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Panel Passes ‘Common Sense’ Tweak To School Gun Policies

A bill backed by the National Rifle Association that lawmakers said would add “common sense” to zero-tolerance policies for guns in public schools sailed through a House education panel on Wednesday.


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Police: Paraplegic Man Stole Car, Started Chase

Witnesses described a paraplegic man stealing a vehicle from an Ocala car dealership and leading officers on a brief chase as something you would see in the movies.


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Fugitive Ga. Banker Suspected In Marijuana Case In Fla.

A former Georgia banker who who disappeared 18 months ago and who faces allegations he stole millions from investors may have been growing marijuana in a home in Florida, according to authorities.


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Death Row Inmates Challenge New Lethal Injection Drug

Death row inmates trying to stop the use of a new drug mix used in lethal injections, asked federal courts Tuesday to declare it unconstitutional.


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Coyotes Confront Ocala Man On A Walk With 2 Small Dogs

A man walking his two small dogs in the suburbs of Ocala was confronted by a pack of coyotes.


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Rare Eye Fungus Traced To Florida Pharmacy

Federal health officials are working to contain more than two dozen cases of a rare fungal eye infection across seven states, and they believe the problem stems from a Florida pharmacy recently in the spotlight for it’s role in the deaths of 21 elite polo horses in 2009.


Joseph Randall Serena, left, and Eduardo Gonzalez, right,  were arrested on charges of fighting and baiting animals. (Source: Marion County Sheriff's Office)

300 Roosters Found; 2 Charged In Connection With Cockfighting Ring

Two men were arrested and charged after officials said the men were breeding and training roosters for cockfights.


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Sentencing Held For 2 Fla. Execs Involved In $3B Fraud

Two executives at what was the nation’s largest private mortgage lender will be sentenced for their roles in a $3 billion fraud that contributed to the sixth-largest bank collapse in U.S. history.



Brutal Teen Violence Raises New Concerns About Bullying

The horrifying violence that led teens to attack one of their own, beating 15-year-old Seath Jackson, shooting him, and then burning him in a fire pit has parents wondering about the demons their own children face, and how it could put them at risk.


(Source: Marion County) Yarnel Bagley, whose mom is charged with helping him escape from police custody.

Teen Escapes Jail, Police Say Mom Helped

It’s one thing to try to escape from state custody. It’s another thing to get your mom to help you, but the mother of an Ocala teenager faces charges of helping her 17-year-old son escape from a central-Florida juvenile facility. He’s still on the run, but his mom is headed for jail.