Marion Oaks man arrested on charge of attempted premeditated murder

Angel Daniel Blanco

A Marion Oaks man was arrested on a charge of attempted premeditated murder on Wednesday. Marion County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives arrested Angel Daniel Blanco, 28, after he shot 68-year-old Ronald Lee Rowley while they were inside a residence located at 13386 SW 86th Ave. in Marion Oaks, according to a MCSO media release. Investigation revealed […]

Counterfeit money turns up at Arby’s at Pilot in Ocala

Pilot Travel Center in Ocala where counterfeit money turned up

An Arby’s at the Pilot Travel Center in Ocala received counterfeit money when a customer made a purchase Sunday afternoon. A Marion County sheriff’s deputy responded to the Pilot Travel Center located at 4032 W Hwy. 326 at around 5 p.m. in reference to counterfeit money received from a customer, according to an MCSO incident report. Upon arrival, […]

20-foot sinkhole opens up on Historic Side

It is estimated the sinkhole is 20-feet deep.

Villager Linda Sojourn was stunned at 4 a.m. Saturday when she discovered a 20-foot deep sinkhole in her front yard. She immediately called 911 after making the discovery at her home at 1628 Cypress Point in the Village of Country Club Hills. She said it might not be a “big issue,” but would be a “big pocket […]

Daytona Beach man turns $20 into $1 million playing scratch-off

Florida Lottery

A Daytona Beach man claimed a $1 million dollar Florida Lottery prize in Tallahassee on Friday after playing the $5 million Gold Rush Doubler scratch-off. Robert Townsend Jr., 61, purchased his winning ticket for $20 from Publix located at 1500 Beville Road Building 300 in Daytona Beach, according to a media release. The store will receive a […]

Dodge Dakota pickup truck stolen at BP Station in Ocala

Marion County Sheriff's Office

A Dodge Dakota pickup truck was stolen at a BP Station in Ocala on Wednesday morning. A Marion County sheriff’s deputy responded to the BP gas station located at 5061 S Pine Ave. in reference to a stolen vehicle, according to a MCSO incident report. The victim advised the deputy that his 1999 Dodge Dakota pickup truck […]