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Art exhibit celebrating local Afro-American and Latinx artists begins in November

A new art exhibit celebrating Afro-American and Latinx artists in the Ocala community will be held November 5-27 at Brick City Center for the Arts.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office still looking for 15-year-old missing since April

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is still looking for 15-year-old Stephen Lane, who has been missing since April.

Ocala Code Enforcement department hosting Downtown Fall Festival

The Ocala Code Enforcement department will host a Downtown Fall Festival this Friday, October 29, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Citizens' Circle.

Doe Lake at Ocala National Forest stocked with thousands of catfish

Doe Lake at Ocala National Forest has been stocked with thousands of new catfish, according to a recent social media post from the U.S. Forest Service of Florida.

Ocala man facing drug trafficking charges after high speed chase

An 27-year-old Ocala man was arrested after leading a deputy on a high speed chase in southwest Ocala. He faces six felony charges, including drug trafficking.

Ocala Walmart employee recognized for 30 years of employment

Congratulations to Lesia Moseley, who was recently recognized by Walmart for her 30 years of employment. Moseley currently works at the Walmart located at 4980 East Silver Springs Boulevard.

Ocala police encouraging public to use exchange zone for online transactions

The Ocala Police Department is encouraging the public to use its E-Commerce Exchange Zone for online transactions from Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and other sites.

Ocala Park Rangers hosting animal tracking class at Scott Springs Park

Ocala Park Rangers will host an Animal Tracking and Identification class at Scott Springs Park this morning. Find out the details and get over to the park to participate:

Ocala woman arrested after sending threatening texts to police officer, swallowing handcuff key

An 18-year-old Ocala woman was arrested after sending threatening text messages to an Ocala Police Department officer.

Ocala Arts Festival causing downtown road closures, detours this weekend

The 54th Annual Ocala Arts Festival will cause road closures and detours throughout downtown Ocala this weekend.

Woman killed in single-vehicle accident in southeast Ocala

A 33-year-old woman was killed in a single vehicle accident in southeast Ocala this morning. Her vehicle drove off the road through a wire fence, struck a tree, and burst into flames.

Elevation 89 celebrates grand opening, serving breakfast, lunch, and gourmet dinner

Elevation 89 features a wide variety of dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including wings, sandwiches, and gourmet dishes like Osso Bucco and braised short ribs.

Marion County homeschooler receives National Merit Scholar honor

Faith Broersma, a Marion County student that switched over to homeschooling, joins five other Ocala high school seniors who were recently honored by the National Merit Scholarship program. Leave your congratulations for Faith and these other outstanding students!

Bark In The Park brings kid, dog costume contests to Ocala Downtown Market next week

Bark In The Park brings kid and dog costume contests, candy, food trucks, and music to Ocala Downtown Market on October 31.

Ocala Drive-In hosting free movie night in honor of Red Ribbon Week

The Ocala Drive-In will host a free movie night beginning at 5 p.m. today in honor of Red Ribbon Week. The movies include Space Jam, Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, and Jungle Cruise.

Ocala architect selling custom built 1,820 square-foot home for $400k

Longtime Ocala architect Hal Thomas Reid has placed his custom built home on the market. Built in 1974, the 1,820 square-foot home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and it includes an open-floor plan, a wood-burning living room fireplace, movable kitchen island, and a spacious courtyard.

Two teens injured after shooting at northeast Ocala apartment complex

Two teens were injured with non-life-threatening injuries after shots were fired at a northeast Ocala apartment complex on Wednesday night.

Family, friends mourn loss of Marion County man killed by neighbor over cat dispute

Family and friends are mourning the loss of James Arland Taylor, who was tragically shot and killed on Wednesday morning after he was confronted by Clifton Bliss over his cat crossing onto Bliss' property. Bliss and his wife, who returned to the scene after receiving a call from her husband, claim he shot Taylor in self-defense.

Man arrested for alleged burglary after police tow car parked near Ocala business, search phone for evidence

A 41-year-old Pompano Beach man was arrested after allegedly stealing a truck and breaking into an Ocala business.

Belleview High School celebrates grand opening of student-managed credit union branch

Belleview High School celebrated the grand opening of its student-managed credit union branch this week, which enables students to gain first-hand experience with financial services.

One-year old Ocala boy reported missing in Marion County

A one-year-old Ocala boy has been reported missing in Marion County. He was last seen on Tuesday, October 19, and may be headed to Peoria, Illinois in a white passenger vehicle.

Michigan-based Apple Truck makes a stop in Ocala on October 30

An Apple Truck brings its Michigan-grown apples to Ocala on October 30.

Marion County quarterly memorial honors local veterans this weekend

Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park is holding its quarterly memorial service this Saturday, October 23. The memorial honors veterans who recently passed away in the community.

Marion County man kills neighbor over argument involving neighbor’s cat

Marion County Sheriff's deputies have arrested 58-year-old Clifton Bliss in the fatal shooting of his neighbor, James Taylor, Jr. Taylor had been trying to defend his cat, who was on Bliss' property.