Two-vehicle crash claims life of Dunnellon woman

Two-vehicle crash claims life of Dunnellon woman

  A 56-year-old Dunnellon woman has died from her injuries following a two-vehicle crash Friday. The crash occurred on State Road 40 and Southwest 140th Avenue. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say, Joseph Randall Payne, 22, was driving a 1999 Nissan Altima east on State Road 40, when for unknown reasons he veered into oncoming traffic. […]

West Port High School student arrested, charged with felony

West Port High School student arrested, charged with felony

Ocala — A West Port High School student was arrested Wednesday and charged with Possession of a Weapon on School Grounds. Robert MacMillan, the school Dean, notified the school resource officer that he had received a call about a Snapchat video which showed student Kayla Agee with a taser. Agee had captioned the video, “LMFAO […]

18-year-old charged with attempted murder

18-year-old charged with attempted murder

Ocala — A drug deal that went bad landed an 18-year-old in jail Wednesday after he shot another man. Ocala police said that the victim had listed an ounce of marijuana for sale on Snapchat for $200. Shortly after listing it, he got an offer from JD Boatwright. According to reports, the victim drove to Boatwright’s […]

132-acre prescribed burn, use caution

132-acre prescribed burn, use caution

The Florida Highway Patrol is asking drivers to use caution during the 132-acre prescribed burn being conducted in the Indian Lakes States Forest on State Road 326. The Department of Transportation will be placing signs along the east and westbound lanes of State Road 326 near Northeast 58th Avenue and Northeast 40th Avenue Road. Those […]

Silver Springs Shores Dollar General armed robbery suspect on the loose

Silver Springs Shores Dollar General armed robbery suspect on the loose

Silver Springs Shores — Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives are still searching for a black male who robbed the Dollar General, located at 9743 Southeast Maricamp Road. The armed robbery took place on Thursday at approximately 10 a.m. According to reports, the robber entered the store, demanded money, and fired two shots. The gunman fled […]

Marion Oaks woman arrested, had sex with 14-year-old

The boy stated that he was also rubbing on Castro, but "was high and did not know what was going on because of the marijuana."

Marion Oaks woman arrested, had sex with 14-year-old

A 23-year-old woman remained behind bars Thursday on a $30,000 bond after she was arrested earlier this month and charged with Lewd and Lascivious Battery and Battery. The incident occurred in the 2000 block of Southwest 153rd Loop in Marion Oaks. According to reports, Raisamar Castro was with two boys — ages 14 and 17 […]

Marion Oaks man enters not guilty plea in child pornography case

Marion Oaks man enters not guilty plea in child pornography case

Marion Oaks — A Marion Oaks man entered a written plea of not guilty after he was charged with 26 counts of possession of child pornography which depicted young girls in a lewd manner. Prosecutors say that Edgar Castanon, 43, is currently being held at the Marion County Jail on a $130,000 bond. Investigators were […]

Federal corrections officer arrested

Federal corrections officer arrested

Ocala, Florida — Federal corrections officer Wayne Matthew Intihar, 40, was arrested Tuesday after he was pulled over by an Ocala police officer for speeding and reckless driving. As the officer was doing a drivers license check, Intihar took off on foot. After a short foot pursuit, Intihar was found hiding in some bushes. A computer […]

Woman attacked child at bus stop, blames bullying

Sims stated that the victim's daughter had been bullying her child.

Woman attacked child at bus stop, blames bullying

31-year old Tameka Sims was arrested Wednesday and charged with Child Abuse after she attacked a 12-year-old girl at a bus stop. On September 26, Ocala police were called to the 500 block of Southwest Martin Luther King Boulevard after a caller reported multiple assaults. A mother, who is the victim, told police that her […]

Officials looking for litterbug, dumped tires

Officials looking for litterbug, dumped tires

Marion Oaks — Marion County Code Enforcement officials are seeking information about the person who dumped five tires at the intersection of Southwest 36th Court and Southwest 36th Avenue Road in Marion Oaks. This is the second time this month that a litterbug has dumped tires in this area. The first time the tires had […]

Father viciously attacked a mother during child visitation

Father viciously attacked a mother during child visitation

Ocala — A mother who was attempting to let a father visit with their daughter was attacked and beaten. The mother told Ocala police that she had taken her two-year-old daughter to Long’s Grocery, located at 803 Northwest 4th Street, to visit her father, Antonio Goffe, 30. According to reports, when the mother arrived at […]

Traffic advisory for 49th Ave., SW 95th St. and Marion Oaks Trl.

Traffic advisory for 49th Ave., SW 95th St. and Marion Oaks Trl.

Be advised that Marion County residents traveling along Southwest 49th Avenue will experience a temporary lane closure between the intersections of Southwest 95th Street and Marion Oaks Trail. The closure will be between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on October 26, due to road work. County officials said that there will be […]

Man arrested, masturbated in front of three victims

Man arrested, masturbated in front of three victims

Ocala — A 52-year-old man remains behind bars after he was arrested and charged with Lewd and Lascivious Behavior and Indecent Exposure. Ocala Police Responded to the Edward Croskey Center, located at 1510 Northwest 4th Street after a caller reported that a man had exposed his penis. According to reports, a woman and her 12-year-old […]

Blessed Trinity 68th annual Carnival coupons

Blessed Trinity 68th annual Carnival coupons

Blessed Trinity School is hosting its 68th annual Carnival, located at 5 Southeast 17th Street, Ocala. This is a family-friendly fundraiser for Blessed Trinity School. The carnival will feature carnival food favorites, an Outdoor Marketplace, raffles, and Dreamland Amusements midway rides games and games for all ages. Unlimited ride wristbands are $20 if purchased in […]

15-year-old charged with multiple felonies

15-year-old charged with multiple felonies

Ocala, Florida — A 15-year-old boy was arrested Monday and charged with multiple felonies after he stole a Chevy Camaro. The victim reported the car stolen early Monday morning. The car thief, identified as Carlos Luevano-Velasquez, has stolen the car from the victim’s driveway, but later returned it. The victim told Marion County sheriff’s deputies that […]

Stone crab claw season opens soon in state, federal waters

Stone crab claw season opens soon in state, federal waters

Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15 through May 15, 2018, closing May 16, in state and federal waters. To ensure this valuable resource is available for generations to come, take care when removing crab claws and follow all conservation-based management guidelines for stone crab harvest. Harvesters should only take […]

Thrill the World 2017, dancers wanted

Thrill the World 2017, dancers wanted

Ocala, Florida — Thrill the World Ocala is back for its seventh year this October which will take place on Saturday, October 21, from 4 p.m.- 9 p.m. This is Ocala’s Biggest Fall Festival and you won’t want to miss it and is being sponsored by Extensions Dance Studio and Just Entertainment, Inc. Thrill the […]

Fort McCoy School teacher’s assistant banned from school following sexual relationship with boy

Fort McCoy School teacher’s assistant banned from school following sexual relationship with boy

Marion County Public Schools Public Information Officer, Kevin Christian, said, Katie Carsey, 36, a Fort McCoy School teacher’s assistant who arrested on September 27, for molesting a former student, abandoned her job. Christian said that Carsey had not contacted the school since her arrest. She has since been banned from entering school property. According to […]

Three-year-old was living with feces and urine throughout residence

Three-year-old was living with feces and urine throughout residence

Marion County Officials said they removed 56 dogs from a home, located at 931 Northeast 12th Avenue. Ocala Police said that a three-year-old child had been living in the urine and feces-filled residence. On October 5, OPD received a call in which the caller reported that there was a foul smell coming from the residence. […]

Marion County spooktacular fall festivities

Marion County spooktacular fall festivities

Marion County Parks and Recreation has teamed up with the Marion County Public Library System to provide activities and events at a location near you! Paws & Pages Pet Expo When –  Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where – Ocala Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala Looking for a new best […]

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