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Ocala firefighters battle early morning blaze that destroys semi-truck

Ocala Fire Rescue crews rushed to an early morning fire at a commercial trucking business Friday. Two engines, a rescue unit and a battalion chief...

Ocala 11th-grader seeks help to stop student’s unwanted sexual advances

An Ocala high school junior sought out his dean of students Monday to report another student for making sexual advances toward him verbally and...

Man killed in I-75 crash after suffering possible medical episode

A man was killed in a crash Thursday on Interstate 75 in Marion County after suffering a possible medical episode. John Kelly, 80, of The...

Ocala woman killed in Orange County motorcycle crash

An Ocala woman who was riding on the back of a motorcycle was killed in a crash in Orange County Thursday night. The 21-year-old woman...

Marion County under mosquito-borne illness advisory for West Nile virus

Even though the weather is turning cooler outside, residents should continue to take precautions against mosquitoes when outdoors. Three Marion County horses tested positive...

Serial killer admits to murdering 20-year-old woman in 1982 in Marion County

Marion County Sheriff’s detectives have closed the 1982 homicide case of an Ocala woman after a convicted serial killer confessed to her murder. Samuel Little,...

Ocala woman nabbed on probation violation for 2016 grand theft charge

An Ocala woman who was wanted for violating her probation on a grand theft charge was arrested early Tuesday morning at the Marion County...

Sheriff’s deputy called into action after Ocala high schooler stomps on laptop

An Ocala school resource officer was called for help Monday morning after an 11th-grader threw a school-owned Dell laptop on the floor and stomped...

Trace Adkins’ video director arrested after DUI-related crash in Ocala

An award-winning Nashville music video director with strong ties to country star Trace Adkins was arrested Saturday in Ocala after being videotaped urinating on...

72-year-old Ocala man in wheelchair dies after being struck by car

An Ocala man in a wheelchair was killed Tuesday night and a bicyclist was seriously injured when they both were struck by a car...

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