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  1. Transgender Students Now Have To Follow A New Bathroom Policy In Marion CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    With a blue flower pinned against her golden hair, she waved a white sign with "#Just Needs 2 Pee" painted in red. She's a single parent, Santa Fe College student and transgender woman.


  2. Police: Gainesville Man Steals Knives, Machetes From Wal-MartRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Police arrested a 39-year-old Gainesville man Monday on suspicion that he stole machetes, knives, ropes, shorts and gloves from the Archer Road Wal-Mart. Terry Roberts was arrested at 9 a.m. after taking $175.70 worth of machetes and knives, according to a news release from Gainesville police.


  3. Celebrate Earth Day In And Around GainesvilleRead the original story

    Friday Apr 22 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Kids climb and rappel from trees at a previous Earthfest at Arbor Day in the Great Outdoors event at Tuscawilla Park in Ocala. This activity will be featured again at this year's event.


  4. Marion County Likely To Enforce Birth Sex For BathroomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 21 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Transgender students in Marion County will likely be required to soon use the restrooms of their birth sex rather than the restrooms of their choosing. Four of Marion County School Board's five members leaned toward that decision at Thursday's meeting, but Chair Bobby James thinks the board is making a decision too quickly. 1 comment

  5. Former Marion County Deputies Sentenced in Derrick Price BeatingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 20 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Four former Marion County deputies were sentenced today at the U.S. District Courthouse in Ocala for using excessive force and violating the civil rights of Derrick Price during his 2014 arrest. The former deputies, Trevor Fitzgerald, James Amidei, Adam Crawford and Cody Hoppel pleaded guilty for their involvement in the beating of Derek Price in August 2014.


  6. Jesse Terrell Found Not GuiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 8 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Former Marion County Sheriff's Office deputy, Jesse Terrell, has just been found not guilty in his trial for using excessive force in the arrest of Derrick Price in August 2014. Terrell, 33, was caught on camera with four other deputies beating Price when serving on a drug-related arrest warrant.


  7. Ex-deputies Fitzgerald and Crawford Testify in Terrell TrialRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 6 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    On top of that the deputies, Trevor Fitzgerald and Adam Crawford, admitted to lying on their follow-up reports by saying that Price resisted his arrest when he was compliant the whole time. Fitzgerald and Crawford are two of the five Marion County deputies who were accused of using unnecessary force and beating Price on Aug. 7, 2014.


  8. Ocala Teen Thrown From Car, DiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 31 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Gianni Garcia, 15, was riding about 4 p.m. with his friends Angel Garcia Cruz, 18, and the driver, Herman Nazario, 17, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. Garcia and Cruz were riding outside the Chevy Camaro when Nazario accelerated on Pecan Road in Ocala, causing Garcia to fall off and hit the pavement.


  9. Marion County Seeks Public Input On Future Parks In MeetingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 30 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Marion County Parks and Recreation Department is gathering public input in six meetings over the next two weeks. Marion County resident Lanette Woods recommends better flooring for other parks because the concrete floors of the park can be dangerous for smaller children.


  10. For Privatization Stand, Marion County Library Groups Get AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2016 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Marion County's Friends of the Library groups have been awarded the Library Advocacy Award by the Florida Library Association. The seven independent groups worked together to fight privatization and budget cuts threatening the Marion County Library System, according to a news release from the groups.


  11. Marion County Breaks Ground On New $63M Senior CommunityRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2016 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    A rendering of Bridgewater Park, a nursing-home community set to open in Marion County by the summer of 2017. Construction started Thursday on a new $63 million nursing-home community in Marion County that is expected to create 300-plus jobs upon opening and will include 310 individual suites.


  12. Ocala Man Killed In Domestic Disturbance ShootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2016 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Officers arrived at the scene and found Penland shot. He died of his wounds Wednesday morning.


  13. Ocala House Fire Kills DogRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2016 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Fire damaged the house at 4023 Northeast 23rd Place in Ocala on Monday, and one dog inside was killed. Ocala Fire Rescue responded to a call at the home at 4023 Northeast 23rd Place, arriving at 4:11 p.m., according to a news release from the agency.


  14. Ocala Student Wins Florida Poetry CompetitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Jarod Atchley of West Port High School won the Florida Humanities Council's "Poetry Out Loud" contest on Saturday in Tampa. He will represent Florida in the national contest in May in Washington D.C. Second place went to Tatiana Saleh of Jacksonville's Douglas Anderson School of the Arts.


  15. Marion County Voters Approve Sales Tax IncreaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2016 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Marion County voters approved a one percent sales tax increase on Tuesday along with casting their votes in the presidential preference primary. The increased tax will be in place for the next four years, beginning Jan. 1, 2017.


  16. Marion County Opens Safe Space For Domestic-Crime VictimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2016 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office opened its safe-space room for domestic victims on Saturday. There, they can safely fill out paperwork and wait for judicial decisions.


  17. Ocala To Provide New Way To Pay Utility BillsRead the original story

    Feb 25, 2016 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Payment kiosks will be available at four locations around the city, according to a city of Ocala press release. The locations are: the City of Ocala Customer Service Office, Paddock Mall, Marion County Library Headquarters and the Citgo "The Spur" station.


  18. This Is How Meteorite Searchers Found Those That Landed Near Lake CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2016 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    While it is rare for meteorites to be found in the state, six of them were recently found near Lake City. The meteorites are believed to be a result of a daytime fireball - a space debris randomly meeting the Earth's atmosphere and producing an intense light - that travelled across the skies of northern Florida on Jan. 24 around 10:25 a.m., according to Vincent Perlerin, community manager for the American Meteor Society.


  19. Marion County Approves $64,000 In New Crime-Fighting KiosksRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2016 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Debbie Bakos, an employee of First Avenue National Bank in Ocala and Marion County's Crime Stoppers chairman, explains Wednesday how the three-screen kiosks work. The county approved the purchase of 20 new kiosks Tuesday.


  20. Ocala Students Back At School After Threats of ViolenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2016 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    About 1,000 West Port High School students missed class on Monday, Feb. 1 after threats of violence appeared on social media over the weekend. , when three West Port High School students began waving a Confederate flag and taunting other students, which led to a brief physical altercation between students.


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