Dog was sold to help pay for funeral then stolen back

Dog was sold to help pay for funeral then stolen back

An Ocala woman was arrested after she snatched a dog from its owner and fled the area. Police say, Colby Parsons, the brother of Tara Mae Swindle, A.K.A Tara Parsons, died and the family could not afford to pay for his funeral. According to reports, the girlfriend of the deceased sold a Chihuahua, which originally […]

Girlfriend gives away crack cocaine, stabbed 20 times

Girlfriend gives away crack cocaine, stabbed 20 times

Ocala, Florida — A convicted felon and known drug dealer who stabbed his girlfriend approximately 20 times is scheduled to appear in court on August 22. Ocala police say that Willie Fred Heaven, 30, who owns Heaven’s Lawn Care and Tree Service, arrived home drunk and stabbed his girlfriend and her ex-husband. According to the arrest […]

Back to school and sports physicals

Back to school and sports physicals

Ocala, Florida — Symphony Healthcare, Inc., located at 2100 SE 17th Street, Suite 901, Ocala, is now offering back to school and sports physicals for $30.00. They are also offering an optional screening/preventative electrocardiogram (EKG) for $25.00. Mention this article and receive $5.00 off these services. Click here to print. Don’t wait until the last […]

Woman agreed to anal and oral sex for purchase of antibiotics

Woman agreed to anal and oral sex for purchase of antibiotics

Recently, the Ocala Police Department conducted a recorded undercover prostitution operation in a three block radius of South Pine Avenue, Ocala. In one incident, an undercover officer posing as a “John” met with a known prostitute in the area, Lindsay Wilson, 28. Wilson told the “John” that she would have anal and oral sex for […]

Man dies in motorcycle crash

Man dies in motorcycle crash

Marion County  — Mark Hanson, 53, was killed Monday night when he lost control of his 2008 Harley-Davidson. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Hanson was traveling westbound on State Road 40 when, for unknowns reasons, he locked up his rear brake and dumped the motorcycle on its left side. According to the crash report, Hanson’s […]

Back to school walk-in immunization clinics

Back to school walk-in immunization clinics

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County will be holding special walk-in immunization clinics starting July 31 for families whose students need shots before the first day of school. The clinics will run through Aug. 11 and will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the department’s auditorium at […]

Coffee recall: The best part of getting up, is Viagra in your cup…

Coffee recall: The best part of getting up, is Viagra in your cup…

Were you feeling a little stiff this morning? A coffee that is sure to “get men up” in the morning, is being recalled. FDA laboratory analysis allegedly confirmed that Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee (strong man coffee) contains desmethyl carbodenafil. Desmethyl carbodenafil is structurally similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, an FDA-approved […]

Inmate killed at Marion Correctional Institution

Inmate killed at Marion Correctional Institution

A Marion Correctional Institution inmate was killed Monday after being involved in a fight with another inmate. According to a source close to Ocala Post, Omar Rashaad Billups, 30, was stabbed to death during the altercation. The source told Ocala Post that Billups’ body lay on a dorm floor for several hours before investigators arrived. […]

20-year-old charged with organized fraud

20-year-old charged with organized fraud

Ocala, Florida — A 20-year-old Ocala man was arrested after he used stolen credit card numbers to purchase merchandise online from Lowes.com. Lowes Loss Prevention Officer, Rocky Eppolito, told Ocala police that an order had been placed online for a washing machine and water hoses in the amount of $613.98. The purchase was made on […]

Woman threatened to kill boyfriend with knife

Woman threatened to kill boyfriend with knife

Ocala, Florida — A Parkside Apartments resident was arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon after she threatened to kill her boyfriend with a knife. Ocala Police Department Officer Jason Rodriguez said when he arrived at the apartment complex, he made contact with a male victim who identified his girlfriend, Kacey K. […]

World Health Organization: Gonorrhea becoming impossible to treat

"It is fact that there is a decrease in the use of condoms among those who are promiscuous."

World Health Organization: Gonorrhea becoming impossible to treat

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a warning on Friday, which includes data from 77 countries that shows antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhoea nearly impossible to treat. Gonorrhoea is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) that infects 78 million people a year. Gonorrhoea can infect the genitals, rectum, and throat. Complications of gonorrhoea disproportionally affect […]

Calf killed in fire

Calf killed in fire

Marion County Fire Rescue firefighters said a residence and attached barn that had been struck by lightning was fully engulfed in flames by the time they arrived. MCFR was dispatched to the 6900 block of Northwest 90th Avenue, Monday after a caller reported smoke and flames coming from the roof of a barn. According to […]

Leesburg teen dies in Marion County crash

Leesburg teen dies in Marion County crash

A Leesburg teenager who was involved in a traffic crash in Marion County, has died. 17-year-old Kurtis Colebrooks passed away at Ocala Regional Medical Center at 8:25 p.m. on July 6. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, on July 5, Colebrooks was traveling west on County Road 314 in a 2005 Dodge Neon when he […]