Ocala, Fla.

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Woman Poses for Clerk Holding Stolen Credit Card

Police seeking Florida shopper who used it for beauty supplies

(Newser) - A picture is worth a thousand words—and sometimes a possible jail sentence. Police in Ocala, Fla., are searching for a woman who used a stolen American Express credit card after a suspicious store clerk snapped a photo of her posing with it, reports the Smoking Gun . The shopper charged... More »

Travoltas Say Goodbye to Jett

Son remembered at private memorial

(Newser) - John Travolta and his family said goodbye to Jett at a private service yesterday in Florida, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. About 100 guests attended, including Lisa Marie Presley, Garth Brooks, and Cal Ripken Jr, says one source. A female minister from the Church of Scientology spoke, and both Travolta and... More »

Travoltas' Fla. Town Grieves With Family

Small town gives celebs their space

(Newser) - The small central Florida town of Ocala is about as far from Hollywood as you can get. Maybe that's why actor John Travolta moved his family here. The social scene revolves around ranchers' soirees, and mobile home parks, peanut farms, and moss-covered oak trees dot the landscape. Now, with the... More »

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