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A convicted child rapist released from custody a little more than a month ago was rearrested Monday.

7/22/2014 9:19:18 PM

The Ocala City Council on Tuesday agreed to give roughly $974,821 in salary increases to city employees in the upcoming 2014-15 budget.

7/22/2014 5:26:59 PM

A jury determined that a local church must pay $471,789.50 to a man who was severely burned when he set fire to a pile of yard debris.

7/22/2014 9:19:35 PM

While the debate continues over whether to allow a Fort McCoy cattle ranch to pump groundwater that some say will harm Silver Springs, operation goes forward.

7/22/2014 5:34:44 PM

June home sales in Marion County increased more than 22 percent over the same month last year and the median sale price rose by 9 percent.

7/22/2014 3:05:18 PM

Marion County sheriff’s detectives plan to meet with prosecutors on the death of 64-year-old Robert Hiles, who was found after his residence caught fire last Wednesday.

7/22/2014 6:42:48 PM

The driver and a passenger in a stolen pickup truck were critically injured in a crash after a Marion County sheriff's deputy used the PIT maneuver.

7/22/2014 4:22:26 PM

The Ocala Police Department just got a good deal on a low-mileage military surplus Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle known as a Caiman.

7/22/2014 6:57:04 PM

Superintendent of Schools George Tomyn presented his 2014-15 budget to the School Board on Tuesday, a plan that’s 4 percent larger than last year’s budget.

7/22/2014 8:17:50 PM

Josiah Regnier, who is pursuing the coveted rank of Eagle in scouting, is helping out creatures with a much smaller wing span - bats.

7/22/2014 6:58:12 PM

Marion County Fire Rescue's hazardous materials crews have responded to reports of a fishy white powder in local government offices three times within the past 18 months, including one incident in June that targeted 11 different locations on the same day.

7/22/2014 4:43:48 PM

Voters may not see many campaign signs or ads at this point, but election season got underway in earnest this week, after Marion County officials released the first wave of local mail-in ballots.

7/22/2014 4:18:39 PM

Josiah Regnier, who is pursuing the coveted rank of Eagle in Scouting, is helping out creatures with a much smaller wing span — bats.

7/22/2014 4:02:30 PM

Police say a 54-year-old Ocala man upset that a Walgreens did not sell alcoholic beverages was arrested after causing a disturbance.

7/22/2014 1:39:55 PM

An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from an Ocala restaurant on Sunday night or Monday.

7/22/2014 12:52:49 PM

Three golf carts worth $19,000 were reported stolen from a golf club sometime over the weekend.

7/22/2014 12:29:46 PM

A Dunnellon-area convenience store was burglarized through the roof.

7/22/2014 10:56:12 AM

An 18-year-old found asleep Monday morning at the wheel of a car in the 100th block of Southwest 10th Street was arrested on a DUI charge.

7/22/2014 9:22:11 AM

And even if the School Board approves the policy in September, as expected, parents may not get as many desirable options as they think.

7/22/2014 5:16:39 PM

The Florida Public Service Commission on Monday began three days of hearings.

7/21/2014 6:22:37 PM