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Spring Manor Apartments officially considered a nuisance property »

Ocala, Florida — Citizens of Ocala that wanted Spring Manor Apartments shut down, might soon get their wish. Back in June, Ocala Post was the first to tell you about…

Jan 22 2015 / 12 Comments / Read More »
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OPD: Drunk driver crashed into house »

Ocala, Florida — On January 21, 2015, at approximately 7:04 p.m., Ocala police responded to the 4400 block of Northeast 11th Street in reference to a crash. Upon arrival, Officer…

Jan 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Two arrested after assaulting teen; witnesses described them as trash »

[Updated at 2:38 p.m., January 22, 2015, to include information from a second report received from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office] Ocala, Florida — Deputies responded to a mobile home…

Jan 21 2015 / 5 Comments / Read More »
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Curfew warning; keep children off the streets after dark »

Ocala, Florida — In May, Ocala Post told you about the curfew being enforced by the Ocala Police Department. However, some parents seem to have ignored the issue. According to OPD, many parents…

Jan 21 2015 / 3 Comments / Read More »
City Council Mettings

City Council will discuss destroying farmland and Outside Sales Ordinance »

Ocala, Florida — Tonight, January 20, 2015, the Ocala City Council will be holding several public meetings. The meetings will cover the Trinity Lane mixed-use development that would destroy the…

Jan 20 2015 / 1 Comment / Read More »

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Coffee creamer with a side of choke hold »

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Brandon, Florida — Clarence Daniels, 62, drove to the Walmart located at 11110 Causeway Boulevard — with label in his…

Jan 22 2015 / 11 Comments / Read More »

Student killed while walking to school »

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Eagle Lake, Florida — On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, around 6:10 a.m., Codey Kierstead, 15, from Lake Region High School…

Jan 21 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
Sports

Ohio State Wins 2015 National Championship »

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The promise of returning the Ohio State Buckeyes to national prominence was enough for Urban Meyer to end a brief coaching sabbatical back in 2011. Three seasons later, the job is done, although the program is just getting started. Oregon played at the speed of…

Jan 13 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Denver Broncos head coach fired »

The Denver Broncos have been burdened with high expectations ever since coach John Fox took over. After failing to deliver a Super Bowl victory in four stellar seasons, Denver has opted to go in a different direction, parting ways with Fox on Monday. [Photo credit: Andy Lyons -- Getty Images]

The Denver Broncos and head coach John Fox are parting ways, executive vice president of football operations John Elway announced on Monday. The wording of the reports, first from Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer and ESPN’s Adam Schefter, is that Fox and the Broncos decided to…

Jan 12 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

John Brantley III stepping down as Celtics’ head coach »

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Ocala, Florida — Trinity Catholic Celtics’ head football coach, John Brantley III, is stepping down and calling it a career as head coach of the Celtics. Brantley spent 11 years in the Celtics program with seven of them as the head coach. Brantley broke the news…

Dec 15 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Lightning win with a bit of luck »

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The Tampa Bay Lightning won Thursday night’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 with both goals coming off the stick of Nikita Kucherov. Kucherov’s first goal occurred after the puck took a Lightning friendly bounce off the backboards right to Kucherov’s stick and he shot…

Dec 15 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Trinity Catholic loses in Regional Final »

Trinity Catholic Regional Finals

Ocala, Florida — The Trinity Catholic Celtics lost Friday night’s regional final playoff game against the Trinity Christian Conquerors. This makes it  two consecutive years the Celtics have lost in the playoffs to the Conquerors. The Celtics gave the Conquerors everything they couldn’t handle on…

Nov 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

NFL week 12 picks »

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NFL Week 12 Picks (Predicted winning team in parenthesis) Thursday, November 20: Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders 8:25 p.m. (Kansas City Chiefs) Sunday, November 23: Cleveland Browns at Atlanta Falcons 1:00 p.m. (Cleveland Browns) New York Jets at Buffalo Bills 1:00 p.m. (Buffalo Bills)…

Nov 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Florida State prevails against Miami »

LOUISVILLE, KY - OCTOBER 30: Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles passes the ball against the Louisville Cardinals during the game at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on October 30, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. Florida State defeated Louisville 42-31. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Florida State Seminoles were able to pull through again. This time the Seminoles rallied from being down 16 points. For the fifth time this season, the Seminoles trailed at halftime and again halftime adjustments were key in the Seminoles comeback. This comeback meant a…

Nov 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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FBI: Extreme case of witness intimidation »

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Philadelphia — As far as witness intimidation goes, Philadelphia drug trafficker Kaboni Savage and members of his criminal enterprise appeared to corner the market on…

Jan 15 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Man arrested after plot to attack U.S. Capitol Building foiled »

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Green Township, Ohio — Assistant Attorney General for National Security, John P. Carlin, and Acting Special Agent in Charge John A. Barrios of the Cincinnati…

Jan 15 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Couple arrested after video showed baby with gun »

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Evansville, Indiana — An Indiana couple was arrested on multiple charges after police found cellphone videos of a baby playing with a .40 caliber handgun. According…

Jan 13 2015 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Girl releases video after French shooting, sparks controversy »

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Since the hate fueled shootings in Paris, many have turned to social media to express their anger, frustration, and sadness. Words like #muslims, #CharlieHebdo, #cartoonist,…

Jan 8 2015 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Sony pulls movie after death threats to Americans from North Korea »

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The New York premiere of “The Interview,” a Sony Pictures comedy about the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, has been canceled and a…

Dec 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Francis Marion Military Academy instructor sentenced to 80 years

Ocala, Florida — Circuit Judge Jonathan Ohlman, sentenced former Francis Marion Military Academy instructor, Duane Adams, to 80-years in prison today for having a sexual relationship with one of his former students earlier this year. According…

Dec 16 2014 / Read More »
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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 »
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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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Ocala police officer fired following sex case

Ocala, Florida — Last year, Ocala Post reported on Bennie L. Wilson, III, 41, the now former Ocala police officer arrested on two counts of Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor. According to documents received from the Ocala…

Jan 16 2015 / Read More »
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Deputy and wife arrested following domestic dispute

Lakeland, Florida — Roy Knecht, 44, a Polk County deputy, along with his wife, Sheena Knecht, 32, were involved in a verbal argument after Roy stated he wanted to leave their house for good. Sheena then…

Jan 12 2015 / Read More »
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Detective: “Rape should not be a crime” – Women being raped throws a state law in the spotlight

Citizens across the U.S., namely women, are talking about an Indiana law that allows for police officers to be shot. Some women want the law to be passed in states where sexual assaults by police officers on…

Dec 16 2014 / Read More »
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OPD officer to military veteran; “I am a cop, you understand you stupid mother f***er.”

Orlando, Florida — The integrity of the Orlando Police Department is being questioned after the agency purposely withheld evidence from the State Attorney’s Office against one of their officers. The agency withheld body cam video that…

Nov 24 2014 / Read More »
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Deputy throws away career for $10.00 DVD

Davenport, Florida — A Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy resigned from his job after it was determined he stole from a business. Deputy Ernesto McCloud, 28, of Lakeland, was arrested and charged with Petit Theft and Armed…

Nov 19 2014 / Read More »
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Couple arrested after video showed baby with gun

Evansville, Indiana — An Indiana couple was arrested on multiple charges after police found cellphone videos of a baby playing with a .40 caliber handgun. According to police, the video was discovered during an investigation in which…

Jan 13 2015 / Read More »
Phoebe Jonchuck [Deceased]

Man threw daughter off Sunshine Skyway bridge approach, 911 call from attorney released

First court appearance. (Article continued below) St. Petersburg, Florida — Today, just after midnight, John Nicholas Jonchuck, 25, committed an unthinkable act.  Jonchuck drove his vehicle over a Tampa Bay bridge and pulled over. He then removed…

Jan 8 2015 / Read More »
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Sisters, 11 and 15, murdered their 16-year-old brother

White Springs, Florida — Additional information is now available in the murder of a 16-year-old boy in Columbia County, Florida. Detectives with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office determined that Nicole Kornegay, 11, assisted her sister, Misty…

Jan 7 2015 / Read More »
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Woman arrested, high speed chase with small children in front seat

Marion oaks — Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies located and arrested Stephanie Jones, 23, after she fled from a traffic stop on December 28, 2014. According to reports,  while patrolling the Marion Oaks area, Deputy Tanya Rodriguez…

Jan 5 2015 / Read More »
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Two twin toddlers removed from house of stench and filth

Venice, Florida — The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a couple who allegedly lived with their 2-year-old twin girls in a home of feces, stench, and filth. Deputies responded to the residence on Briarwood Road…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »
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Samsung ultimate 105 inch TV; yeah, if you are rich

Ridgefield Park, New Jersey — Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, semiconductors and telecommunications, today announced that it won 80 prestigious awards at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015…

Jan 12 2015 / Read More »
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Sony pulls movie after death threats to Americans from North Korea

The New York premiere of “The Interview,” a Sony Pictures comedy about the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, has been canceled and a source said theater chains had scrapped plans to show it, after…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »
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The group behind the popular torrent site ‘The Pirate Bay’ breaks silence

The administrators of the illegal file-sharing site, The Pirate Bay, have spoken out for the first time since a police raid knocked the site offline. A Pirate Bay administrator known only as “Mr 10100100000″ explained that…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »
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2014 vehicle reliability list: Did your vehicle make the cut?

Consumer Reports released the 2014 vehicle reliability list. Despite Toyota-Lexus having thousands of recalls in 2014, they still made the top of the list. Infotainment systems cause lots of problems Just as a brain surgeon isn’t…

Dec 4 2014 / Read More »
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Video: Tallest roller coaster being built in Orlando

Orlando, Florida — Are you ready for the biggest and literally the tallest thrill of your life? In 2017, Orlando’s skyline will be forever changed as The Skyscraper will dominate as the world’s tallest roller coaster.…

Nov 18 2014 / Read More »
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New police policy

Due to recent tensions between citizens and law enforcement; a new policy has taken place. [Please be aware the aforementioned video is intended for comedic purposes only. No such policy actually exists.]…

Jan 19 2015 / Read More »
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Girl releases video after French shooting, sparks controversy

Since the hate fueled shootings in Paris, many have turned to social media to express their anger, frustration, and sadness. Words like #muslims, #CharlieHebdo, #cartoonist, and #freedomofspeech have been trendy on social media since the shooting.…

Jan 8 2015 / Read More »
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911: It is supposed to save lives, not cost you your life

Ocala, Florida — Since the transfer of 911 dispatch services from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to the county commissioners control that took place in 2012, many local residents have voiced their opinions that MCSO losing…

Dec 31 2014 / Read More »
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Florida’s minimum wage will increase

Tallahassee, Florida — According to reports, Florida’s minimum wage will increase to $8.05 an hour on January 1. On New Year’s Day, Florida’s minimum wage will increase by 12 cents to $8.05 per hour, benefiting an estimated…

Dec 29 2014 / Read More »
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Sony pulls movie after death threats to Americans from North Korea

The New York premiere of “The Interview,” a Sony Pictures comedy about the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, has been canceled and a source said theater chains had scrapped plans to show it, after…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »
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Muslim terrorists identified as killers, one in custody

Paris — The suspects behind today’s attack in Paris have been identified as Said Kouachi, 34, Cherif Kouachi, 32, and Hamyd Mourad, 18. Two of them are brothers. Mourad is now in police custody. Police fanned…

Jan 7 2015 / Read More »
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The group behind the popular torrent site ‘The Pirate Bay’ breaks silence

The administrators of the illegal file-sharing site, The Pirate Bay, have spoken out for the first time since a police raid knocked the site offline. A Pirate Bay administrator known only as “Mr 10100100000″ explained that…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »
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Father killed his daughters rapist after cooking him dinner

New Delhi, India — A father, 36, is facing murder charges after he admitted to inviting his teenage daughter’s alleged rapist to his home, fed him dinner, and then tortured him until he died. Based on…

Nov 4 2014 / Read More »
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Obese woman says she is fat because of the government

Wigan, England — Christina Briggs, 26, from Wigan, says she hates weighing 350lbs, but she can’t do anything about it because she is being forced by the government to eat junk food. Briggs told Closer Magazine…

Oct 16 2014 / Read More »
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Nurse may have killed as many as 38 patients

Ravenna, Italy – Nurse Daniela Poggiali, 42, was arrested on October 10, 2014, on charges of murder. The nurse, whose nickname is the “smiley blonde nurse,” is accused of murdering as many as 38 patients. Authorities…

Oct 16 2014 / Read More »
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Statement released: Dr. Asad Qamar, of the Institute for Cardiovascular Excellence PLLC (ICE), speaks out

Ocala, Florida — Florida cardiologist, Dr. Asad Qamar, of the Institute for Cardiovascular Excellence PLLC (ICE), has released a video statement defending himself, and ICE, against two whistleblower lawsuits that have been filed. In the video,…

Jan 9 2015 / Read More »
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Florida’s minimum wage will increase

Tallahassee, Florida — According to reports, Florida’s minimum wage will increase to $8.05 an hour on January 1. On New Year’s Day, Florida’s minimum wage will increase by 12 cents to $8.05 per hour, benefiting an estimated…

Dec 29 2014 / Read More »
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg's advice: become a plumber

Michael Bloomberg says forget college, become a plumber

New York — Former New York City Mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg has some advice for high school seniors: forget college, become a plumber instead. “Today if your kid wants to go to college or become…

Nov 11 2014 / Read More »
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AT&T Mobility, LLC, has been ripping off customers

The Federal Trade Commission filed a federal court complaint against AT&T Mobility, LLC, charging that the company has misled millions of its smartphone customers by charging them for “unlimited” data plans while reducing their data speeds,…

Oct 28 2014 / Read More »
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Walmart selling health insurance after dropping health coverage

Walmart is taking heavy fire from critics and employees after announcing they are dropping health coverage. In the same week, Walmart announced they are dropping health benefits for 30,000 of its employees, they also announced it…

Oct 10 2014 / Read More »
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Book signing for local author and cancer survivor

Ocala, Florida — Jean Sumner has pursued an interest in wellness her entire life. An avid runner, she is passionate about exercise, eating healthy, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Jean was diagnosed with cancer in May…

Jan 13 2015 / Read More »
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Statement released: Dr. Asad Qamar, of the Institute for Cardiovascular Excellence PLLC (ICE), speaks out

Ocala, Florida — Florida cardiologist, Dr. Asad Qamar, of the Institute for Cardiovascular Excellence PLLC (ICE), has released a video statement defending himself, and ICE, against two whistleblower lawsuits that have been filed. In the video,…

Jan 9 2015 / Read More »
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DOJ investigation: Dr. Asad Qamar, Institute for Cardiovascular Excellence PLLC (ICE) and Dr. Humeraa Qamar

Ocala, Florida — Department of Justice Official Press Release — The government has intervened in two lawsuits against a Florida cardiologist, Dr. Asad Qamar, and his physician group, the Institute for Cardiovascular Excellence PLLC (ICE), alleging…

Jan 5 2015 / Read More »
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Health officials confirm 2 children in Florida died from the FLU

Tallahassee — The Florida Department of Health has received notification of two influenza associated pediatric deaths in Orange and Pasco Counties. While most cases of FLU are mild, there are exceptions. Pre-existing health conditions often play a…

Nov 24 2014 / Read More »
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Florida doctors are not required to carry malpractice insurance

    Recent e-mails about the legality of doctors operating without malpractice insurance in Ocala, sparked an investigation by Ocala Post.  What Ocala Post found might surprise you. There is a law in Florida (458.320, F.S.) that…

Nov 13 2014 / Read More »

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