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First Friday Art Walk

Today is the First Friday Art Walk. The First Friday Art Walk takes place the first Friday of each month, September through May from 6 p.m....
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OPD: Can you identify these suspects or suspect vehicles?

The Ocala Police Department is asking for the public's help with identifying several theft suspects. Some of the cases involve more than one suspect or...
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OPD: Person of interest wanted for questioning in Macy’s arson case

Macy's prices were on fire Tuesday, October 16, after an unknown suspect entered the store and set ablaze to part of the clothing section. Ocala...
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2018 drug take-back event, find a location near you

After collecting a total of more than 9.9 million pounds (nearly 5,000 tons) of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications during 15 previous events...
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OPD: Round 4, police officers will be out in full force

Ocala — Ocala Police Department police officers will be out in full force beginning October 23, to November 5. Police will be focusing their attention...
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Police still searching for suspect who set Macy’s fire

Macy's prices were on fire Tuesday after an unknown suspect entered the store and set ablaze to part of the clothing section. Ocala Police Department...
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Escort kidnapped, bound, beaten

Silver Springs Shores -- A 30-year-old man was arrested Thursday after he viciously beat a woman, also 30. Authorities were alerted when witnesses reported seeing...
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Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburger was shut down following complaint, allowed to reopen after...

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburger, located at 3558 SW College Road, was immediately shut down after it was inspected following a consumer complaint. The Department...
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Ocean Buffet inspected following consumer complaint

Ocean Buffet, located at 3425 SW College Road, was inspected following a consumer complaint. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation visited the establishment on...
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69th annual Blessed Trinity Carnival coupon

Ocala -- Blessed Trinity School is hosting its 69th annual Carnival, located at 5 Southeast 17th Street, Ocala, on October 18, 19, 20, and...

Deputy hospitalized after he crashed patrol vehicle.

A Marion County Sheriff's deputy was hospitalized after he crashed his patrol vehicle. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, MCSO Deputy Timothy Fretts, 29, was...
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School board member under fire following whore comments

Marion County School Board member Nancy Stacy said she stands by her comments that she posted on Facebook earlier this week. Her comments appear to...
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Former Sheriff Chris Blair appointed to tax oversight committee

Former Sheriff Chris Blair on Thursday was appointed to the one mill ad valorem tax oversight committee, or Independent Citizens Referendum Oversight Committee, by...
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FWC seeks input on invasive species rules

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is requesting public input as staff improves rules for non-native species. The potential changes will affect...
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High priority violations at local winghouse

Silver Springs -- MJ’s Pizza And Winghouse, located at 5195 E Silver Springs Boulevard, was inspected following a consumer complaint. The Department of Business and...
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Pasta Faire restaurant in Belleview received high priority violations

Pasta Faire restaurant in Belleview received several high priority violations after they were visited by health inspectors. Many of the violations were repeat violations and...
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14-year-old girl was passed between men for money

Detectives with the Eustis Police Department say they have arrested a man who was selling a 14-year-old runaway from Ocala. According to reports, 31-year-old Steven...
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Two arrested in unprovoked attacks

Silver Springs – Two suspects who have been accused of attacking multiple people -- including an 11-year-old girl -- were arrested Thursday. According to reports,...
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Armed, career criminal fled on foot, returned to car

Ocala police arrested a dangerous criminal know for selling drugs at low-income apartment complexes after he ran a stop sign and attempted to flee. Police...
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Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen restaurant nearly finished

The much anticipated $1.2 million Cheddar’s restaurant at 4065 SW State Road 200, west of Interstate 75, is nearly finished. Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen has made-from-scratch...