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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...

Downtown Ocala ceremony with pipe and drum corps to honor fallen firefighters

Uniformed firefighters from across Florida will honor fallen firefighters with a pipe and drum display at the Ocala Downtown Square on Thursday, Oct. 11. The...

Sheriff’s deputies nab man in stolen $50,000 pickup in 8 minutes flat

It took Marion County sheriff’s deputies exactly eight minutes Sunday afternoon to recover a stolen truck – and make an arrest to boot. Deputies received...

Paint-roll-tossing, possession-smashing Ocala man arrested on battery charge

An Ocala man who became so irate over noise in his kitchen that he threw a paint-roller at a 66-year-old woman was arrested Thursday...

St. James Episcopal Church in Leesburg becomes certified Dementia Friendly

By training more than 40 of its congregation in Alzheimer’s awareness, dementia communication and care-giving techniques, St. James Episcopal Church, located at 204 Lee...

Woman in car parked near woods arrested on multiple drug charges

A Silver Springs woman was arrested on multiple drug charges Monday after a Marion County sheriff’s deputy stopped to check a car parked near...

Ocala Man jailed after Wal-Mart customer reports attack on disabled man

An Ocala man was arrested Tuesday night after a Wal-Mart customer called the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to report an attack on a disabled...

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