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Marion County (Florida)

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Top Marion County (Florida) Articles

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  • Notorious Leesburg murderess Marie Arrington dead at 80

    Notorious Leesburg murderess Marie Arrington dead at 80
    More than 45 years have passed since Marie Dean Arrington wiggled through the window of her prison cell, scaled two wire fences in her pajamas and disappeared into a chilly March night. The convicted Lake County murderess and death-row inmate remained...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Wife, 58, busted in plot to smuggle drugs into jail for hubby, 32

    Wife, 58, busted in plot to smuggle drugs into jail for hubby, 32
    Here's a couple that went from being love birds to jail birds. At least they're together in the same jail. Danny Lee Fletcher, 32 and Cynthia Leah Fletcher, 58, both of Ocala, along with Marcus Brody Hilton, 34 of Newberry, are currently behind bars,...
  • 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...
  • Man made mistake of pulling knife on Florida's top cop

    Man made mistake of pulling knife on Florida's top cop
    Larry Jackson allegedly flashed his knife's blade at a man who was walking from the Marion County courthouse toward his car then took an aggressive stance towards the man and yelled, "What?!"according to a news release from the Ocala Police Deparment....
  • $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...