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    Man sexually abused little girl, gave her an STD

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    Ocala, Florida -- A Department of Children and Families Investigator notified law enforcement after a young girl was diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease. When...
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    Positive outcome for Ocala family following COVID-19 shutdown

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    The shutdown due to COVID-19 was not bad news for everyone. Philip Hurst, of Ocala, spent most of his work career in sales and restaurant...
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    Elementary school paraprofessional arrested, touched little girl

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    Dunnellon, Florida -- A Romeo Elementary para-professional was arrested Thursday after a young student said he had touched her. The investigation began on November 20,...
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    Woman severed tip of man’s thumb, charged with aggravated battery

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    Marion County, Florida -- An argument between a husband and wife ended with a 911 call and the tip of the man's thumb in...
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    Felony warrants issued for catalytic converter thief

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    Detective Grady with the Ocala Police department has obtained three felony warrants for John Clayton Thomas. Thomas is wanted for the theft of catalytic converters. Multiple...
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    Winn-Dixie employee arrested, undervalued his meat

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    Dunnellon, Florida -- A Winn-Dixie loss prevention employee discovered that a meat department employee had been discounting his meat and then checking himself out...
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    Man wanted in road rage incident, went after victim with baseball bat

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    Ocala, Florida -- Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating a man who they say became enraged during a traffic incident and...

    Catalytic converter thefts reported in Marion County

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    Multiple catalytic converter thefts have been reported in Ocala. According to several recycling facilities, as scrap, catalytic converters are valued between $100 and $600 (just...
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    Masturbating bandit behind bars, held without bail, he’s not likely to beat this one

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    Florida -- A felon who was being held in a Georgia prison has been transferred back to Marion County to face a plethora of...
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    Pedestrian struck, killed on Southeast Maricamp Road

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    A man was hit and killed late Wednesday in the 3200 block of Southeast Maricamp Road. According to police, the accident happened at approximately 10:50...
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    Residents ages 65 and older can soon be vaccinated

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    Marion County -- Marion County residents ages 65 and older will soon be able to get their first COVID-19 vaccination. The Department of Health...
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    Florida’s first Safe Haven Baby Box unveiled

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    Ocala – Ocala Fire Rescue (OFR) hosted an unveiling ceremony for Florida’s first Safe Haven Baby Box (SHBB) at the MLK First Responder Campus,...

    Five years later and against all odds: Woman attained her dream following serious motorcycle...

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    Ocala, Florida -- On Sunday, September 20, 2015, the sun was just going down when John Chiguina, and his then-girlfriend, Jennifer "Shelley" Turner, decided...
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    Marion County plans for arrival of COVID-19 vaccine — Will you get it?

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    Marion County — The first doses of COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in Florida and have begun to be used in the state. In Marion...
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    Rural King burglarized, armed suspect on the run

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    The Ocala Poice Department is asking for the public's help with identifying an armed burglary suspect. According to OPD, December 13, 2020, at approximately 3:20...
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    Marion County announces increase in COVID-19 cases

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    Ocala, Florida—Marion County is reporting 13,462 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this afternoon. This is an increase of 182 cases from yesterday (Dec....
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    Marion County Sheriff’s Office out of line in approach to purchase Sears property

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    Ocala, Florida -- The Marion County Board of County Commissioners expressed their displeasure with how the Marion County Sheriff's Office approached a plan to...
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    Video: Hardee’s gets called out on french fry scam

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    It is not a magic trick, but many say it is an unethical business practice that goes unchecked. In the video, a customer demonstrates that...
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    Residents furious, say that Marion County officials want to destroy look of Paddock Mall,...

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    The Marion County Sheriff's Office has sent a letter of intent to Seritage SRC Finance, the owner of the old Sears building in the...
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    Letter to the editor: Why are Republicans still supporting Trump?

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    Trump's ongoing contests and confounding denial of the presidential election results are dangerous to America and outright embarrassing. His actions undermine faith in leadership as...