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Fire breaks out in intimate apparel at Macy’s at Paddock Mall in Ocala   | Villages-News.com

Ocala Fire Rescue responded to a fire Tuesday morning at Macy’s department store, inside the Paddock Mall in Ocala.A caller at about 11 a.m. reported that a sprinkler head had activated and store clerks were evacuating patrons from the store.Engine #3, the first of seven suppression units dispatched

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-10-16 21:24:29

Woman sets underwear rack on fire at Macy's in Ocala, police say

“The safety of our shoppers, retailers and employees is our top priority. We are working closely with the Ocala Police Department as they investigate this incident further,” said the mall’s website.

WFTV - 2018-10-16 17:59:59

Ocala Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen opening Nov. 6

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchenguests enjoy "made-from-scratch meals at affordable prices," the Orlando-based company says. The Ocala location, at 4065 SW College Road, will be open Monday through Sunday for lunch and dinner.

FOX35ORLANDO.COM - 2018-10-17 00:23:00

Ocala Drive-In Theater Organizes Clothing and Donation Drive for Hurricane Michael Victims - Central Florida Wire

John at Ocala Drive-In shared the following on Facebook this past week, “Being a victim of Hurricane Katrina myself, I can remember the greatest thing next to that first meal was the smell of a clean shirt or blanket to sleep on.”

CENTRAL FLORIDA WIRE - 2018-10-17 13:54:25

Marion County officials apply for High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area grant to help combat opioid crisis

Officials were made aware of the grant earlier this year after residents suggested it as a way to make neighborhoods, especially the county's more rural areas, safer. Marion County Commissioner Randy Elliott said the grant would be a huge boon to the county's efforts.

WVNEWS - 2018-10-17 21:15:00

Police: Florida barber arrested in sex sting claims he just wanted 'to see sting in action'

James Bowen, the 34-year-old co-owner of Bob’s Barbershop in Gainesville, was arrested at Racetrac station in Deltona in what’s being called “Operation Unlawful Attraction,” the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported. Bowen reportedly showed up wearing a shirt that read: “I would cuddle you so much har

WOGX.COM - 2018-10-17 13:01:00

Florida man gets 40 years for plotting bombs in Target stores, hoping to drive company's stock down

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for planning to place bombs on the shelves of Target stores in an attempt to drive the company’s stock price down.A federal judge in Ocala sentenced 50-year-old Mark Barnett on Wednesday. He was convicted in July of attempted

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2018-10-17 21:21:30

A haven of stability for U.S. homeowners

The Village of Collier at Antrim Dells is shown from above. The nation fell into a recession late in 2008, but The Villages’ strong economy helped the community weather the storm. Overall, home values have increased by 6.1 percent from the peak before the crash through July.Matt Fry, Daily Sun

VILLAGES DAILY SUN - 2018-10-17 10:00:00

Man arrested on DUI, manslaughter charges in connection to triple-fatal crash near Gates

David Balfour Trimble, 31, is being held without bail at Marion County Jail on three counts of first-degree manslaughter, second-degree assault, DUI and reckless driving.

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2018-10-16 16:30:00

Dogs, cats affected by Hurricane Michael arrive at PAWS Chicago

"I think we're all so relieved to have them here," said Stacey Price, senior director of animal operations at PAWS Chicago. "They are amazing animals and to be able to go into a really traumatic situation and off them the guarantee of life is an amazing experience."

ABC7 CHICAGO - 2018-10-17 14:26:12

Man arrested after leading deputy on chase a former Leesburg basketball standout | Villages-News.com

Joe Toolie III, 24, who was arrested by Lake County deputies after a sheriff’s K-9tracked him to his house at 215 Bisby St. in Leesburg, was a 6-foot-3-inch junior point guard with an extremely promising future on the Leesburg team that won the Class 4A state championship in March 2011. He was named

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-10-16 19:24:45

Fire in Paddock Mall Macy's under investigation

OCALA, Fla. (WOGX FOX 51)- Ocala Fire Rescue on Tuesday responded to a fire at Macy’s department store, inside the Paddock Mall located at 3100 SW College Rd.

FOX35ORLANDO.COM - 2018-10-16 23:57:00

Four people arrested in connection to vehicle burglaries

OCALA, Fla. (WCJB)-11 unlocked vehicles were broken into in Ocala overnight, but eventually, four people were arrested.

WCJB - 2018-10-16 06:07:00

Dispute over money leads to assault, drug-dealing charges for Homosassa woman

An argument over money between an alleged drug dealer and her borrower caught the attention of police and led to the Sunday arrest of a Homosassa woman for selling methamphetamine and pills.While responding Sunday afternoon to a report that a man struck a vehicle with a baseball bat, Citrus County S

RIVERLAND NEWS - 2018-10-16 15:16:00

Levy County Sheriff's deputies found 16 guns in Williston home

“Investigations like these—recovering firearms and making our streets safe, taking the drugs off the street, getting our people in custody that are committing the crimes in your neighborhoods—takes our community cooperations, so if you see something please say something,” Tummond said.

WCJB - 2018-10-16 18:27:00

Health inspector shuts down Belleview eatery over multiple violations | Villages-News.com

During an Oct. 5 visit to Cal’s Place, located at 11007 SE 66th Terr., an inspector found live roaches in several places throughout the kitchen and food prep area. Issues were documented regarding cold food – pasta with beef, meatloaf, tuna salad and rice – being stored at higher than 41 degrees. An

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-10-16 19:07:35

Dunnellon man dies after falling out of moving car on North Florida interstate

At around 12:30 a.m., 35-year-old Susan Marie Baccili and her passenger, 39-year-old Anthony Baccili, were traveling in a 2005 Buick LaCrosse north on Interstate 75 near mile marker 437, according to a crash report from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).


Hernando deputies: Mom charged with murder after hot-car death said she had left kids in car before

Cami Lee Moyer, 38, faces murder and child neglect charges. She was arrested Oct. 9, nearly two months after her son, Keyton O'Callaghan, was found by his father in the backseat of a hot car outside Moyer's Elgin Boulevard home. She has been in the Hernando County jail since Oct. 1, when she was boo


Ancient Florida Sinkhole Called the "Devil's Den Spring" Awaits Campers

In the small town of Williston, Florida, the earth cracks open and plumes of steam rise from the cavernous depths of theDevil’s Den Spring. Venturing down, ancient, stalactite-toothed caves and translucent waters fill the sinkhole. It’s little wonder why early settlers viewed the geological spectacl


Ocala woman jailed after shirt-ripping attack leaves 66-year-old man battered | Villages-News.com

When Marion County sheriff’s deputies arrived, they spotted 29-year-old Jacqueline Pommier Diel outside the residence on NW 79th Terrace Road, standing near a door with a broken glass. She was detained and placed in the backseat of a patrol car while deputies spoke with the man and his wife, a sheri