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Ocala man sought on warrant jailed after chase from McDonald’s restaurant

An Ocala man who bolted from a fast-food restaurant when he saw a Marion County sheriff’s detective was arrested Thursday after a half-mile chase. Angel...

RV driver arrested on DUI charge after head-on collision in Citrus County

A 60-year-old man at the wheel of a recreational vehicle was arrested after a head-on collision early Sunday morning in Citrus County. Stanley Thomas Trammel...

Reddick woman wanted on warrant jailed after giving deputy false name

A passenger in a car that was stopped for a traffic violation found herself behind bars early Wednesday morning after giving a Marion County...
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Deputy called for help after Ocala first-grader’s temper tantrum includes wish to die

The principal at Sunrise Elementary School in Ocala called the school resource officer for help Tuesday after a first-grade student had a “temper tantrum”...

Swearing-in and promotions ceremony honors Ocala Fire Rescue chief and 21 others

Ocala Fire Rescue honored 22 people at a swearing-in and promotional ceremony held at the Reilly Arts Center on Monday. With numerous promotions scheduled to...

Violent battle with intoxicated minor lands Citra woman behind bars

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy arrested a Citra woman Sunday night after a violent battle with an intoxicated minor. While responding to a call for...

Unwanted kiss could land Citra middle school student in jail

A school resource officer at North Marion Middle School was called Thursday after a female student claimed that another student had kissed her without...

Wal-Mart ‘stocker’ jailed for trespassing at Ocala store in search of key

A man claiming to be a Wal-Mart stocker was arrested Thursday morning after he was asked to leave the discount retail store at 34...

Ocala woman nabbed on outstanding warrant after violent battle with sheriff’s deputy

An Ocala woman was arrested last week as a Marion County sheriff’s deputy was conducting a follow-up on a prior case. The deputy responded to...

Trapped kittens plucked from storm drain by team of specialized firefighters

Lake County firefighters were called into action Sunday after small kittens became trapped in a stormwater drain. Lake County Fire Rescue crews from Tower 112...

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