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Ocala man jailed after knocking tooth out of mouth of man who disrespected his...

An Ocala man was jailed Tuesday after allegedly knocking a tooth out of a man who disrespected his son. Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to...
Sunrise Elementary School

Pre-school area vandalized at elementary school in Ocala

A pre-school area was reportedly vandalized at an elementary school in Ocala. Marion County sheriff's deputies on Tuesday responded to Sunrise Elementary School located at...

12-year-old’s cell phone stolen from locker at middle school in Ocala

A 12-year-old's cell phone was reportedly stolen Monday from a locker at Liberty Middle School in Ocala. A Marion County sheriff's deputy made phone contact...

Nelson calls on U.S. Senate to block oil drilling off Atlantic coast  

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Tuesday urged his colleagues to take up and pass legislation he and others filed earlier this year to block...

Trucker killed in crash in which 300 gallons of fuel spilled on Interstate 95

A trucker from Virginia was killed in a crash in which 300 gallons of fuel spilled Monday night on Interstate 95 in Volusia County. Herbert...

Webster Introduces bill to strengthen ‘worst-case scenario’ preparedness for hospitals, long-term care facilities

Congressman Daniel Webster and a Democratic member of the House of Representatives have introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen and evaluate emergency preparedness procedures for hospitals...
Dollar General in Summerfield on U.S. Hwy. 441

Propane tank reportedly stolen from Dollar General store in Summerfield

A propane tank was reportedly stolen from the Dollar General store on U.S. Hwy. 441 in Summerfield. A Marion County sheriff's deputy responded Thursday to...

Student punched, glasses knocked off during altercation at elementary school in Ocala

Marion County sheriff's deputies responded to a reported physical altercation that took place Thursday at Evergreen Elementary School in Ocala. Deputies made phone contact with...

Suspicious incident reported after trio picks up eight pallets of animal feed at UPS...

A suspicious incident was reported after three men picked up an order of eight pallets of animal feed at Ocala UPS Freight. Marion County sheriff's...

Portion of Interstate 75 being renamed in honor of Florida Highway Patrol lieutenant killed...

A portion of Interstate 75 between Fowler Avenue and Fletcher Avenue in Hillsborough County is being renamed this week in remembrance of fallen Florida...

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