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 […]
The 2016 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters closes July 11, with the last day of harvest being July 10. The season will reopen Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor Day. This season will help maintain fishing opportunities for recreational anglers in state waters and […]
Florida — There will be dozens of firework shows across Florida next month, and many residents will choose to light up the sky with their own fireworks display. Officials want to remind residents that many types of fireworks are illegal in the State of Florida. According to state statutes, Florida law prohibits any fireworks […]
Gag grouper recreational harvest will close in state waters off the coasts of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, and Taylor counties on July 1, with the last day of harvest June 30. The gag grouper recreational harvest season in Gulf of Mexico state waters, not including Franklin, Jefferson, Wakulla, and Taylor counties, opened June 1 and […]
Florida — Today, the seven-member Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted to postpone bear hunting in Florida in 2016. Although the framework for bear hunting in Florida remains in place, there will be a zero hunt objective set for 2016, and the Commission could consider future bear hunting in 2017. Nick Wiley, FWC […]
Florida — Is Florida under attack? Many Floridians say yes, as many organizations refer to Florida as the wild west. This includes many LGBTQ organizations. The Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ rights organization in the country, on Friday, stated that the organization is supporting stricter gun laws and want all “assault” rifles ban. Namely, […]
Orlando, Florida — Orlando has now passed an ordinance that decriminalizes the use of marijuana. On Monday, the ordinance passed with a 4-3 vote. Effective October first, those caught with less than 20 grams of marijuana, which is approximately 40 joints, would receive a citation for a fine of $100 for the first offense and […]
CSX Transportation has scheduled repairs this week for railroad crossings that intersect several Polk County roads. Work at some crossings has already started. Motorists can expect closures along the following roadways: Old Dixie Hwy. Fish Hatchery Road Reynolds Road Payne Street N. Canal Avenue Fairway Avenue Eastside Drive Canal Road All closures are between County […]
An Orlando man is facing a plethora of charges after he was linked to the theft of two construction trailers in Osteen and additional crimes in Orange County. The Sheriff’s Offices in Volusia and Orange counties teamed up and apprehended 31-year-old Russell Folmer, who is being held at the Orange County Jail. Both trailers, a stolen […]
Volusia County – At approximately 11:44 a.m., on April 12, 2016, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper saw a 1996 Mazda Protégé with illegal window tint traveling southbound on U.S. 17. The trooper then conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 17, near State Road 40. The driver was later identified as Jesse Wayne Spencer, 32 , […]
At approximately 4:10 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2016, an 11-year-old girl got off her bus at her bus stop, located at Thousand Oaks Blvd and Ronald Reagan Parkway in Davenport, and began walking eastbound on the sidewalk along Ronald Reagan Parkway towards her neighborhood. A short time later, a car traveling westbound pulled up alongside […]