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3 dead, 1 injured after stolen MCSO patrol vehicle crashes into pickup truck

Three people were killed, and another critically injured, after a stolen Marion County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle crashed into a pickup truck on Thursday afternoon.

Increased police presence at Marion County schools due to social media threat

There will be an increased law enforcement presence at numerous schools throughout Marion County on Friday due to a social media threat that mentioned specific teachers.

Marion County school officials investigating district-wide threat posted on social media

Marion County officials are currently investigating a district-wide threat that was made on social media to multiple schools.

East Marion Elementary School placed on brief lockdown

School officials and local law enforcement officers briefly placed East Marion Elementary School on lockdown Thursday morning due to reports of a threat being made against the school.

Molly Maguire’s offering one last chance to place an order

A restaurant that closed its doors last week in Ocala has decided to turn on the grill for one last ride.

Separate Ocala shootings leave 1 dead, 1 injured

The Ocala Police Department is investigating two separate shootings that left one man dead and another man wounded on Friday night.

2 wounded in shooting at Ocala apartment complex

The Ocala Police Department is investigating a shooting incident at a local apartment complex that left two people wounded on Sunday night.

Semi-truck rollover slows traffic on I-75 in Marion County

Motorists traveling on Interstate 75 in Marion County can expect delays after a semi-truck rolled over near mile marker 370 on Tuesday afternoon.  

Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks briefly placed on lockdown

School officials and local law enforcement officers briefly placed Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks on lockdown Tuesday morning due to an unspecified incident.

Ocala police arrest suspected gunman in fatal New Year’s Day shooting

A 19-year-old man has been arrested by Ocala police in connection with the fatal shooting that claimed the lives of two individuals and injured several others on New Year’s Day.

Mellow Mushroom teases opening of Ocala location

Mellow Mushroom says it plans to open its new location in downtown Ocala next month.

Pedestrian standing on I-75 killed in hit-and-run accident

A 41-year-old man who was standing on Interstate 75 in Marion County early this morning was struck and killed by a vehicle that fled the scene. 

Lanes closed on I-75 after multiple early morning accidents

Two vehicular accidents along Interstate 75 that occurred early Sunday morning have caused lane closures and traffic backups for miles.

Ocala police investigating shooting at mobile home that left 1 dead, 1 injured

Ocala police are investigating a shooting incident at a local mobile home that left one person dead and another injured on Thursday evening.

Ocala police investigating fatal shooting at Burger King

Ocala police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at a local Burger King on Friday evening.

Pedestrian hit by pickup truck towing boat on Ocala roadway

A pedestrian sustained life-threatening injuries after being struck by a pickup truck that was towing a boat this evening.

Ocala husband accused of murdering spouse

A 55-year-old Ocala man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the brutal death of his husband, 59-year-old Timothy Floyd Smith.

Precautionary boil water notice issued for six Marion County communities

Marion County Utilities has issued a precautionary boil water notice for homes and businesses within the Bluefields, Delcrest, Fort King Forest, Hi Cliff, Regency Estates, and Sleepy Hollow communities due to a temporary loss of pressure.

Deputies identify mother, son killed in murder-suicide at SW Ocala home

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has identified the mother and son who were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at a residence in southwest Ocala on Monday evening.

‘Suspicious deaths’: Two bodies found in SW Ocala home, deputies say

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation after two deceased bodies were found inside a home in southwest Ocala on Monday night.

Detectives investigating double homicide in SE Ocala

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is conducting a homicide investigation after two bodies were found in southeast Ocala on Sunday morning.

MCPS cancels after-school activities due to inclement weather

Due to inclement weather this afternoon, Marion County Public Schools has canceled all after-school activities and athletic events.

Suspect sought in downtown Ocala shooting that wounded 16-year-old

A 31-year-old man is wanted by Ocala police in connection with a shooting that wounded a teenager in downtown Ocala on Saturday night.

Shooting in downtown Ocala leaves one person injured

One person was injured by gunfire during a shooting in downtown Ocala that occurred just after 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.