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Ocala man jailed after bedroom spat takes nasty turn

A Marion County deputy arrested an Ocala man late Monday night after responding to a call for help. When the deputy arrived at the home...

Student booted from school for 3 days for toy gun in backpack

An Ocala elementary school student has been suspended for bringing a toy gun to school. On Thursday morning, the school resource officer at Fessenden Elementary...

Death threat follows posting of lost dog photos on Facebook

An Ocklawaha woman who posted photos of a lost dog on Facebook and then started receiving threats called a Marion County sheriff’s deputy for...

Middle schooler faces battery charge after rumpus on school bus

A Dunnellon Middle School student was arrested Thursday for his role in a school bus fight the day before. After the school’s resource officer was...

Forest High School student sliced by knife in fracas at disc golf course

A Forest High School student was cut by a knife Thursday during a scuffle at the Ocala Greenway Disc Golf Course. Marion County sheriff’s deputies...

Ocala school sends student packing following stabbing threat

A student is being removed from Horizon Academy in Ocala after admitting to bringing a knife to school and threatening to stab someone. On Wednesday,...

Snapchat message spurs fear of shooting at high school football game

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy was asked to assist the Ocala Police Department after a West Port High School student reported hearing a senior...

Gunshot-like sounds reported on voicemail at Ocala elementary school

The school resource officer at Shady Hill Elementary School in Ocala was alerted Wednesday after a voicemail left at the school caught the attention...

Talk of school shooting at Legacy Elementary spurs call to sheriff’s office

A Legacy Elementary School official contacted the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday after a student was overheard making comments about a school shooting. The...

Man who recently posed as officer jailed for trying to arrange sex with a...

An Apopka man who made the news recently for portraying a police officer has been arrested for allegedly attempting to solicit sex with a...

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