida...
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    Taco Bell with a side of rat droppings, disturbing disclaimer

    Ocala -- Taco Bell, located at 2380 SW College Road, Ocala, was immediately shut down after an emergency order was issued on January 4...
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    Driver ticketed after hitting marked police cruiser

    Ocala -- A 21-year-old driver was ticketed after he failed to yield and collided with an Ocala Police Department marked cruiser. According to the crash...
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    Information still being sought after man shot on doorstep

    Ocala - The Ocala Police Department is still seeking the public’s help with identifying the person who shot a 65-year-old man. At approximately 1:50 a.m.,...
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    Information sought after man severely injured on Downtown Square

    The Ocala Police Department is seeking the public's help with identifying suspects who severely injured a man on the Downtown Square. According to a press...
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    First Friday Art Walk of the year

    Tomorrow (Friday) is the First Friday Art Walk. The First Friday Art Walk takes place the first Friday of each month, September through May from 6...
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    Woman punched for losing cell phone

    Ocala -- A man was arrested after he struck a woman in the face with a closed fist. Ocala police responded to Wood Springs Suites...
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    Upcoming Mobile Health Unit locations for Marion County

    Ocala -- The Florida Department of Health in Marion County’s Mobile Health Unit has scheduled its locations for January and February. The bus will provide...

    RV burns to the ground, driver flees the scene

    The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a recreational vehicle traffic crash that occurred at approximately 4 a.m., Wednesday. According to a Marion County Fire Rescue press release, the...
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    4000 block of State Road 40 remains closed

    A hole that opened up in the 4000 block of State Road 40, just west of I-75, Thursday, might have been caused by a...
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    Fresh rat droppings with your roast beef anyone?

    Arby's, located at 12150 NE 49th Ct Road, Ocala, was immediately shut down after an emergency order was issued on December 13 by the...
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    OPD: Death of Chewy employee believed to have been caused by medical emergency

    A Chewy employee, Robert Pete, 49, who died while operating a stand-up forklift, may have died from a heart attack. A report released by the...
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    SunTran offering free transit service for all riders

    Ocala -- In honor of its 20th anniversary, SunTran will be offering free transit service for all riders Saturday, Dec. 15 from 5 a.m....

    OPD: Round 6, police officers will be out in full force

    Ocala — Ocala Police Department police officers will be out in full force for the next few weeks. Police will be focusing their attention on...