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    Jobless rate for May takes a little dip

    The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region was 12.2 percent in May, down 0.7 percentage point over the month, 8.2 percentage...
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    Woman threatened man over his sausage

    Ocklawaha, Florida -- An Ocklawaha woman remains behind bars after she was arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery. A deputy responded to Tall Pines Mobile...
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    One dead, another injured following Thursday morning crash

    Ocala Police Department crash investigators said Thursday that one person died and another was injured following a two-vehicle car crash. The crash occurred at approximately...
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    Man accused girlfriend of cheating, battered her

    On Sunday, Ocala police responded to 1940 SW 31st Ave., Ocala, in reference to a disturbance. Dispatch had received a 911 call and in the...
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    Sinkhole opens up on Baseline Road, lane closures

    The Florida Highway Patrol would like all drivers to use caution when traveling in the area of Baseline Road due to a sinkhole. Southbound lanes...
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    Curfew warning: school is out; keep minors off the street after dark

    Ocala, Florida -- It's summertime, a drive through Marion Oaks or Silver Springs Shores after 11 p.m. would reveal children by the dozens roaming...
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    Two teens stalked delivery man, fired paintballs

    On Friday, a paper delivery man reported that two males followed him through a neighborhood while in their vehicle and fired paintballs at him...
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    Two teens arrested for shooting paintballs at people

    Summerfield, Florida -- Two teens, Justin Ackley, 17, and Dylan Pilcher, 18, were arrested Thursday after they were accused of shooting paintballs from a...
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    Horse found slaughtered in Summerfield

    A Summerfield woman who boards horses for other people said someone killed a 7-year-old female quarter horse. According to the woman, when she had fed...
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    Woman shares story of abuse at hands of Marion County firefighter

    UPDATE: Domestic violence victim Nicole Leinas said it was hard to come out with her story because of victim shaming. Leinas said that she was...
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    Serious crash on Pine Ave left one hospitalized

    The intersection of West Silver Springs Boulevard and North Pine Avenue was temporarily closed Thursday following a traffic crash where a driver was trapped...
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    Man beats woman after she referred to him as a “CHOMO”

    Ocklawaha, Florida -- An Ocklawaha man is behind bars after he repeatedly struck a woman who referred to him as a "CHOMO." "CHOMO" is prison...
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    Violent sex offender wanted for committing sexual battery while armed

    Eric Thanal Lutterloah, 50, is wanted for committing a sexual battery while armed. According to a press release, Lutterloah held a woman at knifepoint while...
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    Driver injured in rollover crash on Maricamp Road

    A driver was injured in a rollover crash Wednesday near the intersection of SE 30th Avenue and Maricamp Road. According to reports,  Ocala Fire Rescue...
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    Juveniles arrested, stole van to buy marijuana in Miami

    Two juveniles who say they were on their way to Miami to buy marijuana were arrested Friday following a brief pursuit. As they were booked...
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    Market of Marion scheduled to reopen

    The Market of Marion is set to reopen on Saturday, May 23. "We at the Market of Marion are taking every precaution to make sure...
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    Lane closure due to diesel spill

    Motorists can expect temporary lane closures along Southeast 180th Avenue Road between the intersections of Southeast 95th Street Road and Southeast 90th Street from...
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    The School Board announced that they will use a walk-through metal detector, search bags

    The School Board of Marion County announced that they will begin using a walk-through metal detector and searching people's bags if citizens plan to...
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    Marion County announces graduation plans for the Class of 2020

    Marion County – Following consensus from the School Board of Marion County, here are graduation plans for the Class of 2020 in Marion County...
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    Chick-fil-A offering free chicken sandwich to teachers, first responders

    The Paddock Mall plans to reopen Friday, May 8, and Chick-fil-A is offering a free chicken sandwich to teachers and first responders. Paddock Mall General...