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Fraudster nails Marion County Sheriff’s Office with $250 gas card purchase

In today’s world where fraud runs rampant, even a sheriff’s office can become a victim. That’s exactly what happened last week when an employee in...

Wal-Mart worker riding with brother to Summerfield store accused of falsifying travel voucher

A Wal-Mart employee was arrested at the Summerfield store last week after the company claimed she was falsifying travel vouchers. Christelle Pierre, 27, who lives...

Game of Rock Paper Scissors turns ugly when grade-school student exposes himself

A school resource officer at an Ocala elementary school was called Thursday after a student exposed himself to his classmates as they played a...

RV driver arrested on DUI charge after head-on collision in Citrus County

A 60-year-old man at the wheel of a recreational vehicle was arrested after a head-on collision early Sunday morning in Citrus County. Stanley Thomas Trammel...

Ocala man sought on warrant jailed after chase from McDonald’s restaurant

An Ocala man who bolted from a fast-food restaurant when he saw a Marion County sheriff’s detective was arrested Thursday after a half-mile chase. Angel...

Ocala woman arrested at hotel in The Villages in family feud over mother-in-law’s funeral

An Ocala woman was arrested at a hotel in The Villages after a family feud with her husband over his mother’s funeral. Lady Lake police...
Sunrise Elementary School

Deputy called for help after Ocala first-grader’s temper tantrum includes wish to die

The principal at Sunrise Elementary School in Ocala called the school resource officer for help Tuesday after a first-grade student had a “temper tantrum”...

Upset Belleview third-grader makes threat at school to kill herself

The school resource officer at Belleview Santos Elementary School was called into action Tuesday when a student told a staff member “she was going...

Red Cadillac-driving Ocklawaha woman jailed after firefighters see her almost hit children

Marion County sheriff’s deputies arrested an Ocklawaha woman Wednesday after a crew of firefighters called for help. When deputies made contact with the crew from...

Violence erupts after woman looks at Summerfield man’s stereo

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy arrested a man Monday afternoon after a violent altercation erupted inside his Summerfield home. When the deputy arrived at the...

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