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Warning to those that plan on attending this “event” »

Ocala, Florida — This “Florida Highlands Mud Hole” event, which has been promoted on Facebook, is not an approved event. The owners of the property contacted the Marion County Sheriff’s…

Apr 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Arrest made in Silver Springs Shores murder »

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the March 25, 2015, Silver Springs Shores shooting death of Robert J. Wilson, 30. Tykheem Weldon, 16,…

Apr 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Kangaroo gas station robbed at gunpoint »

Ocala, Florida — The Kangaroo gas station, located at 909 Northeast 28th Street, was robbed at gunpoint at approximately 2.am., Wednesday. The gunmen was so shameless that, he entered the store…

Apr 1 2015 / 3 Comments / Read More »
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Woman hit by train; detectives are asking for help »

Citra, Florida — A woman was hit and killed by a train early Wednesday morning. At approximately 12:15 a.m., the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a pedestrian…

Apr 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Arrest made in the death of an infant at Parkside Gardens Apartments »

[The video shows in this order: The sister leaving the apartment, followed by Tyecka Evans. Them leaving in a car at approximately 12:45 a.m.  The same car returns at approximately…

Mar 31 2015 / 3 Comments / Read More »

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Case of stolen valor: Veteran confronted a fake veteran wearing uniform »

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Tampa, Florida — On Monday, Garrett Goodwin, of Tampa, saw a man asking for money while dressed in a military…

Mar 31 2015 / 1 Comment / Read More »

OPD officer arrested and charged with Felony Battery by FDLE »

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Orlando, Florida — An Orlando police officer was arrested and charged with felony battery Tuesday following allegations that he had…

Mar 24 2015 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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NFL players on the move »

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March 10th was the official start of the 2015/2016 NFL season, which means free agency has started and teams are officially able to sign free agents to their teams and they haven’t wasted any time. Some big name players already agreed to terms with teams…

Mar 10 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Man shot former Florida Gator kicker in face »

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[Last updated on March 9, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.] Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is currently investigating a shooting in the 2100 block of SE 15th Lane. The 911 call came in just before 1 a.m. Initial reports to Ocala Post stated that a A 19-year-old…

Mar 8 2015 / 3 Comments / Read More »

Former Trinity Catholic football player, Chris “Juice” Johnson dead, at 22 »

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  [Last updated on March 1, 2015, at 2:32 p.m.] The Duquesne Dukes football team is mourning the loss of Chris “Juice” Johnson, 22, after he passed away Saturday. Facebook feeds were “blowing up” Saturday with speculation of his untimely death hours before any official…

Feb 28 2015 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Joey Logano wins the Great American Race »

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  Joey Logano found his way to victory lane after winning Sunday’s Daytona 500. Logano became the second youngest to ever win the 500, behind Trevor Bayne who won in 2011 at the age of 20. Logano started the race in the fifth position and…

Feb 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

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 »
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Major controversy after police pulled over a firefighter »

Philadelphia firefighter, Tony Soto stopped by cops

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — A major fire is raging between firefighters and police in Pennsylvania following a traffic stop involving Philadelphia firefighter, Tony Soto. Philadelphia Police…

Mar 29 2015 / 11 Comments / Read More »

Woman attacked; baby cut from stomach »

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Longmont, Colorado — A pregnant Colorado woman that responded to a strangers Craigslist ad for baby clothes was brutally attacked. Police were called to the 1600…

Mar 19 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

DEA warning about the Schedule II narcotic fentanyl »

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On Wednesday, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a nationwide alert about the dangers of fentanyl and fentanyl analogues/compounds. Fentanyl is commonly laced…

Mar 18 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Bill would reclassify marijuana under federal law »

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Washington — On Tuesday, Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), during a news conference on Capitol Hill announced they are…

Mar 10 2015 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Worker sentenced to 30 days for picking up trash too early »

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Georgia — According to Sandy Springs, Georgia officials, Kevin McGill, 48, a Georgia sanitation worker for Waste Management Inc., was sentenced to 30 days in…

Mar 10 2015 / 3 Comments / 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 »
COPS AND CRIME Philadelphia firefighter, Tony Soto stopped by cops

Major controversy after police pulled over a firefighter

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — A major fire is raging between firefighters and police in Pennsylvania following a traffic stop involving Philadelphia firefighter, Tony Soto. Philadelphia Police Department Officer Holloway conducted a traffic stop on Soto’s vehicle for…

Mar 29 2015 / Read More »
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OPD officer arrested and charged with Felony Battery by FDLE

Orlando, Florida — An Orlando police officer was arrested and charged with felony battery Tuesday following allegations that he had used excessive force on a handcuffed man. It all started in August 2014, when Robert Liese…

Mar 24 2015 / Read More »
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Florida police officer arrested for sexual abuse on a 2-year-old girl

Lakeland, Florida — Around 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, the FBI received a message on a social networking site from 32-year-old Joshua Smith of Lakeland, in reference to sex acts Smith was committing on…

Mar 19 2015 / Read More »
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Corrections officer arrested for sexual battery; held without bond

[Last updated om March 3, 2015, at 9:04 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — A corrections officer who worked for Marion Correctional Institution was arrested Friday, and is being held without bond. According to Marion County Sheriff’s Office…

Mar 2 2015 / 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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Arrest made in the death of an infant at Parkside Gardens Apartments

[The video shows in this order: The sister leaving the apartment, followed by Tyecka Evans. Them leaving in a car at approximately 12:45 a.m.  The same car returns at approximately 2:35 a.m., and you see Tyecka…

Mar 31 2015 / Read More »
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Woman attacked; baby cut from stomach

Longmont, Colorado — A pregnant Colorado woman that responded to a strangers Craigslist ad for baby clothes was brutally attacked. Police were called to the 1600 block of Green Place, Longmont, Wednesday, in response to a stabbing.…

Mar 19 2015 / Read More »
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OPD: Drunk and pregnant; twin toddlers also in the car during crash

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police said on Wednesday, at approximately 11:10 p.m, Officer Casey Walsh discovered a crash that had just occurred at the intersection of Southwest 16th Avenue and State Road 200. A black Chevrolet…

Mar 12 2015 / Read More »
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Two arrested for brutal beating of toddler

Lakeland, Florida — On Wednesday, March 11, 2015, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims detectives arrested 27-year-old Shellie Lee Campbell and her live-in boyfriend, 29-year-old Brandon Lauderbaugh, of 2642 Timbercreek Loop West, Lakeland, and charged both…

Mar 11 2015 / Read More »
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Mom steals baby items, injures child

Ocala, Florida — On Saturday, Ocala Police responded to a Walmart, located at 2600 SW 19th Avenue Road, Ocala, in reference to a retail theft in progress. Lindsay Nicklin, 30, and her friend, Jimmy Lofton, 30,…

Feb 9 2015 / Read More »
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Samsung Galaxy S6 is coming

The Samsung Galaxy S6 should be available for purchase by April 10, 2015. But is the phone really worth pre-ordering before even testing it? Many cell phone enthusiasts say no, while others cannot wait to get…

Mar 27 2015 / Read More »
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Samsung SmartTV listening to your conversation?

Congress says they have serious concerns about Samsung’s internet-connected SmartTV listening to peoples conversations. Samsung said the TV has a voice-command feature that — on your command — can change channels. The Problem? The TV allegedly…

Feb 11 2015 / 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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Bill would reclassify marijuana under federal law

Washington — On Tuesday, Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), during a news conference on Capitol Hill announced they are proposing legislation that would legalize state medical marijuana programs under federal…

Mar 10 2015 / Read More »
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New police policy following brutality cases

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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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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Churchill Dentistry raided for the second time

  Ocala, Florida — Churchill Dentistry, formerly Polliwog Dental, is back in the spotlight once again. In addition to child abuse allegations, there have been allegations that former owner Michael Tarver overbilled Medicaid for multiple procedures…

Jan 28 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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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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Recall: Kraft Mac and Cheese

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 242,000 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of the Original flavor of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner due to the possibility that some boxes may contain small pieces of…

Mar 18 2015 / Read More »
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DEA warning about the Schedule II narcotic fentanyl

On Wednesday, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a nationwide alert about the dangers of fentanyl and fentanyl analogues/compounds. Fentanyl is commonly laced in heroin, causing significant problems across the country, particularly as heroin…

Mar 18 2015 / Read More »
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Herbalife: Is it just a business pyramid scheme?

[Last updated on March 5, 2014, at 9:45 p.m.] Mark Hughes founded Herbalife in 1980 and began selling the company’s products from the trunk of his car. In 1985, the company, who claims it operates as…

Mar 4 2015 / Read More »
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Law makers looking to ban smoking in cars with children

Florida — The debate over a bill to ban smoking in any vehicle while a child is present is heating up. Senate Bill 548 would make it illegal to smoke in a vehicle if a child…

Mar 2 2015 / Read More »
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Man with HIV bites chunk from deputy’s arm

Wellington, Florida — A Palm Beach County man infected with HIV remains behind bars after he bit a chunk from of a deputy’s arm. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called early Monday…

Feb 23 2015 / Read More »

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