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    Logan’s Roadhouse, Ocala, closes its doors for good, others will likely follow

    Employees say they were not given an explanation prior to the closing and were notified at 2 p.m on February 19. Logan’s Roadhouse, located at...
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    School bus driver cited for careless driving following crash

    Three children were injured and transported to Advent Health Wednesday after their school bus struck a SUV. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said a Marion County...
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    Federal appeals court rules against DeSantis, felons who owe fines can vote

    A federal appeals court Wednesday ruled that felons cannot be kept from voting simply because they failed to pay fines, fees, and restitution resulting...
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    All three species will remain catch-and-release through May 31, 2021

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will extend catch-and-release measures for snook, red drum, and spotted seatrout for an additional year via...

    Burger King employee faces 69 counts of fraud

    Note: A previous version of this story had the suspects age as 48.  A Burger King employee is facing 69 counts of Felony Fraud-Fraudulently Obtained...
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    Man shot to death in Belleview

    Belleview, Florida -- A death investigation is underway after a man was shot in Belleview. The man was located in the 4400 block of Southeast...
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    Bodycam video shows guardian was calm during arrest

    Marion County -- Bodycam video shows just how calm former guardian Rebecca Lee Fierle-Santoian was while being served an arrest warrant. The Florida Department of...
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    School district will now investigate claims that teacher sexually harassed boy

    Marion County -- The Marion County Public School district will now investigate after a Fort McCoy School female teacher was accused of sexually harassing...
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    Second juvenile, 13, arrested after threatening to shoot up school

    A second juvenile has been arrested in connection with making threats to shoot up Belleview Middle School. Andrew Smith, 13, was arrested on Thursday. Authorities were...
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    It’s bat time again: check your home before maternity season

    Bat maternity season is almost here, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding the public to check their homes and...
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    Former Lowell corrections officer arrested, sexual misconduct

    Marion County -- A former corrections officer at the Lowell Correctional Institution turned himself in at the Marion County Jail Tuesday and was charged...
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    9-year-old boy charged with attempted first-degree murder

    Ocala, Florida -- The State Attorney’s Office said they will charge the 9-year-old Ocala boy who stabbed his sister with Attempted First-Degree Murder. On Wednesday,...
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    ALL Publix subs on sale for $5.99 next week

    You read right! According to Publix, all whole subs will be on sale for $5.99, even the Chicken Tender subs, which is usually $8.99 The...
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    MCFR battles blaze at Aunt Fannie’s restaurant

    Aunt Fannie’s, a popular Belleview restaurant, located at 6147 Abshier Boulevard, Belleview, was heavily damaged by a fire early Wednesday morning. At approximately 12:05 a.m,...
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    Student arrested after threatening to shoot up multiple schools

    Marion County -- Deniro Elliot Levarity, 14, a ninth-grader at Belleview High School, was arrested after he made threats to shoot up multiple Marion...

    Landfills could be on the horizon in the City limits, residents furious

    Ocala -- Ocala residents are furious over an ordinance that would allow for the expansion of Friends Recycling, located at 2350 NW 27th Ave. Currently,...
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    Medical marijuana, arrests and probation

    By Tim Altman   You are a medical marijuana patient and you find yourself arrested for a crime; after you have bonded out of jail using...

    Marion County woman arrested, forged do not resuscitate orders

    Marion County -- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced Monday that a former guardian who has been under criminal investigation for forging “do...
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    Police officer rapes child, indicted

    West Milton, Ohio -- Police Officer and Navy Veteran Kevin C. Wright, 32, has been charged with three felony counts of rape on a...
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    Someone posted threats to shoot up multiple Marion County schools

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office says they are investigating threats made on social media against Belleview Middle and High schools, Redeemer Christian School, and...