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Marion County (Florida)

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Top Marion County (Florida) Articles

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  • Frank Bruno ready for State Senate bid

     
    Frank Bruno, the Volusia County Chairman, is moving ahead with his bid for the State Senate District 7 seat, currently held by Evelyn Lynn. Bruno formally announced his candidacy for the 2012 race in Daytona Beach today, touting his background as an...
  • Former House Speaker Larry Cretul Endorses Adam Hasner

     
    Former Florida House Majority Leader Adam Hasner continues to rack up  U.S. Senate race endorsements from his former colleagues, this time with a blessing from former House Speaker Larry Cretul. “I'm endorsing Adam because he is the Republican...
  • Four-day school week planned in Marion for 2012 (a look at savings, research)

     
    To save money, the Marion County school district plans to run schools for only four days a week during the 2012-13 school year. The plan could be shelved if the economy improves but, in the meantime, district officials have been gathering information on...
  • Senate congressional map has big – and not-so-big- changes

     
    The Florida Senate's Reapportionment Committee released its long-awaited maps drawing new districts for the state Senate and adding two congressional seats to Florida's existing 25.  Eyeballing the congressional maps (available here), there are some major...
  • Missing Alabama boys found in Indianapolis

    Missing Alabama boys found in Indianapolis
    Two kids who went missing from their Russellville, Alabama home have been found safe in Indianapolis. Angel Everado and his brother Christian Santos Montoya were found in an apartment complex on the northwest side near 56th and Georgetown Road. According...
  • Financier Tim Durham indicted, arrested

    Financier Tim Durham indicted, arrested
    Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced the indictment and arrest of Indianapolis financier Timothy Durham and two others, James Cochran and Rick D. Snow. Durham has been investigated for alleged manipulation of Fair Finance Company, an Ohio...
  • Near fatal attraction: Denied a kiss, woman, 92, charged with shooting man's house

    Helen B. Staudinger, 92, was asked to leave her neighbor's property. She said she'd comply with his demand only on one condition: That he would give her a kiss, reports the Ocala Star Banner. Staudinger did leave, but the 5-ft and100-lb. woman returned...
  • Man accused of exposing himself at school bus s

    The pre-teen student told Marion County Sheriff's investigators that Antonio Trujillo Vences, 57, of Weirsdale, pulled up his shirt, dropped his pants to his ankles and performed a sex act at a bus stop while facing him, reports the Ocala Star Banner....
  • Man accused of choking girlfriend over spilt beer

    His girlfriend had thought Alec J. Sims, 24, had too much to drink. So she poured out his beer, reports the Ocala Star Banner. Big mistake. His girfriend told deputies the Ocala man unintentionally hit her in the leg with a refrigerator door to prevent...
  • Man accused of DUI — and stealing escort's purse

    Kristine Marie Prchal flagged down a Marion County Sheriff's deputy at the at the Sleep Inn Motel, reports The Gainesville Sun. She told the deputy she met a man at the hotel for some "pre-agreed" 30--minutes of sex. But when the meter was up the drunken...
  • Report: Woman takes cash in drug buy, calls it an April Fools' joke

    Agents in with the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area in Marion County arranged to purchase 40 oxycodone pills for $525 from Sara Medeiros on Friday through a confidential source at an undisclosed location, reports the Ocala Star Banner. Medeiros...