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Marion County (Florida)

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mike Haridopolos is now a lobbyist

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Add one more former legislator to the ranks of the lobbying corps. Former Senate President Mike Haridopolos is now lobbying for a rail company called Railex LLC that has ties to rail giant CSX. He's also gone to work for a gambling...
  • Orange, Seminole win appeal against Florida Virtual Academy

     
    In an uncanny repetition of last year, Orange and Seminole counties are headed to the state Board of Education with a set of rejections of Florida Virtual Academy charter schools. Like last year, the county school boards rejected the application to...
  • With half a dozen competitive races, Central Florida voters have a chance to shape Tallahassee agenda

     
    In one corner of Central Florida, a Republican state representative and the Democratic chairman of Volusia County are competing for a Senate district that reaches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Ocala National Forest. In another, a Democratic state...
  • Hukill raises another $32k in SD8 race

     
    The News Service of Florida In a closely watched Senate race, state Rep. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, collected $32,114 in contributions between Sept. 15 and Sept. 28, giving her an overall total of $427,951, newly filed reports show. Hukill is...
  • Molly Bish Abduction, Murder Possibly Linked to Florida Killer

    Molly Bish Abduction, Murder Possibly Linked to Florida Killer
    DOUGLAS, Massachusetts -- The unsolved disappearance and murder of a teenage lifeguard in 2000 may be linked to a convicted killer in Florida. 16-year-old Molly Bish disappeared while working as a lifeguard at Comins Pond in the small community of Warren...
  • Report: Lawn mower driver busted for DUI

    ames David Gray, 68, allegedly said he has "a bad drinking problem," reports The Gainesville Sun. On his way home from cutting grass, the Citra man bought an 18-pack of Natural Ice because he was hot and also depressed over his meager wages —...
  • Woman, 29, beat man, 69, for his cooler of beer, deputies say

    A 69-year-old man told deputies that after he drove Rose Ann Gray to a home, she got out of the truck and tried to swipe a cooler with 18 cans of Busch beer inside, reports the Ocala Star-Banner. The senior citizen told cops that when he protested,...
  • Just north of Orlando, museums wheel out carriages, tractors

    Just north of Orlando, museums wheel out carriages, tractors
    Today's magic word is conveyances. Within a few miles of each other in rural Lake and Marion counties, two museums are dedicated to different ways of getting around: One emphasizes stylish history, the other a more utilitarian style. History is the...