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 […]

Teens wanted in Silver Springs Boulevard shooting

Teens wanted in Silver Springs Boulevard shooting

  Ocala, Florida — On June 9, 2016, Ocala Police Department police officers responded to the 2700 block of East Silver Springs Boulevard, in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, police found Kiyoshi Blair, 19, lying on the ground at Northeast Third Street and East Silver Springs Boulevard. Detectives stated that Blair had been shot multiple […]

Man shot after front door was kicked in

Man shot after front door was kicked in

  Ocala, Florida — Investigators with the Ocala Police Department are investigating a shooting. According to a press release, on Sunday, at approximately 11:49 p.m., officers responded to the 1948 Northwest Sixth Street, to reports of shots having been fired. When police arrived, they found that the front door to the residence had been kicked […]

Grand jury on MCSO: Falsified statistics, excessive force, dishonesty, and more

Marion County citizens were put at great risk

Grand jury on MCSO: Falsified statistics, excessive force, dishonesty, and more

  , Ocala, Florida — On Friday, May 20, 2016, the State Attorney’s Office for the Fifth Judicial District indicted Sheriff Chris Blair for two counts of Perjury in an official proceeding and one count of Official Misconduct. On June 2, 2016, the grand jury produced a 13-page presentment on the leadership of the Marion County […]

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 […]

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