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Baby died after Ocala woman was rear-ended

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Marion County — Florida Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Sergeant Tracy Hisler-Pace said that 8-month-old Lucas Joseph Golebiowski passed away from his injuries following a car crash that occurred on Friday morning. The announcement was made Saturday morning. According to reports, A Nissan Altima driven by by Kristiana B. Golebiowski, 33, of Ocala, was headed south […]

No one injured in Friday morning fire

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Ocala, Florida — At approximately 11:06 a.m., Ocala Fire Rescue responded to a fire, located at 43 Southwest 21st Avenue, Ocala. No one was inside the home at the time of the fire. Arching from electrical wires was both audible and visual as firefighters attempted to extinguish the fire. Officials said no one was injured during […]

Fourth credit card skimmer found

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[Last updated on April 17, 2015, at 12:14 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — A fourth credit card skimmer has been found at a gas station in Marion County. This one was found at the Qwik King, located at 2400 Southeast 36th Avenue. According to reports, when Ocala Police Officer Miguel A. Gauthier arrived on the scene […]

Questions loom over fire fatality in Hog Valley

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Marion County — It has been nearly one month since a mobile home fire claimed the life of 9-year-old James Atkinson Jr., and questions still remain over the response times of firefighters to the emergency. The closest fire station to the home, located at 14675 Northeast 206th Lane, Hog Valley, was station 8, an all-volunteer fire […]

Burglary suspect on the run

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Silver Springs — Marion County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a burglar in the Silver Springs area after a man came home to find his house had been burglarized. The homeowner saw a white van pulling away from his home and called 911. As deputies responded, a white male driving a white Chevy van rounded a […]

Burglar entered home through doggie door

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Fort McCoy, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 18-year-old after it was determined he was the suspect in a home burglary last month. Authorities said that on March 17, 2015, Brandon Algarin, 18, entered a home in the 22-thousand block of Northeast 107th Avenue, through a doggie door. Once inside, Algarin stole a […]

UPDATED: Carnival Cruise Line denied refund; later “had a change of heart”

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[Last updated on April 17, 2015, at 10:30 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Timothy Haley, father of fallen Ocala Police Officer Jared Forsyth, said Carnival Cruise Line refused to refund his money for a family cruise that had been planned prior to Forsyth’s death. Officer Forsyth was shot during a training exercise on April 6, 2015. He was […]

Woman that stole from Dillard’s assumed wrong

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Ocala, Florida — A woman that was caught stealing clothes from a Dillard’s thought she would be released if she paid. Ocala Police Officer Jason Rodriguez said he responded to a Dillard’s, located at 4414 Southwest College Road, in reference to a grand theft. Upon arrival, Loss Prevention told Officer Rodriguez that a female, later identified […]

Young skateboarder hit by truck, identified

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Ocala, Florida — A young boy remained in critical but stable condition on Tuesday after being struck by a truck while he was riding his skateboard. Daniel Mahoney-Langione, 16, was riding his skateboard on CR 200A when he attempted to cross over Northeast 24th Street. He crossed over the westbound lane, but failed to yield to […]

Fatal: 4-vehicle crash on I-75 near mile marker 367

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Just before 4 a.m., Sunday, the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a four-vehicle crash northbound on I-75 near the 367 mile marker. One person has been confirmed dead. There were two tractor-trailers and two passenger vehicles involved in the accident. Northbound lanes reopened at approximately 12:00 p.m. Sunday. Traffic was diverted into the emergency lane […]

1 person arrested, 1 remains hospitalized after CR 484 crash

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Ocala, Florida — On Friday, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies and Marion County Fire Rescue responded to a two-vehicle crash on County Road 484 east of Marion Oaks Boulevard, just feet from the Marion Oaks entrance. A 2005 Chevrolet DURAMAX DIESEL 3500 pickup truck, driven by Pedro Gutierrez, 53, of Mexico, was traveling westbound in the outside […]

Car accident on CR 484, entrance of Marion Oaks

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Ocala, Florida — Marion County sheriff’s deputies secured an accident scene Friday evening as Marion County Fire Rescue prepared victims for transport. Deputies kept the accident scene secure until the Florida Highway Patrol was able to arrive. Preliminary reports indicated that a Toyota Camry was traveling west on Country Road 484, and might have been stopped […]

TD Bank and SunTrust Banks robbed; suspect captured

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[Last updated on April 10, 2014, at 11:00 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police said two banks were robbed within hours. On Friday, at approximately 9:20 a.m., the TD Bank, located at 2437 Southeast 17th Street was robbed at gunpoint. According to Ocala Police, a man, later identified as James Christian Collier, entered the TD […]

Ocala pawn shop owner: SunTrust Bank closed account because we sell guns

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Ocala, Florida — SunTrust Bank is taking heavy fire after they sent out letters to some of its business customers telling them their accounts would be closed. Vinny’s Super Pawn, located at 8810 Southwest Highway 200 Unit 121, Ocala, is just one of thousands of customers affected. Pawn shop owner, Evie Mostacci, told Ocala Post […]

Man found slumped over steering wheel

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[Last updated on April 10, 2015, at 2:08 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Authorities said someone discovered a man slumped over his vehicle’s steering wheel Thursday morning. The body was discovered on the side of U.S. 441 near Northwest 35th Street. A passer-by saw the vehicle’s hazard lights and stopped to check on the driver. When […]

Crash killed couple that were about to marry

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Dunnellon, Florida — A woman and a man were killed Wednesday night after their motorcycle collided with a car. The accident happened at 10:30 p.m. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Dana Roberts, 16, who was driving a 2005 Pontiac G6, was stopped at a stop sign westbound on Southwest 85th Place at the intersection of […]

City Council overturns Mayor Guinn’s veto; 401-acres will be destroyed

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[Audio Clip from meeting] Ocala, Florida — Despite his best efforts, Mayor Kent Guinn’s veto on the Trinity Lane project was overturned by the City Council Tuesday. Councilman Jim Hilty, who has been against the project from the beginning, also held his position on the development. However, greed within the city council prevailed, and now, the […]

Services for Ocala Police Officer Jared Forsyth

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[Last updated on April 10, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Ocala Post has received multiple e-mails asking about the services for Ocala Police Officer Jared Forsyth. This information that was provided by OPD Public Information Officer Sergeant Angy Scroble should answer any questions the public might have.    

One for the good guys; Craigslist robber shot by his victim

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Ocala, Florida — A career criminal committed the same crime twice in one week while out on felony bond and is now in the hospital. It started on Wednesday, April 1, when Detective Blair with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 7300 block of Northwest 42nd Avenue Road in reference to an armed […]

Ocala couple faces the pain of infertility

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  Ocala, Florida — The stress of trying to conceive a baby can be an emotional roller coaster for both a woman and a man. And although National Infertility Awareness Week® doesn’t start until April 19, 2015, Ocala Post met with an Ocala couple who is facing the realities of infertility. This year, RESOLVE.ORG is urging […]

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