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    14-year-old killed in crash, took grandmother’s SUV without permission

    A 14-year-old, identified as Javariy Wilson, was killed in a crash Monday after he took his grandmother's SUV without permission and went for a...

    CF is first state college approved to cultivate hemp

    Ocala, Florida  — The College of Central Florida has been approved by the Florida Department of Agriculture’s Division of Plant Industry to produce industrial...
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    Florida man kidnapped, tortured woman for days, referred to himself as Lucifer

    Marion County, Florida — A Silver Springs Shores man was arrested after it was discovered that he was torturing a woman he had been...
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    Woman killed in crash on CR-464C

    Ocklawaha, Florida -- A 31-year-old woman was killed in a crash Monday after she lost control of her vehicle. According to the Florida Highway Patrol,...
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    Alert: Nearly 1,000 gallons of wastewater leaked into ground

    Dunnellon, Florida — The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is investigating after approximately 1,000 gallons of wastewater spilled from a City of Dunnellon lift...
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    Dunnellon man who smiled, laughed after crashing into packed church, setting it on fire,...

    Steven Anthony Shields, 24, of Dunnellon, was charged with setting fire to and damaging the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala by a...
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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,...