Chanel Phillips’ Death Determined To Be Drowning

Chanel Phillips’ Death Determined To Be Drowning

The Palm Beach County Medical Examiners office has concluded their investigation regarding the death of 23-year-old Chanel Ferrell Phillips. Earlier this week Ocala Post reported on a missing South Florida woman that had been found at the bottom of a pond. Chanel Phillips, 23, who had been missing since early Saturday morning, was found inside […]

Sherry Lewis To Be Sentenced In Ocklawaha Murder

Sherry Lewis To Be Sentenced In Ocklawaha Murder

Ocklawaha, Florida — The Ocklawaha woman who killed her husband back in September of 2012 has plead guilty and faces up to 30 years in prison. The Marion County Communication Center received a 911 call on September 22, 2012, around 12:08 a.m. from Sherry Wilson Lewis, 50, of 3715 SE 174th Court in Ocklawaha, who […]

Levy County Fatal Crash Leaves Two Dead One Fighting For Her Life

Levy County Fatal Crash Leaves Two Dead One Fighting For Her Life

  An early morning crash in Levy County has left two people dead and one person in critical condition. Around 5:00 a.m., a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling southbound on U.S. 19 in the northbound inside lane. A 2002 Toyota Camry was traveling northbound on U.S. 19 also in the inside lane. The Jeep […]

Body cam records would-be NFL player Jermaine Green being shot

Body cam records would-be NFL player Jermaine Green being shot

  Daytona Beach, Florida — A man was shot by two officers in Dayton Beach early Wednesday morning after police say he held a knife to his girlfriend’s neck. At around 2:45 a.m., police were called to a residence located at 822 Magnolia Avenue in Daytona Beach regarding a fight inside the home. When police […]

Deborah Thompson Arrested Search Over Grandson Still At Large

Deborah Thompson Arrested Search Over Grandson Still At Large

Polk County, Florida — Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office are asking for help from the public with an Attempted Murder Investigation. At approximately 6 a.m., on Saturday, September 21, 2013, a shooting incident occurred in the area of Edwin Street, NE Winter Haven. 31-year-old Kelvin Lewis Key-Herrington of 518 Sears Avenue NE, Winter […]

Volusia County 911 System Down In Some Areas

Volusia County 911 System Down In Some Areas

Volusia County is currently experiencing intermittent problems throughout the area with its emergency 911 system. Because of the problems, some callers have been unable to reach 911 and are receiving a recording. The situation appears to be affecting both landline and cell phones.     If this situation occurs, callers should hang up and immediately […]

Joshua Ortiz Arrested For Fracturing A Baby’s Skull

  A man in Osceola County was arrested after an 11 month old baby he was watching ended up with bruises on his body, a fractured skull, and a broken tibia. According to authorities, Joshua Mellow Ortiz, 25, was watching the child at a home in St. Cloud earlier this month when he notice the […]

Missing Girl Chanel Phillips Has Been Found Dead

Missing Girl Chanel Phillips Has Been Found Dead

Jupiter, Florida — A missing South Florida woman has been found at the bottom of a pond. Chanel Phillips, 23, who had been missing since early Saturday morning was found inside her 2001 Cadillac Deville at the bottom of a pond in the Jupiter Subdivision, Mallory Creek.     At around 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, September […]

Vicki Laspina Ripped Off An Elderly Villages Woman

Vicki Laspina Ripped Off An Elderly Villages Woman

A Villages woman is in jail after officials say she stole almost $15,000 from the woman she was supposed to be caring for. Vicki Lee Laspina, 59, was supposed to be taking care of the 92-year-old woman who Laspina says is like a mother to her. Instead, she used the victim’s checking account to make […]

BlackBerry Is Selling Out

BlackBerry Is Selling Out

  BlackBerry, once the dominant on-your-hip e-mail company is making a financial decision to sell. The struggling company BlackBerry, is selling to Fairfax, who currently controls nearly 10 percent of the company. Fairfax is set to pay an estimated $4.7 billion for the former Smartphone giant. Earlier this month BlackBerry laid off 40 percent of […]

Ocala Beer And Wine Tasting At Pi on Broadway

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 ticket gets you five beers & five wines of your choice. All proceeds go towards local dancers who dance […]

Florida Highway Patrol Ticketing Aggressive Drivers

Florida Highway Patrol  Ticketing Aggressive Drivers

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) announced today an additional enforcement week dedicated to the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) campaign will begin September 23, 2013 and run through September 27, 2013.   The TACT campaign is targeted to highlight the danger of aggressive driving behaviors when interacting with large trucks on the road. Motorists […]

Adrian Mendez kidnapped a 14-year-old girl, left her for dead

Adrian Mendez kidnapped a 14-year-old girl, left her for dead

Marion County, Florida — A Marion County man is in jail after police say he kidnapped a girl on Wall Street in Eustis, and then ran her over with his SUV. It was around 7 p.m., Sunday, when authorities say Adrian Mendez, 21, offered a 14-year-old girl $200 to have sex with him, which the […]

Sunday Mornings Metal Mangled Crash Spared Injuries

Sunday Mornings Metal Mangled Crash Spared Injuries

Ocala, Florida — A three car pileup in Ocala shut down southbound lanes on I-75 just south of US 27 causing a big mess Sunday morning. A 2006 Ford F250 pick-up truck was traveling on the southbound side of I-75 in the outside lane when the truck experienced an equipment malfunction. The driver of the […]

Health Plans Selected For The Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Managed Medical Assistance Program

Health Plans Selected For The Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Managed Medical Assistance Program

  The Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) selected the health plans it will contract with for the Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) program. The Agency selected 10 general, non-specialty MMA plans via a competitive bidding process. In addition, the Agency selected five companies to provide specialty plans, including specialty plans focused on HIV/AIDS, child welfare […]

Ocala Drive-In Here To Stay

Ocala Drive-In Here To Stay

Ocala, Florida — Ocala residents should pat themselves on the back. Due to an overwhelming amount of votes from the community, the Ocala Drive-In won the “Project Drive-In” contest enabling them be able to keep their doors open.   Honda Motor Corp. hosted the contest and now a historic landmark will be here for years […]

Kevin Bailey Assaulted His Family SWAT Was Dispatched

Kevin Bailey Assaulted His Family SWAT Was Dispatched

Ocklawaha, Florida — A call came in around 1:30 a.m., September 22, 2013 about an assault and battery, however it soon escalated and SWAT had to be dispatched to 12220 S.E. 134th Court, Ocklawaha. Detectives say the victim called about Kevin Roger Bailey, 34. It was reported to the Sheriff’s Office that Bailey was armed […]

Deborah Thompson And Kelvin Key-Herrington Wanted And On The Run

Deborah Thompson And Kelvin Key-Herrington Wanted And On The Run

Polk County, Florida — Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office are asking for help from the public with an Attempted Murder Investigation. At approximately 6 a.m., on Saturday, September 21, 2013, a shooting incident occurred in the area of Edwin Street, NE Winter Haven. 31-year-old Kelvin Lewis Key-Herrington of 518 Sears Avenue NE, Winter […]

Latin Kings Street Gang Sentenced

Latin Kings Street Gang Sentenced

Hammond, Indiana—A Texas leader of the Latin Kings street gang was sentenced today in Hammond, Indiana, to serve 262 months in prison for racketeering conspiracy, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney David Capp of the Northern District of Indiana.   Dante Reyes, aka “DK,” 41, […]

Charles Lee Arrested For Embezzling From Police Department

Charles Lee Arrested For Embezzling From Police Department

Arcadia, Florida — Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Ft. Myers Regional Operations Center arrested Charles Junior Lee, 47, of Arcadia, Florida., on one count of Organized Scheme To Defraud (greater than $50,000.00), one count of Grand Theft (over $100,000) and one count of Official Misconduct. Lee resigned his position as City Marshal […]