Semi overturns, spills lumber onto Florida Turnpike in Lake County


A semi overturned Friday, spilling lumber onto the Florida Turnpike in Lake County. Selwyn Corrica, 58, of Ocala, was at the wheel of the northbound semi which traveled onto the left shoulder at 5:30 p.m. at Mile Marker 276, according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol. Corrica overcorrected and the semi overturned, […]

Marion County offers information about debris pickup in wake of Hurricane Irma

Tree on top of home at 156th Place in Summerfield

The Marion County Board of County Commissioners is coordinating pickup of hurricane-related yard debris from residents living on any road in the unincorporated areas of Marion County (except for forestry roads). Unincorporated areas include portions of the county not located within a city or town. Residents should place their hurricane-related yard debris on the side […]

Marion County Commission adopts 2017-2018 budget  

Marion County Fire Rescue was called to Interstate 75 Friday afternoon to exttinguish

The Marion County Board of County Commissioners on Thursday adopted the final budget for next fiscal year, which runs from Oct. 1, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2018. The total adopted budget is $640,336,480. This includes the countywide budget of $444,987,795 and the budgets of non-countywide entities ($195,348,685). During its Sept. 21 final budget public hearing, the […]

24-year-old Ocala motorcyclist dies after collision with mini-van

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A 24-year-old Ocala man died after his motorcycle collided with a mini-van Thursday night in Ocala. Nathan Rouse-Hecken was pronounced dead at Ocala Regional Medical Center as a result of the accident which occurred at 9:51 p.m., according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol. Rouse-Hecken had been traveling westbound on NE 35th […]

Ocklawaha man arrested after allegedly stealing bank bag from bar

Fox Crossing Tavern

An Ocklawaha man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly stealing a bank bag from a bar in Belleview. Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to the Fox Crossing Tavern located at 10910 E. Hwy. 25 in reference to a grand theft. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the victim, who advised that a customer, 67-year-old Gary L. […]