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In 2013, 61,402 cases were filed at the Marion County Judicial Center.

4/17/2014 5:00:27 PM

Under cloudy, breezy conditions, close to 200 men and women from various agencies participated in the 5K Marion County Law Enforcement Torch Run.

4/18/2014 8:30:42 AM

A week after an Ocala woman was stabbed in an altercation at a seafood restaurant, police have arrested her and her husband for threatening to harm a man.

4/18/2014 9:33:44 AM

The state of Florida Commission on Ethics will rule April 25 whether or not Ocala City Council Jay Musleh has a conflict of interest and should refrain from voting on developer Sandy McBride's proposed project to renovate the former Sprint Building into condominiums.

4/17/2014 4:47:09 PM

For the fourth consecutive year, the School Board has decided to suspend collection of school impact fees, money levied on new residential construction to pay for growth.

4/17/2014 4:57:59 PM

U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho's answer to a recent question about the constitutionality of the 1964 Civil Rights Act has once again drawn national attention to the freshman Republican congressman from Gainesville.

4/17/2014 4:47:09 PM

Easter Sunday will hold a new experience for two off-site locations of The Church at the Springs, when the main sermon is streamed by delayed video.

4/17/2014 5:14:14 PM

An Ocala shopper got a surprise last month when she saw some of her own shoes - and some shoes belonging to her fiancé -- on sale at a local store.

4/17/2014 4:47:09 PM

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County has issued a rabies alert for the area of downtown Ocala after a cat tested positive for the disease on Wednesday.

4/17/2014 3:50:29 PM

A judge has ruled that a bingo hall shut down by Marion County officials last month may reopen until the owner's battle to keep his license is resolved.

4/18/2014 8:31:29 AM

The Florida Division of Emergency Management issued a warning Thursday night urging Floridians from Tampa northward to use caution Friday as a storm system moves across North Florida.

4/17/2014 8:01:34 PM

Police, community and calendar briefs for April 18, 2014.

4/17/2014 8:01:00 PM

Firefighters on Thursday contained a fire at a recycling yard to an area that contained recyclable waste, fire officials said.

4/17/2014 7:18:43 PM

The Ocala Police Department has released surveillance video of people who police believe are part of a group removing electronics from Wal-Marts.

4/17/2014 4:47:09 PM

About a dozen women giggled and laughed on Tuesday night as they painted their fingernails blue, put blue hair extensions into each other's hair, and sipped wine.

4/17/2014 4:45:35 PM

A Wildwood man faces DUI and other charges after taking a Marion County Sheriff's Office deputy on a chase with speeds reaching up to 130 mph early Thursday.

4/17/2014 3:41:11 PM

A high-speed chase involving sheriff’s deputies ended Wednesday with two arrests and the confiscation of $38,000.

4/17/2014 2:43:55 PM

An Ocala man was arrested after a woman said he punched her and hit her with a frying pan after she hid his vodka.

4/17/2014 2:00:13 PM

A 69-year-old Dunnellon man was arrested Wednesday, after a woman said he tried to put his hands down her pants outside a gas station near Dunnellon.

4/17/2014 1:09:12 PM

A Sparr man accused of molesting a girl was arrested Wednesday on charges of lewd or lascivious battery.

4/17/2014 11:36:55 AM