Court notes: 3 plea, state won’t pursue charges against 5

Three Marion County defendants recently entered plea deals while the State Attorney’s Office announced it would not pursue charges against five others.The crimes include child neglect, battery, DUI, attempted second-degree murder and more. Defendants who entered pleas received between one year of probation and 15 years in state prison.James Austin HuffmanThe State Attorney’s Office announced… Continue reading Court notes: 3 plea, state won’t pursue charges against 5

Calendar of events for Nov. 19 and beyond

TODAYGrand opening: Marco’s Pizza, 4611 NW Blitchton Road, Ocala. Free pizza, games, live broadcast, raffles and more. Free. Call 351-5003.U.N.I.T.Y. Group Services, Inc.’s Clothing Closet: Anyone in need of free clothing can make an appointment, U.N.I.T.Y. Group Services, Inc.’s Clothing Closet, 7 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Suite 102, Ocala. Call 1-800-910-3574 or email unitygroupservices@gmail.com. […]

Desperation for cash led to neighborhood robbery, suspect says

Novel Lomar Williams is not afraid to say that he robbed his neighborhood gas station early Saturday morning.Williams, who lives roughly a half a mile away from the Kangaroo gas station at 10143 SE Sunset Harbor Road in Summerfield, said he robbed it because he was desperate.“It’s been hard and I’m under a ton of… Continue reading Desperation for cash led to neighborhood robbery, suspect says

Calendar of events for Nov. 18 and beyond

TODAYLight Up Ocala: 4-9 p.m., Downtown Ocala. Free. Call 368-5517. Live entertainment, kids zone, vendors, food trucks, street performers, parade, tree-lighting ceremony (6:30 p.m.) and more.Saturday breakfast: 8-10 a.m., Angela S. Santos VFW Post 4781, 94901 SW 110TH St., Ocala. $3.50-$7. Call 873-4781.Low-cost pet vaccinations: Florida International Teaching Zoo, 10-11 a.m., U Kill Em, […]