Florida — Under the new bills, marijuana could soon be decriminalized in Florida. Two Florida lawmakers said they want a total overhaul of Florida’s marijuana laws. Congressman Guillermo Smith (D-Orlando) and Senator Jeff Clements (D-Lake Worth) filed two bills — HB 1403 and SB 1662 — the first week of March that would decriminalize possession of marijuana […]
A report released by officials Monday detailed the grizzly events that lead to a 14-year-old’s suicide. The teen, Naika Venant, streamed her suicide live on Facebook on January 22, 2017. She was in state custody and living in a foster home at the time of her death. Investigators say they have since learned that Naika […]
A Sabal Trail pipeline protester is dead following a chase that began in Marion County and ended in Citrus County. Citrus County deputies are currently on scene at a crash site on U.S. Highway 41, just south of Floral Park Drive, Floral City. At approximately 9 a.m., the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call […]
Protesters who climbed into a pipeline at Sabal Trail Wednesday said that Marion County Sheriff’s deputies threatened to release dogs and tear gas if they did not exit the pipe. MCSO officials said they were only negotiating with the protesters. Marion officials say the pipeline will carry natural gas through Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. Upon completion, […]
A Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested Monday on numerous felony charges. Deputy Frankie Eugene Bybee, 46, is accused of befriending an elderly woman and then trying to kill her. Bybee befriended the 79-year-old after he responded to a call for service at her house on October 21, 2016. Bybee frequently visited the woman […]
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – (Official Press Release) As part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that begins today and runs through New Year’s Day, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will concentrate its enforcement efforts on impaired driving throughout Florida. FHP joins law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation to remove […]
The crime streak of two juveniles came to an end when they decided to steal a car in Polk County. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said the duo was also wanted for a homicide they committed in Orange County. PCSO deputies arrested Jayvon Joachin, 16, of 5205 Macadamia Court, and 17-year-old Deshawn Miller of 7421 […]
Florida – The recreational harvest season for snook closes December 15 in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The season will remain closed through January 31, 2017, and reopen for harvest on February 1, 2017. Anglers may continue to catch and release snook during the closed season. Gulf state and […]
A Port Orange man faces two counts of attempted murder after he stabbed his parents on Thanksgiving day. The incident occurred in the 2300 block of Costa Del Sol Drive. Volusia County deputies say 34-year-old Edwin N. Daugherty became “irate” after his mother, Patsy Daugherty, told him to be quiet. According to reports, when Patsy […]
A Volusia County Sheriff’s Office K-9 was fatally shot Tuesday evening while chasing down an armed suspect who had fled and fired at deputies in Deltona. K-9 Forrest was rushed to DeLand Animal Hospital following the shooting. He passed away shortly after arrival. According to a press release, Forrest was shot at about 7:16 p.m. near […]
Fox News anchor Shepard Smith delivered a clear message to Floridians who told police they were not leaving despite a mandatory evacuation. Smith said he was not trying to scare anyone, but wanted them to understand the magnitude of the storm. He said he has lived it and knows the dangers. He said often times residents […]
Ocala Post has received multiple e-mails in regards to concealed carry during a mandatory evacuation order during a declared state of emergency. In 2015, Governor Rick Scott signed a bill allowing citizens to carry a concealed weapon without a permit during a state of emergency. SB-290 created an exception to the conceal carry statute and enables a person who […]
No, the image has not been photo shopped. The satellite photo was aired on Tuesday by Weather Channel senior meteorologist Stu Ostro as Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti. The image shows the hurricane through an infrared camera lens. Many turned to social media and said the photo resembled a creepy clown or skull.
An internal investigation into the heat-related death of Alachua County Sheriff’s Office K9 Robbie, at the home of his handler, Deputy Sheriff Tommy Willcox, is now complete. K-9 Robbie, a Belgian Malinois, was discovered in the back seat of Deputy Tommy Willcox’s car on July 8, 2016. According to AccuWeather, it was approximately 94 degrees […]
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[Last updated on September 6, 2016, at 3:16 p.m. A previous version of this article stated that the men searched for two hours. Investigators have since corrected that time to 30 minutes.] The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the death of an Ocala man who jumped from a moving truck Saturday. Deputies […]
Two funeral home employees were arrested after authorities found 16 corpses being mishandled, according to Bay County Sheriff’s Office arrest reports. Bay County officials said that Gregory Dunphy, 64, and Felicia Boesch, 39, were charged Sunday with 16 counts each of Unlawful Storage of Human Remains. A tipster called the sheriff’s office and reported the incident […]
Wildwood, Florida – Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Squad conducted an “In-Call” Escort/Prostitution sting at the Sleep Inn Motel, located at 1224 South Main Street. During the sting, an undercover female officer posed as an escort. Investigators said they placed an ad with sexually suggestive photos on, www.backpage.com, under the “Adult Escorts” section and […]
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Orlando, Florida — Two Orlando police officers arrested a man for eating a Krispy Kreme doughnut in his car. On December 11, 2015, Daniel Rushing, 64, was pulled over after he left the 7-Eleven store at 938 W. Colonial Drive. This information is just now being released to the media. Rushing stated that he stops […]
Gainesville, Florida — An Alachua County Sheriff’s K-9 deputy was placed on paid administrative leave after his K-9 was found dead in his patrol car. K-9 Robbie, a Belgian Malinois, was discovered in the back seat of Deputy Tommy Willcox’s car on Friday. According to AccuWeather, it was approximately 94 degrees in Gainesville on […]