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The Ocala Police Department is currently working a homicide scene with two people found dead and a related crash with an officer-involved shooting.

10/20/2014 3:02:24 PM

A man walking through the woods Sunday evening at the Pruitt Trailhead found the site of a plane crash, along with skeletal remains

10/20/2014 2:43:53 PM

A 13-year-old boy was stopped Sunday on Interstate 75 while driving a front-end loader, reportedly in an attempt to travel to Fort Lauderdale.

10/20/2014 2:43:32 PM

Bernard Castro, longtime Marion County resident and founder of Castro Convertibles, was inducted into the American Furniture Hall of Fame on Sunday night.

10/20/2014 2:20:21 PM

With his re-election seemingly safe in hand, County Commissioner Carl Zalak called off the dogs.

10/20/2014 2:52:19 PM

An 18-year-old man was arrested early Monday after he reportedly fired several shots out of a car in which he was a passenger.

10/20/2014 12:06:09 PM

Gas prices continued to go lower during the past week, dropping 10 cents in the U.S., in Florida and in the local market.

10/20/2014 10:41:48 AM

Higher education is like a flower, Kent Fuchs told the search committee when he was interviewing for the presidency of the University of Florida.

10/20/2014 7:52:24 AM

The Ocala City Council on Tuesday will consider an ordinance that will reduce the number of trees required on developments.

10/19/2014 4:18:35 PM

Because of budget cuts, 15 music teachers must each teach at two schools. The same goes for elementary art teachers and librarians, who must also spend time at two schools each.

10/20/2014 2:44:22 PM

In July 2004, a two-mile ceremonial parade of books down Ocala's historic Silver Springs Boulevard marked the start of a bright new future for the Marion County Public Library.

10/20/2014 1:47:31 PM

University of Florida researchers are using stem cells in a new study that aims to eventually cure the condition altogether.

10/20/2014 12:32:27 PM

A family legacy came alive at the Silver River Museum over the weekend during a reunion of descendants of the late Ross Allen.

10/20/2014 2:17:54 PM

Congress works on a two-year cycle, and in each of its sessions over the past 40 years the federal government has added on average 546 new laws.

10/20/2014 7:46:46 AM

In the four years since easily riding a Republican wave into the attorney general’s office, Pam Bondi has cracked down on pill mills.

10/19/2014 7:00:02 PM

He reported that Cohn, 42, was "extremely combative" as he was giving her a ride to her home early Sunday; he did not indicate where from.

10/19/2014 5:29:09 PM

In hopes of reducing pollution loads into the Orange Creek Basin and the aquifer, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is investing nearly $400,000.

10/18/2014 7:17:31 PM

A 41-year-old Silver Springs man has been arrested by a sheriff’s detective for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old, who authorities have confirmed is pregnant.

10/18/2014 5:20:30 PM

The health care company leasing Munroe Regional Medical Center from Marion County submitted its plan to make $150 million worth of improvements to the hospital.

10/20/2014 8:37:09 AM

Jeep lovers from all over the Southeast jammed the Market of Marion Saturday for the 17th annual two-day Jeeptoberfest.

10/20/2014 8:33:09 AM