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Ocala hopes to bring unity to the community

Ocala is spotlighting racial issues by responding with racial harmony discussion and cultural awareness. The City of Ocala held an open annual task force meeting at the Ocala Police Department today to promote unity between different cultures in the community. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Dina Lewis reports how Ocala is making sure to keep its diverse community inclusive and interactive …

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Dead Ocala man identified

The Ocala Police Department has identified the body found earlier this week in Marion County. OPD Spokesperson Seargent Chas Maier says the man is identified as Herbert Leroy King of Ocala. Maier adds an autopsy is scheduled. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Maier2deadbodyidenfified.mp3] Whether foul play was the cause of King’s death is not known …

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Record year for DUI arrests in Ocala in 2011

The Ocala Police Department has more than doubled the amount of DUI arrests in 2011, compared to the previous year. Ocala Police Department Public Information Officer Chas Maier says a DUI Suppression Grant funded by the Florida Department of Transportation has funded these efforts. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Maier1.mp3] Four main officers will be awarded for their efforts …

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Ocala police warn against holiday related crime

With an increase in holiday shopping comes a higher incidence of burglary and related crimes this time of year. Ocala Police Department Sergeant Chas Maier says leaving visible valuables in your car invites the potential for theft. He says they will have more patrols focused on keeping holiday shoppers safe …

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Another potential victim of Marion County serial rapist

Ocala Police detectives are working to confirm the link between the accused serial rapist and another victim that came forth yesterday. Ocala Police Department Sergeant Chas Maier says there were many similarities, including the victim’s description of the attacker and the details of the attack. A 25-year-old female says she …

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FBI involved in Ocala Police officer arrest

An Ocala police officer is facing charges related to aggravated identity theft and fraud after being arrested yesterday morning. Ocala Police Department Chief Samuel Williams says Officer Dana Brown will go through the court system like any other arrestee. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/Williams1.mp3] Williams says this is the first time someone in the …

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