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Police pull extra detail at Spring Manor Apartments following shooting; may be more to story »

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department now has the dangerous task of protection detail at Spring Manor Apartments following today’s shooting death of 19-year-old Jaire Burgess. Pulling detail tonight…

Jul 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Shooting and fire at Spring Manor Apartments; residents say they are tired of it »

Ocala, Florida — Residence of Spring Manor Apartments say a shooting that happened overnight does not surprise them. On today’s date, July 25, 2014, at approximately 1:37 a.m., the Ocala Police…

Jul 25 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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A hole opens at the Ocala WingHouse »

Ocala, Florida — A ground cover collapse continues to expand in the Ocala WingHouse parking lot that measures approximately 10 feet by 15 feet at the surface, but larger below…

Jul 25 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

The grass just may be greener…… with a different company »

Ocala, Florida — Would you send back a delivery of sod if it arrived in pieces and not as promised? That was exactly what 73-year-old Jerry DeMeola, of Ocala, did…

Jul 24 2014 / 4 Comments / Read More »
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High speed chase in four counties leaves one dead »

Ocala, Florida — On today’s date, July 23, 2014, at approximately 7:00 a.m, the Ocala Police Department received a report of a stolen 2008 Black Dodge Ram 2500 diesel pickup…

Jul 23 2014 / 4 Comments / Read More »



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Bradenton Beach, Florida — A Florida couple who turned a normal day at the beach into a porn fest, was…

Jul 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Career criminal jailed for armed robbery dies in sleep »

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Polk County — A preliminary investigation shows that 54-year-old Greg Mitchell Hughes, of Lakeland, Florida, who was arrested on July…

Jul 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Sinkhole closes Spring Hill intersection »

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Spring Hill – On July 19, 2014,at approximately 5:20 p.m., the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a…

Jul 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Father beats child molester unconscious »

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The call has been redacted to protect the victims. Holly Hill, Florida — “I got him in a bloody puddle…

Jul 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Rick Scott signs in-state tuition bill at the expense of Florida families »

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Tallahassee, Florida — Florida residents are outraged following the secret signing of House Bill 851. Governor Rick Scott quietly signed legislation over the weekend that allows students who are illegal immigrants to qualify for in-state tuition at Florida colleges and universities. And it is at…

Jun 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Iranian Students Arrested For Happy Video;Freed »

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Pharrell Williams’ video “Happy” by six Iranian students Iran — Six students who were arrested in Iran for dancing in a YouTube video to Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” have been freed, according to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. They were released after Iranian…

May 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

City of Ocala allowing historical cemetery to be destroyed »

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Ocala, Florida — The inscription on the  memorial plaque in front of the Evergreen Cemetery in Ocala, Florida reads as follows: “Reserved on July 8, 1850, as the first public burial ground for Ocala. Here are graves of those who founded the County seat, of…

May 14 2014 / 24 Comments / Read More »

U.S Citizens Hold Feds At Gunpoint Over Cattle Ranch »

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  [Warning: Contains mild language and violence, viewer discretion is advised.] Nevada — The truth behind the seizure of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle is now crystal clear to some local officials. The BLM (Bureau of Land Management) claimed that the use of 200 or…

Apr 15 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

I’m Just Saying; High Springs Florida City Attorney Makes Threats »

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  High Springs, Florida — The Police Benevolent Association was made aware of new allegations directed at Chief Steve Holley in a press release issued by the High Springs City Manger this morning. It appears that the City has opened an internal investigation into allegations…

Apr 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Suspects involved in suspicious death of Citra man captured »

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Ocala, Florida — Three suspects wanted for questioning in the suspicious death of Robert Hiles, 64, of Citra, have been captured. The trio was arrested…

Jul 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

FedEx Corporation accused of drug trafficking »

FedEx Trafficking drugs

San Francisco, California – A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted FedEx Corporation, FedEx Express, Inc., and FedEx Corporate Services, Inc., on July 17, 2014,…

Jul 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Assistance needed identifying driver in hit-and-run accident involving death »

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Georgia — Georgia officials are now asking for assistance identifying a truck and trailer involved in a hit-and-run on I-75 in Lamar County, Georgia. The search…

Jul 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Mom first to be arrested under new law »

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Madisonville, Tennessee — The Monroe County sheriff’s Department has made their first arrest under a new state law that allows law enforcement to arrest the…

Jul 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Mommy blogger poisons her son to gain blog traffic »


In June of 2011, Lacey Spears was investigated by the Florida Department of Children and Families after complaints of Spears medically neglecting her 2-year-old son,…

Jun 18 2014 / 2 Comments / 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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School Teacher And Tennis Coach Randy Majors Arrested

  Fruita, Colorado — Teacher Randy Majors, 58, of Fruita was arrested after a parent that was going through her 16 year-old daughters Facebook account found private messages between her daughter and Majors. Majors is also…

Jan 4 2014 / Read More »
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Dance Instructor Harrison Prater Arrested For Lascivious Behavior

  Seminole County, Florida — On October 29, 2013 the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) Crimes Against Children (CAC) Unit arrested Harrison Jonathan Prater, 27, of Orlando, for lewd and lascivious behavior after he inappropriately touched…

Oct 30 2013 / 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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Officers abusing the charge of “Resisting Arrest” in Florida

Florida — A Palm Bay, Florida judge ordered the charges against a teenage girl to be dropped after he reviewed the arresting officers body cam footage. The Officer, David Marcinik, lied in his police report and stated…

May 16 2014 / Read More »
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Ocala Police Officer Fired After Internal Affairs Investigation

Ocala, Florida — Former Ocala Police Officer Robert Cashner, 40, was fired from his job following an Internal Affairs investigation. Cashner is accused of stealing 17 Oxycodone pills from a woman’s apartment while following up on…

May 14 2014 / Read More »
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Police officers beating deaf people; and getting away with it

[All cases in this article were carefully reviewed by Ocala Post.] In the last five years the number of police brutality cases in the U.S have more than doubled. YouTube reports police brutality video uploads in…

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »
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Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Captain Suspended

  Gainesville, Florida — Thursday, March 06, 2014, Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell placed Captain Keith Vermillion, one of her top commanders, on Administrative Suspension with pay effective immediately. The internal investigation was initiated by Sheriff Darnell…

Mar 6 2014 / Read More »
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Dunnellon mom: I was only “disciplining” my child

Dunnellon, Florida — A Dunnellon woman was released from jail on $2,500 bond after she was charged with Child Abuse – Cruelty Toward a Child (F), earlier this week. It all started when Deputy Richard Peters…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »
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Belleview mom arrested for attempting to suffocate two-year-old; released next day

Belleview, Florida — A Belleview woman that was arrested on June 11, 2014, for attempting to suffocate her daughter was released on $2,000 bond just a day later. Jessica Lehman, 25, is accused of trying to suffocate…

Jun 17 2014 / Read More »
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Parents Leave 3-Year-Old Outside While They Party It Up

Lakeland, Florida — Around 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 25-year-old Rhonda Branch, and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Antonio Allen, both of 2103 Reynolds Road in Lakeland, when their neighbors…

May 23 2014 / Read More »
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Drunk Mom Crashes Car With 2-Year-Old In Her Lap

Ocala, Florida — On April 26, 2014 Officer Pitman responded to a single vehicle crash with injuries at the intersection of SW 10th Street and SW 27th Avenue. When Officer Pitman arrived, he saw a white…

Apr 28 2014 / Read More »
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Ocala Mom Puts 2-Year-Old In Serious Danger

Ocala, Florida — On April 28, 2014 Corporal Moore with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 5200 block of West State Road 40 to assist Deputy Bowers with a DUI investigation. According to reports,…

Apr 28 2014 / Read More »
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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 »
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Samsung Innovation Museum Grand Opening

SEOUL, Korea – April 21, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today opened the Samsung Innovation Museum (S/I/M) dedicated to exploring the past, present and future of the electronics industry, located in Samsung Digital City in…

Apr 22 2014 / Read More »
GM Recall

GM Recall Now At 1.3 Million

  Detroit – General Motors informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today that it is now recalling more than 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. that may experience a sudden loss of electric power steering…

Mar 31 2014 / Read More »
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Woman Arrested For 9 Year Old VHS Rental

  Pickens County, South Carolina — A South Carolina woman was arrested for stealing an ancient artifact nine years ago; that artifact was a VHS movie. Kayla Finley, 27, rented the Jennifer Lopez VHS tape ‘Monster-in-Law’…

Feb 17 2014 / Read More »
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Warning about the Jefferson Motel in Treasure Island, Florida

Treasure Island, Florida — A recent investigation into the Jefferson Motel in Treasure Island, Florida, following tips sent to Ocala Post, has guests scratching their heads. The Ocala residents that recently stayed at the motel asked to…

Jul 16 2014 / Read More »
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WARNING: Hotel Robberies Taking Place In Orlando Area

  Orlando, Florida — There have been more than a dozen hotel robberies in the Orlando area since December of 2013, with the latest taking place on January 23, 2014 at approximately 3:30 a.m., at the…

Jan 25 2014 / Read More »
Mexico Travel Warning

Mexico Travel Warning As Of January 2014

  The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling in Mexico due to threats to safety and security posed by Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) in the country.  U.S. citizens have been…

Jan 15 2014 / Read More »
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Philippines Travel Warning 2014

  The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to the Philippines, in particular to the Sulu Archipelago and the island of Mindanao. This warning replaces the 2013 warning. U.S. citizens should…

Jan 15 2014 / Read More »
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Ocala Beer And Wine Tasting At Pi on Broadway

  An evening of Beer & Wine tasting at Pi on Broadway, located at 110 SW Broadway, Ocala, Florida 34474. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20, or $25 at door. The purchase of a…

Sep 24 2013 / Read More »
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Tornado photo at wedding goes viral

Saskatchewan, Canada – A professional photographer in Saskatchewan, Canada took some amazing wedding photos Saturday. Colleen Niska wrote, “I’ve dreamed about a day like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Could NOT wait to post these! Pretty sure this will only…

Jul 7 2014 / Read More »
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Iranian Students Arrested For Happy Video;Freed

Pharrell Williams’ video “Happy” by six Iranian students Iran — Six students who were arrested in Iran for dancing in a YouTube video to Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” have been freed, according to the International Campaign for…

May 22 2014 / Read More »

Ship Sinks In South Korea; 462 People Onboard

  South Korea — There is now a swarm of controversy surrounding the tragic death of passengers that were trapped aboard a ship that was carrying 462 passengers, mostly high school students. Students reported that announcements…

Apr 16 2014 / Read More »

EU Will No Longer Tolerate Obama’s Spying Tactics

  EU — The European Parliament should withhold its consent to an EU-U.S. trade deal unless it fully respects EU citizens’ data privacy, says an inquiry report on U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and EU member…

Feb 12 2014 / Read More »
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Desert Tech Refuses To Sell Weapons To Pakistan

  Desert Tech, an Utah gun manufacturing company, said they have refused to supply weapons to Pakistan. The company recently walked away from a $15 million deal to sell precision rifles to Pakistan, the dollar amount…

Jan 8 2014 / Read More »
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Attention Walmart shoppers; beware of self checkout kiosks

Consumers who shop at Walmart should pay extra close attention when using a self checkout kiosk. Too often people rely on the capability and accuracy of technology; essentially making the human brain lazy when it comes…

Jun 16 2014 / Read More »
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Florida Proposing A Tax Most Are Calling Ridiculous

  Tallahassee, Florida –Florida legislators preach lower taxes and more job creation for Florida residents, but are they really looking out for your interest? As the 2014 state legislative season opens and states continue the never…

Mar 4 2014 / Read More »
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Orlando Man Laundered $500K

  Orlando, Florida – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Orlando Regional Operations Center arrested Daryl Ali, 31, on one count of organized scheme to defraud and one count of money laundering. Investigators believe Ali used…

Feb 26 2014 / Read More »
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Ocala Couple Arrested For Navy Seal Foundation Scam

  Ocala, Florida — Two people were arrested after claiming they were part of an organization called the Navy Seal Foundation. OPD Officer Diesso was dispatched to Big Lots located on East SR 40 in reference…

Feb 7 2014 / Read More »
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India Says Diplomat Devyani Khobragade Should Not Answer For Laws Broken In The U.S.

  New York — An Indian diplomat by the name of Devyani Khobragade that has caused tension between the U.S. and India was denied a request by a U.S. judge to delay her case. Khobragade, who…

Jan 9 2014 / Read More »
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Chikungunya fever cases confirmed in Florida

Tallahassee, Florida – The Florida Department of Health today confirmed the first cases of locally acquired chikungunya (\chik-en-gun-ye) fever, one in Miami Dade County and the other in Palm Beach County. Chikungunya is a disease spread…

Jul 17 2014 / Read More »
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School and sports physicals

  Ocala, Florida — Symphony Healthcare, Inc., located at 202 SW 17th Street, Suite A, Ocala, is now offering school and sports physicals for $25.00. Patients must be at least 12-years-old. Mention this article to receive $5.00…

Jul 17 2014 / Read More »
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Free swim lessons available for children

Ocala, Florida — Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1–4. On average, more than 1,000 children die each year in the U.S. due to unintentional drowning and more than…

Jul 14 2014 / Read More »
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WIC offices will close in July

Ocala, Florida – The Florida Department of Health in Marion County today announced the WIC offices located in Dunnellon and Lynn will close in July. Currently these sites are open two days per month on alternating Wednesdays. …

Jul 8 2014 / Read More »
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Third horse tests positive for Eastern equine encephalitis near school

Ocala, Florida — Today, July 3, 2014, The Florida Department of Health in Marion County advised residents that a horse located about a mile west of Ocala Springs Elementary School tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis infection.…

Jul 3 2014 / Read More »


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