Zolia Zdrodowski: Another mother of the year

Zolia Zdrodowski: Another mother of the year

  Marion Oaks, Florida — On December 2, 2013 at approximately 9:30 a.m. Deputy Larry Mcardle responded to 3219 SW 128 street road (Marion Oaks) in response to an unattended 4-year-old child that was in the middle of the street. Upon arrival, the reportee, stated that she had found the 4-year-old in the street looking […]

Elderly Woman Stabbed In Home Invasion

Elderly Woman Stabbed In Home Invasion

  Ocala, Florida — On December 3, 2013 at approximately 6:38a.m., the Ocala Police Department received a call that a Home Invasion Robbery had just occurred at 1529 NW 2nd Avenue. Officers responded and found that the resident Connie Cordell, age 65, was sitting in a living room chair with a stab wound to her […]

Brian Thomas Strangled His Wife Unconscious

Brian Thomas Strangled His Wife Unconscious

  Ocala, Florida — On November 26, 2013 deputies responded to a call involving a domestic dispute. While en-route, the victim advised that she was hiding from her husband in the garage. The husband was later identified as Brian William Thomas, 46. Upon arrival deputies made contact with the wife, who was still hiding within […]

Family health history could save your life

Family health history could save your life

  Family health history connects people to their past and their future. Knowing one’s family health history is a key part of reducing future health risks. As Benjamin Franklin once said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Why is family health history important? According to the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Grinch Governor Chafee Allows Christmas Tree

Grinch Governor Chafee Allows Christmas Tree

  Rhode Island — Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee released statement Monday December 2, 2013 announcing that the tree at the State House will be called a Christmas tree, instead of a holiday tree, ending a two year long debate. In 2011, in his first year as governor, Chafee’s calling of a “holiday tree” sparked […]

Two Men Shot At Alpha Barbershop Hair Studio

Two Men Shot At Alpha Barbershop Hair Studio

  Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police are searching for two black males that robbed and shot two people at a local business. At 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2013 two black men dressed all in black and wearing hoodies entered the Alpha Barbershop Hair Studio at 1524 North Magnolia Avenue, (which is a 24-hour business) […]

Ocala Christmas Parade 2013

Ocala Christmas Parade 2013

  Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Christmas Parade is December 14th, 2013 and begins at 5:30 p.m.! The parade theme is “A Frosty White Christmas.” The Friends of the Christmas Parade are striving to make being a part of the parade easier than ever by selling Bleacher Seat tickets online! Tickets are only $8 (Plus […]

TDI Bank Robbery

TDI Bank Robbery

  Palm Beach, Florida — At approximately 9:28 a.m. at 312 Northlake Blvd, North Palm Beach a black male armed suspect, entered TD Bank and demanded money. According to reports, there is question as to whether the suspect fled or if he is still inside the bank. North Palm Beach Police Officers responded to the […]

Belleview Christmas Parade 2013

Belleview Christmas Parade 2013

  Belleview, Florida — The Belleview Christmas Parade is Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., This years theme is “White Christmas”. Come on out and enjoy the day along 441 in Belleview, beginning at the intersection of 441 and 110th St. and ending at Robinson Rd. and 441. The Parade will feature the anticipated […]

Armed Carjacking In Sanford By Juveniles – Where are the parents?

Armed Carjacking In Sanford By Juveniles – Where are the parents?

  Sanford, Florida — The Sanford Police have arrested three juveniles in connection with an armed carjacking that occurred on Bradshaw Drive shortly before 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2013. Rickey A. Davis, 15 , Jaquan T. Ellis,17, and Jerson M. Taylor, 12, were all three arrested and charge with multiple felonies. The victim […]

New trouble for pediatric dentists Rebecca and Michael Tarver

New trouble for pediatric dentists Rebecca and Michael Tarver

  Ocala, Florida — New trouble for Churchill Pediatric Dentistry, formerly Polliwog Dental, owner Rebecca Tarver and former Polliwog Dental owner Michael Tarver. In late October, two former employees that were fired by the pediatric dentists in retaliation for cooperating with DOH, filed a lawsuit against Polliwog Dental, LLC. The complaint is for violating the […]

Actor Paul Walker Dies In A Fiery Car Crash

Actor Paul Walker Dies In A Fiery Car Crash

  California — What most thought was a cruel hoax, unfortunately turned out to be the sad truth this Saturday, November 30, 2013. Actor Paul Walker, best known for his role in the popular Fast & Furious franchise movies, died after a tragic car accident in Southern California Saturday. Paul Walker’s publicist confirmed his death […]

Protection From Food Poisoning

Protection From Food Poisoning

  Tallahassee, Florida — This holiday season, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) encourages Floridians to properly prepare meals and store food in order to prevent foodborne-illness or diseases caused by eating contaminated foods and drinks. “Preventing foodborne-illness is important to keep your family safe and healthy during the holidays and year round,” said Jamie […]

Eddie Perez Arrested After Contact With Girl In Marion Oaks

Eddie Perez Arrested After Contact With Girl In Marion Oaks

  Marion Oaks, Florida — Eddie Alexander Martinez-Perez, 22, of Ocklawaha is under arrest after a mother woke to find him in bed with her 14-year-old daughter. The incident occurred in Marion Oaks around 5:30 a.m. the girl’s mother tried to enter her daughters room but the door was locked. When the girl finally opened […]

Food Recall Safety Health Alert

Food Recall Safety Health Alert

  According to an FDA release, Following the Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. (“Reser’s”) recall where select Reser’s products were recalled due to the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, Taylor Farms Tennessee, Inc. (“TFTN”) and Taylor Farms Maryland, Inc. (“TFMD”) are voluntarily recalling a limited number of products that contain Reser’s recalled ingredients. There […]

Jarrett Davis Shot And Killed Ramone Mike In Ocala

Jarrett Davis Shot And Killed Ramone Mike In Ocala

  Ocala, Florida — One man is dead after being shot to death following an argument at 513 SW 12th Avenue, Ocala. Jarrett Davis, 25, of Ocala, shot and killed Ramone Mike, 27, also of Ocala, Saturday, November 23, 2013. When Ocala Police arrived on the scene, Mike was lying on his back in the […]

Mexican Investor Ernesto Garcia Deported

Mexican Investor Ernesto Garcia Deported

  San Antonio, Texas — A Mexican national, who is wanted for defrauding hundreds of Mexican citizens of their earnings, was deported and turned over to Mexican law enforcement authorities Thursday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Ernesto Karam-Garcia, 45, entered the United States with an Investor […]

Lake Weir Middle School Locked Down

Lake Weir Middle School Locked Down

  Summerfield, Florida — Students at Lake Weir Middle School got quite a scare this morning. At approximately 10 a.m. Lake Weir Middle School was placed on lockdown after a student had what was originally believed by students and staff members to be a handgun. Authorities say thankfully after they questioned the youth it turned […]

Marion County Crime Rate Down

Marion County Crime Rate Down

  Marion County Florida — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement released the 2013 mid-year crime statistics for the state, showing that Florida has a lower crime rate by 5.2%, while Marion County’s crime rate has dropped 8.5%. In the State of Florida, FDLE monitors reported Part 1 crimes and the clearance rate of those […]