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Councilman-elect Tyrone Oliver
SKY News
December 04, 2019 - 7:01 am
OCALA – Ocala City Council voted Tuesday to deny Tyrone Oliver his Nov. 19th runoff victory, after revelations that the councilman-elect was convicted of a felony drug charge in 1986. Council then called for a special election, the details which will be settled in the future. The election could be...
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SKY News
November 08, 2019 - 4:55 am
BELLEVIEW, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man and two children are dead following a crash at a Belleview intersection on Highway 484. Authorities said Stephen Lynn of Ocala was heading east on County Road 484 and toward the intersection of County Road 467. Lynn was driving a large pickup truck...
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AP
October 08, 2019 - 6:54 am
OCALA — Michael Jones Jr. is charged with four new counts of homicide, one for each of the children he's accused of killing in the most atrocious of manners, court documents show. An Ocala grand jury returned the additional charges, and the State Attorney’s Office has said it will seek the death...
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Pres. Donald Trump kicks off 2020 re-election campaign in Orlando's Amway Center
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SKY News
October 03, 2019 - 7:24 am
ORLANDO, Fla. — President Donald Trump will be The Villages Thursday for an official White House event focused on health care. The president will sign an executive order expanding provisions of the Medicare Advantage program. The 1 p.m. event will be at the Sharon Morse Performing Arts Center...
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SKY News
September 27, 2019 - 7:21 am
OCALA (AP) — Sheriff's officials say a Marion County woman who was found dead along with her four children in Georgia was beaten to death with a baseball bat. Her 38-year-old husband Michael Jones is charged with killing Casei Jones. Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods tells news outlets he believes...
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SKY News
September 16, 2019 - 11:04 pm
OCALA (AP) -- When Georgia authorities pulled over a Florida driver during the weekend, they made a gruesome discovery in the back of the truck — the body of his decomposing wife. Casei Jones and her four children had been missing from their Florida hometown for over a month, and the discovery set...
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SKY News
September 11, 2019 - 2:56 pm
OCALA (SKY News) – Marion County Sheriff’s Office announced the capture of a man wanted in the murder of the mother of his child. 30-year-old Deangelo Leandrew Shelton Clark was apprehended in Monroe County. Clark is the suspected killer of 20-year-old Kiara Alleyne. Deputies answered a call from a...
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SKY News
August 26, 2019 - 7:21 am
OCALA (AP) — Florida burglars are targeting Chinese restaurants and they're not walking away with takeout. Authorities say they are taking the entire cash register instead. Ten restaurants around the Ocala area have been hit in the last few months. Police say the break-ins typically happen...
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July 30, 2019 - 6:38 am
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is planning a trip to Central Florida next week. According to the Tampa Bay Times, President Trump is making a stop at The Villages for a "Medicare-focused event" on Tuesday, August 6. President Trump's visit comes weeks after he announced his re-election bid at...
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July 12, 2019 - 12:00 pm
SUMMERFIELD (AP) — Authorities say a north Florida homeowner apparently fired shots at four intruders, killing two of them before being shot. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested 19-year-old Robert John Hamilton and 22-year-old Seth Adam Rodriguez, suspected in a home invasion...
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