Boy, 3, found wandering neighborhood

Boy, 3, found wandering neighborhood

Silver Springs Shores — At approximately 7:00 a.m. Sunday, deputies were called to the 700 block of Oak Road in reference to a child that had wandered up to a home. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, deputies have been going door to door for several hours in the rain attempting to locate the […]

Fire destroys Dunnellon church

Fire destroys Dunnellon church

  Firefighters from four different stations battled a blaze that destroyed Souls Harbor Pentecostal Church, located at 11818 N Ohio St., Dunnellon. According to Marion County Fire Rescue, at approximately 12:18 a.m., units responded to the church after a caller reported seeing flames emitting from the roof. MCFR Dunnellon Fire Station 3 was the first […]

Man allegedly waved gun inside a Family Dollar

Man allegedly waved gun inside a Family Dollar

  Ocala — Ocala Police responded to a Family Dollar Wednesday evening after a customer allegedly brandished a handgun. According to OPD, a store clerk thought that a man was stealing from the store, at which time the clerk and the unidentified man became involved in a verbal altercation. The clerk stated that the man […]

Felon claimed FBI gave him drug needle

Felon claimed FBI gave him drug needle

A known felon was arrested Monday after he was caught trespassing at the Sun Plaza Motel, located at 5461 East Silver Springs Boulevard, for the second time in less than two months. Upon searching the suspect, Justin Mendez, 27, he was found to be in possession of a used hypodermic needle. According to reports, Mendez […]

More lice cases than usual at some Marion schools

More lice cases than usual at some Marion schools

  Many parents in Marion County have expressed concern about children recently being sent home from school due to having lice. The Marion County School Board told Ocala Post that they have lice cases throughout the district on a daily basis. The school district said they would not refer to the cases as “outbreaks” as […]

Dunnellon Small Town Christmas Parade rescheduled

Dunnellon Small Town Christmas Parade rescheduled

The Dunnellon Police Department announced that the 2018 Dunnellon Small Town Christmas Parade & After Party Celebration will be rescheduled due to strong thunderstorms and rain that are expected to hit the area on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The new date for the Small Town Christmas Parade & After Party Celebration is Saturday, December 15, […]

Police step in, aid woman who appeared on Dr. Phil show, investigation moves forward

Police step in, aid woman who appeared on Dr. Phil show, investigation moves forward

 The Ocala Police Department is currently working in collaboration with the State Attorney’s Office with the investigation involving Ocala couple Jourdon Bryant and Richard Sherrets. On a November 2 Dr. Phil show, the couple publicly gave detailed accounts of his violence toward her over the past few years. “We are working in collaboration with […]

Woman killed in crash after running stop sign

Woman killed in crash after running stop sign

A woman was killed Tuesday afternoon after she ran a stop sign and collided with a 1998  3-axle TEREX crane. Florida Highway Patrol Troopers say that Dinan Mcintosh, 66, of Virginia, was driving a 2004 Hyundai Elantra westbound on Southeast 178th Street approaching a stop sign at the T-intersection of South Highway 475. The crane, […]

2018 Ocala Christmas Parade

2018 Ocala Christmas Parade

  The annual Ocala Christmas Parade will take place on December 8, 2018. The parade is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the area of 1800 East Silver Spring Boulevard. This year the theme is ‘The Magic of Christmas’. VIP bleacher seating may still be available. Tickets are available for $10 and must be […]

Walmart shooter removed from life support

Walmart shooter removed from life support

[Last updated on November 28, 2018, at 4:15 p.m.] David Johnson, the man who shot a woman inside a Walmart and later shot himself, was removed from life support Monday night and has died. On November 24, Johnson, 55, and 30-year-old Carli Cronin, were involved in an argument inside the Walmart garden center, located at […]

Walmart shooter still on life support

Walmart shooter still on life support

  David Johnson, the man who shot a woman inside a Walmart and later shot himself, is currently on life support at Ocala Regional Medical Center. “Johnson is on a ventilator and does not have any brain activity. He has not been officially pronounced deceased,” said Ocala Police Department Public Information Officer, Meghan Shay. On […]

Man arrested after he mounted horse

Man arrested after he mounted horse

A Citra man was arrested Monday after a witness reported that she saw the man having sex with a miniature horse named Jackie G. According to Marion County sheriffs detectives, other witnesses came forward during the investigation. During questioning, Nicholas Anthony Sardo, 21, admitted to having sex with the horse multiple times. Sardo stated that he had […]

OPD: Round 5, police officers will be out in full force

OPD: Round 5, police officers will be out in full force

Ocala — Ocala Police Department police officers will be out in full force beginning November 20, to December 2. Police will be focusing their attention on State Road 200 between Southwest 27th Avenue and I-75. Officials stated that 8 crashes have occurred in the area in the past two weeks. According to OPD, officers will […]

Light Up Ocala 2018

Light Up Ocala 2018

The 35th annual Light Up Ocala will take place on November 17, 2018, from 4 to 9 p.m. Watch downtown Ocala come alive with sparkling lights and illuminated icicles. Get in the holiday spirit as you shop from local vendors, sing along to holiday songs, take pictures in front of the tree, and meet Santa. […]

Violent bank robber wanted by police, FBI

Violent bank robber wanted by police, FBI

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department and FBI are seeking the public’s help in locating Myron William Ernst, a suspect wanted for questioning following an attempted bank robbery. According to police, at approximately 1:39 p.m., Tuesday, Ernst walked into the Wells Fargo, located at 3201 Southwest College Road, handed the teller a note, and demanded […]

Pineapple Sam’s Cafe shut down for 24-hours following inspection

Pineapple Sam’s Cafe shut down for 24-hours following inspection

Silver Springs — Pineapple Sam’s Cafe, located at 18976 E Hwy 40, Silver Springs, was immediately shut down after an emergency order was issued on November 8 by the state. The restaurant was allowed to reopen on November 9, but will a follow-up inspection this week. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation cites violations […]

Information sought in downtown Ocala beating, robbery

Information sought in downtown Ocala beating, robbery

The Ocala Police Department is hoping the public can help identify two suspects who beat and robbed a man on October 28. The man, a Molly Maguire’s employee, had walked a female co-worker to her vehicle parked in the American Pawn parking lot. The white vehicle in the video then pulled into the parking lot. […]

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