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The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a 19-year-old Belleview-area woman who is considered missing and endangered.
Animals at the Humane Society of Marion County are given varied opportunities for socialization which, hopefully, leads to well-adjusted animals ready for placement in forever homes.
A decade ago, the Marion County School District was considered a state leader in the push to add new technology, from interactive smart boards to computerized overhead projectors.
A black-and-white striped bandit from South America has invaded the habitat of threatened and endangered Florida wildlife, stealing their eggs and potentially causing an environmental crisis, according to a team of UF researchers.
When Baldwin Switzer screamed “help me” and began thrashing in the deep end of the Newt Perry Aquatic Center Pool on the College of Central Florida campus Friday morning, Charles Johnson was there in seconds to take command of the situation and save him from drowning.
OneBlood, Inc., the not-for-profit blood center that provides blood to Marion County hospitals, announced Friday that it is in merger discussions with The Institute for Transfusion Medicine, Inc.
Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Friday morning in northeast Ocala.
Circuit Judge Terry Lewis indicated that a decision on the maps was forthcoming, a move that almost certainly would shift thousands of voters.
PyroLance, an Aurora, Colo.,-based manufacturer of firefighting equipment, plans to open a new production facility in Ocala in August.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has identified the teenager killed Wednesday during the multi-county, high-speed pursuit of a stolen truck as David Anthony Newmeyer, 17, of Ocala.
Applications are pouring in for a new scholarship program benefiting disabled students while a lawsuit seeking to invalidate the bill that created the program sits in a Leon County circuit court.
Sleepy Creek Lands is looking to expand its controversial Fort McCoy beef processing facility by adding both a pet food production building and a processing center for human food.
The award-winning executive director of the Frank DeLuca YMCA Family Center in Ocala has left that facility, and the owners of Brick City Health & Fitness say he’s set to take over there.
Community and calendar briefs for July 25, 2014.
Citing a slight chance of conviction, the State Attorney’s Office opted not to pursue the case.