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    Ocala man remains behind bars, made Molotov cocktails, attempted to burn down DCF building

    An Ocala man is being held on a $125,000 bond after he was arrested for attempting to burn down the Florida Department of Children...
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    Toddler who was run over in driveway, identified

    The Ocala Police Department has identified the little girl as 18-month-old Paris Narre Lecorn. Police say the grandmother, identified as Joleen Melanie Ellis, 45, had...
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    Panhandler, meth addict, reached into occupied vehicle, stole wallet

    A known panhandler, who is a convicted felon, was arrested after he reached into a vehicle and stole a wallet from a disabled victim. Charles...
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    X-ray revealed drugs in woman’s vagina

    Two people were arrested and booked into the Marion County Jail on Halloween following an October 30, pursuit. The two suspects, Andrew William Wiggins, 20,...
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    Drive-through hepatitis A vaccination event

    Marion County is continuing to see an increase in cases of hepatitis A locally and is encouraging residents to get vaccinated for the virus....
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    Officials combat hepatitis A outbreak affecting Marion County

    Ocala Fire Rescue (OFR) and the Department of Health in Marion County (DoHMC) have partnered to combat the hepatitis A outbreak affecting our community....

    Homicide investigation, two men shot dead

    Authorities are now investigating a double homicide after two men who were shot inside a vehicle on Thursday died. According to reports, a passenger drove...

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Two dead, north and southbound lanes closed following plane crash

      Two people are dead after a place that had mechanical issues crashed in Ocala. The Ocala Police Department is currently investigating a plane crash that...
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    Drug raid yields four arrests

    Ocala -- Four drug dealers were arrested following tips that led to a drug raid at 950 NW Martin Luther King Ave, Ocala. The home...
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    Man standing in street wearing hospital gown, arrested

    Man holding up a sign that read, "I am a beggar, In God, We Trust" was arrested and charged with panhandling. Ocala police responded to...
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    Man arrested following traffic crash

    Ocala -- A man, who should have never been behind the wheel of a car, was arrested Monday after Ocala police say he caused...
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    Human remains found in Ocala National Forest, identified

    The human remains discovered by a deer hunter in the Ocala National Forest have been identified as being Daniel Allen Jones. The Medical Examiner's Office...
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    More details about human remains found by deer hunter

    The human remains discovered by a deer hunter in the Ocala National Forest are those of a white male -- between 45 to 55...
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    Marion County Fire Rescue mourns death of Firefighter/EMT

    It is with my deepest regret that I announce the death of Firefighter/EMT Emilio Rivera. Firefighter Rivera, a proud United States Marine Corps veteran, and...
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    Purse snatching thief on the loose in Ocala

    Ocala -- Ocala police are searching for a woman they say stole a purse from an 84-year-old woman while shopping at Walmart. According to a...

    Human remains found by hunter

    Marion County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating after a deer hunter reported finding human remains Sunday in the area of Forest Road 5 in...
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    Ocala Post expands its publication to include two new sections

    Ocala Post introduces two new sections to its publication; the Marketplace (classifieds) and Obituaries. The market place on Ocala Post makes it easy to list...
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    Driver dead after slamming into the rear of a school bus

    A driver is dead after slamming into the rear end of a school bus early Monday morning. The driver has been identified as 72-year-old Gail...
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    Woman arrested for theft, previously gave up husband’s drug safe

    On October 14, Ocala police responded to Walmart, located at 4980 E. Silver Springs Blvd. after a woman was reported for stealing merchandise. Dana Corrigan,...
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    Texas Roadhouse opens its doors in Ocala

    The Texas Roadhouse, located at 3015 SW 32nd Ave., Ocala, has opened its doors. The more than 7,000 square foot restaurant, which sits in the...