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Marion County firefighters battle mobile home fire in Anthony
Marion County firefighters quickly sprang into action early Wednesday morning after receiving reports that a fire had ignited inside a mobile home in Anthony.
Silver Alert issued for missing 77-year-old Ocala man
The Ocala Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for a missing 77-year-old man from Ocala.
Ocala police investigating shooting on SW 1st Street
The Ocala Police Department is asking the public for information regarding a shooting that occurred on SW 1st Street this morning.
Second man charged with murder in fatal shooting during robbery attempt at Greenway Trailhead
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a second man in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred during a failed robbery attempt on Monday, September 12 at the Greenway Trailhead in Ocala.
Man charged with murder in fatal shooting at Greenway Trailhead
A 19-year-old man is facing felony charges for second degree murder and armed robbery in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred on Monday afternoon at the Greenway Trailhead off Banyan Road in Ocala.
25-year-old Ocala man charged with first degree murder in connection with toddler’s death
A 25-year-old Ocala man is facing a felony charge for first degree murder in connection with the death of a toddler.
Sinkhole on NW Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue closes northbound lanes
A sinkhole opened up in northwest Ocala on Saturday, and the northbound lanes on NW Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, from NW 12th Street to the 1400 block, are temporarily closed for repairs.
MCSO announces temporary road closure on SE 95th Street due to barricaded individual in area
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has announced a temporary road closure on SE 95th Street, between S Magnolia Avenue and SE 25th Avenue. Deputies are currently negotiating with a barricaded individual in the area.
MCSO looking for missing and endangered 10-year-old girl from Ocklawaha
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is turning to the public to help locate a missing and endangered 10-year-old girl who was last seen walking in the 13100 block of SE 145th Avenue in Ocklawaha at approximately 11 p.m. on Thursday, August 4.
Seven adults, teen arrested after illegal cockfighting operation discovered in Ocala
Seven adults and a teenager were arrested over the weekend after an illegal cockfighting operation was discovered in Ocala.
MCPS Technical Services Department building catches fire
A building that houses the Marion County Public Schools Technical Services Department caught on fire shortly before 8 p.m. on Saturday evening.
Ocala Police Department looking for two missing runaway teens
Ocala Police Department detectives are turning to the public to help locate two missing runaway teenagers.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office looking for missing endangered 83-year-old man
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing and endangered 83-year-old man who was last seen walking from his Fort McCoy residence on or around June 11.
Ocala Police Department asking for public’s help to locate missing woman
The Ocala Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a woman who was last seen in Ocala on June 10.
FHP looking for hit-and-run driver who killed pedestrian in Ocala
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a 29-year-old pedestrian in Ocala on Saturday.
Silver Alert issued for missing 80-year-old Ocala woman
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Silver Alert for a missing 80-year-old woman who was last seen leaving the 6700 block of SW 114th Street Road in Ocala on July 1, between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Precautionary boil water notice issued for Hunters Trace and Pine Ridge Estates communities
Due to a temporary loss of pressure at the water treatment facility, Marion County Utilities has issued a precautionary boil water notice for residents, including businesses and homes, within the Hunters Trace and Pine Ridge Estates communities.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office recovers body of missing boater in Lake Weir
The body of the man who went missing in Lake Weir on Tuesday was recovered by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday morning.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office searching for missing boater on Lake Weir
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing boater on Lake Weir, and residents are being asked to avoid the search area.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office investigating fatal shooting in Citra
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 17700 block of NE 22nd Court in Citra on Tuesday morning.
Ocala woman claims $1 million prize from Florida Lottery scratch-off game
A 49-year-old woman from Ocala recently claimed a $1 million prize from the Florida Lottery's 500X THE CASH scratch-off game.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office looking for missing endangered 32-year-old woman
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is turning to the public to help locate a missing and endangered 32-year-old woman who was last seen walking westbound on SE 95th Street Drive in Ocklawaha on June 5.
Train collides with semi-truck in Marion County, no serious injuries reported
No serious injuries were reported after a train and semi-truck collided on County Road 318, just east of NE 24th Avenue in Citra on Wednesday morning.
Heat advisory issued for northeast Florida
A heat advisory has been issued for northeast Florida, which includes Marion County, and it will be in effect today, June 15, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Heat Index values are expected to reach 106 to 110 degrees this afternoon.