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Austin L. Miller

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Jacksonville, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Austin:

Deadly start to holiday weekend in Marion: Three traffic deaths, including one hit-and-run

Three people died Friday and Saturday on Marion County roads. Two more deaths were investigated in the days before the holiday weekend. → Read More

Two Ocala police officers save 6-day-old infant from choking to death at restaurant

Ocala Police Department officers Michael Coughlin and Hannah Patterson saved a baby who was choking on breast milk on Saturday. → Read More

Deadly start to Memorial Day weekend: Two traffic deaths within hours on Marion roads

Both crashes occurred in rural areas of the county. Two people died and one was injured. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating both cases. → Read More

More than two dozen firefighters battled Marion County brush fire near Maricamp/Baseline

Marion County fire officials said more than 250,000 gallons of water were poured on the brush fire off Maricamp Road west of Baseline. → Read More

Marion County Sheriff's Office charge man in 2020 shooting death of 15-year-old boy

According to a Marion County Sheriff's Office detective's report, it appears the victim and the alleged shooter were playing around with guns. → Read More

'He was on me': Ocala landlord on trial for killing tenant testifies in his own defense

Stanley Jensen testified in his own defense on Wednesday. The state says he's guilty of second-degree murder; he says he shot in self-defense. → Read More

14-year-old boys charged as adults in Ocala homicide. Neither is accused of being the shooter

Two 14-year-old boys who law enforcement officials said are connected to a deadly shooting in March have been charged as adults with murder. → Read More

Ocala: Motor scooter, bike collide on Pine Avenue at SS Blvd.; both riders seriously hurt

Police are trying to determine who was at fault in a pre-dawn crash at Pine Avenue and Silver Springs Boulevard in downtown Ocala. → Read More

14-year-old boy charged in connection with fatal parking lot shooting in NW Ocala

The minor was taken into custody by police, who said their investigation is ongoing. Other suspects are sought in the death of Jacorie McCullough, 23. → Read More

Pickup truck driver plows into NE Ocala house and dies; investigation ongoing

Authorities are trying to piece together what led up to the crash. City officials will determine when the home is once again safe to occupy. → Read More

Strong storm, possible tornado rocks Ocala; multiple buildings and vehicles damaged off SR 200

A strong storm and possible tornado roared through SW Ocala Saturday morning, damaging buildings and vehicles. → Read More

Chevy Trailblazer driver killed in single-vehicle crash in Citra late Tuesday

The crash on U.S. 301 North in Citra killed a 54-year-old man. It happened about 10 p.m. Tuesday. → Read More

Pedestrian struck by CSX train in SE Ocala has died; Marion sheriff's office investigating

The sheriff's office has not yet released any information about the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a CSX train late Thursday in SE Ocala. → Read More

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