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Iguana Spotted Near Fort McCoy

This iguana escaped into the woods after being spotted near Fort McCoy at East CR-316 near Pine Church Road. Thanks to Marvin Corbin for sharing!

Iguana Spotted Near Fort McCoy
Iguana Spotted Near Fort McCoy

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Crime

Man arrested after Ocala robbery and high-speed chase involving gunshots

A man wanted in connection with a robbery and high-speed chase through Ocala that involved shots being fired at a Florida Highway Patrol trooper is behind bars.

19-year-old Ocala man jailed on 20 child pornography charges

A 19-year-old Ocala man is behind bars after Marion County sheriff’s detectives reported finding child pornography files on his cell phone and desktop computer.

Ocala woman charged with battering elderly woman with dementia

An Ocala woman is in the Marion County Jail after she allegedly slammed a freezer door on the arm of an elderly woman with dementia.

Silver Springs woman nabbed on multiple charges after report of burglary

A Silver Springs woman was jailed recently after the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a report about a burglary.

Business

Former Brothers’ Keeper building demolished to make way for new Mellow Mushroom

The former home to Brothers’ Keeper Thrift Store has been demolished to make way for a new pizza restaurant.

Ocala Golden Corral reopening doors after extended pandemic closure

The Ocala Golden Corral will reopen its doors latter this month after an extended closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students encourage to apply to ‘Shark Tank’ style business plan competition

Students across the county are being encouraged to apply to be a part of a local “Shark Tank” style competition hosted by the chamber.

New hotel reserving parking spaces in Ocala downtown parking garage

The free parking spaces available in Ocala’s Downtown Parking Garage were reduced this past week when the new hotel's parking lease with the city began.

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Headlines

Man arrested after Ocala robbery and high-speed chase involving gunshots

A man wanted in connection with a robbery and high-speed chase through Ocala that involved shots being fired at a Florida Highway Patrol trooper is behind bars.

19-year-old Ocala man jailed on 20 child pornography charges

A 19-year-old Ocala man is behind bars after Marion County sheriff’s detectives reported finding child pornography files on his cell phone and desktop computer.

4 more local COVID-19 deaths as tri-county area sees hefty spike in cases

Four more local residents have died of COVID-19 as the tri-county area reported a substantial boost in cases of the deadly virus on Friday.

Ocala woman charged with battering elderly woman with dementia

An Ocala woman is in the Marion County Jail after she allegedly slammed a freezer door on the arm of an elderly woman with dementia.

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