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Marion County Offers Free Hands-Only CPR Training

Dorothy Mitchell (far right) listens to Herman Hale, the director of nursing at the Florida Department of Health in Marion County, explain that keeping the 911 dispatcher on the phone while administering CPR can help them best assess the situation before they arrive. The Florida Department of Health partnered with several organizations to train citizens and employees of Florida counties in Hands-Only CPR.

Marion County is one of 67 counties offering free Hands-On CPR training through the Florida Department of Health for World Heart Day. Partnering with the American Heart Association, the goal is to raise awareness of heart disease and shed light on how CPR can double or even triple the survival rate of a victim.

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Suspect Arrested For Deadly Ocala Nightclub Shooting

Marion County Sheriff officers arrested Laquan Barrow, 24, and charged him with second-degree murder in the fatal nightclub shooting of 19-year-old Benetria Robinson on Sept. 13

Marion County Sheriff's officers arrested and charged Laquan Barrow, 24, with second degree murder in connection with the slaying of 19-year-old Benetria Robinson at an Ocala nightclub. He is also charged with attempted second degree in the injuring of five other people during the Sept. 13 shooting.

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Florida Marriage Licenses Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

Chad Arrington and Misty Hall exchange wows as man and wife, but those descriptions won't appear on their marriage license. The state has changed marriage licenses to the gender-neutral term of "spouse," to include same-sex unions.

On Monday, Florida’s marriage licenses and certificate applications recognized gay marriage by changing the terms "bride" and "groom" to the gender-neutral term "spouse." While this is another victory for the LGBT community, they still face unresolved issues regarding other legal documents, such as birth certificates.

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