Fort McCoy woman charged with DUI Manslaughter

Fort McCoy woman charged with DUI Manslaughter

A Fort McCoy woman is being held on a $51,000 bond following a DUI crash. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say that on Sunday, Suzana Bici, 23, who was driving a 2005 Dodge Durango, was traveling westbound in the vicinity of Northeast 16th Avenue Road and Northeast 245th Street Road, when she lost control of the […]

Two MCSO majors suspended following sheriff’s arrest

Two MCSO majors suspended following sheriff’s arrest

On Saturday, Marion County interim Sheriff Emery Gainey suspended two MCSO Majors. According to a press release, Major Don Maines, who is over the Bureau of Professional Standards, and Major Tommy Bibb, who is over the Bureau of Special Investigations, have been placed on paid administrative leave. The suspension came just one day after the arrest of […]

Student killed by hit-and-run driver

Student killed by hit-and-run driver

Belleview, Florida — On May 18, the Florida Highway Patrol was notified of a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred on U.S. Highway 301, at the intersection of Southeast 125th Place, Belleview. According to FHP, Zachery T. Holt, 17, who was known by his friends as “Zach”, was walking southbound, adjacent to the roadway, when Vanisha […]

Vacant house was being used as meth lab

Vacant house was being used as meth lab

  Ocala, Florida — Members of the United Drug Enforcement Strike Team were notified after Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to a residential burglary and discovered a meth lab. When deputies arrived at 5049 Southeast 42nd Street, in response to a burglary in progress, they immediately smelled an odor consistent with cooking methamphetamine. Amanda Bacon, […]

Murder suspect says he was compassionate, did not kill kid

Murder suspect says he was compassionate, did not kill kid

Dunnellon, Florida — Since January 2016, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, and the Williston Police department have all been investigating a string of burglaries that are now linked to suspects Jessica Baker, 44, and […]

Shooting at On Top of the World, two dead

Shooting at On Top of the World, two dead

[Last updated on May 12, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a shooting that occurred at 8747 Southwest 93rd Place — a residence at On Top of The World in the Friendship Colony neighborhood. The call came in at approximately 8:40 a.m. The MCSO SWAT team and Air-1 were […]

Marion Oaks man arrested, 20 counts of Possession of Child Pornography

Marion Oaks man arrested, 20 counts of Possession of Child Pornography

Marion Oaks — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 69-year-old man Wednesday, after it was reported that he had downloaded child pornography. Albry Emmons, who lives in the 6900 block of Southwest 132nd Place in Marion Oaks, had been using a Russian website similar to Facebook to download child pornography. On April 11, 2016, […]

Local office hiring a medical assistant

Local office hiring a medical assistant

Ocala, Florida — Symphony Healthcare, Inc., Ocala’s premier family health care center, is now looking for a Medical Assistant to join their team. The position will be available on June 1. Symphony Healthcare, Inc. is an Integrated Family Practice that focuses on preventative care and they encourage their patients to be an active partner in their health care. As a […]

All Nail & Spa employee arrested

All Nail & Spa employee arrested

Ocala, Florida — A nail salon employee was arrested after he threatened another employee with a machete. Ocala police responded to All Nail & Spa, located in the Gateway Plaza, after a witness reported seeing “several Asian people fighting in the parking lot.” The victim, Johnny Chau, told police that he and the suspect, Dieu […]

Panhandler arrested, nothing more than a con artist

Panhandler arrested, nothing more than a con artist

Ocala, Florida — A panhandler was arrested after police say he was scamming money from passing motorists. Ocala police say that Jesse McAuliffe, 26, was standing at Southwest 32 Avenue and State Road 200, with a sign that read “struggling.” According to reports, police witnessed McAuliffe taking money from people as they were driving by. […]

Person of interest named in double homicide

Person of interest named in double homicide

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department has named a person of interest in a double homicide investigation, which began after two bodies were discovered in an Ocala home on Sunday. That person is Terrance Hurst, 32. He is the grandson of Robert and Ruth Schwamberger, who were found dead in their Ridge View Acres subdivision […]

Two bodies found in Ocala home, ruled double homicide

Two bodies found in Ocala home, ruled double homicide

[Last updated on May 2, 2016, at 4:11 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is investigating a double homicide after two bodies were discovered in an Ocala home. According to a press release, the bodies were discovered, Sunday, May 1, 2016, at approximately 8:09 a.m., after Ocala police officers responded to 544 Northeast […]

Kiwanis Beach closed until further notice

Kiwanis Beach closed until further notice

Marion County – Kiwanis Beach, located at 15380 Southeast 140th Avenue Road, Lake Weir, will be closed as of April 27, 2016. The Marion County Department of Health announced Wednesday that the beach should be closed to the public due to high levels of bacteria. The high concentration of bacteria was detected during recent monthly […]

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