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    Innocent bystander injured in high-speed chase, suspect apprehended

    Ocala, Florida -- On March 10, Ocala Police Officer Roger Hollingsworth was exiting the Ocala Police Department onto South Pine Avenue when he saw...
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    Circumstances surrounding missing teen now considered suspicious

    Reddick, Florida –A 14-year-old Marion County girl first presumed to be a runaway is now considered a suspicious missing person case. Alliana Marie Gargis was...

    Wanted: Suspect vandalized restaurant bathroom, did not pay tab

    The Ocala Police Department is asking for the public's help with identifying a man they say pulled a "Dine and Ditch" and vandalized the...
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    Man killed after his motorcycle slammed into a bear

    Marion County -- A man was killed Thursday after his motorcycle collided with a black bear. The crash happened at approximately 11 p.m. According to the...
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    Investigation ongoing after mother of three murdered in her home, no leads

    Ocklawaha, Florida -- The investigation continues after a mother of three was found murdered in her home. On February 28, a 911 call went out...
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    Driver trauma alerted following crash with semi

    Ocala Fire Rescue (OFR) responded to reports of a vehicle crash with entrapment on the 5100 block of SR 40 at 12:47 a.m. on...
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    Lowell Correctional Institution is now hiring certified and non-certified correctional officers

    Lowell Correctional Institution, located at 11120 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, is now hiring certified and non-certified correctional officers. Lowell Correctional Institution offers rewarding correctional officer...
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    Dunnellon man shoots mother, grandmother, then turns gun on himself

    A seven-hour standoff with the Marion County Sheriff's Office SWAT team ended with three dead. On Sunday, March 7, 2021, at approximately 6:00 p.m, MCSO...
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    New Publix opens in the Villages

      The Villages --  On Thursday, March 4, Publix Super Markets opened a new store at the Magnolia Plaza Shopping Center in The Villages, Florida. This...
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    Ocala woman allegedly raped, left on side of road, suspect on the loose

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who allegedly kidnapped and raped a woman. The victim told authorities that the incident took...
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    Op-ed: Incentivized rehabilitation improves public safety

    As Chair of the Florida Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Civil and Criminal Justice, it is my job to ensure Florida’s neighborhoods remain safe and every...
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    Marion County Sheriff’s Office accused of overstepping, internet cafe owners say they were unjustly...

    In February, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted on an ordinance spearheaded by the Marion County Sheriff's Office to prohibit internet...
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    FDLE Crime Report shows Ocala climbing Florida’s most dangerous cities list, murder rate up...

    A Uniform Crime Report released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows that total violent crime was up in Marion County for 2019. In...
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    Teen strangled woman over inhaler, said he needed a goodnight’s sleep before going to...

    Deputies responded to the 4800 block of NW 60th Ter, Ocala, after a victim reported that she had been attacked by her boyfriend. Upon arrival,...
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    Marion County schools COVID-19 report for February 12-18

    Marion County -- In a press release Friday, Marion County school officials reported that 52 people — 17 employees and 35 students — tested...

    Automax accused of kicking potential buyer off lot because he was not buying at...

    An Ocala man, identified as Adam, says he is angry at how Automax treated his friend while he was on the lot browsing for...
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    Man with history of beating women is hiding out, badly beat woman

    Marion County -- A fugitive is hiding out and wanted by authorities after he badly beat a woman all over her body with a...
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    Career criminal arrested after witnesses reported he assaulted his girlfriend

    A Marion County man known on the streets as "zipper face" was arrested after he assaulted his girlfriend. Deputies responded to the Stage Top motel...
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    Career criminal completely ear-responsible, arrested for VOP on felony warrant

    An Ocala man is being held without bond after he was arrested on Violation of Probation charges. The felony VOP warrant was issued on November...
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    Owner of apartment complex sues Ocala over new fire tax

    The owner of the Carlton Arms of Ocala apartment complex, located at 5001 SW 20th Street, filed a lawsuit against the city of Ocala...