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Woman ticketed following crash on 314A »

Ocklawaha, Florida — On Wednesday, Marion County Fire Rescue responded to a two-vehicle traffic crash with entrapment. The crash occured on County Road 314A and Southeast 47th Street Road, Ocklawaha.…

May 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Animal services reduces cat adoption fees »

Ocala, Florida — Adopt a Shelter Cat Month does not start until June, but kitten season has already begun and Marion County Animal Services has countless cats (well, almost) looking for homes.…

May 21 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Churchill Dentistry in Ocala has been sold »

Ocala, Florida — Marion County residents no longer have to worry about Michael or Rebecca Tarver performing dental work on children. On Wednesday, Ocala Post received multiple e-mails that stated Churchill…

May 21 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Body of young female identified »

[Last updated on May 21, 2015, at 4:00 p.m.] Marion County — The body of a young woman that was found under the Ocklawaha River bridge has been identified as…

May 21 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Local teen amazes many with her sweet 16 request »

  Ocala, Florida — Remember that MTV show “My Super Sweet 16?” You know, the show about the unappreciative spoiled brats who treated their parents with the utmost respect (sense…

May 21 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

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$1 million in grant funding for cannabidiol research »

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Gainesville, Florida — The Florida Department of Health today announced $1 million in grant funding to the University of Florida…

May 19 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Department of Health warns Floridians and visitors to avoid 64 massage establishments »

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Florida — The Florida Department of Health, with support from local law enforcement agencies, carried out Statewide Operation Trigger Point…

May 19 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Vanguard alumni PJ Williams drafted by the New Orleans Saints »

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Vanguard alumni and former Florida State Seminole P.J. Williams became the first Ocala athlete since Antonio Allen to be drafted in the annual NFL Draft. Williams was selected by the New Orleans Saints with their second, third-round pick. Williams was selected No. 78 overall. The…

May 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Okafor, Duke Blue Devils Win National Championship »

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When the final buzzer sounded, it wasn’t the last unbeaten team in the nation to cut down the net, nor was it the player of the year. It was the Duke Blue Devils winning it all this year. Duke was able to edge out Wisconsin…

Apr 7 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

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…

Mar 8 2015 / No Comment / 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 / No 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 »
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FBI releases 2014 preliminary statistics for law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty »

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Preliminary statistics released on May 11, 2015, by the FBI show that 51 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2014.…

May 18 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

President Obama bans law enforcement from using some military equipment »

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[Last updated on May 18, 2015, at 5:11 p.m.] Washington – The Obama administration announced Monday it will ban federal transfers of certain types of…

May 18 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Woman fired from job and blocked from Facebook after she stomped on American Flag »

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WARNING: Videos contain adult language Some might have heard of the Eric Sheppard Jr. challenge, which is an anti-American knock-off of the ALS Ice Bucket…

May 9 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Baby died after she was scalded »

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Rosedale — Nurse Practitioner Oluyemisi Adebayo, 54, was arrested while attempting to flee the county Thursday afternoon. Police in New York said an arrest warrant…

May 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

WARNING: All Blue Bell Ice Cream products recalled »

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Blue Bell Ice Cream of Brenham, Texas, is recalling all of its products currently on the market made at all of its facilities including ice…

Apr 21 2015 / 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…

Jan 15 2014 / Read More »
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OPD officer who fired 23 rounds into an occupied vehicle, fired

Orlando, Florida — The Orlando Police department has fired one of its officers after an internal investigation revealed he violated department policy as well as Florida statutes. On February 24, 2014, an investigation was initiated against…

May 1 2015 / Read More »
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Investigation: Driver gives deputies middle finger; gets pulled over by military-type armored vehicle

Gainesville, Florida — The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office has launched an internal investigation after deputies in a Lenco BearCat Armored Personnel Carrier (APC), or Light Armored Vehicle (LAV), conducted a traffic stop. The deputies that occupied…

Apr 14 2015 / Read More »
Philadelphia firefighter, Tony Soto stopped by cops

Major controversy after police pulled over a firefighter

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — A major fire is raging after police in Pennsylvania conducted a traffic stop on a man who claimed to be a Philadelphia firefighter. Philadelphia Police Department Officer Holloway conducted a traffic stop on…

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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Arraignment set for aunt of baby that died at Parkside Gardens Apartments

Ocala, Florida — An arraignment date has been set for the sister of the mother whose baby died at Parkside Gardens Apartments. Toyana R. Evans, 27, was arrested on April 22, on a warrant that was…

May 1 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…

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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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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Upcoming March Against Monsanto event in protest of GMOs

Ocala, Florida — On Saturday, May 23, 2015, Marion County will unite with citizens from all over the world in protest of genetically modified foods (GMOs). This year will mark the third annual “March Against Monsanto,” in…

May 19 2015 / Read More »
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President Obama bans law enforcement from using some military equipment

[Last updated on May 18, 2015, at 5:11 p.m.] Washington – The Obama administration announced Monday it will ban federal transfers of certain types of military-style gear to local law enforcement agencies. The decision is in…

May 18 2015 / Read More »
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64-ounce beer growlers will soon be legal in Florida

Florida — On July 1, Florida breweries will be able to sell beer in refillable 64-ounce containers know as the “growler.” What Florida beer lovers have long sought, is now legal after Gov. Rick Scott signed…

May 14 2015 / Read More »
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Woman fired from job and blocked from Facebook after she stomped on American Flag

WARNING: Videos contain adult language Some might have heard of the Eric Sheppard Jr. challenge, which is an anti-American knock-off of the ALS Ice Bucket challenge. You also might have heard of Erica Walker. She is…

May 9 2015 / Read More »
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To the Editor: Clean-up good ol’ boy practices and wink-and-nudge government

Dear Neighbor, In September when a group of Okaloosa County elected officials met with over 200 citizens in an “Accountability Okaloosa” town hall meeting, one of the topics on many minds was tightening financial controls and…

Apr 27 2015 / 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…

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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$1 million in grant funding for cannabidiol research

Gainesville, Florida — The Florida Department of Health today announced $1 million in grant funding to the University of Florida for research involving cannabidiol and its effects on refractory childhood epilepsy. The award is designed to…

May 19 2015 / Read More »
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Department of Health warns Floridians and visitors to avoid 64 massage establishments

Florida — The Florida Department of Health, with support from local law enforcement agencies, carried out Statewide Operation Trigger Point May 13 through 15. The operation to stop the dangerous practice of providing health care without…

May 19 2015 / Read More »
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Upcoming March Against Monsanto event in protest of GMOs

Ocala, Florida — On Saturday, May 23, 2015, Marion County will unite with citizens from all over the world in protest of genetically modified foods (GMOs). This year will mark the third annual “March Against Monsanto,” in…

May 19 2015 / Read More »
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4th case of Measles confirmed in Florida

Florida — On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Health confirmed a case of Measles in an unvaccinated adolescent in Indian River County. This brings the total cases of Measles between Indian River and St. Lucie counties…

Apr 21 2015 / Read More »
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WARNING: All Blue Bell Ice Cream products recalled

Blue Bell Ice Cream of Brenham, Texas, is recalling all of its products currently on the market made at all of its facilities including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet, and frozen snacks because they have the…

Apr 21 2015 / Read More »

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