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Hooters, the sports bar synonymous with waitresses in skimpy, skin-tight attire, plans to return to Ocala, in a location near the Hollywood 16 theater that has seen a string of restaurants open and close since the late 1990s.
Deputies have arrested a woman who is accused of failing to appear in court and is suspected in a number of vehicle burglaries.
Florida oranges are threatened with destruction if scientists and the government can’t find a way to stop an Asian bug from spreading a tree-killing disease.
Despite more stores opening on Thanksgiving, many local shoppers made Black Friday their traditional first day of holiday buying.
What has been called the worst tornado in U.S. history left in its wake a homeless, terrorized female golden retriever/German shepherd mix puppy now named Lanie.
Two lanes might be all that northbound drivers get this weekend on Interstate 75 near the damaged bridge overpass at County Road 329.
For almost nine years, Betty Gray has wanted to build a covered arena at the Stirrups ‘n Strides Therapeutic Riding Center in Citra to shield her students from the biting summer sun and afternoon rain.
Community and calendar briefs for Nov. 28, 2015.
A mother and daughter injured in an ATV crash on Thanksgiving Day are recovering from their injuries.
Two people on a motorcycle were hospitalized in serious condition following a Thursday afternoon crash in Levy County, reported the Florida Highway Patrol.
Ashley McCullough and Tina Montgomery didn’t have big plans for their Thanksgiving — no turkey in the oven, no relatives crowding around a table. Montgomery suggested it might be a good day for a walk, and her girlfriend suggested the nearby Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Complex.
Ocala’s Charlie the Skye terrier took center stage in front of a national television audience on Thursday after he won best in show during the annual National Dog Show on NBC.
Three 15-year-old boys spent Thanksgiving in the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center after deputies with the MCSO connected them to a series of early morning burglaries in southwest Ocala.
At least two of three northbound lanes will remain open during peak traffic periods, said Steve Olson, local public information manager for the Florida Department of Transportation. He said FDOT will consider using the shoulder of the bridge as an additional lane.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating the theft of dental equipment valued at thousands of dollars from a dental office in Summerfield.