Business is booming in the brick city. A survey by business insurance company Advisor Smith found Ocala is one of the top cities in the county where manufacturing is thriving.
A perimeter was set up a few hours ago near Butler Plaza by Gainesville police, for a man who ran on foot during a traffic stop.
Eric Edenfield, 32, was walking south on US Highway 17 near CR 216 around 6 Thursday morning. A dump truck driven by Treviss Smith, also heading south, hit Edenfield from behind.
State troopers say Willard Crowder, 79, was driving north on I-75, south of Alachua when he lost control of his pickup. The vehicle ran off the road and hit a tree before bursting into flames. Crowder was able to get out but his passenger, Lee Bishop, 85, was killed.