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    Motorcycle rider killed in crash after colliding with dump truck

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

      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

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