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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...
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    Bat tests positive for rabies in Micanopy area

    The Florida Department of Health in Marion County wants Micanopy area residents to be aware that a bat in their area has tested positive...
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    Thousands of Duke Energy customers face disconnection, options available

    In March, Duke Energy launched a sweeping series of changes to help customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including suspending disconnections for nonpayment and waiving...
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    Traffic violation leads to drug charges for two Ocala men

    Two Ocala men were arrested on drug charges after they were pulled over for running a stop sign while exiting the parking lot of...
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    Two juveniles charged one with felony each after making homemade fireworks

    Ocala, Florida -- A Florida Highway Patrol Trooper was patrolling the 6400 block of Northeast Jacksonville Road early Thursday morning when he spotted two...
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    Ocala man charged with three felonies following a domestic disturbance

    An Ocala man remains behind bars after he was arrested on charges of Child Abuse, Aggravated Battery with Permanent Disfigurement, and Preventing Communication with...
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    Nine displaced following fire at duplex

    Ocala, Florida -- Nine people -- four adults and five children -- were displaced Monday following an early morning fire. Ocala Fire Rescue (OFR) responded...
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    Bombing exercises taking place in Ocala National Forest

    Parts of the Ocala National Forest will be closed between August 17 and August 20 due to bombing exercises taking place by the U.S...
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    Teacher’s assistant had sex with girl from Tinder, arrested

    Ocala Police Department detectives arrested a Vanguard High School teacher's assistant after they were notified that he had been having a sexual relationship with...