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Boosting job skills after military service

North Central Florida veterans trying to re-enter the workforce are finding their skills often outdated. The Workforce Connection of Citrus, Levy and Marion County kicks off a “Retooling and Refueling for Success” workshop tomorrow to help veterans explore talent and career options in the workforce. Communications Manager Laura Byrnes hopes …

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Seven prison facilities to close around the state

Florida has too many empty prison beds and a budget that needs cutting. That means some prisons will be closing starting next month.  The state has 100-thousand inmates. With the crime rate falling, the Department of Corrections has 12,000 prison beds that aren’ t needed.  Steve Bousquet with the Herald-Times …

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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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Search continues for missing Ocala man

Ocala police are asking the public for help locating a man missing since Christmas Day. OPD Sergeant Chas Maier says Russell Lynn Hoagland has indicated he may harm himself. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/MAIER3.mp3] Currently, he says police have little information about where Hoagland is. Anyone with information can contact Ocala Police or Crime …

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Search for fugitive continues around Marion County

US Marshals are searching for a man who fled authorities in two North Central Florida counties yesterday. 41-year-old Michael Richard Maser is wanted in Sumter County for unlawful sexual activity with a minor and is now considered a fugitive after fleeing deputies in Citrus and Marion counties. US Marshal Service …

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Armed robbery suspects still at-large

Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives are looking for the public’s help in tracking down the three men responsible for an armed robbery on Tuesday. Spokesman Judge Cochran says the men were caught on tape at the Qwick King on SE Lake Weir Avenue in Ocala. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/ROBBERY3.mp3] He says the men …

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