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Recent articles by Austin:

SUV driver dies in single-vehicle crash Thursday morning off Marion County Road 475

Troopers said the SUV blew through a stop sign at CR 475A, left CR 475 and hit a tree. The driver's identity has not yet been determined. → Read More

Woman killed, teen granddaughter injured in three-vehicle crash on Ocala's 'Easy Street'

A 57-year-old woman died and her teenage granddaughter was hurt in a three-vehicle crash on SW 19th Avenue Road. A dog from their car is missing. → Read More

Ocala woman killed, 2 other Ocala residents hurt in Citrus County DUI- manslaughter crash

An Ocala woman died and two other Ocala residents, including a 3-year-old girl, were hurt in a crash on SR 200 in Citrus, just south of Marion line. → Read More

Wrong-way driver and woman killed Saturday night on U.S. 27 in rural NW Marion County

FHP officials said the Jeep was traveling the wrong way on U.S. 27 when it slammed head-on into a car. Both drivers were killed. → Read More

Manslaughter charges for Marion parents whose 2-month-old son ingested meth and died

Wailan Schroer was taken to a hospital in December 2019 by his father after he apparently died at his home. The parents are charged with manslaughter. → Read More

Man now charged with second-degree murder in March attack on victim, age 85

The accused was originally charged with aggravated battery on a person over 65. When the victim later died, a second-degree murder charge was added. → Read More

Pedestrian hit and killed by semi on U.S. 301 North in Citra on Wednesday

The fatal crash happened just after 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, on U.S. 301 near Northeast 175th Street in Citra. → Read More

Ocala woman, 28, killed in single-vehicle crash in NW Marion County

The fatal crash happened before dawn Wednesday on Marion County Road 326 just east of U.S. 27. → Read More

Ocala shoppers brave cool morning temperatures to get Black Friday bargaians

Local law enforcement officials said they did not receive any calls for service about unruly shoppers on Black Friday in Ocala/Marion County. → Read More

Court notes: Prosecutors drop charges against man accused of shooting at vehicle

Officials say they are unable to find a key witness in the case, and that the man may have a self-defense claim. → Read More

Ocala jury says barbershop owner not guilty of second-degree murder in 2019 shooting

The jury took less than two hours to find Calvin Williams not guilty in the shooting death of Donell DeWese. Williams said he shot in self-defense. → Read More

Ocala crash kills Gainesville woman, 33, troopers say

A fatal crash happened about 9:44 a.m. Friday on SE 44th Avenue Road at 46th Street in SE Ocala. → Read More

Wayward cat prompted SE Marion man to fatally shoot his neighbor, sheriff's office says

Sheriff's deputies have accused Clifton Anthony Bliss Jr. of shooting and killing a neighbor because the victim's cat wandered onto Bliss' property. → Read More

Five people hurt Tuesday night in three-vehicle crash on SR 200 near Paddock Mall in Ocala

A Tuesday night crash shut down a portion of SR 200 near the Paddock Mall. Five people were injured. → Read More

City of Ocala moving closer to allowing outdoor alcohol in downtown event zone

City officials hope Florida legislators will pass the measure so they can continue the growth of downtown Ocala. → Read More

Long-time customers welcomed the Publix in Ocala's Pearl Britain Plaza with open arms

Those who shopped at the store said they liked the new look and glad they can drive a short distance to the business → Read More

One child ejected, others injured in two-vehicle crash involving Marion County school bus

Troopers said the crash occurred when a pickup truck tried passing a school bus taking student to Lake Weir High School. → Read More

Trial of third co-defendant in death of retired postmaster/Vietnam vet begins in Ocala

The trial of Christopher Sesler should end Wednesday. He's one of 3 people charged in the death of Richard Peters, a Vietnam vet/retired postmaster. → Read More

Crash kills bicycle rider at SW 19th Avenue Road and SW 17th Street in Ocala

A traffic crash on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Southwest 17th Street and Southwest 19th Avenue Road in Ocala killed a bicycle rider. → Read More

696 pounds of marijuana: Agents say they busted a sophisticated grow house NE of Ocala

Agents went to a NE Marion property when power company officials noticed a problem. The agents said they shut down a major marijuana grow operation. → Read More