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News from Ocala, Florida and surrounding communities. Crime, classifieds, events, government, and local happenings for Ocala and Marion County, as well as surrounding cities and communities.

Authorities bust human trafficking ring involving Marion County teenager

A human trafficking ring that involved a Marion County teenager has been busted in St. Petersburg.

Nasty battle over vehicle in yard leaves Ocala woman struggling to breathe

An Ocala man was arrested Sunday night after an altercation over a parked vehicle quickly turned violent.

Ohio man’s orange big rig goes missing from Ocala truck stop

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy was called to a truck stop Sunday after a driver discovered that his semi was missing.

Ocala man jailed on charge of abusing lip-smacking youth

An Ocala man tired of listening to a boy smack his lips in a vehicle is accused of abusing the youth after the two got into a physical altercation on Sunday.

Ocala man with Ecstasy jailed after police chase makes circle back to apartments

A 26-year-old Ocala man with an extensive arrest history was caught possessing Ecstasy and marijuana after a high-speed chase Wednesday night.

Wanted man sprawled on backseat refuses to exit vehicle in traffic stop

A man wanted on a warrant in Alachua County was arrested when the car he was in was stopped a second time for having an expired tag.

Relative of missing Lake Tropicana couple found with their car in Nebraska

The relative of a missing Lake Tropicana couple who was being sought by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office has been located in another state.

Angry TV-tossing Belleview man jailed after woman reports violent altercation

A violent battle that started in the bedroom and soon escalated landed a Belleview man in jail last week.

Burned-out brake light sets stage for Ocala man’s trip to Marion County Jail

An Ocala man who was stopped by a Marion County sheriff’s deputy last week for driving a pickup with a burned-out brake light ended up behind bars a short time later.

Ocala woman behind bars after trying to return unpurchased items with old receipt

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy received a call for help from an Ocala Wal-Mart this past Thursday night.

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