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MCSO: An officer and a gentleman »

  Ocala, Florida — On Friday, August 1, 2014, Deputy Bloom responded to a call for service where children were involved. During the call, Deputy Bloom played basketball (minus a…

Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Laws being blamed for the incarceration of today’s youth »

  Ocala, Florida –The Florida State Conference and the Marion County Branch and Youth Council released the following statement regarding Ocala’s Saggy Pants Ordinance. On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at 4…

Aug 18 2014 / 3 Comments / Read More »
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Burger King employees arrested »

  Ocala, Florida — Yes, I would like a TV with that; and make it a large. Three Burger King employees, two of whom are managers, were arrested on multiple…

Aug 18 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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Elections Info »

  LOCATIONS: View a list of polling locations Polling location change notice WHO IS ON THE BALLOT? Republican: County School Board District 3, 4, and 5   County Commissioner, Seat…

Aug 15 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Man swallows cocaine; grabbed officer’s weapon »

Ocala, Florida — A man was arrested today, following a traffic stop for speeding. On August 15, 2014, Anthony Sean Howard, 46, originally from Georgia,  was pulled over by Ocala…

Aug 15 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

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Man that beat autistic teen in video still behind bars »

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  Okeechobee, Florida — Earlier this month, a video of an autistic teen being savagely beaten by someone police called…

Aug 16 2014 / 4 Comments / Read More »

FBI hopes plans for real life purges are a hoax »

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  Residents across America are being warned of possible real life purges (inspired by the movie “The Purge”) rumored to…

Aug 16 2014 / 9 Comments / Read More »

Take a shot at drinking and driving…FHP will provide the chaser »

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  ~ Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign starts this weekend ~ Tallahassee, Florida –  (Official Press Release) The Florida…

Aug 15 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Man has bad dream, wakes up, and beats wife »

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Summerland Key, Florida — Carlos Gascon, 27, of Summerland Key, Florida, was arrested on charges of Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Assault,…

Aug 13 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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Florida State number one in preseason polls »

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  The preseason polls were released Sunday and Jameis Winston and the defending national champion Florida State rein No.1. This is no surprise as it is very common to have the defending national champions ranked No.1. Florida State will start off the season No.1 for…

Aug 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

2014 Jacksonville Jaguars preview »

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  The Jacksonville Jaguars finished out the 2013 season at 4-12, awarding them with the number three overall pick which they used on quarterback Blake Bortles. The Jaguars spent their next two picks on targets for Bortles as they drafted wide receivers Marqise Lee and…

Aug 12 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

2014 New England Patriots preview »

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The New England Patriots finished their 2013 season at 12-4 and just one game short of yet another Super Bowl appearance. The question always surrounding the Patriots is how many more years can Tom Brady contend for a Super Bowl title. Patriot fans have nothing…

Aug 11 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

2014 Miami Dolphins preview »

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The Miami Dolphins finished the 2013 season at an even 8-8. Outside of Mike Pouncey, the Dolphins struggle in the offensive line department which is why they used the 19th overall selection in the draft on Ja’Wuan James. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill put up some impressive…

Aug 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

North Marion alumni gives back to community »

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  Ocala, Florida — Local North Marion alumni, Cortez Allen is teaming up with Green Pastures Worship Center to give back to his home roots of Ocala. The Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback is funding the fourth annual Back 2 School Bash Saturday, August 9, 2014, at…

Aug 8 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

New York Jets preview »

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The New York Jets finished their 2013 campaign at par with a record of 8-8. The Jets used their 18th overall selection in the draft on free safety Calvin Pryor to hopefully help rejuvenate a secondary that ranked 22nd in passing yards allowed per game.…

Aug 8 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Durant withdraws from Team USA »

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2014 NBA MVP Kevin Durant announced today that he will be withdrawing from Team USA and will not play in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Durant cited that he withdrew because of “physical and mental fatigue” from the NBA season. Durant won the 2010 FIBA…

Aug 8 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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FBI hopes plans for real life purges are a hoax »

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  Residents across America are being warned of possible real life purges (inspired by the movie “The Purge”) rumored to commence over the next few…

Aug 16 2014 / 9 Comments / Read More »

Many mourn the loss of Robin Williams »

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Robin Williams was found unresponsive in his California home around noon on Monday, August 11, 2014, sheriff’s officials said. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said…

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Anonymous promises to take action against law enforcement agencies »

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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…

Aug 11 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Controversial sign removed after dozens of complaints »

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A contractor supply store removed a sign after multiple complaints from women in the area. Joe Rents & Contractors Supply store manager Curtis Renner said,…

Aug 10 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Mother beats daughter and posts it to Facebook »

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  Investigators are looking into a video after someone recorded a mother beating her daughter with a belt and posted it to Facebook. In the…

Aug 7 2014 / 10 Comments / 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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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 »
COPS AND CRIME anonymous, police, Operation Ferguson #OpFerguson

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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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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Man that beat autistic teen in video still behind bars

  Okeechobee, Florida — Earlier this month, a video of an autistic teen being savagely beaten by someone police called a cowardly animal, was posted to Facebook. The video went viral in a matter of minutes.…

Aug 16 2014 / Read More »
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Mother beats daughter and posts it to Facebook

  Investigators are looking into a video after someone recorded a mother beating her daughter with a belt and posted it to Facebook. In the video, the mother alleges she beat her child because she was…

Aug 7 2014 / Read More »
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Crack mom was smoking with infant in hand

Daytona Beach, Florida — Daytona Beach Police Officer Andre Walker responded to 518 South Martin Luther King Boulevard in reference to a black female sitting on the curb behind the business, holding a baby. As the…

Aug 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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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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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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Laws being blamed for the incarceration of today’s youth

  Ocala, Florida –The Florida State Conference and the Marion County Branch and Youth Council released the following statement regarding Ocala’s Saggy Pants Ordinance. On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at 4 p.m., at the City Council meeting,…

Aug 18 2014 / Read More »
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Commissioner’s aide alleges abuse by police following her arrest

Orlando, Florida — When a commissioner’s aide was arrested, she immediately dropped her employers name then played the race card. “I’m handcuffed for being black with a white man. That’s what happened to me.  I was on…

Aug 13 2014 / Read More »
anonymous, police, Operation Ferguson #OpFerguson

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

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…

Jun 10 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 »
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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 »
Iranian Students Pharrell Williams' song "Happy"

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 »
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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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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 »
Walmart self checkout scam

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 they claimed they were part of an organization called the Navy Seal Foundation. Ocala Police Officer Diesso, was dispatched to Big Lots located on East SR 40 in…

Feb 7 2014 / Read More »
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Back to school and sports physicals

LAST DAY IS THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014. Ocala, Florida — Symphony Healthcare, Inc., located at 202 SW 17th Street, Suite A, Ocala, is now offering back to school and sports physicals for $25.00. Patients must be…

Aug 5 2014 / Read More »
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Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Tallahassee, Florida – August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month and Healthiest Weight Florida, in collaboration with WIC, Healthy Start, the Florida Child Care Food Program and the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention, is announcing its own August…

Aug 5 2014 / Read More »
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Free event: Prepare – Protect – Prevent

Tomorrow, Saturday, August 2, 2014, from 3-4:30 p.m. join Ocala Pool Boys for a free life saving event! Learn about hands-on CPR, fire safety from Ocala Fire Rescue, pool and swim safety from ISR (Infant Swimming…

Aug 1 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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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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