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OPD: Round 2, police officers will be out in full force

Ocala -- Ocala Police Department police officers will be out in full force beginning September 25, to October 8. Police will be focusing their attention...
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Important lane closure information for Marion County residents

Motorists traveling in Marion County will experience the following lane closures: Oct. 1, 2018, to Feb. 13, 2019—County Road 320 between the intersections of Interstate...
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Two teens killed in SR 40 crash

Two teens, both 19, were killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday after the driver's car slammed into a tree. At approximately 9:42 p.m., the Florida...
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Former corrections officer arrested for sex with minor

A former Marion County Jail corrections officer who resigned in 2011 after he smuggled marijuana into the jail has been arrested. According to inside sources,...
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$500 scholarship opportunity for students

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Legal Support Association is now accepting applications for the Mary Sullivan Scholarship Award in the amount of $500.00...
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Father struck, killed while walking daughter to bus stop

A man who struck and killed a father as he walked his daughter to a bus stop Friday has been released from jail. Jeffrey Kimberlin,...
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Truck driver airlifted following crash

A truck driver was transported by ShandsCair helicopter to Ocala Regional Medical Center Wednesday after he rolled his semi and became trapped inside. Florida Highway...

Man with suspicious package at Meadowbrook Church detained, children safe

The Ocala Police Department responded to Meadowbrook Church Thursday morning in reference to a man in the parking lot holding a package and backpack....
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West Port High School student referenced guns, not a threat to others

Ocala -- Parents were on edge Tuesday following a Skylert message about a potential threat at West Port High School. Initially, school officials thought it...

OPD: Police officers will be out in full force

  Ocala -- Ocala Police Department police officers will be out in full force beginning September 11, to September 23. Police will be focusing their attention...
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Social media threat involving another high school prompts investigation

  School administrators and local law enforcement are investigating a social media threat involving West Port High School. "At this time, the school is operating normally,"...

Belleview woman’s body was dismembered

On June 11, a hiker reported finding the torso of a female in the Ocala National Forest near Northeast 115th Avenue and State Road...
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Third female inmate dies while in custody at the Marion County Jail

22-year-old Lorraine Gardner died Friday while in the custody of the Marion County Jail. According to MCSO, Gardner was found unresponsive and could not be...
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School bus driver ticketed

Marion County -- On Thursday, A Marion County school bus driver was involved in a minor traffic crash with a garbage truck. Florida Highway Patrol...
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Former owner of Polliwog, Churchill Dentistry, still in business

Parents in Marion County are not likely to forget the pain inflicted on children at the hands of pediatric dentists Michael and Rebecca Tarver. Ocala...
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Mosquito-borne illness advisory for Marion County, no plans to spray after deaths reported

Marion County -- Marion County remains under a mosquito-borne illness advisory due to eastern equine encephalitis activity. In an August press release, Florida Department of...
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Ocala firefighter arrested

Ocala, Florida -- A 19-year-old Ocala firefighter was arrested Sunday and charged with sexual assault. The woman, also 19, who was heavily intoxicated, said she...
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No sauce, hold the roaches, pizza restaurant closed

Little Caesars Pizza restaurant in Belleview was shut down after health inspectors found several high priority violations that were never corrected by management. The restaurant...
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Drug house with drive-thru window raided, two arrested

Two drug dealers remain behind bars after their house was raided by the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST). Agents executed a search warrant on...
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Baby miniature donkey stolen from yard

Mrs. Amyotte, a resident of Ocala, said that on August 25, under the darkness of night, someone stole her family's baby miniature donkey from...