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Christmas gifts stolen from Marion Oaks home »

Marion Oaks — A Marion Oaks thief robbed a family of their Christmas gifts. Earlier today, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 13000 block of S.W. 84th Terrace Road,…

Dec 19 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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La Quinta employee robbed at gunpoint »

Ocala, Florida — Last night, at approximately 8:45 p.m., an employee of the La Quinta Inn, located at SW 36th Avenue, Ocala was robbed at gunpoint. The employee stated that a…

Dec 19 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…

Dec 16 2014 / 4 Comments / Read More »
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John Brantley III stepping down as Celtics’ head coach »

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…

Dec 15 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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2 armed juveniles arrested after carjacking »

Ocala, Florida — On Sunday, December 14, 2014, at approximately 10:30 p.m, Ocala Police responded to a report of a carjacking incident that had just occurred at Olive Garden, 3363…

Dec 15 2014 / 3 Comments / Read More »

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Two twin toddlers removed from house of stench and filth »

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Venice, Florida — The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a couple who allegedly lived with their 2-year-old twin girls…

Dec 19 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

The owner of a popular waterside restaurant and two others, abused 15-year-old girl »

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DeLand, Florida — The comments of a 60-year-old DeLand man sparked an intensive investigation by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.…

Dec 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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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…

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Vanguard and North Marion fall, while Trinity prevails in playoffs »

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North Marion at Bushnell South Sumter The Colts fell to the Raiders 16-12, in a game that came down to North Marion’s final drive. The Colts final drive began on their own 33 yard line, and finished at the Raiders 38 yard line when North…

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NFL picks week 11 »

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NFL Week 11 Picks (Predicted winning team in parenthesis) Thursday, November 13: Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins 8:25 p.m. (Miami Dolphins) Sunday, November 16: San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants 1:00 p.m. (San Francisco 49ers) Denver Broncos at St. Louis Rams 1:00 p.m. (Denver…

Nov 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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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 »

Detective: “Rape should not be a crime” – Women being raped throws a state law in the spotlight »

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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…

Dec 16 2014 / 4 Comments / Read More »

Unique traffic stops bring drivers to tears »

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Kansas City, Missouri — The public usually only hears about the negative things when it comes to law enforcement. And while there are corrupt agencies and morally…

Dec 15 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

No charges in New York chokehold death; federal investigation launched »

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New York — Protesters poured onto the streets of New York late Wednesday, upset over a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer…

Dec 3 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Man stabs business owner during job interview »

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El Cajon, California — A Southern California man is behind bars after he stabbed a man during a job interview Monday afternoon. El Cajon police…

Nov 18 2014 / 2 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 »
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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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Ocala Police Officer arrested for sex with minor

Ocala, Florida — On today’s date, October 31, 2014, at 7:45 p.m., Sergeant Brian Young arrested Ocala Police Department, Officer Bennie L. Wilson, III, 41, for two counts of Unlawful Sexual Activity with Certain Minors, FSS…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »
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MCSO: Corrections officer arrested after helping inmate, his career flushed

Ocala, Florida — Today, October 31, 2014, Marion County Sheriff’s detectives arrested one of their own after an in-depth investigation revealed that Corrections Officer William Brooks brought a cellphone into the Marion County Jail for an…

Oct 31 2014 / 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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2-year-old mauled to death by 4 dogs

Crystal River, Florida — On Saturday, at 4:20 p.m., the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a dog attack on a child. Deputies, Fire Rescue, and EMS responded to a residence at…

Dec 8 2014 / Read More »
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Husband and wife used children to commit grand theft

Ocala, Florida — Sheriff’s deputies arrested a husband and wife after an investigation revealed the pair were ripping off storage units. Deputies responded to the Neighborhood Self Storage at 4701 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala, after a…

Dec 5 2014 / Read More »
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Belleview mom arrested for DUI; 10-month-old in back seat

Belleview, Florida — Authorities said the mother of a 10-month-old infant put her child in serious danger after she drove drunk while the infant was in the back seat. Lindsay Rose Helen Taylor, 22, of Belleview,…

Nov 24 2014 / Read More »
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Mother forced kids to drink toilet bowl cleaner after she heard voices

Port Orange, Florida — A Port Orange mother is facing attempted murder charges after she allegedly made her two children drink toilet bowl cleaner. Amelia R. West, 29, was arrested Saturday morning, November 1, 2014, at her…

Nov 3 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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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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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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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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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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Protesters take to the streets of Orlando

Orlando, Florida — Today, the Orlando Police Department responded to the area of Hughey Avenue and Washington Street in reference to protesters exercising their First Amendment Rights. Due to the recent events worldwide, and an incident…

Dec 10 2014 / Read More »
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Firefighters say they are fed up and will protest

Ocala, Florida — The Professional Firefighters of Marion County say they are absolutely fed up with the politics and treatment they receive from the Marion County Board of County Commissioners. Tomorrow, December 2, 2014, firefighters will…

Dec 1 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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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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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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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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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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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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Board members are trying to ban all tobacco in “their” town

Westminster , Massachusetts — A small town in Massachusetts has become the latest battleground against Big Tobacco. Many, including military veterans, are calling it tyranny. Residents of Westminster were supposed to get the chance Wednesday night…

Nov 13 2014 / Read More »
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More patient abuse allegations for Churchill Dentistry, LLC., formerly Polliwog Dental, LLC.,

Ocala, Florida — Michael Tarver, the former owner of Polliwog Dental LLC, now Churchill Dentistry LLC, is back in the spotlight following new allegations of patient abuse. On April 28, 2014, Kembra Henderson took her 3-year-old daughter…

Nov 5 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 »

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