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    Catalytic converter thefts reported in Marion County

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

    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?

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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,...

    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?

    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...
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    Ocala Christmas Parade canceled

    The December 2020 Ocala Christmas Parade has been canceled due to COVID-19. The City of Ocala provides a permit for the parade and that permit...
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    Woman who was bludgeoned with baseball bat, dies

    Jennifer Powell, 53, who was attacked by a man with a baseball bat, and had been on life support at Ocala Regional Medical Center,...
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    Selling homemade Coquito over Facebook could land you in jail

    Florida -- Coquito, meaning "Little Coconut" in Spanish, is a traditional Christmas drink. The drink, which originated in Puerto Rico, is a coconut-based alcoholic beverage...
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    One dead following Ocala shooting inside mobile home community

    Ocala, Florida -- The Ocala Police Department is investigating after an Ocala man, identified as David Vega, was shot to death at a mobile...
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    Woman shot Marion Oaks man to death, arrested in Georgia

    The Lowndes County Sheriffs Office in Georgia has arrested a female suspect who was wanted for questioning in a Marion Oaks shooting that left...
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    Man who fractured woman’s face, skull with baseball bat held without bail

    Story updated on November 17, 2020. Read the update here. An Ocala man is now behind bars after he was arrested for bashing a woman...
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    National Weather Service Tropical Storm ETA update

    On Wednesday, Marion County Public Schools announced there will be no school Thursday. The National Weather Service in Jacksonville issued a severe weather statement in...