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News from around the state of Florida as reported in Ocala, Florida. Stories from around Florida, including Lake, Sumter, Marion, Citrus, and Levy counties, as well as areas in north, central, and south Florida. News for state-wide government, policies, events and happenings.

Ocala woman to answer in court after alleged theft of men’s shirts at Belk

An Ocala woman will have to answer in court after an alleged shirt theft at Belk in The Villages. Judith Castillo, 47, entered the store...

Bald eagle helped by sheriff’s deputy recovers and returns to the wild

An injured bald eagle that was helped by a Marion County sheriff’s deputy in Summerfield last month has been returned to the wild. https://youtu.be/ZELIBX6rNGo The bird...

Summerfield woman claims thieves forced open door, made off with patio chairs

A Summerfield woman called a Marion County sheriff’s deputy for help Tuesday after discovering a burglary had taken place at her home. The 44-yaer-old woman,...

Obama to campaign in Florida for candidates Gillum, Nelson

Former President Barack Obama will campaign alongside two Florida Democratic candidates on Nov. 2 in Miami at Ice Palace Films Studio. The former president will...

U.S. Senator from California to campaign with U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris is coming to Florida this weekend in support of her Senate colleague Bill Nelson. Nelson and California’s junior senator will attend...

LSSC offering security officer license course at Leesburg campus

The Continuing Education program offered through Lake-Sumter State College (LSSC) will offer a Security Officer “D” License course at the Leesburg Campus in November. The...

70-year-old Pasco County woman scores $2 million Powerball prize

A 70-year-old woman claimed a $2 million prize from the Florida Lottery Powerball drawing held Oct. 17. Alberta McPherson, of Hudson, purchased the winning ticket...

Former VP Joe Biden joining Nelson on campaign trail in Florida

Former Vice President Joe Biden will criss-cross Florida two days this week in support of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson’s re-election, including stops in Tampa, Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Orlando. The...

Man fleeing law enforcement dies after crash in Pasco County

A man fleeing law enforcement died as the result of a crash Saturday night in Pasco County. Michael A. Blomberg, 54, of Land O Lakes,...

Motorcyclist killed, passenger critically injured in crash in Hernando County

A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger was critically injured in a crash Saturday night in Hernando County. William Richard Penning, 65, of Homosassa, had...

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