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    Man reported for driving on suspended license, faces multiple charges

    A man was pulled over and arrested Wednesday after someone reported the suspect was driving on a suspended license. Shortly after Christner Angerville left his...
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    Three arrested in home invasion

    Three people were arrested Tuesday after committing a home invasion at a residence on Northeast 35th Street. Ricky Deely, Estell Garwood, and Alice Noell broke...
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    UPDATED: Bar-B-Q restaurant shut down again*

    NOTE: On January 10, 2020, The Department of Business and Professional Regulation admitted to Ocala Post that a clerical error was made when the...
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    Three arrested in attempted armed robbery, two are juveniles

    Marion Oaks -- Three criminals were arrested Monday after they attempted to commit an armed robbery with a stolen handgun. The victim stated that he...
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    Ocala man arrested for sexual relationship with 16-year-old

    An Ocala man was arrested Saturday after an investigation revealed that he had sex with a mentally challenged 16-year-old female. The teen, who lives in...
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    Man died after SUV veered off roadway

    A Bronson man is dead after he crashed his SUV Monday afternoon. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 67-year-old David Lewis Jr. was traveling eastbound...

    OPD Sgt. suspended, falsified reports

    Ocala Police Department Sgt. Lonnie Freeman was suspended after it was discovered he falsified reports following an unlawful arrest. In addition to falsifying reports, Freeman...
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    Multiple lane closures you should be aware of

    The Marion County Office of the County Engineer announces the following temporary lane closures: Jan. 19-April 21 | Rainbow Park Unit 5 subdivision between the...
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    The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill jobs near you

    The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. With...

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    NORAD Santa Tracker. Santa Claus began his Christmas Eve journey delivering presents around the world and will soon be shimmying down chimneys near you.

    Local diner inspected, receives perfect score

    This article was made possible by AGM Roofing and Tree Service. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation cites violations of Florida’s sanitation and safety...
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    Marion Oaks residents furious over distribution center

    Marion Oaks residents have expressed great concern over the nearly 200 acre Dollar Tree distribution center, which would be built up against Marion Oaks...
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    Ocala amongst 7 cities to make “Hall of Shame” in new report

    In a new report, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (Law Center) surveyed 187 urban and rural cities across the country and...
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    Marion Military Academy closes its doors

    Marion Military Academy abruptly closed its doors end of school day Monday, citing lack of funding. The school, which started eight years ago, says that...

    Ocala Fire Rescue: Get your chili today

    Fans of Ocala Fire Rescue’s (OFR) chili won’t have to wait until next year’s chili cook-off to savor a bowl of the crews’ concoction. Today,...
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    Roaches, rat droppings main reason for closure of popular Ocala restaurant

    The Ocala WingHouse Bar & Grill, 2145 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, was immediately shut down after an emergency order was issued on December...
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    Man wanted five people killed, fed to pigs

    A 76-year-old Marion County man, identified as Gary Bangstad, who was incarcerated at the Marion County Jail, offered another inmate $4,000 and a car...

    Residents should maintain heightened awareness, rabies active in the area

    The Florida Department of Health in Marion County and the Department of Health in Sumter County want Summerfield, Oxford, and northwest residents of The...
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    Children get shopping experience of a lifetime

    Twenty children from Wyomina Elementary School, who were selected to participate in the Cathy’s Kids program, spent a cheerful morning with Ocala Fire Rescue...
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    Ocala Police Department upset over false crime rate report, Marion County crime rate facts

    The Ocala Police Department, with good reason, is concerned and displeased over a recent article that depicted Ocala as being worse than Detroit for...