Tag Archives: Marion County news

Pedestrian killed on State Road 200

By on February 11th, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:21 am

A pedestrian was struck by two vehicles and killed on State Road 200 in front of the Steeplechase Plaza. The man has been identified by fingerprints, and investigators are looking to notify family members.

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Marion County announces health improvement plan after low overall ranking

By on February 4th, 2013 | Last updated: February 8, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Ranked 48th out of 67 Florida Counties for overall health, Marion County is promoting a new Community Health Improvement Plan for its residents.

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Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate shooting of Marion County man

By on January 28th, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

Marion County woman fatally shoots ex-boyfriend through windsheild after he clung to her hood for nearly 10 miles.

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Powder mailed to Marion County sheriff leads to emergency procedure

By on January 25th, 2013 | Last updated: January 25, 2013 at 5:06 pm

A suspicious package containing a unknown powder was sent to the Marion County Sheriff’s office, and contained a written threat to Sheriff Chris Blair. The powder is now being tested.

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Marion Co. deputies disciplined for involvement in sex scandal

By on January 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: January 23, 2013 at 4:51 pm

The two deputies will be demoted after their involvement in a sex scandal last fall.

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Florida lawmakers move to tackle ethics issues

By and on November 30th, 2012 | Last updated: December 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Florida lawmakers are looking to kill the state’s reputation as the country’s most corrupt. Officials sent out surveys to the state’s counties and localities, asking for suggestions or constructive criticism.

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Carbon monoxide sickens five in Ocala

By on November 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: November 2, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Ocala firefighters rescued five victims of carbon monoxide poisoning from a home at 1008 NE 17th Ave. Thursday morning.

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Regional workforce connection cautions against job ad fraud

By on October 25th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Getting a job just got trickier. The Workforce Connection of Citrus, Levy and Marion Counties is now warning jobseekers to stay alert for scams using the names of legitimate businesses and organizations. Workforce Connection CEO Rusty Skinner said the regional […]

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Eyes on Adena over water request controversy

By on October 9th, 2012 | Last updated: October 11, 2012 at 8:41 am

Locals spoke out Tuesday against the amount of water requested by a billionaire-backed farm expanding throughout North Central Florida.

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Man charged in death of grandmother and great-grandmother

By on September 10th, 2012 | Last updated: September 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm

A 22-year-old Marion County man accused of the shooting deaths of his grandmother and great-grandmother is behind bars.

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