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Cause of death of Anthony murder victim released; suspect remains hospitalized

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has released the cause of death for 20-year-old Kiara Alleyene.

Ocala man flags down police and ends up jailed for smacking boy with board

An Ocala man who flagged down an Ocala Police officer and said several juvenile males were trying to steal his bicycle ended up being arrested for allegedly hitting one of the boys multiple times with a piece of wood.

Silver Springs woman nabbed after victim traces stolen iPhone to her house

A Silver Springs woman found herself behind bars on Monday after a man claimed his $1,000 iPhone was stolen from an internet café.

Ocala woman claims ‘people’ had her vehicle after officer finds marijuana

An Ocala woman who was pulled over for driving with a burned-out taillight found herself behind bars in the Marion County Jail early Tuesday morning.

Woman reports Ocala man for DUI after nasty spat

An Ocala man was charged with DUI after a woman reported he took the keys to her vehicle and took off while drunk.

Sex offender jailed after not moving to Georgia

A convicted sex offender who notified authorities he was moving to Georgia last month but never made the trip was charged with failing to report he was still in Ocala.

Marion sheriff seeks help in quest to nail bandits who stole two dirt bikes

The hunt is on for bandits who recently made off with a pair of dirt bikes.

Swerving, curb-hopping 26-year-old Ocala woman jailed on DUI charge

A woman found herself behind bars early Sunday morning after an Ocala Police officer saw her vehicle swerve, drift across lanes, drive over a curb and fail to stop for a red light.

Head-banging Ocala man restrained after second domestic battery arrest

An Ocala man was arrested Sunday and had to be restrained in the police car because he wouldn’t stop banging his head against the vehicle’s cage.

Man popped for fourth DUI after almost slamming into sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle

A homeless man was jailed Sunday afternoon after running through a red light on W Silver Springs Boulevard and almost slamming into a Marion County Sheriff’s deputy and another vehicle.

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