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Ecliff Farrar performs at Couch Sessions at the Reilly Arts Center

Couch Sessions showcases Ocala artists, musicians at Reilly Arts Center

A collection of local artists and musicians showcased their talents to residents during another installment of Couch Sessions at the Reilly Arts Center on...

Marion sheriff’s detectives investigating homicide at Ocala horse farm

Major Crimes detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a homicide that occurred early Thursday morning at an Ocala horse farm on W Hwy. 40.

Sheriff’s K-9 nabs Jacksonville man who stole truck with 6-year-old asleep in back seat

Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office teamed with officers from the Ocala Police Department to catch a man who had stolen a truck with a child sleeping in the back seat.

Cheek-biting Ocala man jailed on domestic battery charge after nasty spat

An Ocala man was arrested late Sunday night after being accused of pushing, biting and smothering a woman during a domestic dispute.

Intoxicated man gets aggressive with Ocala officer outside popular steakhouse

A visibly intoxicated man was arrested late Saturday night after he became aggressive with the Ocala Police officer who was checking on his well-being.

Marion County scores near bottom of annual health care rankings

Marion County ranked 52nd out of Florida’s 67 counties for overall health outcomes in the newly released 2019 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps.

60-year-old road rage suspect flees from sheriff’s deputy while being arrested

A 60-year-old Ocala man who was accused of road rage drove away from the Marion County sheriff’s deputy who was preparing to charge him and had to be arrested at his home.

Window-punching Ocala man taunts pregnant woman he’s accused of battering

An Ocala man taunted his victim by yelling at her about her unborn baby as he was being walked to a patrol vehicle while being arrested for allegedly battering a pregnant woman.

Ocala man stays mum after being accused of battering frightened woman

A 29-year-old Ocala man refused to tell his side of the story after being accused of domestic battery.

Marion County commissioners bless plan to honor Confederate soldiers

Marion County commissioners approved a proclamation on Tuesday paying tribute to the Confederate soldiers who fought in the Civil War.

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