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Two-vehicle crash on U.S. 441 claims one life
OCALA — A man was killed and three people were badly injured in a traffic crash on South U.S. 441 Saturday night. As of Sunday morning, Florida Highway Patrol troopers had not released the name of the deceased, because family members had not yet been notified.
Speeding driver found to be behind wheel with suspended license in Lady Lake
A speeding driver found to be behind the wheel with a suspended license was apprehended by Lady Lake police. Mia Kizer, 21, of Ocala, had been driving a 2007 Nissan Altima at 10:10 p.m. Dec. 7 when she was caught on radar traveling 50 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone on County Road 25, according to a
Summerfield man charged with lewd behaviour on 15-year-old
A Summerfield man who denied inappropriately touching a 15-year-old girl, was charged with lewd and lascivious behavior. Jayston Miles Wurth was arrested at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on Friday after his interview and transported to the Marion County Jail for booking.
Calendar of events for Dec. 15 and beyond
A Small Town Christmas: Ugly sweater 5K at 8 a.m., parade at 5:30 p.m. at Cedar Street and McKinley Avenue, followed by family celebration at Dunnellon Little League complex, with Santa Claus, live music and lighting of tree.
Florida veteran dies after genitals become gangrenous; family blames nursing home: report
An 84-year-old Army veteran in Jacksonville, Florida, died after he reportedly developed a gangrene infection in his genitals. Now his family members allege the nursing home where the veteran lived ignored his condition until it was too late.
Shots fired inside Ocala mobile home, police say
OCALA, Fla. - The Ocala police SWAT team and a negotiator were at a mobile home following an incident in which shots were reportedly fired inside the home, police said. The scene has been cleared and everyone is safe, according to police.
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Cooler weather ahead: Temps expected to drop
ORLANDO, Fla. - Storms that moved through Central Florida Friday and Saturday dumped almost 8 inches of rain in parts of Marion County, meteorologist Rusty McCranie said. A last batch of showers will move across the region Saturday morning, McCranie said.
See Santa at the park before he loads his sleigh
This is the final weekend to see Santa Claus cruising up the Rainbow River in his annual Santa Over the Rainbow event. It will run tonight and Saturday night only. The beautiful light display will continue on Dec. 26 and 27, but this weekend wraps up Santa’s personal participation.
Jailer resigns after inmate boyfriend sells gun for $60
OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Marion County Sheriff's officials say a jail guard allowed her boyfriend to sell her firearm for $60. According to an internal affairs report, former Marion County jail inmate Dustyn Purser sold Deputy Kelly Robert's agency-issued gun to a mechanic. Robert was a guard at the jail
Ocala's first medical marijuana dispensary opens
OCALA, Fla. - As the first medical marijuana dispensary located within the City of Ocala celebrates its grand opening, Florida’s next governor signaled his administration might be willing to drop some ongoing legal battles that have delayed the state from fully implementing a 2016 constitutional ame
Strong storms move through Central Florida; cooler weather to follow
ORLANDO, Fla. - Strong to severe storms are moving through Central Florida, chief meteorologist Tom Terry said Friday evening. The storms are producing a lot of wind, so the main threats are damaging straight-line winds and isolated tornadoes, Terry said.
Ocala police issue warning after rash of overdoses
OCALA, Fla. - In just 10 days, six people have died from overdoses in Ocala, prompting police Chief Greg Graham to issue a message to residents, warning them to stay away from all drugs.
Gainesville City Commission Accepts Manager Anthony Lyons’ Resignation
Gainesville city commissioners will wait until January to name an interim city manager to replace outgoing city manager Anthony Lyons. The city commission accepted his resignation on Thursday, a week after some commissioners had complained about his management style and problems with employee morale
Marion County Overdoses Down In 2018, Opioid Use Remains
Brittinie Blaze Rooney described her heroin addiction as a domineering force that took no prisoners. She remembers what it was like before her intensive treatment, recovery and hundreds of hours of volunteer work.
Ocala man threatens woman with gun, fires it outside, police say
Police officials arrested an Ocala man Wednesday on suspicion of threatening a woman with a gun and firing it outside. When officers arrived at Oakwood Mobile Manor park located off West State Road 40, they were told that multiple people were inside a mobile home.
Driver from Ocala arrested after caught speeding on Main Street in Wildwood
A driver from Ocala was arrested after he was caught speeding on Main Street in Wildwood. Jonathan Renard Doby, 33, was driving a gray Ford passenger car at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday when he was pulled over for driving 61 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone, according to an arrest report from the Wildwo
Calendar of events for Dec. 13 and beyond
Marion County Development Review: 8:30 a.m., Office of County Engineer, 412 SE 25th Ave., Ocala. Visit 671-8686. LifeSouth bloodmobile: Call 622-3544. * Rasmussen College, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 1227 SW 17th Ave., Ocala.
Villager’s son among overdose victims saved by quick-thinking deputies
Two Marion County sheriff’s deputies are being lauded for saving a Villager’s son who apparently had overdosed on drugs this past Sunday. And two of their colleagues from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are receiving the same kind of accolades for saving an Ocala woman and a Reddick man last week
Sears distribution center in Jacksonville closing in April 2019
Jacksonville, FL - The Sears distribution center on Jacksonville's Northside will be closing next year. A Sears Holdings spokesperson confirming to WOKV, the location on 1 Imeson Park Boulevard will be closing in mid-April 2019. An exact date hasn’t yet been released.