Ocala woman arrested after brawl with siblings, biting a deputy

Jessica Perales

An Ocala woman was arrested after a brawl with her siblings and allegedly biting a law enforcement officer  Thursday evening. Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to Hemlock Lane in Ocala in reference to a domestic physical disturbance between siblings, according to an arrest affidavit. Upon arrival, they heard screaming coming from inside the residence, the affidavit stated. […]

Redesigned Florida Panthers’ specialty license plate to be released this month

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The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has announced the release of the newly redesigned Florida Panthers specialty license plate. The redesigned plate is being delivered to the department’s locations and tax collector offices statewide and will be available to customers by Aug. 9. Floridians interested in purchasing the Florida Panthers’ new plate […]

Bicyclist hit and killed by teen driver in Citrus County

A bicyclist was hit and killed by a teen driver early Thursday in Citrus County. At about 2:48 a.m., 18-year-old Josephine S. Van Loan of Homosassa was driving a Cadillac DeVille northbound on U.S. 19 at the intersection of Long Lake Avenue, according to a Florida Highway Patrol accident report. Loan’s vehicle struck 23-year-old bicyclist George […]

Four Ocala teens injured in single-vehicle crash in Marion County

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Four Ocala teens were injured early Thursday after a single-vehicle crash in Marion County. Two of the teens were critically injured. Around 12:35 a.m., a 2007 Chevrolet Impala driven by 19-year-old Jeffrey Foiles was traveling eastbound on NE 90th Street Road, approximately one mile east of NE 58th Avenue, and was negotiating a right curve, according […]

Angry Ocala man arrested after damaging car’s windows with machete

Nathan Pierson

An Ocala man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after allegedly damaging a car with a machete after the victim attempted to leave his home without contributing to the monthly bills. Nathan Everett Pierson, 22, damaged the rear window, driver side window and front windshield of the victim’s vehicle with a machete after Pierson became angry when the victim attempted to leave […]