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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.

DOH-Marion issues warning after bat tests positive for rabies in Citra

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County wants residents to be aware that a bat in northern Marion County has tested positive for rabies.

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.

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.

Health alert issued for presence of blue-green algae in Lake Weir

Marion County health officials have issued a health alert for the presence of dangerous blue-green algal toxins in Lake Weir in Ocklawaha.

Silver Alert issued for missing 77-year-old man

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Silver Alert for 77-year-old Rano "Reno" JR McGowan. He was last seen in the 19400 block of SE Highway 42 in Umatilla on June 10, and he is driving a white Chevrolet pickup truck with Florida tag JHWI31.

OPD detectives investigating fatal shooting in Ocala

Ocala Police Department detectives are actively investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Friday afternoon near the 2400 block of NW 3rd Street.

Silver Alert issued for missing 93-year-old Dunnellon man

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Silver Alert for 93-year-old Robert Grosse. He left his Dunnellon residence on June 7, and his vehicle (2007 Buick Lacrosse with Florida tag JFEE31) was spotted around Sumter County on June 8.

Teen in critical condition after possible accidental shooting inside Ocala home

A 14-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in the neck while inside a southeast Ocala residence. The shooting is under investigation, and detectives believe that it may have been accidental.