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Marion County (Florida)

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  • Florida inmate attacks officer after being pepper sprayed

    Florida inmate attacks officer after being pepper sprayed
    Before he could even get into his holding cell, a Florida inmate being booked into jail attacked a law enforcement officer, according to Bay News 9. Xavier Washington, 43, was sent to the Marion County Jail on violation of probation and career...
  • Pantless Florida woman who stole wine from Publix ID'd

    Pantless Florida woman who stole wine from Publix ID'd
    After video of the incident began to circulate online, the Ocala Police Department was able to identify the Florida woman who walked into Publix without pants and stole wine. Desiree J. Taylor, 35, walked into an Ocala Publix around 2 p.m. Tuesday...
  • Top science students win awards at annual Science Challenge in Orlando

    Top science students win awards at annual Science Challenge in Orlando
    Twenty Central Florida students won awards at the 16th-annual Science Challenge in Orlando last weekend, with Catherine Li, a Lake Highland Preparatory student, winning the "best in fair" prize. The Science Challenge features county science fair winners...
  • Official: 'Honor' slaying led to arrest of Tulare murder suspect

    Although officials have said Jose Manuel Martinez claimed to have killed dozens of people on behalf of an unnamed Mexican drug cartel -- including nine in California -- an Alabama official said Wednesday that the slaying that led to his arrest last year...
  • Arrested in 1 killing, man says he was a cartel hit man for decades

    RICHGROVE, Calif. — In March 2013, a man with brooding, mahogany eyes and a walrus mustache traveled from his home in California to visit relatives in Alabama. The trip did not end well. When a business acquaintance insulted Jose Manuel Martinez's...
  • E. Brent Snodgrass, PR executive

    E. Brent Snodgrass, PR executive
    E. Brent Snodgrass, who had been Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s regional director of public and political affairs and later established a Florida public relations firm, died April 1 of complications from dementia at his Tampa home. He was 85. Edwin Brent...
  • Pair arrested after trying to sell 3 young women, police say

    Pair arrested after trying to sell 3 young women, police say
    Two Florida women have been arrested after authorities say they tried to sell three young women, the Ocala Police Department announced Monday. Melissa Rodriguez and Ysbette Joseph attempted to sell "young females between the ages of 17 and 23" to a...
  • Florida sheriff's office showcases shoddy squad cars on social media

    Florida sheriff's office showcases shoddy squad cars on social media
    Deputies in Marion County are finding it difficult to chase criminals and break up trouble when their cars keep breaking down. The Marion County Sheriff's Office has been posting photos to Facebook of their squad cars broken down and on tow trucks since...
  • Pantless Florida woman charged with DUI

    Pantless Florida woman charged with DUI
    Marion County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a 51-year-old woman Sunday night after they found her pantless in a parked car blocking traffic, according to the arrest report. Karen Drake had been kicked out of her home earlier that day so she moved...
  • $37M targeted for helping Florida's springs

    $37M targeted for helping Florida's springs
    Standing less than 2 miles from an algae-plagued Wekiwa Springs, Gov. Rick Scott and Florida's top environmental officials gushed praise Wednesday for $37 million in public money set aside to jump-start restoration work at some of the state's best-known...
  • Woman looking for love scammed out of $50,000

    Woman looking for love scammed out of $50,000
    Many folks find romance with the help of Internet dating sites. There are also some folks out there that are just Dating for Dollar$. A 66-year-old Ocala woman fishing for romance on a popular cyber dating site met a land shark. The man's pitch...