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MCSO: Inmate found dead »

  Ocala, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are investigating the death of inmate Mark Dewayne Beekman, 48. He was found deceased at 5:13p.m. in the Marion County Jail’s…

Aug 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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FWC: Kids Fishing Derby in Ocala coming soon »

Ocala, Florida — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be conducting a Kids Fishing Derby on October 4, 2014, at the FWC’s Ocala Conservation Center. This year’s…

Aug 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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FSBA filing lawsuit to remove Step Up For Students »

  The Florida School Board Association, an organization that calls themselves the voice of education, is filing a lawsuit today, that if won, would shut down the Step Up For…

Aug 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Man angry over girlfriend’s side of bed, arrested »

  Marion Oaks — According to court records, an Ocala man that attempted to strangle his girlfriend to death was released from jail  on $2,000 yesterday. On August 25, 2014,…

Aug 28 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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Special weather statement »

  Ocala, Florida — The U.S. National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement effective until Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 6:15 a.m. High pressure will build in from…

Aug 27 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

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Corruption in the City of Waldo exposed »

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  Waldo, Florida — Many have heard the shocking stories about a little Florida town named Waldo — also known…

Aug 27 2014 / 5 Comments / Read More »

Vehicle registration fees set to decrease »

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  Tallahassee, Florida – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles applauded Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature…

Aug 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Accident at Wet ‘n Wild »

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  Orlando, Florida — At 10:07 a.m., Orlando Police responded to Wet ‘n Wild in reference to an industrial accident.…

Aug 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

K-9 injured: Man attempts to smash woman’s ankles with hammer »

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  Citrus County — Deputy K-9 Zeus is back to work after being injured in the line of duty on…

Aug 25 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Sports

Florida State survives upset scare »

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Florida State survived a scare in their season opener against Oklahoma State. A lot of experts had Florida State on upset alert going into this game, and they proved to be spot on as Oklahoma State was within three points of the defending champions in…

Aug 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

2014 Florida Gators »

Florida Gators 2014

  The Florida Gators enter the season not ranked for the first time since 2003. For the past decade the Gators have been known for nothing short of great in football, so last season was a very disappointing year for the Gators. The Gators finished…

Aug 30 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

High school scoreboard week 1 »

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    Forest at North Marion has been rescheduled to Saturday August 30, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Palatka at Vanguard and Montverde at Trinity Catholic have both be cancelled due to weather with no make-up day announced. –By Brandon Wilson–…

Aug 30 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

White substance found on Florida Gators football field »

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  The Florida Gators football practices were suspended after a team member reported finding an unknown white powdery substance on the field. Local police, federal investigators, and HAZMAT responded to the scene. After an analysis of the white powder, HAZMAT officials determined that the white…

Aug 27 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

2014 Carolina Panthers preview »

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  The Carolina Panthers had one of their best seasons in half a decade finishing with a record of 12-4 and making it to the divisional round of the playoffs. This is a team that takes pride in having one of the best defenses in…

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

2014 New Orleans Saints preview »

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  The New Orleans Saints finished the 2013 year with an impressive 11-5, making it to the NFC Divisional Round eventually losing to the Seattle Seahawks. It was yet again another impressive year for the Saints behind the reigns of quarterback Drew Brees. The Saints’…

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers preview »

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  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished the 2013 season with a 4-12 record. The Buccaneers were awarded the number seven overall pick in the draft which they used on receiver Mike Evans. The Buccaneers were plagued in 2013 by horrible offensive play. Tampa Bay ranked…

Aug 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
State To State

Dog saved woman from being hit by train »

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  Shirley, Massachusetts – It has been two years and four months since a dog named Lilly saved her drunken owner’s life after she passed out on…

Aug 30 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Pit bull saves boys life from bees »

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  Oregon City, Oregon — A child that was stung at least 24 times by a swarm of bees says his dog is a hero.…

Aug 30 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

FBI hopes plans for real life purges are a hoax »

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  Residents across America are being warned of possible real life purges (inspired by the movie “The Purge”) rumored to commence over the next few…

Aug 16 2014 / 11 Comments / Read More »

Many mourn the loss of Robin Williams »

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Robin Williams was found unresponsive in his California home around noon on Monday, August 11, 2014, sheriff’s officials said. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said…

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Anonymous promises to take action against law enforcement agencies »

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Ferguson, Missouri — Late Sunday in Ferguson, Missouri, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer, causing a violent protest. Over 20…

Aug 11 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »
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Teacher arrested for threatening public official

Lakeland, Florida — 49-year-old Kelly Ann Karynn, of 164 Shadow Lane, Lakeland, was arrested yesterday by Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives based upon a Polk County Warrant for corruption by threat against a public official. Karynn…

Aug 1 2014 / Read More »
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Former Frances Marion Military Academy Teacher, Duane Adams Had Second Victim

    Ocala, Florida — A second juvenile has been identified as a victim of former Frances Marion Military Academy Teacher, Duane Adams. In the course of the investigation against Adams, investigators learned that during the…

Feb 26 2014 / Read More »
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Marion Teacher Duane Adams Faces More Charges After Truth Surfaces

  Ocala, Florida — On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, Detective Jorge Fernandez arrested Duane Ernest Adams,54, a school teacher with Francis Marion Military Academy who served in the Army for 20 years, for one count of Interference with Child…

Jan 15 2014 / Read More »
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Marion Teacher Duane Adams Hides Girl From Parents

  Ocala, Florida — On Friday, January 10, 2014, the parent of a 15-year-old student of Francis Marion Military Academy reported her daughter as a runaway. Earlier that morning, the mother had found teacher and retired…

Jan 14 2014 / Read More »
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School Teacher And Tennis Coach Randy Majors Arrested

  Fruita, Colorado — Teacher Randy Majors, 58, of Fruita was arrested after a parent that was going through her 16 year-old daughters Facebook account found private messages between her daughter and Majors. Majors is also…

Jan 4 2014 / Read More »
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Corruption in the City of Waldo exposed

  Waldo, Florida — Many have heard the shocking stories about a little Florida town named Waldo — also known as America’s Worst Speed Trap. Over the years multiple complaints have been filed against the Waldo…

Aug 27 2014 / Read More »
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Anonymous promises to take action against law enforcement agencies

Ferguson, Missouri — Late Sunday in Ferguson, Missouri, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer, causing a violent protest. Over 20 police vehicles have been damaged, a gas station was looted, and…

Aug 11 2014 / Read More »
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Captain fired from Alachua County Sheriff’s Office

Gainesville, Florida — On March 6, 2014 Sheriff Sadie Darnell placed Captain Keith Vermillion, one of her top commanders, on Administrative Suspension based on allegations of criminal activity and misconduct. Based on the criminal allegations, Sheriff…

Jul 1 2014 / Read More »
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Officers abusing the charge of “Resisting Arrest” in Florida

Florida — A Palm Bay, Florida judge ordered the charges against a teenage girl to be dropped after he reviewed the arresting officers body cam footage. The Officer, David Marcinik, lied in his police report and stated…

May 16 2014 / Read More »
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Ocala Police Officer Fired After Internal Affairs Investigation

Ocala, Florida — Former Ocala Police Officer Robert Cashner, 40, was fired from his job following an Internal Affairs investigation. Cashner is accused of stealing 17 Oxycodone pills from a woman’s apartment while following up on…

May 14 2014 / Read More »
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Man that beat autistic teen in video still behind bars

  Okeechobee, Florida — Earlier this month, a video of an autistic teen being savagely beaten by someone police called a cowardly animal, was posted to Facebook. The video went viral in a matter of minutes.…

Aug 16 2014 / Read More »
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Mother beats daughter and posts it to Facebook

  Investigators are looking into a video after someone recorded a mother beating her daughter with a belt and posted it to Facebook. In the video, the mother alleges she beat her child because she was…

Aug 7 2014 / Read More »
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Crack mom was smoking with infant in hand

Daytona Beach, Florida — Daytona Beach Police Officer Andre Walker responded to 518 South Martin Luther King Boulevard in reference to a black female sitting on the curb behind the business, holding a baby. As the…

Aug 6 2014 / Read More »
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Dunnellon mom: I was only “disciplining” my child

Dunnellon, Florida — A Dunnellon woman was released from jail on $2,500 bond after she was charged with Child Abuse – Cruelty Toward a Child (F), earlier this week. It all started when Deputy Richard Peters…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »
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Belleview mom arrested for attempting to suffocate two-year-old; released next day

Belleview, Florida — A Belleview woman that was arrested on June 11, 2014, for attempting to suffocate her daughter was released on $2,000 bond just a day later. Jessica Lehman, 25, is accused of trying to suffocate…

Jun 17 2014 / Read More »
Tech anonymous, police, Operation Ferguson #OpFerguson

Anonymous promises to take action against law enforcement agencies

Ferguson, Missouri — Late Sunday in Ferguson, Missouri, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer, causing a violent protest. Over 20 police vehicles have been damaged, a gas station was looted, and…

Aug 11 2014 / Read More »
Future soldier suit

Military, meets Iron Man, meets Robocop

The U.S. Military has been designing an Iron Man-like suit for a few years now. Navy SEAL and Commander of SOCOM, Admiral William McRaven, first announced the Tactical Assault Light Operation Suit (TALOS) at a conference…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »
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Glacier-White PlayStation 4 and more

On September 9, gamers will be able to pick up the PlayStation 4 Destiny Bundle, which will pack in a white or “Glacier-White” PS4 (with the same specs as the original model, including the 500 GB hard…

Jun 17 2014 / Read More »
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Samsung Innovation Museum Grand Opening

SEOUL, Korea – April 21, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today opened the Samsung Innovation Museum (S/I/M) dedicated to exploring the past, present and future of the electronics industry, located in Samsung Digital City in…

Apr 22 2014 / Read More »
GM Recall

GM Recall Now At 1.3 Million

  Detroit – General Motors informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today that it is now recalling more than 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. that may experience a sudden loss of electric power steering…

Mar 31 2014 / Read More »
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FSBA filing lawsuit to remove Step Up For Students

  The Florida School Board Association, an organization that calls themselves the voice of education, is filing a lawsuit today, that if won, would shut down the Step Up For Students program. School districts say they…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »
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MCSO: The rest of the story

  Ocala, Florida — Recently, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Ocala Star-Banner reporter, Bill Thompson, with a series of questions, to which they responded with alacrity. The Sheriff’s Office said they bent over…

Aug 22 2014 / Read More »
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Laws being blamed for the incarceration of today’s youth

  Ocala, Florida –The Florida State Conference and the Marion County Branch and Youth Council released the following statement regarding Ocala’s Saggy Pants Ordinance. On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at 4 p.m., at the City Council meeting,…

Aug 18 2014 / Read More »
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Commissioner’s aide alleges abuse by police following her arrest

Orlando, Florida — When a commissioner’s aide was arrested, she immediately dropped her employers name then played the race card. “I’m handcuffed for being black with a white man. That’s what happened to me.  I was on…

Aug 13 2014 / Read More »
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Anonymous promises to take action against law enforcement agencies

Ferguson, Missouri — Late Sunday in Ferguson, Missouri, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer, causing a violent protest. Over 20 police vehicles have been damaged, a gas station was looted, and…

Aug 11 2014 / Read More »
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ISIS: Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

  The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were founded in 2004 in Syria under the command of Abu Ayyub al-Masri. ISIS is now commanded…

Aug 29 2014 / Read More »
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Tornado photo at wedding goes viral

Saskatchewan, Canada – A professional photographer in Saskatchewan, Canada took some amazing wedding photos Saturday. Colleen Niska wrote, “I’ve dreamed about a day like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Could NOT wait to post these! Pretty sure this will only…

Jul 7 2014 / Read More »
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Iranian Students Arrested For Happy Video;Freed

Pharrell Williams’ video “Happy” by six Iranian students Iran — Six students who were arrested in Iran for dancing in a YouTube video to Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” have been freed, according to the International Campaign for…

May 22 2014 / Read More »
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Ship Sinks In South Korea; 462 People Onboard

  South Korea — There is now a swarm of controversy surrounding the tragic death of passengers that were trapped aboard a ship that was carrying 462 passengers, mostly high school students. Students reported that announcements…

Apr 16 2014 / Read More »

EU Will No Longer Tolerate Obama’s Spying Tactics

  EU — The European Parliament should withhold its consent to an EU-U.S. trade deal unless it fully respects EU citizens’ data privacy, says an inquiry report on U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and EU member…

Feb 12 2014 / Read More »
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Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar

Family Dollar is set to merge with the Dollar Tree in a cash-and-stock deal worth $8.5 billion. Under the terms of the deal, which was approved by both companies’ boards of directors, Dollar Tree  DLTR  has…

Aug 14 2014 / Read More »
Walmart self checkout scam

Attention Walmart shoppers; beware of self checkout kiosks

Consumers who shop at Walmart should pay extra close attention when using a self checkout kiosk. Too often people rely on the capability and accuracy of technology; essentially making the human brain lazy when it comes…

Jun 16 2014 / Read More »
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Florida Proposing A Tax Most Are Calling Ridiculous

  Tallahassee, Florida –Florida legislators preach lower taxes and more job creation for Florida residents, but are they really looking out for your interest? As the 2014 state legislative season opens and states continue the never…

Mar 4 2014 / Read More »
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Orlando Man Laundered $500K

  Orlando, Florida – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Orlando Regional Operations Center arrested Daryl Ali, 31, on one count of organized scheme to defraud and one count of money laundering. Investigators believe Ali used…

Feb 26 2014 / Read More »
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Ocala couple arrested for Navy Seal Foundation scam

  Ocala, Florida — Two people were arrested after they claimed they were part of an organization called the Navy Seal Foundation. Ocala Police Officer Diesso, was dispatched to Big Lots located on East SR 40 in…

Feb 7 2014 / Read More »
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Hot Pursuit: Running for a Cure

  Ocala, Florida — Join the fight on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office for the “In Hot Pursuit: Running for a Cure 5K”, hosted by Marion County Public Safety Supports a Cure.…

Aug 24 2014 / Read More »
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Back to school and sports physicals

LAST DAY IS THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014. Ocala, Florida — Symphony Healthcare, Inc., located at 202 SW 17th Street, Suite A, Ocala, is now offering back to school and sports physicals for $25.00. Patients must be…

Aug 5 2014 / Read More »
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Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Tallahassee, Florida – August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month and Healthiest Weight Florida, in collaboration with WIC, Healthy Start, the Florida Child Care Food Program and the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention, is announcing its own August…

Aug 5 2014 / Read More »
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Free event: Prepare – Protect – Prevent

Tomorrow, Saturday, August 2, 2014, from 3-4:30 p.m. join Ocala Pool Boys for a free life saving event! Learn about hands-on CPR, fire safety from Ocala Fire Rescue, pool and swim safety from ISR (Infant Swimming…

Aug 1 2014 / Read More »
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Chikungunya fever cases confirmed in Florida

Tallahassee, Florida – The Florida Department of Health today confirmed the first cases of locally acquired chikungunya (\chik-en-gun-ye) fever, one in Miami Dade County and the other in Palm Beach County. Chikungunya is a disease spread…

Jul 17 2014 / Read More »

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