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Neighbors had opposed the permit for fear of what the project would do their water supply and for noise in their now-tranquil community.

10/30/2014 7:38:52 AM

A 14-year-old boy was killed late Wednesday by a 17-year-old who said he accidentally fired a 9mm handgun while playing around.

10/30/2014 7:33:16 AM

The Ocala Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Center will host a Halloween party at 4 p.m. today for children who are at the help shelter.

10/30/2014 8:19:12 AM

The Ocala Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Center will host a Halloween party at 4 p.m. today for children who are at the help shelter.

10/30/2014 8:16:44 AM

School Board Chairman Bobby James' campaign has created a website called HinduJane.com that he said is designed to challenge the truthfulness of his opponent, businesswoman Jane Moerlie.

10/29/2014 2:52:00 PM

Spartan Motors Inc. plans to close its fire truck body-assembly plant in Ocala by the end of the year.

10/29/2014 3:20:52 PM

Brandy Russell did a double take as she drove through an otherwise quiet neighborhood last week and saw Civil War-era soldiers bearing rifles and women in hoopskirts milling about in a yard.

10/29/2014 8:42:08 PM

As the second year of Affordable Care Act enrollment nears, reaching the remaining uninsured might pose a significant problem.

10/29/2014 5:34:57 PM

The Ocala Star-Banner and The Gainesville Sun and have won a prestigious international digital media award for the website covering Florida water issues.

10/29/2014 8:23:20 PM

A group of community leaders who have been chipping away at the complex problem of how to deflate the cost of justice in Marion County.

10/29/2014 9:50:56 PM

Domestic violence was the topic of a panel presentation Wednesday with 10 men and women representing local organizations, including Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair and Ocala Police Greg Graham.

10/29/2014 8:29:30 PM

Police, community and calendar briefs for Oct. 29, 2014 are featured.

10/29/2014 7:58:26 PM

Members of the Marion County Sheriff's Office's Fugitive Apprehension Unit on Tuesday seized some guns and drugs and arrested a man on three warrants.

10/29/2014 4:22:06 PM

This year the well-loved trail takes on a new twist with the addition of a mini-haunted house set up in four tents, run by the Soffe family.

10/29/2014 3:38:13 PM

Looking for some Halloween fun? Here's a list of events you might enjoy.

10/29/2014 1:59:14 PM

The 11th Citra Orange A-Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Citra Community Center, 2351 E. County Road 318, Citra.

10/29/2014 12:04:20 PM

Gov. Rick Scott visited Ocala Tuesday to promote his record of job creation and to encourage an enthusiastic crowd of local Republicans to head to the polls and urge others to do likewise during the election's final week.

10/29/2014 2:46:35 PM

A missing 13-year-old boy has returned to his Belleview home, the boy's father said Wednesday.

10/29/2014 2:18:42 PM

As expected, the Marion County Hospital District trustees have reaffirmed an earlier decision not to publicize a plan to improve Munroe Regional Medical Center.

10/29/2014 10:52:31 AM

Seven months after a jury acquitted Rishi Ramgoolie of murder in the 2008 death of his 5 1/2 month-old cousin Sanjana Muthra, he appeared in court via telephone recently for a status conference on another pending criminal case.

10/29/2014 10:00:50 AM