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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.

Slipper-wielding man upset over loss of job jailed on battery charge

An Ocala man upset over losing his job is being held in the Marion County Jail after allegedly striking a woman with her slipper during a domestic dispute.

Bedroom battle lands Ocklawaha man behind bars after woman calls for help

An Ocklawaha man is being held in the Marion County Jail without bond for allegedly holding a woman against her will and battering her over the course of several days.

Battle over dirty house ends when Fort McCoy man bops roommate with beer bottle

A Fort McCoy man is accused of hitting another man in the head twice with an empty beer bottle after the victim asked him to clean the house.

Umatilla woman’s call for help lands her behind bars in stabbing incident

A Umatilla woman who called 911 to say she had been battered ended up being the one arrested for allegedly stabbing a 70-year-old man.

Ocala unveils state-of-the-art joint venture housing fire and police

Ocala firefighters, police officers and various dignitaries gathered on NE 8th Avenue Thursday morning for the official dedication of the city’s First Responder Campus.

Possible human remains found at home of missing couple in Lake Tropicana

Marion County Sheriff’s Major Crimes detectives are investigating the discovery of possible human remains found at a residence located at 18760 SW 47th St. in Lake Tropicana.

Onramp to Interstate 75 being shut down at night for stormwater pipe work

Onramp to Interstate 75 being shut down at night for stormwater pipe work.

Prowler caught on surveillance footage sought after home burglary

The Marion County sheriff’s office is asking for help in identifying a suspect possibly connected to a home burglary.

Sheriff’s office seeks help in identifying couple in failed Wal-Mart heist

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in identifying two suspects who attempted to steal close to $425 worth of merchandise from an Ocala Wal-Mart.

Two Marion County men behind bars after traffic stop at gas station

Two were arrested Monday night after a Marion County sheriff’s lieutenant initiated a traffic stop on their vehicle.

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