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Search for missing Ocala teen continues

A missing Ocala teenager may be at risk. Marion County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Judge Cochran says 17-year-old Katelynn Sargent has been missing since Monday. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/Cochran1.mp3] Cochran says they believe Sargent may around St Augustine now, but possibly heading towards Orlando.  Anyone with information about Katelynn’s location can contact local law …

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Marion County to participate in event to take in pills to keep them off the streets

“National Pill Take Back Day” is this Saturday in Marion County. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Veronica Vilar reports, this event is the first step toward keeping surplus and illegal prescription drugs off the streets. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/pilldropoffwrap.mp3] (sources: Professor of Pharmacy Paul Doering and Public Information Officer for Marion County Sheriff’s Office Judge Cochran)

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Suspected serial rapist arrested in Marion County

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has arrested the man suspected in five sexual assaults since July. Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Jenifer Lowe says 37-year-old Michael Alan Frye was positively identified by victims in two of the cases and his vehicle matched descriptions in all four Marion County attacks. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/LOWE2.mp3] He was …

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Another victim tied to serial rapist

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says another attack has been tied to the suspected serial rapist, now potentially linked to 5 sexual assaults over the past few months in Marion and Alachua Counties.  Detectives leading the investigation held a news conference this morning with more information on the latest attack and prior …

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Marion County sheriff’s deputies uncover meth lab

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has uncovered a methamphetamine lab with 574 grams of the drug valued at $57,400. Deputies were searching for a warrant suspect at 19955 SE 156th Street in Umatilla when they heard noise coming from a shed behind the home. A search of the shed uncovered …

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Potential lead as the search for a serial rapist continues

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has obtained a surveillance photo identifying the vehicle driven by a man suspected of multiple recent sexual assaults. The vehicle is a 1991 through 1995 Plymouth Voyager, Dodge Caravan, or Chrysler Town and Country. Ocala Police and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are searching for …

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