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Saturday, April 10, 2021



Gainesville man in stolen vehicle nabbed after high-speed pursuit on I-75

A homeless Gainesville man was jailed recently after a high-speed pursuit on Interstate 75 that ended in a crash.

Health inspector shuts down Ocala Thai restaurant after finding 14 violations

An Ocala eatery was shut down recently by a health inspector who found 14 violations, including issues with roaches and food temperatures.

Citra man upset over his meal jailed after attack on restaurant employee

A Citra man was jailed recently after being accused of punching an employee at a local restaurant in the face.

Baggie-tossing Ocala man jailed on drug charges after traffic stop in Ocala

A 32-year-old Ocala man was arrested recently after an Ocala Police officer saw him throwing small plastic bags out of his driver’s-side window during a traffic stop.

Florida sees another COVID-19 spike as tri-county area tops 66,000 cases

Two more local residents have lost their battle with COVID-19 as Florida saw another day of significant increases in new cases of the virus and the tri-county area hit another milestone by surpassing 66,000 cumulative cases of the potentially deadly illness.

Ocala bicyclist jailed after trying to toss away cocaine

An Ocala man was arrested on drug charges after he reportedly threw crack cocaine onto the ground during a traffic stop for not having a taillight on his bicycle.

Ocala-based Greatest Honour taking 60-day rest and will miss Kentucky Derby

Courtlandt Farm’s homebred Greatest Honour has gone on a 60-day rest following recent diagnostic testing and will miss the Kentucky Derby.

Volunteer cleanup planned at Chestnut Cemetery in Ocala

The City of Ocala’s Public Works Department will host a Chestnut Cemetery volunteer cleanup day Saturday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Ocala man charged with attempted murder after woman reports brutal attack

An Ocala man is behind bars in the Marion County Jail after being accused of attempted murder, stabbing and brutally battering a woman who escaped from his residence.

Ocala pizza eatery shut down after health inspector finds piles of rodent droppings

An Ocala pizzeria was shut down recently after a health inspector reported finding 10 violations – the most egregious of which involved rodent activity and issues with the storage of food items.

Dunnellon man jailed after nasty brawl with lady friend after drinking IPA beers

A Dunnellon man was jailed recently after a woman claimed he strangled her after drinking beer.

12 more local COVID-19 deaths as Florida sees significant spike in new cases

Twelve more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as Florida continued to see a post-spring break increase in new cases of the potentially deadly virus.

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