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Shirtless Ocala man resists arrest after drinking moonshine

A shirtless Ocala man who reportedly had been drinking “moonshine” for several hours was charged Saturday night with using a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, resisting an officer without violence, assault with intent to commit a felony and disturbing the peace.

Ocala pair arrested after attempted liquor store heist

A 19-year-old Ocala man and his 17-year-old accomplice were arrested after they allegedly tried to steal a bottle of liquor and smashed a 12-pack of bottled beer at the C&D Coliseum liquor store.

Black History month event to center on Harlem Renaissance

A special event celebrating the Harlem Renaissance as part of Black History Month is coming to Ocala.

Three injured when pickup collides with Marion County School bus at busy intersection

Three Ocala residents were injured early Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash involving a Marion County School bus.

Marion sheriff searching for toilet-clogging bandit who hit Family Dollar store

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a toilet-clogging bandit who stole multiple items from a chain discount store in Ocala recently.

Third juvenile arrested in connection with social media threats against Belleview schools

A third juvenile was arrested Tuesday in connection with threats made recently via social media to commit a mass shooting at Belleview Middle School and Belleview High School.

School board chairman to lead discussion on Black History Month

The Rev. Eric Cummings, who serves as chairman of the Marion County School Board, will lead a special presentation this Thursday, Feb. 27 to honor Black History Month.

Ocala man accused of trying to run over elderly relative in van

A 39-year-old Ocala man is accused of trying to run over a 67-year-old family member with a van and shoving her during a fight over a Sony PlayStation video game system.

Citra man accused of pushing woman into milk crates during spat

A Citra man was arrested Sunday for allegedly shoving a woman into a pile of milk crates during a domestic spat.

Seven people displaced after flames roar through Ocala duplex unit

A Monday morning fire at an Ocala duplex left seven people in two families without a place to live.

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