Food Stamps Sold For Cash Despite Felony Warnings

Food Stamps Sold For Cash Despite Felony Warnings

  Tallahassee, Florida — Despite warnings from the Department of Children and Families, Food Stamp recipients continue to break the law by selling the benefits for cash. There is a growing trend in Florida that affects both Food Stamp recipients and the owners and employees of Food Stamp authorized retail stores . It is called […]

Drug Take Back Event, No Questions Asked

Drug Take Back Event, No Questions Asked

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Ocala Police Department, and in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), will participate in the National Pill Take Back Day planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, October 26, 2013.     A uniformed officer will be stationed at the following “no […]

Snap No Longer, Decrease In Food Stamps & ‘Obamacare’

Snap No Longer, Decrease In Food Stamps & ‘Obamacare’

Food Stamp [EBT] recipient benefits will decrease on November 1,2013. Food Assistant benefits will decrease due to the ending of SNAP increases from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (also known as the Stimulus Plan). Although federal funds have been cut, there will still be programs funded for illegal immigrants or as DCF […]

Bird Photo Booth Invented By Bryson Lovett

Bird Photo Booth Invented By Bryson Lovett

When Bryson Lovett, an avid bird watcher invented the Bird Photo Booth, he had no idea how fascinated people would become with it. Lovett wanted to create something that would enable bird lovers to have a great time and get in the action, so to speak. Well, he did just that. The high tech Bird […]

“Dear John” A Prostitution Warning From Sanford Police

“Dear John” A Prostitution Warning From Sanford Police

Starting this week, the registered owners of vehicles spotted lingering in areas with known prostitutes, will receive a Community Safety Letter from the Sanford Police Department. The letter will serve as a warning that someone is watching them and that prostitution is unacceptable in the community. Men, if you are married your wife may not […]

Craigslist scams on the rise

Craigslist scams on the rise

If you are someone that enjoys the ease of advertising items for sale on Craigslist you should be aware of the possible scams that are lurking involving prospective buyers of your merchandise. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office has been experiencing an increase of reported fraudulent activity through Craigslist ads. The scam works as follows:   […]

Katelyn Roman & Guadalupe Shaw arrested for Rebecca Sedwick’s suicide

Katelyn Roman & Guadalupe Shaw arrested for Rebecca Sedwick’s suicide

  Polk County, Florida — On Monday, October 14, 2013, Polk County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives arrested and charged two middle school students as a result of numerous interviews conducted by PCSO detectives who are investigating the suicide of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick of Lakeland that occurred on September 10, 2013. According to reports, from December 2012 […]

Fatal Shooting at Serenity Apartments In Ocala

Fatal Shooting at Serenity Apartments In Ocala

    Ocala, Florida — Shortly after midnight, Friday, October 11, 2013, shots were fired at 4744 N.E. 32nd Lane in Ocala (Serenity Apartments). According to detectives, an altercation occurred at a bar near the Serenity Apartments involving four individuals. Two of the four people involved left the bar but were followed by the other […]

Michael Rogers Arrested For Facebook Post

Michael Rogers Arrested For Facebook Post

Ocala, Florida — On October 6, 2013 the Marion County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Bloomington, Indiana Police. Deputy Zackary Hughes was the point of contact. Bloomington, Indiana Police Officers called in reference to a threat that had been posted on Facebook by Michael Scott Rogers, 27, of Ocala. The threat post by Rogers was […]

UPDATE: Norovirus Confirmed October 9, 2013 Marion County

UPDATE: Norovirus Confirmed October 9, 2013 Marion County

  Marion County, Florida—The Florida Department of Health in Marion County determined on October 9, 2013 that Norovirus is the cause of a recent outbreak of gastrointestinal illness at East Marion Elementary School.     The Department wants residents to be aware of the symptoms of the illness, and take precautions to prevent contracting gastrointestinal […]

Universal’s Rip Ride Rockit Roller Coaster Stuck

Universal’s Rip Ride Rockit Roller Coaster Stuck

  Orlando, Florida — Around 7 p.m. on October 9, 2013, 12 people found themselves stuck in a vertical position on the ‘Rip Ride Rockit’ roller coaster at Universal Studios. The riders were stuck in the vertical position for over two hours. A spokesperson for Universal said that a technical malfunction caused the roller coasters […]

Sheriff’s Deputy Edward Lueck Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputy Edward Lueck Arrested

  WARNING: This article contains graphic testimony from the victim. In order for the public to grasp just how horrific the molestation was that the girl endured, Ocala Post chose not to remove the testimony. This testimony may be disturbing to some readers. All names have been withheld to protect the victim and the family […]

Public Safety Alert: Ryan Arrandale Escaped From Florida Department of Corrections

Public Safety Alert: Ryan Arrandale Escaped From Florida Department of Corrections

  West Palm Beach, Florida — Florida Department of Corrections Inmate, Ryan Arrandale, 25, white male, 6’01”, 215 lbs., scar on left wrist, wearing blue pants and blue shirt ran out the back door of the Florida Department of Corrections Facility located at 261 Fairgrounds Road, West Palm Beach. Authorities have indicated that Inmate Arrandale […]

Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law

Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law

  On October 1, 2013 at 12:01 a.m., the new “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law” goes into effect. s. 316.305 (3)(a) is defined as the following: A person may not operate a motor vehicle while manually typing or entering multiple letters, numbers, symbols, or other characters into a wireless communications device or while […]