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Two vehicles crash into two separate Ocala businesses on same day

Two vehicles crashed into two separate Ocala businesses on the same day.

Emergency personnel were called to the Ocala Center shopping mall at around 3 p.m. Wednesday after a red SUV crashed into the front of the Metro by T Mobile store located at 1751 E Silver Springs Blvd. The SUV was towed from the scene.

An SUV crashed into the front of a Metro by T Mobile store.

About two hours later, a four-door vehicle crashed into a wall at the Southern Pig & Cattle Co. barbecue restaurant on State Road 200. That vehicle was also towed from the scene.

A hole was left in the wall of the Southern Pig & Cattle Co. BBQ restaurant in Ocala after a car crashed into the building.

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Crime

Left-behind driver’s license leads to arrest of 2 Ocala men on multiple charges

Two Ocala men who allegedly went on a burglary and cigarette-smoking spree at area convenience stores were nabbed Sunday after leaving behind a variety of items – including a driver’s license.

Dunnellon man’s target practice sprays neighbors’ homes

A Dunnellon man taking target practice with a 9mm handgun outside his house was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm in public after neighbors’ homes were peppered with bullets.

Hair-grabbing Ocala woman jailed after brawl with fiancé’s mother

An Ocala woman was arrested after she allegedly pulled her fiancé’s mother to the ground by her hair and hit her several times during a fight over a towed vehicle.

Marion sheriff searching for bandit who ripped off generator from Belleview home

Marion County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a generator thief who recently targeted a Belleview residence.

Business

One Plant opens first medical marijuana dispensary, Ocala’s fifth overall

One Plant, a Marijuana Medical retail provider, has opened its first medical marijuana dispensary in East Ocala, which moves the city's overall number to five. 

Boulevard Market Ocala bringing new life, flea market to shuttered location

Boulevard Market Ocala, a flea market that will showcase local vendors, is looking to breathe new life into a shuttered location. 

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.

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Headlines

Officials trying to confirm identity of man killed in crash in Marion County

Officials are trying to confirm the identity of a man killed in a crash Wednesday afternoon in Marion County.

Left-behind driver’s license leads to arrest of 2 Ocala men on multiple charges

Two Ocala men who allegedly went on a burglary and cigarette-smoking spree at area convenience stores were nabbed Sunday after leaving behind a variety of items – including a driver’s license.

Dunnellon man’s target practice sprays neighbors’ homes

A Dunnellon man taking target practice with a 9mm handgun outside his house was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm in public after neighbors’ homes were peppered with bullets.

5 more local COVID-19 deaths as Ocala sees spike in cases of deadly virus

Five more local residents have lost their battle with COVID-19 as Ocala and Marion County reported increases in cases of the deadly virus Wednesday.

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