Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run

The Florida Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s help in finding the driver of a pickup truck who was involved in a hit-and-run crash Sunday. According to an FHP press release, a pickup was traveling southbound on Northwest 110th Avenue, approaching the Northwest 5th Street intersection when it struck a pedestrian who was walking eastbound […]

ALERT: Several upcoming lane closures for Marion County

ALERT: Several upcoming lane closures for Marion County

Marion County — Motorists traveling in Marion County will experience the following intermittent lane closures: Aug 7: Southeast 165th Mulberry Lane at the intersection of Buena Vista Boulevard from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., due to routine maintenance of the median. Aug. 7 to 14: Southwest 102nd Street at the intersection of Southwest 182nd Circle […]

Six children rescued from filth

Six children rescued from filth

Silver Springs Shores — Five girls and a boy —  ages 2 to 13 — were removed from a Silver Springs Shores home by the Department of Children and Families Tuesday after the children were found living in filth. Law enforcement officials were dispatched to the area of Banyan Course after someone reported seeing two […]

Semi driver killed in I-75 crash

Semi driver killed in I-75 crash

A semi driver was killed early Wednesday morning when overturned his truck and trailer. The Florida Highway Patrol said the semi was traveling south on the Interstate 75 exit ramp at County Road 326 (mile marker 358) when the driver failed to negotiate the ramp curve. The semi traveled onto the left grassy shoulder, at […]

Bicyclist struck, killed on County Road 484

Bicyclist struck, killed on County Road 484

  A bicyclist was killed Saturday when he was struck by a 1999 Ford F-350 pickup truck. The bicyclist, identified as 59-year-old Dominick Gonzales, was traveling east on the paved shoulder of County Road 484. The F-350, driven by Jarvis Watkins, 40, was traveling east on County Road 484 in the outside lane approaching the […]

Community pulls together to save the life of a 9-year-old boy

Community pulls together to save the life of a 9-year-old boy

Meet 9-year-old Jaden. Jaden was diagnosed with Leukemia recently and is currently undergoing his second round of chemotherapy. The Tomlin Brings Hope Foundation has teamed up with Jaden’s family to host #jadensarmy Rib Smokeout to help raise money for Jaden’s treatment. The University of Florida also donated two tickets to the LSU vs Florida Home […]

Hollywood 16 concession stand closed until further notice

Hollywood 16 concession stand closed until further notice

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Thursday closed down the Regal Hollywood Stadium 16 & IMAX theater concession stand. The theater is located at 2801 SW 27th Ave, Ocala. According to the report, the inspector found approximately a dozen live roaches while he was present. The report states that one of the live roaches had […]

FREE concerts at the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series

FREE concerts at the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series

Looking for FREE fun this summer? Enjoy food, crafts, beer, and wine at the 2018 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series. The Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series will take place at Webb Field at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex located at 1510 NW Fourth St. Check dates for upcoming Concerts. The Summer Break Spot […]

Maintenance man uses keys to enter home, severely beats man

Maintenance man uses keys to enter home, severely beats man

Ocala, Florida — Two felons remain behind bars after they used a master key to enter a man’s apartment and severely beat him. Ocala police were alerted to Village Green Apartments, located at 500 Southwest 33rd Avenue when the person the victim was FaceTiming witnessed the incident. The suspects, Anthony Caban, 53, and Michael Swint, 38, […]

Adultery blackmail scam has some on edge

Adultery blackmail scam has some on edge

The FBI Jacksonville Division is warning residents of central Florida of a scam that threatens to blackmail individuals who have allegedly committed adultery. “The scammer threatens to reveal the information to the recipient’s spouse, family and friends, and demands payment in exchange for secrecy. In an effort to avoid detection, the scammer often insists on […]

Ocala shooting leaves one dead

Ocala shooting leaves one dead

[Last updated on July 18, 2018, at 6:45 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Ocala police are seeking details in a shooting that left one man dead. A 54-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday night at Parkside Gardens Apartments, located at 621 Northwest Second Street, Ocala. According to the Ocala Police Department, the man was identified as […]

2018 Back to school walk-in immunization clinics, information you must know

2018 Back to school walk-in immunization clinics, information you must know

Marion County — The Florida Department of Health in Marion County will host the back to school immunization clinics beginning Saturday, July 21, in Ocala, located at 1801 Southeast 32nd Avenue. Students entering kindergarten, attending, or transferring to a Florida public school need the following vaccines: four or five doses of DTaP (diptheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis); four […]

MCFR 2018 “Stuff the Bus” campaign

MCFR 2018 “Stuff the Bus” campaign

Marion County Fire Rescue is teaming up with the Marion County Schools for the 2018 “Stuff the Bus” campaign. According to an MCFR Facebook post, the Stuff the Bus campaign is an annual outreach program co-sponsored by Marion County Public Schools Homeless Children and Youth Program and local Veteran’s organizations. MCFR said this is an […]

Mosquito-borne illness advisory for Marion County

Mosquito-borne illness advisory for Marion County

Marion County remains under a mosquito-borne illness advisory due to eastern equine encephalitis activity. Since Ocala Post last reported on EEE, three more animal deaths have been reported in Marion County; bringing the total to 10 since February — eight horses and two emus. In a press release, Florida Department of Health Public Information Officer […]

Target masturbator said he was only adjusting himself

Target masturbator said he was only adjusting himself

The Target masturbator who was arrested on July 4, was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to six months in jail. According to Ocala police, Bryan L. Swaim, 51, entered the Target, located at 2000 Southwest College Road, last Wednesday and was followed by loss prevention personnel because he was acting suspiciously. A loss prevention officer told […]

Armed Robbery and police chase ends with three teens in handcuffs

Armed Robbery and police chase ends with three teens in handcuffs

Ocala, Florida — Three teenage boys — two 16-year-olds and a 17-year old — were arrested early Wednesday morning following an armed robbery. According to the arrest affidavit, two armed black males entered the Steak n’ Shake, located at 3800 Southwest College Road, and demanded money from the registers. Police said the third teen stayed in the […]

Ocala firefighter stole personal images, says he’s addicted to porn

Ocala firefighter stole personal images, says he’s addicted to porn

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Fire Rescue firefighter Eric William Hersh was arrested charged with Offense Against Users of Electronic Devices after it was discovered he had invaded the privacy of other firefighters by secretly going through their cell phones. City officials had previously investigated Hersh for similar accusations but said the complaint against him was not […]

Big Lee’s Barbecue giving away FREE BBQ until the food runs out

Big Lee’s Barbecue giving away FREE BBQ until the food runs out

  Rashad Jones, the owner of Big Lee’s Serious about Barbecue and winner of Food Network’s “Guy’s Big Project,” announced he will be celebrating the companies 4th anniversary and his 40th birthday by giving away FREE BBQ. In a recent post on Facebook, Jones wrote, “This is our way of letting all of our customers, fans and […]

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