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    College of Central Florida, Appleton Museum of Art launch new websites

    Ocala, Florida — The College of Central Florida and Appleton Museum of Art has launched new websites with a fresh design and improved functionality...
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    Department of Health in Marion County moving COVID-19 vaccination operations to Paddock Mall

    Marion County -- The Department of Health in Marion County is moving its COVID-19 vaccination operations to the Paddock Mall, located at 3100 SW...
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    Man sexually abused little girl, gave her an STD

    Ocala, Florida -- A Department of Children and Families Investigator notified law enforcement after a young girl was diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease. When...
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    Positive outcome for Ocala family following COVID-19 shutdown

    The shutdown due to COVID-19 was not bad news for everyone. Philip Hurst, of Ocala, spent most of his work career in sales and restaurant...
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    Elementary school paraprofessional arrested, touched little girl

    Dunnellon, Florida -- A Romeo Elementary para-professional was arrested Thursday after a young student said he had touched her. The investigation began on November 20,...
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    Woman severed tip of man’s thumb, charged with aggravated battery

    Marion County, Florida -- An argument between a husband and wife ended with a 911 call and the tip of the man's thumb in...
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    Felony warrants issued for catalytic converter thief

    Detective Grady with the Ocala Police department has obtained three felony warrants for John Clayton Thomas. Thomas is wanted for the theft of catalytic converters. Multiple...
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    Winn-Dixie employee arrested, undervalued his meat

    Dunnellon, Florida -- A Winn-Dixie loss prevention employee discovered that a meat department employee had been discounting his meat and then checking himself out...
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    Man wanted in road rage incident, went after victim with baseball bat

    Ocala, Florida -- Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating a man who they say became enraged during a traffic incident and...

    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...