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    Home improvement scams on the rise

      Marion County -- Residents should beware of traveling "home improvement" contractors looking to scam you out of your money. The con artists are targeting...
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    Deputy feeds an ass

      Ocklawaha, Florida -- Corporal Porcelli and Deputy Hunt of the Marion County Sheriff's Office were greeted by a citizen who found a donkey in...
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    Ocala Woman Solicited Detective For Sex

      Ocala, Florida -- An Ocala woman was arrested after undercover detectives said she solicited sex for money. Two detectives with the Ocala Police Department were...
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    Ocala couple arrested for Navy Seal Foundation scam

      Ocala, Florida -- Two people were arrested after they claimed they were part of an organization called the Navy Seal Foundation. Ocala Police Officer Diesso,...
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    Ocklawaha Man Charged With Battery On Law Enforcement Officer

      Ocklawaha, Florida -- On February 3, 2013 Deputy Robert Rath responded to the 17000 block of SE 87th Street in reference to a disturbance. Upon...
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    Man Escaped Because He Wanted A Booty Call

      Ocala, Florida -- On February 4, 2014 Officer Sirolli was dispatched to the Re-Entry Center of Ocala in reference to an escape. Upon arrival...
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    Two teens broke into Lake Weir Middle School and tortured a sheep

      Ocala, Florida -- Jacob McClain, 17, and Jacob Morris, 16, were arrested after they broke into Lake Weir Middle school, vandalized it, then tortured...
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    Young Woman’s Misdemeanor DUI Lands Her A Felony Charge

      Ocala, Florida -- On February 3, 2014 shortly before 5 a.m., Corporal Moore was traveling west on SE 17th Street when he saw a...
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    Wok ‘N Roll Chinese Food Delivery Driver Robbed At Gunpoint

      Ocala, Florida -- Delivery drivers are warned to be aware of their surroundings and use caution when delivering food. On February 2, 2014, Officer Fried...
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    Publix Theft Leads To Witness Intimidation

      Ocala, Florida -- On January 26, 2014 members of the Ocala Police Department responded to the Publix located at 3450 East Silver Springs BLVD....
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    Door-to-door meat sale scam

      Ocala, Florida -- Residents should beware of door-to-door salesmen offering meats for sale, or offering to take orders for meat to be delivered. The scam...
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    Would-be Rapper Raped Woman At Hilltop Manor In Ocala

    Ocala, Florida -- On January 26, 2014, the Marion County Sheriff's Office received a call in reference to a 19-year-old girl that had been...
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    Marion County Board Of County Commissioners corruption/conflict of interest

      Ocala, Florida -- The Marion County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) seem to be retaliating against Sheriff Chris Blair in response to Channel 9...
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    Medical Marijuana On The November Ballot; Ocala Helped

      Ocala, Florida -- In October 2013 Ocala Post reported that Attorney General Pam Bondi had drafted a letter to Chief Justice Polston in an...
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    Sivler Springs Shores Thief Caught

      Silver Springs Shores -- Much like Marion Oaks, Silver Springs Shores (SSS) has its share of criminals who prey on hard working citizens in...
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    Deputy performed successful pit maneuver during chase

      Ocala, Florida -- A man has been released from jail after he was arrested following a high speed chase. On January 17, 2014 Deputy Porcelli...
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    CSX train hits a young man walking on the tracks

      Ocala, Florida -- On January 22, 2014, at approximately 3:56 p.m., Marion County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 3900 block of Southeast Lake Weir...
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    Deputy Discovers Cocaine After High Speed Chase

      Ocala, Florida -- A high speed chase that put deputies and Marion County residents in danger ended with one arrested and two on the...
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    County Commissioners Playing Russian Roulette With Public Safety

      Ocala, Florida -- Oblivious, outrageous, insane, out of their minds-- Just a few words that were recently used to describe Marion County, Florida, Board...
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    Woman Arrested For Aggravated Battery With Frying Pan

      Ocala, Florida -- The Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to a call for a disturbance that began in the Marion Oaks Subdivision on January...