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Teen charged with manslaughter »

Ocala, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 7696 S.E. 121st Place, Belleview after receiving a call that a 14-year old had been shot. When Major Crimes Detectives…

Oct 29 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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MCSO: A violent fugitive in Marion County has been captured »

Ocala, Florida — Marion County residents can rest a little easier knowing a violent drug-dealing criminal is off the streets and behind bars. On October 29, 2014, the Marion County…

Oct 29 2014 / 4 Comments / Read More »
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Dumb criminals: I didn’t know I had to stay after I was stopped »

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman that was dating a criminal she knew was a wanted felon, is now a felon herself after she attempted to elude Ocala police. Ocala…

Oct 28 2014 / 4 Comments / Read More »
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Dumb criminals: Ocala woman smugly waved at officer before she was arrested »

Ocala, Florida —An Ocala woman was arrested after she failed to comply with the terms of her felony probation following her arrest in May 2014. It all started on May 13,…

Oct 27 2014 / 4 Comments / Read More »
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Ocala man killed by car on SW 60th Avenue »

Ocala, Florida — Family and friends are mourning the loss of 41-year-old David A. Santavicca after he was struck and killed early Monday morning as he walked along SW 60th Avenue. According…

Oct 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) »

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Tallahassee, Florida — Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT), the statewide youth-led movement, announced the names of its new Youth Advocacy Board…

Oct 27 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Police report sheds light on the Treon Harris accusation »

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Gainesville, Florida — The University of Florida released the full police report of the Treon Harris rape accusation; two weeks…

Oct 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

More than 60 pit bulls rescued from two Florida homes »

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Polk County — Investigators with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said it was a bloody scene when they served search…

Oct 23 2014 / 4 Comments / Read More »

Owner of Ridin’ Dirty Motor Sports arrested »

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Inverness, Florida — Convicted felon, Michael Paul Watkins, 41, of Inverness, was taken into custody by federal agents with the…

Oct 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Sports

Mississippi State, Florida State top first College Playoff Rankings »

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The first ever College Football Rankings were released Tuesday, this is the first of seven Top 25 rankings that will be decided by 12-member committee. The College Football switched to a playoff system this year, where the top 4 teams will advance to the playoff…

Oct 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Police report sheds light on the Treon Harris accusation »

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Gainesville, Florida — The University of Florida released the full police report of the Treon Harris rape accusation; two weeks after a female student accused him of rape and later withdrew the complaint. According to the report, a female student said to campus police that…

Oct 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Florida State wins thriller »

TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 4: Quarterback Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles on the sidelines during the game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Doak Campbell Stadium on Bobby Bowden Field on October 4, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida. The #1 ranked Florida State Seminoles defeated the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 43 to 3. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)

Jameis Winston and the Florida State Seminoles prevailed in a thrilling top five match up with Notre Dame in which the game came down to the final offensive play for the Irish. The game was all about one team answering another as neither team was…

Oct 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

NFL Week 7 Picks »

NFL weekly picks

NFL Week 7 Picks (Predicted winning team in parenthesis) Thursday, October 16: New York Jets at New England Patriots 8:00 p.m. (New England Patriots) Sunday, October 19: Atlanta Falcons at Baltimore Ravens 1:00 p.m. (Baltimore Ravens) Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills 1:00 p.m. (Buffalo Bills)…

Oct 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Mississippi State new #1 »

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Mississippi State jumped to No.1 in this week’s college football rankings after they beat former No.2 Auburn 38-23. With the  win over Auburn, Mississippi State has built a pretty good resume for why they should be No.1, as they have beaten three top 10 teams…

Oct 13 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Driskel named starter in wake of Harris suspension »

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Jeff Driskel has been named the Florida Gators starting quarterback for Saturday’s matchup against LSU. This announcement came just days after quarterback Treon Harris was suspended while authorities investigate sexual assault allegations against him. Harris has also been suspended from all team activities during the…

Oct 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

NFL week 6 picks »

NFL weekly picks

NFL Week 6 Picks (Predicted winning team in parenthesis) Thursday, October 9: Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans 8:25 p.m. (Indianapolis Colts) Sunday, October 12: New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills 1:00 p.m. (New England Patriots) Carolina Panthers at Cincinnati Bengals 1:00 p.m. (Cincinnati Bengals) Pittsburgh…

Oct 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
State To State

The Ebola virus and important facts »

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Texas – Ebola can infect humans and animals, and spreads through bodily fluids. Scientists believe that fruit bats are the natural carriers of the virus. According…

Oct 13 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Walmart selling health insurance after dropping health coverage »

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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…

Oct 10 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Walmart dropping health benefits »

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Walmart is dropping health benefits at a time when sickness is at an all-time high. On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Walmart announced  it is eliminating…

Oct 8 2014 / 9 Comments / Read More »

$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 »
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 »
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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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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 »
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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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Children were living in meth home surrounded by filth

Crystal River, Florida — On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, members of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit, Levy/Citrus Meth Task Force, and Citrus Fire Rescue and Hazardous Materials Team executed a search warrant for…

Oct 9 2014 / Read More »
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Dumb criminals: I was about to have another beer when you stopped me

Ocala, Florida — On October 7, 2014, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy, William Blair II, conducted a traffic stop in the 4000 block of South Pine Avenue after noticing a vehicle with non-working taillights. According to reports,…

Oct 9 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 »
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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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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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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 »
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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 »
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 »
Politics Adrian Wyllie, Libertarian for Governor of Florida

Adrian Wyllie responds to debate exclusion

Palm Harbor, Florida – Adrian Wyllie, Libertarian candidate for governor of Florida, is calling into question the relationship between Dean Ridings, the Florida Press Association and the Democratic Party of Florida, and possibly, Charlie Crist. This…

Oct 16 2014 / Read More »
Florida department of corrections

Department of Corrections takes unprecedented steps to ensure safer prisons

Tallahassee, Florida – Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) Secretary Mike Crews today announced unprecedented steps to ensure safer practices and policies are in place. In the coming weeks, the Association of State Corrections Administrators (ASCA) will…

Oct 13 2014 / Read More »
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11 more top Florida laws in effect October 2014

Eleven more top laws for October 1, 2014. Some of the laws cover juvenile justice, concealed weapons, elected officers, and many other need to know topics. Some of these might affect you, your children, or help you as…

Oct 10 2014 / Read More »
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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 »
World News fat woman, obese woman, food stamps, welfare, ocala news, england

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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55 children rescued in sex trafficking sting

Bogota, Colombia – An international undercover law enforcement operation culminated Saturday with the arrests of 12 individuals involved in sex trafficking and the rescue of 55 sex trafficking victims, all minors. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s…

Oct 14 2014 / Read More »
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The Ebola virus and important facts

Texas – Ebola can infect humans and animals, and spreads through bodily fluids. Scientists believe that fruit bats are the natural carriers of the virus. According to the World Health Organization, African pig farms often play host…

Oct 13 2014 / Read More »
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 »
Financial AT&T, FTC, sued, verizon

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 »
walmart selling health insurance

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 »
walmart dropping health benefits

Walmart dropping health benefits

Walmart is dropping health benefits at a time when sickness is at an all-time high. On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Walmart announced  it is eliminating health benefits for about 30,000 employees to control its rising healthcare…

Oct 8 2014 / Read More »
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$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 »
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Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT)

Tallahassee, Florida — Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT), the statewide youth-led movement, announced the names of its new Youth Advocacy Board members. The Youth Advisory Board works in collaboration with the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of…

Oct 27 2014 / Read More »
Ebola in Ocala hoax

Ebola in Ocala?

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Post has received dozens of e-mails asking about a case of Ebola in Ocala. The news report floating around social media, which claims Ebola has been confirmed in Ocala, is a hoax. One…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »
food day 2014

Free Food Day event at Ocala Public Library

Ocala, Florida — Children ages 4 through 9 can enjoy interactive games, sing-a-longs, reading, and crafts while learning about the importance of good nutrition and physical activity at the free Food Day event at the Headquarters-Ocala…

Oct 20 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 »
nurse kills 38 patients, italy, ocala news, nurses

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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