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MCSO: Baby Jayden will be taken off life support »

Ocala, Florida — Jayden Green, the one-year-old that was severely beaten by Kendall Blyden, 27, will be taken off life support once his organs are harvested. The child was so…

Oct 2 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Grandmother reported her grandson’s step-father for child abuse »

Belleview, Florida — On September 29, 2014, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy, Julie Vowinkel, responded to Belleview Elementary School after a grandmother reported that her six-year-old grandson had been battered by…

Oct 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Woman sent drug-laced love letters to jail »

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman was arrested yesterday for sending her incarcerated boyfriend drug-laced love letters. According to officials, a part-time mail clerk made the discovery when she lifted…

Oct 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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OPD: Suspicious device found »

Ocala, Florida —  A suspicious device was found at Citizen’s Circle just moments ago. Ocala Police Department Public Information Officer, Angy Scroble, said City Hall and surrounding buildings in the area have…

Oct 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Teen attempted to blow up car with gasoline soaked rag »

Ocala, Florida —  (Official Press Release) From Friday night, September 26, 2014, to Sunday night, September 28, 2014, there were four (4) arson cases involving the throwing of Molotov cocktails…

Sep 30 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

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Waldo Police Department shutdown »

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Waldo, Florida — The Waldo City council voted last night to disband the Waldo Police Department effective at midnight, October…

Oct 1 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

New laws that take effect October 1, 2014 »

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Florida — There are 32 new laws set to go into effect on October 1, 2014. Below are some of…

Sep 30 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Corrections officer first to be fired under new policy. »

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  Tallahassee, Florida — On September 26, 2014, Department of Corrections Secretary Michael D. Crews directed the dismissal of Franklin…

Sep 29 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Flood watch extended to October 1, 2014 »

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  The National Weather Service in Jacksonville has issued a flood watch for portions of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia…

Sep 29 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
Sports

Florida State remains #1 »

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  Florida State remains No.1 after surviving back-to-back upset scares. Florida State dropped from 34 first place votes to 27 and they are now only ahead of No.2 Oregon by 11 points overall. Florida State’s next game is at home against Wake Forest. Rounding out…

Sep 29 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Jeter hits walk-off in final bat »

Derek Jeter, New York Yankees

  Derek Jeter’s final game at Yankee Stadium was one to remember, as he hit a walk-off RBI single to win the game for the Yankees in the bottom of the 9th 6-5. Jeter started the game off well to as he hit an RBI…

Sep 29 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

NFL week 4 picks »

NFL week picks

  NFL Week 4 Picks (Predicted winning team in parenthesis) Thursday, September 25 New York Giants at Washington Redskins 8:25 p.m. (Washington Redskins) Sunday, September 28: Carolina Panthers at Baltimore Ravens 1:00 p.m. (Carolina Panthers) Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears 1:00 p.m. (Green Bay…

Sep 25 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Gators suffered their first loss of the season »

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  The Florida Gators suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday to Alabama 42-21. The Gators were able to force four turnovers against Alabama and turn them into 21 points, while the Gators had three turnovers of their own with two coming from…

Sep 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

NFL picks week 3 »

NFL week picks

  NFL Week 3 Picks (Predicted winning team in parenthesis) Thursday, September 18: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons 8:25 p.m. (Atlanta Falcons) Sunday, September 21: San Diego Chargers at Buffalo Bills 1:00 p.m. (San Diego Chargers) Tennessee Titans at Cincinnati Bengals1:00 p.m. (Cincinnati Bengals)…

Sep 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Florida Gators win in triple overtime »

Florida Gators 2014

  Florida survived a scare against Kentucky, eventually winning in triple overtime. Florida was able to continue its win streak against Kentucky moving it up to 28 games in a row with the win tonight. Florida now stands at 2-0 on the season and now…

Sep 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
State To State

$26 million criminal fine for automotive parts manufacturer »

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Ohio — Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd., an automotive parts manufacturer based in Aichi, Japan, has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $26 million…

Sep 30 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

COPS grants to fund 215 law enforcement agencies »

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Attorney General Eric Holder and Director Ron Davis of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) today announced the department’s latest effort to strengthen…

Sep 29 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Man arrested for mobile app that would spy on your spouse »

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Virginia — A Pakistani man has been indicted in the Eastern District of Virginia for allegedly conspiring to advertise and sell StealthGenie, a spyware application…

Sep 29 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Flood watch extended to October 1, 2014 »

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  The National Weather Service in Jacksonville has issued a flood watch for portions of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia in effect until 10 p.m.…

Sep 29 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Man charged with murdering his ex-girlfriend and abuse of a corpse »

Joseph Oberhansley [left] and Tammy Blanton [Facebook]

  Jefferson, Indiana — Last week, an Indiana man was arrested and charged with Murder, Breaking and Entering, and Abuse of a Corpse. Police arrived…

Sep 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Teachers and Crime Michael Fitzwater, Hagerty High School, pervert, ocala news, Seminole county

Teacher on paid leave after he had sex with student

  Seminole County, Florida — The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Children Unit yesterday arrested Michael Scott Fitzwater, 40, of Chuluota, on one count of Unlawful Sexual Contact with a Minor. Investigators were contacted on…

Sep 23 2014 / Read More »
Kelly Ann Karynn, polk county teacher

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 »
COPS AND CRIME corrections officer, ocala, franklin county, marion county

Corrections officer first to be fired under new policy.

  Tallahassee, Florida — On September 26, 2014, Department of Corrections Secretary Michael D. Crews directed the dismissal of Franklin Correctional Institution Sergeant John Nunez, for representing an immediate threat to the safety of the inmates…

Sep 29 2014 / Read More »
Alachua County Deputy Arrested for DUI, marion county news, gainesville

Deputy arrested for DUI

  This morning, September 5, 2014, at approximately 1:31 a.m., Deputy Esau Bright located a black, 2014 Toyota pickup stopped on the sidewalk/bike path at the 9100 block of West Newberry Road. Deputy Bright observed the…

Sep 5 2014 / Read More »
Waldo, Florida Police Department, speed trap, ocala news, marion county

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 »
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 »
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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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Grandmother reported her grandson’s step-father for child abuse

Belleview, Florida — On September 29, 2014, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy, Julie Vowinkel, responded to Belleview Elementary School after a grandmother reported that her six-year-old grandson had been battered by his stepfather, John Hopkins, 33. The…

Oct 1 2014 / Read More »
methadone, polk county, ocala news

Baby ingested methadone pill

  Lakeland, Florida — On Friday, September 19, 2014, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit detectives arrested 34-year-old Shawn Cross of 5417 Rebecca Lane in Lakeland, and charged him with one count of Possession of Controlled…

Sep 19 2014 / Read More »
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Two arrested after teen was jumped and beaten

  Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman was released from jail yesterday after she was arrested for having her ex-boyfriend “beat up.” The victim stated that his former girlfriend, Alexis Coffey, 19, invited him to spend…

Sep 5 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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Man arrested for mobile app that would spy on your spouse

Virginia — A Pakistani man has been indicted in the Eastern District of Virginia for allegedly conspiring to advertise and sell StealthGenie, a spyware application (app) that could monitor calls, texts, videos and other communications on…

Sep 29 2014 / Read More »
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 »
Politics cops grant, florida, ocala news

COPS grants to fund 215 law enforcement agencies

Attorney General Eric Holder and Director Ron Davis of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) today announced the department’s latest effort to strengthen community policing through hiring grants that will fund nearly 950 officers…

Sep 29 2014 / Read More »
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I’m just saying: Open Letter to the Citizens of Marion County

Marion county, Florida — Your Marion County Deputy Sheriffs need your help. They are calling 911. There is an urgent emergency! As veterans of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, we live here. We work here and raise…

Sep 25 2014 / Read More »
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Atheists complain about today’s prayer vigil

    Ocala, Florida — Today’s Community Prayer Vigil, that the Ocala Police Department is urging citizens to support, has atheists upset. This is a community vigil, not an Ocala Police Department, or City of Ocala…

Sep 24 2014 / Read More »
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Part 2: Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Marion County Fire Rescue at wits’ end

  Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Board of County Commissioners once again gave Marion County Sheriff, Chris Blair, an ultimatum in reducing his budget during a hearing held on September 11, 2014, while Commissioner Carl…

Sep 21 2014 / Read More »
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Dont Tread On Me flag making waves in Ocala

  Ocala, Florida — Keith Greenberg, the owner of Gear Barrel, recently relocated to Ocala, Florida from Chicago. He opened his business within the city limits in May of 2014. He said he recently received a notice…

Sep 11 2014 / Read More »
World News Toyoda, Toyota, finance, ocala

$26 million criminal fine for automotive parts manufacturer

Ohio — Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd., an automotive parts manufacturer based in Aichi, Japan, has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $26 million criminal fine for its role in conspiracies to fix prices and…

Sep 30 2014 / Read More »
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Ocala native could be named U.S. Army Europe’s Best Warrior

  Wiesbaden, Germany – An Ocala native will compete to be named U.S. Army Europe’s Best Warrior for 2014. Pvt. Benjamin Ranew, a rifleman with Company B, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, is among 29 top…

Sep 8 2014 / Read More »
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Rat meat being served as chicken

  Have you ever wondered what rat meat would taste like? Well, Chinese law enforcement has arrested over 900 people for selling rat and tainted meat in the past year. This problem is not only in…

Sep 3 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 »
Financial Toyoda, Toyota, finance, ocala

$26 million criminal fine for automotive parts manufacturer

Ohio — Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd., an automotive parts manufacturer based in Aichi, Japan, has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $26 million criminal fine for its role in conspiracies to fix prices and…

Sep 30 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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Medically supervised weight loss program

    MENTION THIS ARTICLE AND RECEIVE A $20.00 IN OFFICE CREDIT!* New and improved medically supervised weight loss program. Call 352-629-5939 or visit www.shcocala.com for more information.   MENTION THIS ARTICLE AND RECEIVE A $20.00…

Sep 17 2014 / Read More »
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Marion County horse tested positive for West Nile virus

  Ocala, Florida —The Florida Department of Health in Marion County today advised residents there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Marion County. A horse tested positive for the West Nile virus…

Sep 16 2014 / Read More »
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FLU shots on September 18th at Phillips Chrysler Jeep Dodge

  Be sure to tellem’ Ocala Post sent you! GET DIRECTIONS! GET DIRECTIONS! Be sure to tellem’ Ocala Post sent you!…

Sep 11 2014 / Read More »
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Marion County government official belittles veteran for PTSD

  Ocala, Florida — Post-traumatic stress disorder is a serious condition that can be very debilitating and even result in the death of the individual afflicted. This condition not only disproportionally affects soldiers, but also firefighters,…

Sep 9 2014 / Read More »
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FASD: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

  Tallahassee, Florida – The Florida Department of Health acknowledges that September 9, 2014, is recognized as International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day. FASDs are a group of conditions that can cause birth defects and…

Sep 8 2014 / Read More »

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