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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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Ocala foodbank struggles to help all those in need

When families are financially struggling, food banks have become an extra helping hand. But, an Ocala foodbank is battling to meet the needs of the community. Florida 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on the Ocala foodbank which feeds more than 1,300 people a month. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPFoodbankwrap.mp3]

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Arrest made in quadruple murder in Marion County

Marion County Sheriffs Office has arrested a suspect in connection with the quadruple homicide in Ocala. Deputies arrested 31 year-old James Bannister earlier this morning. He faces 4 counts of premediated murder and 1 count of arson and is being held on $50,000 bond.  Sheriff’s Office spokesman Judge Cochran says an …

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Marion County teachers get an education on new technology at workshop

Marion County teachers have been spending the day in an educational workshop…but this time, the educators are the ones being educated. 600 teachers and administrators participated in the third annual “Day of Technology” at Lake Weir High School in Ocala.  Steven Gallo spoke with Marion County Public Schools spokesman Kevin Christian about the …

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World Trade Center artifact finds home with Ocala Fire Rescue

The 10-year anniversary of the September 11th attacks is nearly a month away, and a piece of the rubble from the World Trade Center now has a home in Ocala. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Peck spoke with the Ocala Fire Rescue Batallion Chief Brian Stoothoff about the piece of American history that now …

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