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71-year-old Ocala man jailed with no bond after nasty battle with lady friend

A 71-year-old Ocala man ended up in jail Tuesday after a violent altercation with a lady friend who was upset about him “staying out all night.”

Screaming man on bike flees from deputies after riding in dark with no lights

An Ocala man found himself behind bars early Sunday morning after first fleeing from Marion County sheriff’s deputies on a bicycle and then on foot.

Ocklawaha man jailed months after DUI crash

An Ocklawaha man turned himself in at the Marion County Jail on Monday and was charged with drunk driving in connection with a two-vehicle crash that happened in Belleview in May.

71-year-old Ocala man charged with DUI after slamming into pole

A 71-year-old Ocala man was jailed on drunk-driving charges after allegedly driving his car into a utility pole and trying to leave the scene of the wreck.
A large crowd enjoyed the sounds of Simply Three at Tuscawilla Art Park

City finds new company to host ‘Harvest Fest’

The city of Ocala approved a new partnership with a private company to co-host the upcoming Harvest Fest this year. 
RaceTrac in Ocala, Florida

New RaceTracs receive approval to sell beer, wine

Two new RaceTracs coming to Ocala received approval to sell beer and wine during Tuesday's meeting of the Ocala City Council.
Trinity Catholic School in Ocala, Florida

Trinity High School football team hosting ‘Celtic Chase’ 5k fundraiser

The Trinity High School football team is gearing up to host their first annual Celtic Chase 5k on Saturday, August 3.

‘Highly inebriated’ Umatilla man jailed after threatening to cut off woman’s head

An intoxicated Umatilla man accused of threatening to cut off a woman’s head was arrested Tuesday night and is being held on $100,000 bond.

Ocala woman accused of stealing from Wal-Mart nabbed in Circle K bathroom

An Ocala woman accused of stealing from a local Wal-Mart and then hiding in a nearby minimart bathroom was arrested Tuesday and is being held in the Marion County Jail on no bond.

Georgia sex crimes fugitive nabbed while working at Ocala fast-food eatery

An Ocala man wanted on warrants for sex crimes in Georgia left the chicken fast-food restaurant where he worked in handcuffs Tuesday morning.

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