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After nearly two hours of deliberation, the 12-member jury hearing the first-degree murder trial of Isaac Sheffield delivered a verdict of guilty for the lesser included offense of second-degree murder.
Marion County’s unemployment rate fell to 6.2 percent in April, compared with 6.8 percent in the same month in 2014.
Thanks partly to a favorable hurricane season outlook again this year, the School District will save 36 percent on its property and casualty insurance for 2015-16 school year.
Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn is inviting the public to join his Ocala Fitness Challenge, an effort to focus on the need for more exercise and healthier living.
Members of the MCSO Crime Suppression Unit arrested two men in connection with scores of altered credit cards and items used to erase and put information on credit cards.
There have been five recorded black bear sightings in Alachua county since May 16, plus an unreported sighting by a Gainesville resident Monday around 7 a.m.
The PNC Bank at 716 E. Silver Springs Blvd. was robbed Friday.
A list of Memorial Day events in Marion County.
After nearly two years without a permanent administrator to head the Florida Department of Health in Marion County, state officials have appointed Erin Hess to the post. Her first day was May 16.
Police, community and calendar briefs for May 23, 2015.
With budget talks in Tallahassee on hold until a special June session and the state facing a possible shutdown if a budget is not passed by June 30, the likelihood of the Florida Agriculture Center and Horse Park receiving anything near the $2 million they have gotten from the state the past two years seems unlikely.
A married couple face more than two dozen charges on offenses of burglary, larceny, dealing in stolen property and more.
“Do you swear or affirm the testimony you are about to give will be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God?” In the courtroom, this question is always met with an affirmative response. But what happens when the witness says one thing and then does another?
The Marion County Jail received a nearly 100 percent rating during a recent inspection.
Ameris Bank and Merchants & Southern Bank finalized a merger on Friday morning, according to an Ameris press release.