Motorcyclist killed in crash on I-95 in Brevard County

A motorcyclist was killed Sunday evening on Interstate 95 in a crash in Brevard County. Four vehicles, including a Yamaha motorcycle driven by Edward Quinones, 52, of Palm Bay and a semi-truck were traveling southbound on I-95 when Quinones was struck by a vehicle, according to a Florida Highway Patrol accident report. Quinones was ejected from […]

Clermont motorcyclist killed in collision with truck

A Clermont motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a truck Thursday evening in Lake County. Marco Jackson, 38, of Clermont was riding a 1998 Honda motorcycle on State Road 33 just south of Groveland Airport Road, while Mearon Montgomery, 63, of Clermont was driving a truck south on SR-33, just south of Groveland Airport Road, […]

Vehicles burglarized at Pizza Hut, Affordable Rentals in Ocala

Marion County Sheriff's Office

Two vehicle burglaries in Ocala are under investigation by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. A 24-year-old Belleview man told sheriff’s deputies he had left his white iPhone 5S in his brother’s 1995 red Chevy S-10 pickup while they were at Pizza Hut on Maricamp Road on Tuesday night, according to an incident report from the […]

U.S. Sen. Nelson calls for extension of temporary protected status for 50,000 Haitians

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida and other senators sent a letter Wednesday to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urging the administration to extend Temporary Protected Status for the roughly 50,000 Haitians in the United States following the devastating 2010 earthquake there. “Haiti is ill-equipped to handle the return […]

Mandatory burn ban in effect in Marion County

Firefighters were called late Saturday night to a residential fire in Ocala.

The Marion County Multi-Agency Wildland Task Force unanimously recommended a mandatory burn ban for Marion County. Marion County Administrator Mounir Bouyounes approved and signed the emergency declaration, making the burn ban effective as of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25. The mandatory ban is due to the hot, dry and windy conditions that continue to […]

Elementary student takes ammunition to school in Ocala

Legacy Elementary School

A student took two .32-caliber rounds of ammunition to school Monday at Legacy Elementary School in Ocala. The student told school officials he found the rounds of ammunition on his front lawn, according to an incident report from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. He said he intended to turn the ammunition over to his teacher […]

Motorcyclist killed in crash with vehicle in Citrus County

A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with another vehicle Friday evening in Citrus County Kerry Ann Jurgens, 71, of Homosassa was driving a 2013 Dodge Durango northbound on U.S. 19 in the left turn lane approaching Grover Cleveland Boulevard, as Christopher N. Richard, 31, of Homosassa was riding a motorcycle southbound on U.S. 19 in […]