Another price hike for Walt Disney World, changes for pass holders

Another price hike for Walt Disney World, changes for pass holders

Florida — Once again, Walt Disney World has raised its prices, making it more difficult for the average family to visit the theme park. For many, the “Happiest Place on Earth,” has become the most expensive place. According to Disney, a new color-coded annual pass system will replace the old annual passes at all Florida-based theme […]

15 million T-Mobile customers at risk after hackers accessed data

15 million T-Mobile customers at risk after hackers accessed data

T-Mobile was notified by Experian, a vendor that processes their credit applications, that they experienced a massive data breach. According to officials, the hacker(s) acquired the records of approximately 15 million people, including new applicants requiring a credit check for service or device financing from September 1, 2013, through September 16, 2015. These records include […]

Ocala Post investigates: Serious food safety issues at local Winn-Dixie

Ocala Post investigates: Serious food safety issues at local Winn-Dixie

[Last updated on August 6, 2015, at 4:35 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Ocala Post recently investigated the Marion Oaks Winn-Dixie following multiple complaints from consumers about food safety concerns. During one incident, a reader contacted Ocala Post and stated that she noticed chicken in a Winn-Dixie coffin-freezer had apparently been thawed and then refrozen. The customer […]

IRS phone scam hits Marion County

IRS phone scam hits Marion County

Ocala, Florida — An IRS phone scam taking place across the country has surfaced in Marion County. On July 25, a Marion County resident, who had been fortunate enough not to fall victim to the scam, contacted Ocala Post. According to the IRS, the calls have become more sophisticated, which often times leads a person […]

Aspen Foods recall includes 1,978,680 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed, and breaded chicken

Aspen Foods recall includes 1,978,680 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed, and breaded chicken

Ocala, Florida —Aspen Foods, A Division of Koch Poultry Company, a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,978,680 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken product that may be contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service. The product was distributed Nationwide, however, there are no reported […]

Ocala Utility Services scam

Ocala Utility Services scam

Ocala, Florida – Ocala Utility Services (OUS) has issued a warning to its customers about a bill payment scam that is targeting utility customers. The scam targets both business and residential customers. The scam Someone calls and states that if the individual or business does not pay their electric bill immediately that the electric would […]

Wet ‘n Wild closing for good

Wet ‘n Wild closing for good

Orlando, Florida — Wet ‘n Wild, America’s first water park, which opened in 1977 will permanently close on December 31, 2016. Universal Studios purchased the water park in 2013. Universal Orlando Resort Public Relations Vice President Tom Schroder wrote, “We’re grateful to our countless fans and team members for making Wet ‘n Wild such a […]

Department of Health warns Floridians and visitors to avoid 64 massage establishments

Department of Health warns Floridians and visitors to avoid 64 massage establishments

Florida — The Florida Department of Health, with support from local law enforcement agencies, carried out Statewide Operation Trigger Point May 13 through 15. The operation to stop the dangerous practice of providing health care without proper licensure culminated in 64 cease-and-desist notices served to individuals and establishments practicing massage or operating a massage establishment […]

Upcoming March Against Monsanto event in protest of GMOs

Upcoming March Against Monsanto event in protest of GMOs

Ocala, Florida — On Saturday, May 23, 2015, Marion County will unite with citizens from all over the world in protest of genetically modified foods (GMOs). This year will mark the third annual “March Against Monsanto,” in which over 400 cities throughout the world hold demonstrations to raise public awareness and bring increasing political pressure to […]

Officials: Walmart closing is very suspicious

Officials: Walmart closing is very suspicious

The closing of several Walmart stores has left nearly 2,000 employees jobless and looking for answers, while some say they believe it is military related. On April 13, 2015, several Walmart stores suddenly closed. A sign was taped to the door of the businesses that read: “We apologize for the inconvenience. This location will close for […]

Ocala pawn shop owner: SunTrust Bank closed account because we sell guns

Ocala pawn shop owner: SunTrust Bank closed account because we sell guns

Ocala, Florida — SunTrust Bank is taking heavy fire after they sent out letters to some of its business customers telling them their accounts would be closed. Vinny’s Super Pawn, located at 8810 Southwest Highway 200 Unit 121, Ocala, is just one of thousands of customers affected. Pawn shop owner, Evie Mostacci, told Ocala Post […]

Recall: Kraft Mac and Cheese

Recall: Kraft Mac and Cheese

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 242,000 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of the Original flavor of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner due to the possibility that some boxes may contain small pieces of metal. The recalled product is limited to the 7.25-oz. size of the Original flavor of boxed dinner […]

Herbalife: Is it just a business pyramid scheme?

Herbalife: Is it just a business pyramid scheme?

[Last updated on March 5, 2014, at 9:45 p.m.] Mark Hughes founded Herbalife in 1980 and began selling the company’s products from the trunk of his car. In 1985, the company, who claims it operates as a multi-level marketing company (MLM), was sued by the California Attorney General for being deceitful to its customers about […]

Walmart customer service employee arrested

Walmart customer service employee arrested

Ocala, Florida — A Walmart customer service employee was arrested after an investigation revealed she had been stealing from the Walmart located at 9570 SW Highway 200, Ocala. A Walmart spokesperson said Yezenia Degross, 19, who works at the customer service desk, was making “fake refunds” and keeping the money. A Walmart loss prevention officer, […]

A case of the giggles: Two women laugh all the way to jail

A case of the giggles: Two women laugh all the way to jail

  Ocala, Florida — Two females literally laughed their way to jail yesterday after they were caught stealing merchandise from a Walmart, located at 2600 S.W. 19th Avenue Road, Ocala. Cassandra Brown, 22, and Stephanie Brown, 23, were seen removing merchandise off shelves and placing it into empty Walmart bags. The duo then selected two […]