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Ocala Police seeking public’s help in solving Valentine’s Day homicide

Lorenzo Green

Ocala Police detectives are asking for help in solving a Valentine’s Day homicide.

The shooting in the 2000 block of NW 4th St. left 18-year-old Lorenzo Green dead. Anyone with information that could help solve the crime is asked to contact Detective Mary Williams at (352) 812-1818. Those wishing to submit anonymous tips can contact Crime Stoppers of Marion County at (352) 368-STOP (7867).

Tips can also be submitted at http://ocalacrimestoppers.com. Also, if you use Crime Stoppers and your tip leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Crime

Ocala man behind bars for shooting near elementary school with classes in session

An 18-year-old Ocala man was jailed Thursday night in connection with a shooting that took place last year near an Ocala elementary school – while classes were in session.

Marion sheriff searching for thieves connected to car burglaries and recent shooting

Marion County sheriff’s detectives are seeking help in identifying vehicle burglars involved in a recent shooting.

Umatilla woman charged with DUI after drinking at Big Scrub

An Umatilla woman was arrested on a DUI charge Monday night after drinking at a bar near the Big Scrub Campground in the Ocala National Forest.

Ocala woman jailed after “whopping” man who had her phone

An Ocala woman was arrested after admitting she “whopped” a man in the back of the head while retrieving the cell phone he took away from her during a domestic spat.

Business

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.

World Equestrian Center coined ‘Disney World of Horse Industry’ by Marion County Chairman

The Marion County Commission Chairman coined the new World Equestrian Center as the "Disney World of the horse industry" recently.

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Headlines

Health inspector shuts Ocala fast-food eatery over roach and food temperature issues

A popular Ocala fast-food eatery was shut down recently after a health inspector cited 11 violations – the most egregious of which involved roach excrement and food temperature issues.

Ocala man behind bars for shooting near elementary school with classes in session

An 18-year-old Ocala man was jailed Thursday night in connection with a shooting that took place last year near an Ocala elementary school – while classes were in session.

Marion sheriff searching for thieves connected to car burglaries and recent shooting

Marion County sheriff’s detectives are seeking help in identifying vehicle burglars involved in a recent shooting.

20 more local COVID-19 deaths as outbreak hits staff at Coleman federal prison

The local death toll from COVID-19 continued to rise at a rapid rate Saturday as the federal prison in Coleman reported a significant number of cases of the fast-spreading virus among staff members.

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