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Ocala puts $250,000 in loan fund to help small businesses amid COVID-19 crisis

The Ocala City Council on Monday agreed to do its part to help small businesses that are struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Foul-mouthed Belleview man admits to pushing woman

A 41-year-old belligerent Belleview man was arrested last week after he admitted to pushing a woman during a drunken argument.

Temporary road closures planned along NW 35th Street Road

Motorists can expect a temporary road closure on NW 35th Street Road.

Ocala Police seeking help in nailing Home Depot nail-gun bandit

The Ocala Police Department is asking for help in nabbing a bandit who recently hit the Home Depot home improvement store.

Salt Springs man arrested in forest with meth and pipe

A Salt Springs man was arrested on drug charges after being caught with meth and a drug pipe in the Ocala National Forest.

Marion teachers gearing up for distance-learning for 43,000-plus students

Thousands of Marion County Public Schools employees started a “hybrid” model of work on Monday, choosing home or regular work locations as their worksites.

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Ocala blesses ordinance shutting internet cafes amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Ocala City Council gave its backing Monday to a Marion County ordinance ordering the closure of all internet cafes and similar entertainment venues amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Recently released Ocala woman jailed again for driving without license

An Ocala woman who spent a week in jail last month for driving with a suspended license is back behind bars without bond after being caught on the road again.

Ocala man arrested after being caught with marijuana and cocaine

An Ocala man with a dozen prior arrests was charged with drug possession and resisting arrest after being pulled over for speeding.

Ocala maintaining sanitation schedules amid COVID-19 outbreak

The City of Ocala is committed to maintaining consistent sanitation schedules and providing regular collection services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Marion County Public Schools donates healthcare supplies to first responders

Marion County Public Schools recently donated $9,000 in healthcare supplies for local first responders, nursing homes and others.

Ocala Police searching for thief who ripped of vehicle and went shopping

The Ocala Police Department is searching for a thief who burglarized a vehicle earlier this month.

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Marion County sheriff’s deputies searching for bandits who ripped off vehicles

Marion County sheriff’s deputies are searching for two thieves who recently burglarized multiple vehicles.

52-year-old Ocala man back in jail after going berserk at The Centers

A 52-year-old Baker Act patient was arrested Thursday after reportedly going berserk and injuring an employee the day after returning to The Centers mental health hospital from the Marion County Jail.

23 positive of cases of Coronavirus reported in Marion County

Twenty-three people in Marion County have now tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Citra man accused of hitting man in the head with a ball-peen hammer

A Citra man arrested in December on domestic abuse charges went back to jail recently after he allegedly hit another man over the head with a hammer during a dispute over money.

Ocala Police searching for auto burglary bandits caught on surveillance video

Ocala Police officers are searching for bandits believed to be involved in several vehicle burglaries.

22 test positive for Coronavirus in Marion County as tri-county area tops 100 patients

Marion County continues to have the fewest number of COVID-19 patients in the tri-county area.