Dunnellon man, 50, killed in two-vehicle crash in SW Marion Friday night
A man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday night north of Dunnellon. Here's what we know: Time of crash: James Lucas, Marion County Fire Rescue spokesman, said his agency was assigned to the crash at 7:33 p.m. and arrived at 7:44 p.m. The victim was pronounced deceased at 7:49 p.m. Where did the...
This Marion County intersection is a death trap
Where U.S Route 40 intersects with U.S. Route 41, five miles north of Dunnellon, there is an accident almost every day. The traffic is ridiculous and impossible for residents to exit their neighborhood. The driveway of the catholic church, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, is a death trap for...
Unraveling Dunnellon's Culinary Treasures: 3 Seafood Restaurants to Explore
This article presents an overview of three renowned seafood restaurants located in Dunnellon. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we would love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
Marion County Mar 01 Weekly Crime Report: 176 Incidents and 44 Crime Stories
Marion County Mar 01 Weekly Crime Report: 176 Incidents and 44 Crime Stories. During the last week, Marion County reported a total of 176 crime cases. The most common type of crime was categorized as 'Other', with 51 incidents, followed by Theft with 44 incidents. Suspicious Situations and Trespassing were also notable, with 20 and 15 cases respectively. Assault and Burglary were less frequent but still significant, with 13 and 11 incidents respectively. Hit & Run incidents were reported 9 times, while Arrests were made in 7 cases. More severe crimes such as Shootings were less common, with only 3 reported incidents. Lastly, Vandalism was the least reported crime, with only 2 incidents. It is crucial to note that these statistics represent only reported incidents, and actual crime rates may be higher.
Deputies looking for missing man last seen in Dunnellon
The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the public to locate a missing 28-year-old man who was last seen in Dunnellon on Sunday afternoon. According to CCSO, Dakota Tillman was last seen in the area of Dunnellon at around 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 25. He was wearing a green polo shirt, blue jeans, and gray shoes.
Inverness, FL Residents: Your Future Dogs Best Friend Awaits!
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of inverness..
Multiple people injured after crash involving two Marion County school buses | PHOTOS
FORT MCCOY, FL (352today.com) – Two Marion County school buses were involved in a crash Friday afternoon leaving multiple people injured. Marion County Fire Rescue (MCFR) says they responded to the 12400 block of NE Highway 315 around 2:20 p.m. after receiving multiple calls about a crash between a minivan and a school bus.
Man wanted for murder in Marion County arrested in New York
MARION COUNTY, Fla. — A man wanted for murder in Marion County was arrested earlier this week by United States Marshals in New York. According to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, 33-year-old Melvin Arias was arrested early in the morning on Feb. 29 in the Bronx. He was arrested on a Marion County warrant for second-degree murder in the death of Milagros Guzman Lopez on Friday, Jan. 12.
Charged with shoplifting from Walmart - and a lot more for what was in her purse, cops say
OCALA, Fla. (TND) — A woman accused of trying to steal two packs of NBA trading cards, a phone charger cord, portable charger, and purse ended up in a lot more trouble for what authorities said was already in her purse. A Marion County sheriff's deputy in Florida wrote...
Man steals wallet at Dollar General and uses victim’s credit cards, Marion deputies say
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the community to identify a man who allegedly stole a wallet and used the victim’s credit cards to make purchases at two local stores. On February 10, 2024, the male suspect (pictured below) stole the victim’s wallet while...
Florida knew prison well could be contaminated but let women keep drinking
It’s no secret that the groundwater around the Florida State Fire College has been highly contaminated for years. State health officials began warning nearby homeowners in 2019 that well water could damage their health after testing revealed groundwater around the college contained harmful human-made chemicals at levels more than 170 times higher than the state considers safe.
Ocala chef featured on Food Network opens first restaurant, plans massive expansion
OCALA, Fla. – Rashad Jones opened his first restaurant, Big Lee’s - Serious About BBQ, roughly a month ago in Ocala. However, he already has ambitious plans to expand across the country. Big Lee’s is at 2611 SW 19th Ave. and serves meats like brisket, pulled pork, ribs...
Firefighters battle 65-acre wildfire in On Top of the World
Marion County Fire Rescue units were dispatched to On Top of the World in Ocala on Wednesday afternoon after a large wildfire ignited in the area. Shortly after 4 p.m., multiple 911 callers reported that the wildfire was growing larger by the minute. Firefighters from Marion County Fire Rescue’s Friendship Fire Station #21 arrived on scene at 4:22 p.m., and they observed a large fire that was being “fueled by wind,” according to MCFR.
Dog rescued from deplorable conditions in Ocala reunites with former foster family
Nearly a month after being rescued from deplorable conditions at an overwhelmed sanctuary in Ocala, a dog named Beau has found a loving home with his former foster family. On February 1, a total of 53 dogs were rescued from a two-bedroom residence located in the 5700 block of NW 6th Street in Ocala. Marion County Animal Services staff responded to the property and observed that the dogs were being kept in poor and unsanitary conditions inside the home. One of the dogs was deceased.
These Inverness, FL based Puppies are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near inverness.
Drivers avoid injury in rollover crash on SW College Road
A two-vehicle crash with rollover temporarily blocked the westbound lanes of SW College Road in Ocala on Friday morning. Shortly before 7:25 a.m., Ocala Fire Rescue units consisting of Engine 6, Rescue 4, Tower 1, Battalion Chief 11, and a Safety Officer responded to the 3800 block of SW College Road after receiving reports of a vehicle collision, according to OFR.
Citrus County K-9 recovering after emergency surgery
A Citrus County K-9 is in recovery after undergoing emergency surgery on Thursday.
Marion County deputy won't be charged in crash that killed bicycle rider
The Marion County Sheriff's deputy who was behind the wheel of a patrol cruiser that struck and killed a bicyclist on State Road 200 late last year will not face any criminal charges. In a memorandum explaining the filing decision, Assistant State Attorney Cindy Harper notes: "While the evidence demonstrates...
Deputies: Man shot, killed in Marion County
MARION COUNTY, Fla. — The Marion County Sheriff's Office said a shooting is being investigated. Tuesday afternoon around 4:40 p.m., a man was found shot in a home on Southwest 143rd Place Road in Ocala. According to deputies, the victim, 26-year-old John'L Davis, died after being taken to the...