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City of Ocala releases holiday sanitation schedule for Independence Day

City of Ocala business offices will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. There will be no residential collection for sanitation, yard waste, or recycling routes.

City of Ocala announces road closures along SE Osceola Avenue and SE 8th Street

Due to the installation of the stormwater system, road closures will be in effect in southeast Ocala beginning on Monday, July 11 through Friday, August 19.

SE 17th Street/State Road 464 in Ocala reopening to through traffic

The City of Ocala has announced that SE 17th Street/State Road 464, from SE 20th Avenue to SE 22nd Avenue, has reopened for through traffic effective immediately.

FHP looking for hit-and-run driver who killed pedestrian in Levy County

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a 47-year-old Morriston woman in Levy County on Friday evening.

Lane closure along SE 17th Street/SR 464 due to sewer line break

Due to a sewer line break, Ocala motorists can expect a lane closure along SE 17th Street/State Road 464, from SE 20th Avenue to SE 22nd Avenue, effective immediately.

City of Ocala temporarily suspends downtown parking meters

Due to maintenance, the City of Ocala is temporarily suspending the downtown parking meters for system upgrades effective immediately.

SunTran to host community meetings on Transit Development Plan

SunTran will host two public meetings next week to provide an update on the Transit Development Plan. During both meetings, SunTran will solicit input from the community regarding its 10-year vision plan for the future of transit in Ocala/Marion County.

Firefighters battle tractor-trailer fire on I-75 in Marion County

Marion County firefighters responded to Interstate 75 on Wednesday morning after a tractor-trailer became engulfed in flames.

Temporary road closure planned along Fisher Road in Marion County

Due to pipe replacement, drivers in Marion County can expect a temporary road closure along Fisher Road, between the intersections of Sequoia Trail and Sequoia Drive Terrace, beginning on Monday, June 27.

Two vehicles catch on fire in Ocala parking lot, no injuries reported

No injuries were reported after a Cadillac XTS and Kia Sorrento became engulfed in flames in the parking lot of a residential complex on Friday morning.

Two semi-trucks, sedan collide at Ocala intersection

One person was hospitalized on Thursday evening following a multi-vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of W Silver Springs Boulevard and N Pine Avenue in Ocala.

Driver killed after being ejected from SUV in single-vehicle crash in Levy County

A 45-year-old man from Live Oak who was not wearing a seatbelt was killed on Thursday evening after he was ejected from his SUV in a single-vehicle crash in Levy County.

Intermittent lane closures expected along NW 44th Avenue in Ocala through July 15

Due to roadway construction, drivers in Ocala can expect intermittent lane closures along NW 44th Avenue, between the intersections of NW 32nd Street and NW 35th Street Road, through Friday, July 15.

Multi-vehicle crash on SR 326 in Marion County sends three people to hospital

Three people were hospitalized following a multi-vehicle crash with rollover that occurred on State Road 326 in Marion County on Wednesday morning.

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.

Intermittent lane closures planned on SW 60th Avenue in Ocala

Motorists in southwest Ocala can expect intermittent lane closures next week on SW 60th Avenue, at the intersection of SW 38th Street.

Several public parking areas temporarily closing in downtown Ocala

The City of Ocala has announced that public parking areas on the south and east sides of the downtown square will be temporarily closed beginning at 6 a.m. on Thursday, June 9 due to a landscaping project.

FLHSMV launches annual Safe Summer Travel campaign

Last year, during June and July, there were more than 66,000 crashes in Florida which resulted in over 2,600 serious bodily injuries and 568 fatalities. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is reminding motorists throughout the state to make safety a priority on the roadways this summer.

Temporary lane closures planned along SW 38th Street through June 24

Temporary lane closures are planned along SW 38th Street, between the intersections of SW 60th Avenue and SW 48th Avenue, through June 24 due to pavement repairs and the installation of a force main.

City of Ocala announces road closures for upcoming stormwater system installation

Due to the installation of the stormwater system, road closures will be in effect in southeast Ocala beginning on Monday, June 13 through Friday, July 22.

OPD highlights importance of roadway safety after two motorcycle fatalities occur within two days

After two motorcyclists were killed in separate crashes over the span of two days in Ocala, local police officers are reminding motorists to never drive recklessly and to watch out for motorcycles.

Motorcyclist killed after crashing into dump truck in Ocala

On Monday morning, a man riding a motorcycle was killed in a collision with a dump truck that occurred at the intersection of S Pine Avenue and SW 17th Street in Ocala.

Van transporting 17 dogs involved in crash at Ocala intersection

In the early morning hours on Sunday, a van transporting 17 dogs was involved in a crash at the intersection of S Pine Avenue and SW Fort King Street in Ocala.

Motorcycle rider, passenger trauma alerted to local hospital after crashing into SUV on SW College Road

Two people were trauma alerted to a local hospital on Saturday night after a motorcycle crashed into an SUV that was attempting to make a left turn onto SW College Road in Ocala.