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    Dunnellon man killed in crash, two others seriously injured

    Florida -- A Seven Rivers Christian School alumnus and a former student were involved in a crash Friday in Alachua County. The Florida Highway Patrol...
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    Motorcycle rider killed after hitting SUV head-on

    Ocala, Florida -- A 36-year-old Silver Springs man, who was driving a motorcycle, died Saturday following a crash with an SUV. Troopers say the 36-year-old...
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    Florida minimum wage to increase to $15 per hour, more than 600 thousand could...

    Florida -- Voters in Florida have approved amendment 2 which will raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour over a six-year period. The amendment...
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    Marion County voters pass penny sales tax extension

    Ocala, Florida -- Marion County residents voted to extend the penny sales tax for four more years. The millions in revenue will go toward funding...
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    Marion County pushing hard for voters to pass penny sales tax

    Marion County -- According to the Marion County Board of County Commissioners, the first four years of the Penny Sales Tax generated $167 million...

    Marion County schools report new cases of COVID-19

    In a press release Friday, Marion County school officials reported that 30 people --  8 employees and 22 students -- tested positive for COVID-19...
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    Woman killed, two others injured in crash

    Ocala, Florida -- One person was killed and two others were injured in a Sunday afternoon crash. A pickup truck, driven by a 22-year-old man,...
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    Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham killed in plane crash

    Marion County -- Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham died in a Sunday morning plane crash. Marion County Fire Rescue responded to the crash at approximately...
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    Light Up Ocala canceled, other events available, including for Halloween

    Ocala, Florida -- During a meeting, due to COVID-19, The City of Ocala council voted to cancel Light Up Ocala. The event was scheduled for...
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    Lawsuit filed after corrections officer was allowed to poison inmate, other officers implicated

    A lawsuit has been filed against the Florida Department of Corrections after a Lowell corrections officer attempted to poison an inmate. The corrections officer, identified...
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    Marion County kindergartners switched to online classes due to COVID-19

    Ocala, Florida -- Kindergarteners at Emerald Shores Elementary will switch to online schooling following a single positive case of coronavirus connected to the class. The...
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    Lawsuit filed against Kids Central and The Centers, infant placed in home knowing history of...

    Marion County, Florida -- On October 5, 2020, Stacie Schmerling, an attorney with Justice for Kids in Fort Lauderdale, filed a lawsuit against Kids...
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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...