Tag Archives: Ocala

Green light bulbs given out in Ocala to raise awareness about runaways

Ocala based, Arnette House has started the Green Light Project during the month of November. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM,  Zac Blobner says they’re hoping to shine a light on a growing problem. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/BlobnerGreenlightWrap.mp3] (in depth version) Ocala-based, Arnette House has started the Green Light Project during the month of November. Arnette …

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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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Pedestrian killed in traffic crash

One man is dead following a collision in Marion County last night. Donald Snyder was walking northbound along SW 46th Ave, across SR 40 when he was struck by a semi and thrown 80 feet.  Snyder was pronounced dead on scene at 9:26 PM.  Charges against the driver, Larrison Parker …

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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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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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