New law for those who abuse animals

New law for those who abuse animals

On October 1, 2018, (SB 1576) will take effect. The new law stems from the beating death last year of a 9-month-old Labrador retriever puppy in Volusia County. The new law was named “Ponce’s Law” after the puppy. The law will basically allow judges to keep those who have been convicted of animal cruelty from […]

RUMOR CONTROL: No reports of women being followed, abducted

RUMOR CONTROL: No reports of women being followed, abducted

Recently, Facebook posts from women claiming they were followed while shopping have been circulating the internet. The Gainesville Police Department said, “We’ve seen recent posts from various folks in the community that are describing what appears to be incidents of human trafficking,  kidnapping, or abductions.  People are posting on social media that their kids are […]

Man stole ambulance so he could get home

Man stole ambulance so he could get home

A man had just been released from the hospital Sunday said he needed a way home, so he stole an ambulance. According to a press release, Michael Paul, 25, for unknown reasons, was at North Broward Medical Center, 201 E. Sample Road. Upon Paul’s discharge, he saw an ambulance, which was “running”, and decided it […]

School threat, two arrests made, teen smiled during interview with detectives

School threat, two arrests made, teen smiled during interview with detectives

Additional security was in place Thursday morning after a teen made a threat on Snapchat Wednesday night to shoot up Citrus Springs Middle School. The photo threat showed a male holding a rifle and it was captioned “Don’t go to school tomorrow. “CSMS be careful. Spread the word.” Citrus County Sheriff’s Office detectives quickly identified […]

Former owner of Polliwog, Churchill Dentistry, still in business

Former owner of Polliwog, Churchill Dentistry, still in business

Parents in Marion County are not likely to forget the pain inflicted on children at the hands of pediatric dentists Michael and Rebecca Tarver. Ocala Post recently received several e-mails from parents who are concerned that the former owner of Polliwog, Michael Tarver, might still be operating in Florida. Following an investigation, Ocala Post discovered […]

UBER driver shoots, kills jealous boyfriend of woman

"Leave people alone, they may have a gun and shoot you," said Judd. "This is clearly a case of stand your ground."

UBER driver shoots, kills jealous boyfriend of woman

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of 34-year-old Jason Boek, of Buchanan Drive in Winter Haven, who was shot and killed by an UBER driver. The shooting occurred at approximately 2:20 a.m., Tuesday, August 28, on Dundee Road in an unincorporated part of Polk County. According to Polk County Sheriff Grady […]

Gag grouper fall season opens in Gulf 4-county region

Gag grouper fall season opens in Gulf 4-county region

The Gulf of Mexico gag grouper recreational season in state waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, and Taylor counties will be open for harvest September 1, through December 31. The season for all other Gulf state and federal waters is June 1 through December 31. The minimum size limit for gag grouper is 24 inches total […]

Op-ed: Do the rich get a pass?

If I ever behaved in a manner such as Mr. Trump, if I ever lied continually, or if I ever committed crimes to the extent that we are now witnessing, I would have been made to answer for my actions, and fired!

Op-ed: Do the rich get a pass?

The newest excuse coming from the media concerning elected officials caught red-handed and found guilty of crimes is that “everyone does it!” I was dumbfounded to hear this statement reiterated by the American public along with the double-down, “Well, they just got caught.” I want to let you know that not everyone commits crimes of […]

VIDEO: Early morning fire destroys luxury home

VIDEO: Early morning fire destroys luxury home

Hernando, Florida — At approximately 4:27 a.m.,  Citrus County Fire Rescue responded to a fire at 3671 E. Turquoise Lane, Hernando. When crews first arrived, they found a $5,000-square-foot… READ MORE   Please follow and like us:

Man caught with several items following burglary

Man caught with several items following burglary

Lecanto, Florida — A 35-year-old Lecanto man was arrested and charged with Grand Theft and Burglary of an unoccupied Structure (X2) after the homeowner reported several power tools had gone missing. The burglary took place in the 4800 block of West Pleasant Acres Place, Lecanto. During the investigation, a witness…READ MORE.   Please follow and […]

Red snapper season closes soon

Red snapper season closes soon

Recreational red snapper season closes soon in Gulf state and federal waters. Red snapper season for recreational anglers fishing from private vessels and for charter captains who do not have a federal reef fish permit is open through July 20 and closes July 21. For-hire operations with federal reef fish permits are open through July […]

“Unarmed” man stabbed tourist

“Unarmed” man stabbed tourist

A Miami man with no arms has been charged with stabbing a Chicago tourist with scissors. Jonathan Crenshaw, 46, told Miami Beach police that he used his feet to hold the scissors to stab Cesar Coronado, 22, who was visiting from Chicago. Crenshaw stated that he was lying down just after midnight Tuesday when Coronado came […]

Semi nearly hits 76-year-old driver

Semi nearly hits 76-year-old driver

This is what happens when the DMV fails to restrict some elderly drivers. Semi nearly hits a vehicle driven by a 76-year-old driver when she creeps onto a Florida highway and directly into the path of the semi. The skilled truck driver was able to avoid the accident. What do you think? Please follow and […]

Marsh Rabbit Run Trail at Circle B Bar Reserve, closed

Marsh Rabbit Run Trail at Circle B Bar Reserve, closed

Tabitha Biehl, Environmental Lands Stewardship Coordinator announced that Polk County’s Environmental Lands program has now closed all of Marsh Rabbit Run Trail at Circle B Bar Reserve. A portion of the trail was closed last month for safety reasons due to an alligator nesting season. But due to a newly discovered nest along the trail, […]

Many law enforcement agencies upset over cellphone tracking ruling

“We decline to grant the [government] unrestricted access to a wireless carrier’s database of physical location information.”

Many law enforcement agencies upset over cellphone tracking ruling

In a huge win for Americans, the Supreme Court ruled Friday that police generally need a search warrant if they want to track a person’s movements by collecting information about where that person has used their cell phone. A 119-page document released Friday outlines the details of the Court’s ruling. Chief Justice John G. Roberts […]

FedEx driver killed in freak accident after semi malfunction

FedEx driver killed in freak accident after semi malfunction

An Ocala FedEx driver was killed Wednesday in what can be described as a “Final Destination” type incident. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say 33-year-old Just Brewer was driving a flatbed semi loaded with sod northbound on the Florida Turnpike when the semi had a mechanical malfunction. According to reports, the brake drum and a tire […]

Lawsuit filed to stop Suncoast Parkway construction

Lawsuit filed to stop Suncoast Parkway construction

According to court documents, Friends of Etna Turpentine Camp filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Ocala Monday against the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to prevent the Suncoast Parkway expansion from being built. On Wednesday, a motion for a temporary restraining order to stop construction of the […]

FHP: Trooper was intentionally targeted

FHP: Trooper was intentionally targeted

The Florida Highway Patrol released a video Wednesday of a chase which started when a trooper’s car was intentionally struck by another driver. An FHP trooper chased down and arrested the man who struck her patrol car as she conducted a traffic stop along Florida’s Turnpike after “clocking” that driver at 90 mph. According to […]