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American Heroes Walk in March will benefit Veterans Village

The American Heroes Walk will take place on Saturday, March 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  This event is hosted by Habitat for...

78-year-old woman killed in accident in Alachua County 

A 78-year-old woman died as the result of an accident that occurred shortly before noon Wednesday in Alachua County. Shirley Arpen of Melrose had been...

Man named top birder in Lake County

After a yearlong challenge that took Gallus Quigley from as far north as the Lake George boat ramp in Astor to as far south...

26-year-old Deland man found dead in submerged car

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a single-car accident which occurred in Volusia County. A passerby noticed a car upside down in a water-filled ditch...

Six young people arrested in home invasion retaliation in Belleview

Six young people have been arrested in a home invasion which was allegedly committed in retaliation for a home invasion in November at the Vacation Host Inn...

Belleview residents injured in five-vehicle crash on I-75 in Alachua County

Three Belleview residents were among those involved in a five-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on Interstate 75 in Alachua County. The Florida Highway Patrol responded to...

Four-wheelers and dirt bikes cause damage at Ocala golf course

About $4,000 in damage has been done to the greens and bunkers at the golf course at the Trilogy at Ocala Preserve. Four-wheelers and dirt...

Trump has big lead over Cruz in latest Florida Poll

Donald Trump has a big lead over Ted Cruz here in the Sunshine State, according to a new poll conducted by Fox 35 in...

Firefighters called to two-alarm blaze at packing house

Lake County and Leesburg firefighters responded Saturday night to a massive two-alarm blaze which engulfed the Lake Citrus Packing House on Center Street in...

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office IDs body discovered in southern part of the county

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office investigators have identified the man whose body was found Friday in the Richloam Management Area in southern Sumter County. The deceased ...

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