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Marion County

James Bare III, 37, of Belleview, was  killed while walking south in the middle of the railroad tracks in Belleview this morning.  The incident occurred at about 11 AM Monday morning. The CSX train was traveling north when it  struck Mr. Bare. Bare had no pulse by the time EMT's  arrived.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a missing persons report of a pilot who was last seen leaving from the Dunnellon airport. The airport manager reported that the pilot, Theodore Weiss, departed on Saturday, April 5, and never arrived at his destination in Zephyrhills.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash of a single engine aircraft in the area of 1770 SE 140th Street in Summerfield, Florida where both the pilot and passenger were killed.

The Illegal Gaming Task Force served search warrants today in five Florida counties targeting internet cafés owned by Ivan Vega, 1873 Pine Bay Drive, Lake Mary, Fla., and Peter Miller, 120 Sand Castle Way, Neptune Beach, Fla. These warrants represent a continuing crackdown on the operators of illegal gambling centers around Florida known as internet cafés.  Along with today's operation, Ivan Vega was also arrested on a warrant from an earlier investigation conducted by State Attorney Willie Meggs of the 2nd Judicial Circuit.

During a traffic stop near mile marker 362 on northbound I-75, Marion County deputies caught 22 year old Janzel Luis Vega-Cartas with thousands of pills in his vehicle. On April 2, 2014, Vega-Cartas was driving a black Acura. Deputies saw Vega-Cartas not wearing a seat belt, driving too close to other vehicles, illegally switching lanes and speeding.

“It is believed at least five or more suspects may be involved in the theft of these vehicles.” That’s information from an incident report concerning an auto theft case that happened just before 4 AM, Monday, March 24, 2014, at the Ford of Ocala dealership, 2816 N. Pine Ave., Ocala. Suspects took three Ford F-250 4x4 Crew Cab Lariat diesel trucks and two Ford Mustang sports cars. The value of the five vehicles is nearly $240,000.

A 15-year-old girl has died while conducting a time trial at Bubba Raceway Park off of Gainesville Road, Ocala. The accident occurred around 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014, when witnesses say 15-year-old Niokoa Johnson was driving a race-ready Nissan Sentra.

Pedro Solis, 15, of Reddick went before The Honorable Sarah Ritterhoff William yesterday for his first appearance after the state "direct file." Solis is facing conspiracy to commit murder (2 counts) and attempted murder in the first degree as an adult.


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