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Past articles by Austin:

Ocala courthouse: Five defendants resolve felony cases

Five men have resolved their pending felony cases in Marion County. Here is a recap of the resolutions. → Read More

More than 1,200 gather at World Equestrian Center for the annual CEP luncheon

Those who attended the event heard from CEP leader Kevin Sheilley, who highlighted the agency's accomplishments. → Read More

United in trauma, and purpose: Three Ocala moms band together to fight fentanyl

Ocala women who lost children to fentanyl have joined forces to show the public that the drug is dangerous. → Read More

FHP: Man killed, another injured in ATV crash near Marion Oaks

Two men were riding an ATV when it crashed into a tree, killing one and injuring the other late Saturday. → Read More

Ocala courthouse: Two men accept plea deals to resolve their felony cases

One man was sentenced to 11.3 years in prison and another to 30 months behind bars to resolve separate cases. → Read More

Gov. Ron DeSantis makes a stop in Ocala, touts $2 billion in proposed tax relief

Florida's governor spoke in Ocala about a $2 billion proposal to provide tax relief for families and businesses. → Read More

Ocala courts: Three felony cases resolved with prison or probation terms

Three cases were resolved with plea bargains at hearings held this week at the Marion County Judicial Center. → Read More

Driver whose passenger died in May 2022 crash charged with DUI manslaughter

A Memorial Day weekend crash claimed the life of a man. Now troopers have charged the driver with DUI manslaughter. → Read More

The latest from Dunnellon: How will the mayoral position be filled?

The vice mayor of Dunnellon clarifies how council will go about filling the vacant mayoral position. → Read More

Ocala courthouse: Two trials, two convictions

Separate juries returned guilty verdicts against Frank Louis Calabria and Emily Amber Fitzgerald. → Read More

Ocala courts: Seven felony cases resolved

Seven pending cases were resolved last week with plea bargains or sentencing hearings. → Read More

County Commission unanimously rejects permit for NE Marion sand mine

In a 5-0 vote, county commissioners say no to a sand mine operation in the Orange Springs area of NE Marion. → Read More

Marion County woman, 79, and her dog killed in early morning house fire

Firefighters were called to a Summerfield home early Tuesday morning and found a woman and her dog deceased inside. → Read More

A deadly Tuesday on Marion County roads: Two fatalities in less than an hour before dawn

FHP officials investigated two traffic crashes less than an hour before dawn Tuesday. → Read More

Marion County Sheriff's Office releases sketch of person of interest in Dunnellon homicide

MCSO detectives have released a sketch of a person they're trying to question in a homicide that occurred earlier this week in Dunnellon. → Read More

Family and friends remember mother and daughter a year after their deaths at crash site

A year after a fatal crash that left two women dead along U.S. 44, family and friends gathered for the first time at the site to remember them. → Read More

OPD: School teacher and her husband charged with buying luxury vehicles with fake checks

A Hernando County elementary school teacher and her husband bought a BMW and Denali on Nov. 14 in Ocala. They were arrested less than a week later. → Read More

Tropical Storm Nicole in Ocala/Marion: Rain, wind, trees down, power outages

Officials said the only reports they've received are for downed power lines and trees. As of 5:40 p.m., thousands were still without power. → Read More

Tropical Storm Nicole: Schools closed Thursday in Marion County, Florida

Leaders from the school district have decided to close schools on Thursday. Barring any interruptions, schools will re-open on Friday. → Read More

Three killed in fiery crash on I-75 near Marion/Sumter border, causing traffic backup

First responders said multiple vehicles were involved in the crash, which killed three people on I-75 near the Marion County and Sumter County line. → Read More