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Man shot and killed at Village Green Apartments »

Ocala, Florida — A homicide investigation is underway after police were notified that a man had been shot and killed Monday afternoon. The victim has been identified as Kerman Dent…

Jul 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Commissioners look toward sales tax increase for public safety »

Ocala, Florida — Marion County Commissioners unanimously agreed last Tuesday to schedule a workshop to discuss placing a one cent sales tax increase on the ballot in March 2016, amid…

Jul 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Felony warrant for woman yields two arrests »

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police made a double arrest as they attempted to serve a warrant on a felon over the weekend. Ocala Police Officers Hall and Diesso responded to…

Jul 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Vehicle burglaries at gyms and parks, windows shattered »

Ocala, Florida — Thieves are targeting vehicles in Ocala, and it doesn’t look like keeping your vehicle locked will stop them. Over this past weekend, there were multiple vehicle burglaries…

Jul 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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FHP: Shots fired at Florida Highway Patrol Trooper on I-75; suspect dead »

  Video clip courtesy of Damon A. Easley [Last updated on July 26, 2015, at 3:50 p.m.] Micanopy, Florida — UPDATE  — The man who fired at a FHP trooper Saturday morning, was…

Jul 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

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FHP: Shots fired at Florida Highway Patrol Trooper on I-75; suspect dead »

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  Video clip courtesy of Damon A. Easley [Last updated on July 26, 2015, at 3:50 p.m.] Micanopy, Florida — UPDATE  — The…

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AMBER ALERT for missing toddler who was possibly kidnapped »

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Jacksonville, Florida — An Amber Alert was issued for a 21-month-old boy Friday morning after he was allegedly kidnapped during a car…

Jul 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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CF softball players are moving on »

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Ocala, Florida — Former College of Central Florida softball players continuing softball careers at The University of South Carolina, USC Spartans. Amy Szymanowski is from Florida State, and Holly McKinnon and Lindsay O’Steen are from the College of Central Florida. Szymanowksi will have one year…

Jul 20 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Seminoles dismiss QB Johnson after video of altercation is released »

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Jimbo Fisher and the Florida State Seminoles dismissed freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson Monday night, after the State Attorney’s Office released a video that showed Johnson punching a woman in the face at a Tallahassee bar in June. Fisher made the announcement during a short statement…

Jul 7 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

United States wins women’s World Cup »

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The United States dominated Japan, the reigning World Cup champions, 5-2 to win their first Women’s World Cup title since 1999. United States won its third world cup title in the highest-scoring final in tournament’s history Sunday. All tournament the U.S. was known as being…

Jul 5 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Alex Rodriguez joins 3,000 hit club »

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Alex Rodriguez joined a historic group after collecting his 3,000th hit when he hit a home run off Justin Verlander in the first inning of Friday’s game. Verlander challenged Rodriguez with a first pitch fastball and Rodriguez belted it into the right field stands. Of…

Jun 19 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Chicago Blackhawks win Stanley Cup »

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The Chicago Blackhawks won their third Stanley Cup trophy in the last three years when they beat the Lightning 2-0 in last night’s Game 6 in Chicago. Tampa Bay did not lose three straight games all season but ended their Stanley Cup hopes after losing…

Jun 16 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Blackhawks even Stanley Cup Series »

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The Chicago Blackhawks were able to beat a Tampa Bay Lightning team without their star goaltender Ben Bishop. Due to an undisclosed injury to Bishop, the Lightning were forced to start 20-year-old rookie goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy. Vasilevskiy made an appearance in Game 2 where he…

Jun 11 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Lightning Take Game 2 of Stanley Cup Finals »

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The Tampa Bay Lightning won Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks by a score of 4-3 and even up the seven game series at 1-1. Tampa Bay’s triplets line totaled 2 goals and an assist Saturday night. Nikita Kucherov tallied…

Jun 7 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Heroin use on the rise; cheaper, more dangerous product being manufactured »

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Ocala, Florida — Heroin (smack) use has increased across the United States among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels. According to…

Jul 11 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Massive Medicare fraud takedown; 240 arrested »

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More than 240 individuals—including doctors, nurses, and other licensed professionals—were arrested this week for their alleged participation in Medicare fraud schemes involving approximately $712 million…

Jun 18 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

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…

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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 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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School teacher stole from Cub Scout pack to pay her own bills

Deltona, Florida — The former treasurer of a local Cub Scout pack is facing felony charges after a Volusia County Sheriff’s Office investigation revealed she stole close to $9,500 of the pack’s money to pay her…

May 27 2015 / 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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Citizens furious over clearing of the former Waldo police chief

[Last updated on June 17, 2015, at 5:44 p.m.] Waldo — Despite five officers coming forward, hundreds of complaints from citizens, warnings from the American Automobile Association (AAA), and a book that ousted the Waldo Police…

Jun 16 2015 / 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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Family was using taxpayer money and committing credit card fraud while smoking dope

Davenport, Florida — An ongoing credit card counterfeiting investigation led to three arrests after Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies served a search warrant at 626 Sunset View Drive, Davenport. According to police reports, in January 2015,…

Jul 24 2015 / Read More »
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Mother charged with manslaughter in baby’s death

Ocala, Florida — On Wednesday, Ocala Police Department Detective Mary Brewton arrested the mother of the 20-month-old child who drowned in a small above ground pool on April 25, 2015. According to detectives, the pool contained…

Jul 15 2015 / Read More »
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Man severely beat toddler, mother blamed a dog and the child

[Last updated on June 20, 2015, at 11:10 a.m.]  Ocklawaha, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man they say severely beat a 13-month-old toddler. On May 31, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded…

Jun 20 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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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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New nationwide 911 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.]…

Jun 12 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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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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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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Aspen Foods recall includes 1,978,680 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed, and breaded chicken

Ocala, Florida —Aspen Foods, A Division of Koch Poultry Company, a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,978,680 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken product that may be contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis, according to the…

Jul 23 2015 / Read More »
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2015-2016 school year: Back to school and sports physicals

Ocala, Florida — Symphony Healthcare, Inc., located at 202 SW 17th Street, Suite A, Ocala, is now offering back to school and sports physicals for $30.00. They are also offering an optional screening/preventative electrocardiogram (EKG) for…

Jul 20 2015 / Read More »
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Heroin use on the rise; cheaper, more dangerous product being manufactured

Ocala, Florida — Heroin (smack) use has increased across the United States among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels. According to the latest Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control…

Jul 11 2015 / Read More »
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Free diabetes prevention program

Ocala, Florida — Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are teaming up again this year to offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program to adults who have been diagnosed…

Jun 30 2015 / Read More »
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Dr. Asad Qamar releases a response to fraud allegations

  Ocala, Florida — For the second time since the investigation into Florida cardiologist Dr. Asad Qamar with the Institute for Cardiovascular Excellence PLLC (ICE) began, he has released a video statement. He released this video statement…

Jun 18 2015 / Read More »

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