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    911 Dispatcher heard screams in background, one man dead

    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

      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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

      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

    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

    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,...

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...