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    Motorcycle rider killed in crash after colliding with dump truck

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    Ocala, Florida -- A motorcycle rider was killed Friday morning on State Road 40 just as the sun was coming up. According to the Florida...
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    Dunnellon man killed in Sunday crash, another seriously injured

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    Dunnellon, Florida -- A 77-year-old Dunnellon man was killed Sunday after his sedan was hit by a pickup truck. According to the Florida Highway Patrol,...
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    Ocala Fire Rescue launches addiction rehabilitation program

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    Ocala, Florida -- Ocala Fire Rescue is launching the Ocala Recovery Project (ORP), a complimentary program for addiction rehabilitation. Funded by a Centers for Disease...
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    Shooting suspect arrested, charged with attempted murder

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    Marion County, Florida -- On September 28, 2020, Citrus County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) deputies were dispatched to a residence in Inverness regarding a drive-by...
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    Human remains found in retention pond identified

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    Ocala, Florida -- On September 15, the Ocala Police Department responded to the 4900 block of E. Silver Springs Blvd. after a maintenance crew...
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    Health officials say Marion County seeing drop in COVID-19 cases

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    Ocala, Florida -- The Florida Department of Health says that Marion County is moving in a positive direction as far as local COVID-19 cases....
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    Two career criminals arrested after stealing car from a motel

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    Ocklawaha, Florida -- Two car thieves are behind bars after they were arrested for stealing a car from the Microtel Inn & Suites, located...
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    Man battered his mother while driving, had recently been released from jail

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    Ocklawaha, Florida -- A 29-year-old Ocklawaha man is behind bars again following a physical altercation with his mother. He had just been released from jail...
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    Lee Farkas, former owner of Taylor Bean & Whitaker, a free man after 9...

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    Ocala, Florida -- A wholesale mortgage executive responsible for one of the largest fraud schemes in U.S history has been released from prison after...
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    Illegal Russian immigrant to face multiple felony charges after injuring two Ocala police officers

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    Ocala, Florida -- An illegal Russian immigrant who lives in Gainesville is being held without bond after he was arrested on an outstanding warrant...
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    Woman who held knife to man’s genitals now charged with murder

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    Ocklawaha, Florida -- An Oklawaha woman who had previously been arrested for holding a knife to a man's genitals has now been charged with...
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    $500 scholarship opportunity for students

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    Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Legal Support Association is now accepting applications for the Mary Sullivan Scholarship Award in the amount of $500.00...
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    Corrections officer suspended over attempted jailbreak

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    Ocala, Florida -- The Marion County Sheriff's Office says they are taking bids and have set aside over $500,000 to have new fencing and...
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    MCSO sets aside over $500,000 for fencing around the jail, corrections officer suspended over...

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    The Marion County Sheriff's Office says they are taking bids and have set aside over $500,000 to have new fencing and razor wire installed...
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    Detectives investigating after man and woman shot in Ocala

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    Ocala Police Department responded to the area of SW 12th Avenue near Carver Park at approximately 8:32 p.m Monday following reports of gunfire. Upon arrival,...
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    Ocala man captured in Indiana, faces molestation charges

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    Angel Manuel Acosta-Cruz was captured in East Chicago, Indiana, and extradited back to Marion County to face molestation charges. Acosta-Cruz had been on the run...
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    Remembering “Tony” Wu Li, owner of Tony’s Sushi

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    Ocala has lost an icon. Tony's Sushi Japanese Steakhouse owner, "Tony" Wu Li, died Saturday at the age of 46. Tony's family said that Tony had...
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    Two dead following head-on collision, three others, including two children, remain critical

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    Two people are dead and three others remain in critical condition following a head-on crash Sunday. The accident occurred on U.S. 441, east of Reddick...
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    Ocala Fire Rescue responded to multiple vehicle crashes Sunday

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      Ocala Fire Rescue firefighters responded to a rollover on I-75 Sunday between mile marker 352 and mile marker 354. OFR said the roads were wet...
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    Health officials say Floridians can now get edible marijuana, law enforcement officials not thrilled

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    Wednesday night, and without public announcement, the Florida Department of Health, which oversees medical marijuana, published a new set of rules that will allow...