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    911 Dispatcher heard screams in background, one man dead

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    Marion County -- At approximately 10:30 p.m., Friday, a 911 dispatcher took a call in which she could hear screaming in the background. When investigators...
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    Belleview business heavily damaged by fire

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      Belleview, Florida -- TSL Commercial Landscaping, located 10521 US-27, Belleview, suffered significant damage Monday following a fire. According to Marion County Fire Rescue, at approximately...
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    Woman who held knife to man’s genitals now charged with murder

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    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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    12-year-old arrested for aggravated animal cruelty

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    The Marion County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 12-year-old boy after he tied a dog to a tree and tortured it. Christopher Alveraz-Murillo has been...
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    Two dead following head-on collision, three others, including two children, remain critical

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    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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    Marion County Public School updates and actions for COVID-19

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    Below is the Marion County Public School updates and actions related to COVID-19: · “Parking Lot Wi-Fi” is now available at three schools and coming...
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    Two teens arrested for shooting paintballs at people

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    Summerfield, Florida -- Two teens, Justin Ackley, 17, and Dylan Pilcher, 18, were arrested Thursday after they were accused of shooting paintballs from a...
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    Man killed after he lost control of his motorcycle, another injured

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    One person was killed and another was injured Sunday following a single-vehicle crash. The Florida Highway Patrol said a 62-year-old man was riding his motorcycle...
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    Two juveniles charged one with felony each after making homemade fireworks

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    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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    Man accused girlfriend of cheating, battered her

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    On Sunday, Ocala police responded to 1940 SW 31st Ave., Ocala, in reference to a disturbance. Dispatch had received a 911 call and in the...
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    Prostitute claimed she just wanted companionship

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      Ocala, Florida -- The Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) recently conducted a prostitution operation through Marion County for the sole purpose of identifying...
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    Horse found slaughtered in Summerfield

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    A Summerfield woman who boards horses for other people said someone killed a 7-year-old female quarter horse. According to the woman, when she had fed...
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    Two career criminals arrested after stealing car from a motel

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    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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    Residents furious, say that Marion County officials want to destroy look of Paddock Mall,...

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    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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    Two cleaning service maids arrested

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    Ocala, Florida -- Ocala Police Department police officers say they arrested two maids after a victim was notified by her bank about several suspicious...
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    Robbery suspect slapped pregnant woman as she tried to stop him

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    A career criminal, identified as Frank Heffernan, was arrested on a warrant after he entered a RaceTrac, located at 3674 NW Blitchton Road, and...
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    Seven juveniles charged with felonies following near deadly crash

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    On Monday, Ocala Fire Rescue (OFR) responded to a serious crash where some of the occupants had been ejected. The accident happened in the 6100...
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    Corrections officer arrested, attempted to poison inmate

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    A corrections officer arrested Saturday at Lowell Correctional Institution accused of trying to poison an inmate has been identified as Qualesha Quayshaun Williams, 28,...

    Tornadoes touch down across Florida, cause damage

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    Video courtesy of Seth with Florida Cleaning & Restoration Group The National Weather Service has confirmed several small storm cells touched down across Florida on...
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    Ocala man captured in Indiana, faces molestation charges

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    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...