News from Ocala, Florida and surrounding communities. Crime, classifieds, events, government, and local happenings for Ocala and Marion County, as well as surrounding cities and communities.
A 46-year-old man was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office after he was accused of stealing over 150 gallons of fuel from a 7-Eleven in Ocala.
A festive light show is returning to the Florida Horse Park this holiday season.
A 42-year-old Ocala man was arrested after he was accused of forcefully pushing a woman and destroying the interior of a Marion County residence during an argument over marijuana plants.
Marion County is encouraging its residents and businesses to help those in need this holiday season by taking part in the 11th annual “Bring the Harvest Home” holiday food drive, and donations will be accepted through Friday, December 2.
With Thanksgiving now over and Christmas just a month away, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office has compiled a list of tips to help keep shoppers safe during the holidays.
Ocala Police Chief Mike Balken and his "Little Brother," also named Michael, recently visited a local family farm where they enjoyed multiple outdoor activities including mini golf, a hayride, and a maze. This latest outing was part of the 'Bigs in Blue' mentoring program, which matches children with law enforcement professionals for one-on-one relationships that provide friendship, support, and guidance.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 29-year-old Ocala man after a stolen firearm, fentanyl, and cocaine were found inside his vehicle during a traffic stop.
Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods seeks help in locating man wanted for capital sexual battery on child
Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods is asking for the public’s help in locating a 34-year-old man who is wanted for three counts of capital sexual battery on a victim under 12 years of age.
The City of Ocala will provide free parking in all metered spaces in downtown Ocala beginning on Thursday, December 1, 2022, through Monday, January 2, 2023, in an effort to encourage residents to support local businesses during the holidays.
Ocala firefighters were dispatched to the 1200 block of SW 44th Avenue on Tuesday afternoon after receiving reports of a vehicle fire.
AAA is offering a free transportation service for members and non-members, beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23 through 6 a.m. on Monday, November 28, in an effort to prevent injuries and deaths caused by impaired drivers.
Four members of the Marion County School Board took their oaths of office this week inside the School Board Chambers located at 1614 E Fort King Street in Ocala.
A 32-year-old Ocala man was arrested after he was accused of pushing a woman against a wall and choking her during an argument over items that she wanted to retrieve from his vehicle.
Ocala Police Department employees donated their holiday bonus checks on Tuesday to provide 50 Thanksgiving dinners to local families in need.
The City of Ocala has announced that the Ocala International Airport-Jim Taylor Field recently passed its annual inspection, which was conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Marion County residents who are looking to dine out this Thanksgiving will have multiple restaurants to choose from.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested a 42-year-old Ocala man after he was accused of battering a woman and fleeing from several deputies.
A 32-year-old Fort McCoy man who was traveling on County Road 315 in Marion County was killed on Tuesday morning after his vehicle left the roadway and collided with a tree.
Chris Botti, a Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer, will return to the Reilly Arts Center on Sunday, January 22, 2023.
Marion County Public Schools has announced "Launching Literacy in the Community,” a new campaign that aims to help elementary school students and their families engage in literacy outside of the classroom.
The Ocala Police Department is seeking any information from the public that could help locate a riding lawnmower that was stolen last month from a local business.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 60-year-old Ocala woman after she allegedly threatened to harm a female victim with an axe.
The Florida Department of Health in Marion County has announced the availability of free naloxone nasal spray kits. This lifesaving medication, known commercially as Narcan, could help reduce thousands of substance abuse deaths across the state.
A 19-year-old Marion Oaks man was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office after he was accused of breaking into a woman’s home and stealing several cellphones and jewelry items.