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Only four of 28 tri-county residents with Coronavirus live in Marion County

Twenty-eight tri-county residents have tested positive for the Coronavirus, with four of those living in Marion County.

Fourteen cases have been reported in Lake County, where four people also are hospitalized. Eight of the patients are men and six are women, including a resident of the Lady Lake Mobile Home Park. The age range is 21 to 80, with an average age of 58. Seven cases are travel-related, five are not and two remain unknown when it comes to recent travel.

Ten Sumter County residents have tested positive for the Coronavirus, with four of those being hospitalized. The ages of the patients – two women and eight men, including 67-year-old Villager Tony Perry – are 66 to 78, with the average age of 71. Six of the cases are travel related, while two are not and two are unknown.

The Marion County patients include three women and one man, with no hospitalizations. They range in age from 40 to 68, with an average age of 54. Three of the cases have been identified as travel related and the fourth one is unknown.

All told, 1, 412 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Florida, which includes 1,330 Sunshine State residents and 82 non-residents. Eighteen Floridians have died from the illness and 1,249 are being monitored.

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Crime

Fort McCoy man jailed after being found passed out behind wheel of running RV

A Fort McCoy man was charged with DUI after being found passed out in his RV with the engine running and in reverse in his driveway.

Third time a charm for Ocala man charged with battering woman

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy responded to an Ocala home three times in a shift before arresting a 52-year-old man for allegedly beating up a woman in the early morning hours Sunday.

Ocklawaha man accused of battering woman, threatening neighbor, resisting arrest

A 57-year-old Ocklawaha man is behind bars after he allegedly battered a woman and held her against her will, threatened to shoot a neighbor in the head, and wound up being tased while resisting arrest.

Silver Springs woman admits to shoving pregnant woman to keep her from drying blanket

A Silver Springs woman was arrested after she admitted to battering a pregnant woman because she wouldn’t stop running a blanket through the family dryer.

Business

Ruby Tuesday adds to growing list of closures along State Road 200

Ruby Tuesday recently closed the doors on its Ocala location, adding to a list of national companies with local closures along State Road 200 that dates back nearly a year.

Sovereigns and Scoundrels opening in former Doc of Rock location in downtown Ocala

Sovereigns and Scoundrels will open its doors at the former Doc of Rock location in downtown Ocala next week.

CareerSource CLM report shows unemployment rate improvement last month

The local unemployment rate improved in August, but is still much higher than it was at this same time last year, according to a new report from CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion.

Waffle House opens new location on Maricamp Road

Waffle House has opened the doors on a new location along Maricamp Road in Marion County.

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Headlines

Fort McCoy man jailed after being found passed out behind wheel of running RV

A Fort McCoy man was charged with DUI after being found passed out in his RV with the engine running and in reverse in his driveway.

Third time a charm for Ocala man charged with battering woman

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy responded to an Ocala home three times in a shift before arresting a 52-year-old man for allegedly beating up a woman in the early morning hours Sunday.

14 more local COVID-19 deaths as 87 new cases reported in tri-county area

COVID-19 has claimed 14 more local victims as the tri-county area reported 87 new cases of the virus Thursday.

Ocklawaha man accused of battering woman, threatening neighbor, resisting arrest

A 57-year-old Ocklawaha man is behind bars after he allegedly battered a woman and held her against her will, threatened to shoot a neighbor in the head, and wound up being tased while resisting arrest.

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