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    At a meeting, Marion County Commissioners discussed how to regulate panhandling in the county. The county has an anti-panhandling ordinance in place, however, the State Attorney's Office says the ordinance is not enforceable. Commissioners don't really know how to proceed, but...
    A homeless man identified as Kevin John Dailey, who has been dubbed "Jesus" lookalike around town, was arrested Monday night after an Ocala police officer found him sleeping behind an attorney's office. The officer said he arrested him because there...
    Ocala Police Department Sgt. Lonnie Freeman was suspended after it was discovered he falsified reports following an unlawful arrest. In addition to falsifying reports, Freeman is also accused of misleading dispatch and violating the department's excessive force polices. On August 27,...
    In a new report, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (Law Center) surveyed 187 urban and rural cities across the country and found that Ocala is one of seven cities that has "significantly increased" its ordinances for...
    Ocala, Florida – Southern Legal Counsel, the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLU), and Ocala attorney Andy Pozzuto filed a federal class-action lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ocala on behalf of named plaintiffs Patrick McCardle, Courtney Ramsey,...