TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians will save on items ranging from diapers and gasoline to auto racing tickets and energy efficient appliances under a $1 billion tax cut package signed into law by Republican Gov.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man and woman have each been sentenced to life in prison for killing a woman who was set to testify against them in a drug case.
David Chappell Fey, 57, and Shari Lynn Gunter, 58, were sentenced Wednesday in Ocala federal court, according to court records.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida postal worker whose mail delivery route included the prominent retirement community of The Villages was convicted Wednesday of stealing mail for cash and gift cards.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A bill awaiting the governor’s signature that would temporarily keep secret the names of lottery winners in Florida has at least one unexpected supporter: the woman in prison for murdering the winner of a $30 million lottery payout.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida failed for nearly three months to pay tens of thousands of health-care claims for the state’s sickest and neediest children due to software glitches blamed on the corporate merger of its two largest payment vendors, officials and executives said.
BEIJING (AP) — Erin Jackson bolted off the line, her powerful legs attacking the ice, her destiny awaiting at the end of a frenetic dash around Beijing's magnificent speedskating oval.
She didn't view herself as some sort of trailblazer.
BEIJING (AP) — Erin Jackson has never viewed herself as some sort of trailblazer. She just likes to skate really, really fast, whether it's on wheels or blades.
Yet the 29-year-old from balmy Ocala, Florida knew this moment was special, her chance to really make an impact on the generations that follow.
BEIJING (AP) — Erin Jackson shocked herself by making the U.S. Olympic team four years ago. Barely confident of staying upright after just four months on the ice, she was just happy to be in Pyeongchang.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A student who was injured in a 2018 shooting at a north Florida high school is seeking more than $30,000 in a lawsuit filed against the school district.
The lawsuit filed late Monday claims Marion County Public Schools failed to provide sufficient security on April 20, 2018 when a former student brought a sawed-off shotgun onto the Forest High School campus in Ocala.
BEIJING (AP) — When one looks down the roster of the U.S. speedskating team at the Beijing Olympics, three names immediately jump out.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A pedestrian was killed by a passing CSX train in Ocala, officials said
Marion County Sheriff's deputies tell news outlets they were called about the crash shortly after 11 p.m.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against a sheriff and his deputies, claiming he was illegally detained for no other reason than being born in Jamaica.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A husband and wife from north Florida have been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in 2020, officials said.
Jose Antonio Diaz, 35, and his 33-year-old wife Elia Diaz, surrendered to authorities last week, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brittany Bowe won the women’s 1,000 meters and teenager Jordan Stolz beat Joey Mantia in the men's 1,000 at the U.S. speedskating trials Thursday.
Bowe, a 33-year-old skater from Ocala, Florida, finished first in 1 minute, 13.63 seconds, lowering her own track record.
BUSHNELL, Fla. (AP) — Three people died and three were injured early Sunday when their pickup truck hit a tree in central Florida and burst into flames.
The Florida Highway Patrol said the truck was traveling northbound on Interstate 75 in Sumter County west of The Villages when the driver failed to negotiate a curve in wet, foggy weather, went off the road and hit the tree just after 4:15 a.m..
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A federal prison guard in Florida has been sentenced to one year and eight months in prison for participating in a scheme to smuggle drugs into a facility.
Wayne Grant Jr., 28, of Orlando, was sentenced Thursday in Ocala federal court, according to court records.
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Erin Jackson won her third World Cup speedskating gold of the season Saturday, taking the 500 meters in Norway.
The American won in 37.602 seconds, defeating defending Olympic champion Nao Kodaira of Japan, who took second in 37.708.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Deputies in north Florida fatally shot a man after he refused to drop his weapon during a confrontation, officials said.
Three Marion County Sheriff's deputies responding to a call about shots being fired on Monday night found a dead man in a driveway.
TOMASZOW MAZOWIECKI, Poland (AP) — One day after becoming the first Black American woman to win a World Cup speedskating race, Erin Jackson made it two in a row Saturday.
The 29-year-old from Ocala, Florida, won the second 500-meter race at the season-opening meet in Poland, breaking her 24-hour-old track record with a time of 37.555 seconds.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies have arrested the parents of a 2-year-old north Florida girl who died of a fentanyl overdose earlier this year.
The child's parents remained in the Marion County Jail on Wednesday, each with an aggravated manslaughter charge.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida jail guard has pleaded guilty to buying firearms and immediately reselling them to someone who hadn't passed a federal background check.
Kenyari Devaughnte Brewton, 26, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Ocala federal court to making a materially false statement during the purchase of a firearm and causing a federal firearms licensee to maintain false information in its official records, according to court records.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A local prosecutor has filed a motion to clear the names of four young African American men who were wrongly accused of raping a white woman more than seven decades ago in what is considered one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in Jim Crow-era Florida.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is accused of killing his neighbor in a dispute over a cat that wandered into his yard, sheriff's officials said.
Clifford Anthony Bliss Jr., 58, became angry when the cat went into his yard Wednesday, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was floating on a paddleboard in the Silver River used her paddle to push away a large alligator that swam directly toward her in a frightful, up-close encounter captured in startling videos and photographs.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A federal prison guard in Florida pleaded guilty Tuesday to participating in a scheme to smuggle drugs into a facility.
Wayne Grant Jr., 27, pleaded guilty in Ocala federal court to receipt of a bribe by a public official, according to court records.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Louis Oosthuizen could easily be portrayed as his generation’s Byron Nelson, and not just because of his syrupy swing.
Nelson retired from a full schedule when he was 34 (with 51 wins and five majors) to become a rancher.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A married couple has pleaded guilty to using doughnuts and pastries to lure black bears in rural Florida, allowing packs of dogs to attack them and then posting the gruesome videos on social media.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of setting a Florida church on fire last year is facing a federal hate crime charge, prosecutors announced Thursday...
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Jennifer Kupcho and Austin Ernst each shot their second straight 5-under 67 to share the second-round lead Friday in the LPGA Tour's Drive On Championship...
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Nelly Korda didn't miss a beat four days after her first LPGA Tour title on U.S...
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Two members of a Pennsylvania family were killed when the minivan they were in collided with some steel bars that were hanging off the back of a tractor-trailer rig on Interstate 75 in Florida, authorities said...
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida women's prison has likely violated inmates' constitutional rights by failing to protect them from sexual abuse by staff, federal investigators announced Tuesday...
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man accused of trying to throw a Molotov cocktail at a child welfare office has been sentenced to four years and seven months in federal prison...
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A North Dakota man crashed into a Florida Highway Patrol vehicle Monday night on Interstate 75, authorities said...
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting a woman in a north Florida Walmart store on Saturday afternoon is hospitalized due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound and is not expected to survive his injuries, police said...
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school board member is under fire for Facebook posts saying men are being destroyed by "whores" and defending Bill Cosby, who was recently convicted of rape...
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Residents of a Florida county denounced comments by a school board member who said actor Bill Cosby should be freed after being convicted of sexual assault...
New billboards featuring the face of a southern Minnesota gambling grandmother believed to have killed her husband in Blooming Prairie, Minn., and a woman she met in a Florida bar are going up in four states this week as the U.S.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — In 2012, Steve Mahan, who is blind, climbed into the driver's seat of a self-driving car and rolled up to the drive-thru of a Taco Bell in a video that's been viewed more than 8 million times online...
Darlene Lucile (Mohr) Gerbitz, 90, of Ocala, Florida, passed away after a sudden onset of pneumonia that required a short stay in Munroe Regional Medical Center and The Legacy House, then returning home under Hospice Care.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country music star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A dog park in north Florida is temporarily closed due to concerns about H3N2 Canine Influenza Virus cases in the area.
The Ocala Star-Banner reports the park in Ocala is expected to remain closed for the next four to six weeks.