Human Trafficking Suspect Arrested; One On The Run

Human Trafficking Suspect Arrested; One On The Run

  Polk County, Florida — Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to 704 Byni Ridge Drive off of Thornhill Road in Winter Haven in response to a well-being check. According to reports, a tip came in about a 21-year-old female that was being held captive and sold for sex. A victim was found […]

Door-to-door meat sale scam

Door-to-door meat sale scam

  Ocala, Florida — Residents should beware of door-to-door salesmen offering meats for sale, or offering to take orders for meat to be delivered. The scam or sales pitch goes something like this: A “salesman” will come to your door and say he or she is from a local food service delivering meat to a […]

Migraine Headaches May Cause Shrinkage In Men

Migraine Headaches May Cause Shrinkage In Men

  A study by the journal of Neurology says it could shrink by two percent if men suffer from migraines and depression. The study is not referring to penis size, so men, you can relax. The study is actually referring to brain shrinkage. Researchers conclude that as of right now between 10 percent to 12 […]

Would-be Rapper Raped Woman At Hilltop Manor In Ocala

Would-be Rapper Raped Woman At Hilltop Manor In Ocala

[Last Updated January 30, 2014 at 8:48 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — On January 26, 2014, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a 19-year-old girl that had been raped at the Hilltop Manor Apartments. Upon arrival, Deputy Jones made contact with the victim, who was sitting on the couch in the […]

Governor Rick Scott’s Proposed Healthcare 2014-15 Budget

Governor Rick Scott’s Proposed Healthcare 2014-15 Budget

  Tallahassee, Florida — The Florida Department of Health today highlighted Governor Rick Scott’s proposed 2014-15 “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget” which will invest in key areas to improve the health of Florida’s families and communities. The budget prioritizes cancer research and treatment, protecting the health and safety of Florida’s children with special medical […]

Medical Marijuana On The November Ballot; Ocala Helped

Medical Marijuana On The November Ballot; Ocala Helped

  Ocala, Florida — In October 2013 Ocala Post reported that Attorney General Pam Bondi had drafted a letter to Chief Justice Polston in an attempt to have the language in an amendment regarding the legalization of medical marijuana discredited, she said, “it is misleading,” however her attempts to failed. On Monday, January 27, 2014 […]

California Medical Marijuana Dispensary Busted

California Medical Marijuana Dispensary Busted

  Bakersfield, California — Adam Christopher Vega, 30, of Bakersfield, was arrested late Friday in Bakersfield after being charged in a seven-count federal indictment alleging that he and four co-conspirators trafficked in methamphetamine and marijuana, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Jay Fitzpatrick and United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. The superseding indictment, […]

Sivler Springs Shores Thief Caught

Sivler Springs Shores Thief Caught

  Silver Springs Shores — Much like Marion Oaks, Silver Springs Shores (SSS) has its share of criminals who prey on hard working citizens in the middle of the night. Silver Springs Shores residents can now rest a “little” easier as a criminal responsible for string of burglaries, is now behind bars. Detectives Aaron Levy […]

Police officer arrested for unprotected sex while HIV positive

Police officer arrested for unprotected sex while HIV positive

[Updated on January 27, 2014, at 11:43 a.m. to include booking photo]   West Palm Beach, Florida — Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested Greenacres Police Officer, Ervans Saintclair, 37, for intentionally having unprotected sex with multiple females while being infected with HIV. After dating a woman for nearly a year, and having had […]

GMO OMG Movie Premier Event At The Marion Theater

GMO OMG Movie Premier Event At The Marion Theater

  Ocala, Florida — A private screening for GMO OMG is being held at the Marion Theater in Ocala, Florida. The event is free to the public but seating is limited, so they are asking that people RSVP to (Dana Wyrick) at danablogsit@gmail.com or by calling 417-773-7760. VIP seating is available to anyone who makes […]

Dramatic Arrest Of A Wanted Fugitive In Utah

Dramatic Arrest Of A Wanted Fugitive In Utah

  South Ogden, Utah — Police have now released the dash cam video of a dangerous fugitive that was arrested earlier this month. According to reports, Sergeant Trent Olsen and Officer Scott Brown pulled over a vehicle and during a conversation with the driver they realized there was a wanted fugitive sitting in the back […]

Deputy arrested; charged with multiple felonies

Deputy arrested; charged with multiple felonies

  Polk County, Florida — Detectives arrested Polk County Deputy Sheriff Julio Jose Garcia, 26, on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, charging him with Unlawful Compensation/Reward for Official Behavior, Use/Display of a Firearm while Committing a Felony , and Falsifying an Official Record/Document by a Public Servant. Sheriff Grady Judd said, “We conduct extensive background checks […]

CSX train hits a young man walking on the tracks

CSX train hits a young man walking on the tracks

  Ocala, Florida — On January 22, 2014, at approximately 3:56 p.m., Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 3900 block of Southeast Lake Weir Avenue, after CSX train operators called and said they believe they had struck a person on the tracks. After arriving on the scene, it was determined that the train had […]

Statewide Medicaid Managed Care

Statewide Medicaid Managed Care

  Tallahassee, Florida — The Agency for Health Care Administration’s proposed regional implementation schedule for Managed Medical Assistance (MMA), part of Florida’s Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) program, was approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Implementation for MMA will begin May 1—on the heels of the Long-term Care program rollout, which will […]

Woman Arrested For Aggravated Battery With Frying Pan

Woman Arrested For Aggravated Battery With Frying Pan

  Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for a disturbance that began in the Marion Oaks Subdivision on January 16, 2014. The victim says he picked up his live-in girlfriend and mother of his two children, Renee M Briggs, 23, at a residence inside of Marion Oaks. Once inside […]