Attempted murder suspect video recorded attack

Attempted murder suspect video recorded attack

WARNING: The following video contains graphic content. If you are weak at heart or easily offended, you should not watch this video. Viewer discretion is strongly advised. Ocala, Florida — Marion County sheriff’s investigators say a man who brutally beat a man and left him for dead, video recorded the attack with a cell phone. When MCSO […]

Former Sheriff’s kiosk program under investigation, removed from businesses

Former Sheriff’s kiosk program under investigation, removed from businesses

  UPDATE: Ofab Inc. CEO speaks out about the removal of the crime prevention kiosks Marion County – The kiosk program, which was created by former Sheriff Chris Blair in 2014, is under investigation by the State Attorney’s Office. On Friday, May 20, 2016, the State Attorney’s Office for the Fifth Judicial District indicted Sheriff Chris […]

Ocala woman charged with welfare fraud

Ocala woman charged with welfare fraud

  Ocala, Florida — The State Attorney’s Office issued a warrant for a woman’s arrest after they determined she had committed welfare fraud. According to the arrest warrant, Tamora Tequia Alston, 30, knowingly, by means of false statement or other misrepresentation, obtained and continued to obtain food stamps and Medicaid benefits when she was not […]

Human remains from 1977 identified

Human remains from 1977 identified

Summerfield, Florida — Human remains from a 1977 case have been identified using DNA. On June 23, 2016, Marion County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives received confirmation that positive DNA identification on the unidentified human remains had been completed. The remains were found in a wooded area near County Road 467 and Southeast 145th Street, […]

Two arrested in July 4th fireworks tent shooting

The shooter was a 14-year-old

Two arrested in July 4th fireworks tent shooting

  Silver Springs Shores — Marion County sheriff’s deputies arrested two people on Monday who were involved a shooting at a fireworks stand in the 7100 block of Maricamp Road. Quinnesha Roberts, 20, and Anquan Rashard Everett, 14, attempted to rob the fireworks stand and shot the security guard in the process. The shooting took […]

441 crash claims the life of Ocala woman

441 crash claims the life of Ocala woman

  Ocala, Florida — Rochelle Gainey, 25, died Saturday after an Anthony woman pulled out in front of her. The accident happened at approximately 4 p.m. Florida Highway Patrol Troopers said that K. Peck Sells, 72, who was driving a 1998 Ford Expedition, was stopped in the driveway of the Ocala Drive-in theater, located at 4850 […]

Fireworks that give back to the community

Fireworks that give back to the community

Ocala, Florida — Do you plan on celebrating the Fourth of July with a bang this year? If so, you might want to consider purchasing fireworks from a tent that would benefit a great cause. Extensions Dance Studio will have three firework tent locations set up in Ocala. Extensions Dance Studio is the same company […]

Homicide investigation of 2-year-old, father in jail for killing another child

Homicide investigation of 2-year-old, father in jail for killing another child

Ocala, Florida — The Medical Examiner has ruled the death of 2-year-old Journee Blyden, a homicide. On June 21, 2016, deputies responded to Hemlock Course Run, Ocala. Upon arrival, they found that Journee was unconscious and unresponsive. Reports stated that she had apparent head trauma. She was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center, but due to the […]

Man denies his woman sex, woman gets hatchet

Man denies his woman sex, woman gets hatchet

Ocala, Florida — A woman attacked her man early Thursday morning after he denied her sex. The man, whose relationship to the suspect was not disclosed, stated that Leslie Mills, 26, had gone out drinking while he stayed at home. The man stated that she was still out drinking when he left for work and later […]

2016 Fireworks: 47th annual God and Country Day festival

2016 Fireworks: 47th annual God and Country Day festival

Ocala, Florida — This year will be the 47th annual God and Country Day festival, Marion County’s largest firework show. Activities begin at noon and will continue until the fireworks are over. Take your family and enjoy old fashioned sack races, balloon toss, ceremony of the flags, train rides, inflatable water slide, bounce houses, kid […]

FWC: Bear hunting postponed for 2016

FWC: Bear hunting postponed for 2016

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 […]

Third home invasion shooting in a little over a week

Third home invasion shooting in a little over a week

Ocala, Florida — For the third time since June 13, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion shooting. According to reports, the incident occurred on Northeast 44th Place, in MCSO’s North Central district, Ocala, on Tuesday, at approximately 2 a.m. There were several people home at the time of the home invasion. Investigators […]

Marion County residents can take advantage of prediabetes program

Marion County residents can take advantage of prediabetes program

Adults living in Marion County who are overweight and diagnosed with prediabetes can take advantage of a program proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. National Diabetes Prevention Program classes are offered by Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are scheduled to start at […]

Resident shoots intruder who had defecated himself

Home invasion turned into a stinky situation

Resident shoots intruder who had defecated himself

  A burglar was taken to a local hospital after he was shot by an occupant of the home he had entered. On Sunday, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to Ocala Park Estates, in reference to a burglary in progress with shots fired. According to a press release, the suspect, Victor Alex Etherington, 27, […]

Teen, 17, dies in crash on Saturday

Teen, 17, dies in crash on Saturday

Marion County — An Umatilla teen died Saturday when she failed to negotiate a curve and lost control of her vehicle. The crash happened at approximately 8:50 p.m. Yesenia Ventura, 17, who was driving a 2000 Saturn, was headed eastbound on County Road 42, Marion County, when she failed to negotiate a curve in the […]

OPD shooting investigators: one teen arrested, one on the run

OPD shooting investigators: one teen arrested, one on the run

  Ocala, Florida — Delta Modican Jr., 17, a teen wanted for his involvement in a Silver Springs Boulevard shooting, has been arrested. On Thursday, Ocala Post published a wanted bulletin for two teens who shot Kiyoshi Blair, 19, on June 9, 2016. Not being politically correct, Ocala Post published their full names and photos. Thanks […]

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