Ocala man arrested on charge of attempted murder

Lester Ray Smith

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on a charge of attempted second-degree murder after another man was shot in the neck and leg early Sunday morning in Ocala. Ocala police officers responded at 4:42 a.m. to 1223 S.W. Ft. King Street where they found the 27-year-old male victim, who was taken to a local hospital […]

Deltona motorcyclist dies after crashing into tree in Osceola County

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A Deltona motorcyclist died early Sunday after his motorcycle crashed into a tree in Osceola County. The unidentified 24-year-old Deltona man was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle westbound on Whitted Drive, when for an unknown reason, he lost control of his motorcycle and left the roadway, according to a Florida Highway Patrol accident report. The front of his […]

Lakeland man seriously injured after crashing into semi-trailer truck on I-75 in Hillsborough County

Rogelio Ramirez's Hyundai Accent following the crash

A Lakeland man was seriously injured after crashing into a semi-trailer truck on Interstate 75 in Hillsborough County early Saturday morning. Rogelio Ramirez, 29, of Lakeland, was driving a 2015 Hyundai Accent northbound in the southbound lanes of I-75 south of Gibsonton Drive, when he was believed to have possibly entered exit 240 incorrectly, according to a […]

Teachers from Marion County, Lake County among those honored by Gov. Rick Scott

Seven teachers were honored by Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday.

Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday recognized outstanding educators with the Governor’s Shine Award. The Shine Award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education. Two local teachers were among the seven teachers honored: • Juan “Diego” Fuentes teaches sixth through twelfth graders at Hillcrest School, a […]

Lakeland woman claims $1 million lottery prize

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The Florida Lottery has announced Antionette Andrews, 42, of Lakeland, claimed a $1 million prize in the $5,000,000 Monopoly Florida Edition Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $770,000. Andrews purchased her winning ticket from Circle K Gas Station, located at 7250 […]

Massive sinkhole swallows car at Checkers restaurant in Ocala

A massive sinkhole swallowed a car Saturday at Checkers restaurant in Ocala.

A massive sinkhole swallowed a car Saturday at Checkers restaurant in Ocala. Ocala Fire Rescue responded to the restaurant located at 2701 SW College Road after the sinkhole opened up. The elderly occupants of the car were able to get out of the vehicle before it went down into the sinkhole. State Road 200 was […]

Deputies investigate burglary at Ocala storage facility

Marion County Sheriff's Office

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that took place at an Ocala storage facility after a report was filed Monday morning. Marion County deputies responded to a report of a commercial burglary at Helping Hands, a storage facility located on 9536 SE Maricamp Road, according to an MCSO incident report.  The victim, who works at […]