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Bird lover claims lady friend went berserk and tried to run him over

Multiple Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to a nasty altercation recently after a man claimed his lady friend tried to take his bird out of its cage and then run him over.

Two killed when van slams into semi-truck hauling rebar on Interstate 75

Two people were killed and a third person was critically injured Tuesday night when a van slammed into a semi-truck hauling rebar on Interstate 75 in Marion County.

Crews from Ocala Fire Rescue were called to a fatal crash involving a van and a semi-truck on Interstate 75 on Tuesday night.

The crash took place shortly before 8:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes of the interstate near U.S. Hwy. 27. It happened when the van, driven by a man from Leola, Pa., collided into the rebar that was hanging off the back of the semi-trailer. The rebar went through the windshield of the van and the two vehicles became stuck together, a Florida Highway Patrol report states.

The crash also left an 80-year-old woman who was riding in the van dead and an 82-year-old man, also a passenger, in critical condition. They also were from Leola, Pa. The 49-year-old driver of the semi, who is from Anthony, wasn’t injured, according to the FHP report.

After the crash, both vehicles came to rest on the west shoulder of I-75 facing south. The southbound lanes were shut down just north of U.S. Hwy. 27 and the incident remains under investigation.

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Bird lover claims lady friend went berserk and tried to run him over

Multiple Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to a nasty altercation recently after a man claimed his lady friend tried to take his bird out of its cage and then run him over.

Victim left with scratches after brawl escalates over car keys

A Citra woman was jailed recently after a nasty spat with her man friend over car keys.

Ocala woman jailed after fight with romantic rival in Ocklawaha

A 22-year-old Ocala woman was arrested nearly a week after she reportedly showed up with a couple of friends at a romantic rival’s workplace in Ocklawaha and threatened to kill her, and then returned minutes after the business owner told her to leave and assaulted the woman.

Umatilla man jailed after ‘marijuana wax’ found in vehicle during traffic stop

A 20-year-old Umatilla man was arrested recently after a Marion County sheriff’s deputy stopped him for having an obstructed license plate.

Business

Lockheed Martin teams with CareerSource Florida for apprenticeship program

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that Lockheed Martin and CareerSource Florida have partnered to develop and refine a registered apprenticeship program.

Craft Cuisine falls victim to pandemic, forced to close doors

Craft Cuisine was forced to close its doors last month amidst the global pandemic that has forced the closures of a multitude of businesses in Ocala.

Ocala police chief: ‘Marijuana legalization will produce more violent crime in Ocala’

The chief of the Ocala Police Department believes the legalization of marijuana will produce more violent crime in the city of Ocala.

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion offering live workshops via Zoom platform

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will resume live employability workshops beginning Monday, Jan. 11 with Job Specific Resume Development.

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Bird lover claims lady friend went berserk and tried to run him over

Multiple Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to a nasty altercation recently after a man claimed his lady friend tried to take his bird out of its cage and then run him over.

Victim left with scratches after brawl escalates over car keys

A Citra woman was jailed recently after a nasty spat with her man friend over car keys.

Ocala woman jailed after fight with romantic rival in Ocklawaha

A 22-year-old Ocala woman was arrested nearly a week after she reportedly showed up with a couple of friends at a romantic rival’s workplace in Ocklawaha and threatened to kill her, and then returned minutes after the business owner told her to leave and assaulted the woman.

21 more local COVID-19 deaths as Florida ranks poorly in study on Coronavirus safety

On the day when Florida fared poorly in a study on COVID-19-related safety, 21 more local residents lost their battle with the deadly illness.

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