Latest Ocala News

Horses and luxury meet up at equestrian hotel

May. 08, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Aside from some opulent resorts in the Orlando area, Central Florida has never been known for luxurious accommodations. And for many visitors and Floridians alike, Ocala registers as little more than “horse country” and a few exits along Interstate 75. That...

Florida Gov. DeSantis signs $1B tax cut bill

May. 06, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

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. Ron DeSantis on Friday. The tax cut includes a one-year sales tax...

Couple get life sentences for killing witness in drug case

Apr. 22, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

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...