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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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Ocala expands sandbagging efforts

The City of Ocala is stepping up sandbag distribution efforts to help residents prepare for more severe weather.  City Spokesman Sonny Allen says they have extended distribution hours and added another location where people can pick up sandbags for free. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/ALLEN-22.mp3] Ocala experienced severe flooding early last week because of …

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Ocala rolls towards skate park solution

Ocala residents can expect a new skate park in the near future. WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman says the city is trying something a little different for the new park’s design. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/Ocala-Skatepark2.mp3] Ocala Parks and Recreation Division Head Ire Beathea says the park will have a direct benefit to the city, especially …

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Ocala police search for stabbing suspect

The Ocala Police Department is looking for any information which will lead them to the man responsible for a fatal stabbing last night.  Officers responded to the Village Green Apartments on SW 33 Avenue to find Isidro Garcia-Reyes dead from multiple stabbings.  Garcia-Reyes was in a verbal altercation with another …

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Ocala city crews still cleaning up from Sunday storm

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/OcalaStormFinal.mp3] The wet conditions over the weekend culminated in a heavy downpour for many Ocala residents Monday morning. The amount of rainfall overwhelmed the flood-control systems, swept away trees and caused damage and widespread power outages in areas across the city. Ocala spokesman Sonny Allen says water levels have lessened since …

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Ocala begins cleanup after heavy rain causes flooding problems

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/QAOcalaFlooding.mp3] North Central Florida recently faced some unexpected heavy rainfalls. Two major accidents occured on rain-soaked Interstate-75 near Ocala, about twelve-hundred houses lost power and more than 20 city streets are still reported to be flooded. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT’FM’s Kristen Hammel spoke wih Ocala Spokesman Sonney Allen who says crews are currently …

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