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Central Florida Wire | April 30, 2017

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Possible Drunk Driver Crashes Into Summerfield Convenience Store

April 8, 2017 |

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SUMMERFIELD – A convenience store located at 14501 South US Highway 301 in Summerfield will be closed while the owners repair the damaged caused after a 24-year-old woman ran her car into the building.

According to the … Read More

Marion County School Bus Forces Car Into Ditch

April 4, 2017 |

OCALA – A Marion County school bus driver was cited early Tuesday morning after Troopers say the driver forced another vehicle into a ditch.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, 51-year-old bus driver Wendy Taylor was traveling northbound on SE … Read More

Marion County Fire Claims 53-year-old Woman

March 26, 2017 |

OCALA – A fire that broke out at home on Bahia Trace Court in Ocala Friday morning is to blame for the death of a 53-year-old woman according to the Marion County Fire Rescue (MCFR).

Firefighters arrived at the home shortly … Read More

Lake County firefighters save two children from apartment fire

March 14, 2017 |

LEESBURG —Lake County firefighters this morning rescued a three-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl from an apartment fire in the 2600 block of Shirley’s Way in Leesburg.

Upon arrival, Lt. Glenn Bidwell, Firefighter Brad Hermesman and Firefighter Eric Steiner … Read More

Marion County School Bus Driver Crashes Into Vehicle while Transporting Students

March 7, 2017 |

OCALA – A school bus carrying eleven students on board crashed into a Ford pickup truck at a stop light early Monday morning.

Bus driver Felecia Lewis stated to responding personnel that she was looking at something inside the bus. While … Read More

Belleview Man Killed in Collision with Semi

March 5, 2017 |

CITRA – A Belleview man was pronounced dead after his vehicle collided with a semi-truck on US Highway 301 at approximately 3:15 am Sunday morning according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

The man, identified as 56-year-old Jerry D. Likens was … Read More

Troopers Searching for Hit and Run Suspect that Left Ocala Man in Serious Condition

February 28, 2017 |

OCALA – Florida Highway Patrol troopers are asking for help in finding the person responsible for leaving the scene of an accident after striking a man on a bicycle.

According to the report, 54-year-old Louis Dosh was traveling northbound on … Read More

Sabal Pipeline Shooting Suspect Killed by Deputies After High Speed Chase

February 26, 2017 |

FLORAL CITY – A man who was a suspect for allegedly shooting at the Sabal Pipeline early Sunday morning was fatally shot by deputies during a high-speed chase according to reports.

According to the reports, the incident began in Dunnellon when … Read More

FHP: Roads Closed Due to Railroad Construction, Expect Detours

January 24, 2017 |

BELLEVIEW – Officials with the Florida Highway Patrol announced that some roads will be closed beginning Tuesday, January 24th through Thursday, January 26th due to railroad work.

According to a release, CSX workers will be working on railroad crossings located on … Read More

Ocala Woman Dead After Being Struck by Vehicle on Baseline Road

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OCALA – An Ocala woman was pronounced dead after being struck by a vehicle on Baseline Road  (State Road 35/SR 35) while trying to cross the road according to Florida Highway Patrol reports.

Troopers stated that 52-year-old Margaret Muir was crossing … Read More