Woman to police officer: Arrest me, you f*cking cracker

Woman to police officer: Arrest me, you f*cking cracker

Ocala, Florida — Ocala police arrested a woman they say made threats to her boyfriend and children not related to her. While police were enroute to 2008 Southwest 2nd Street in response disturbance call, they found a woman, later identified as Maria Baker, 28, standing in the middle of the road screaming obscenities to other females […]

Two-train derailment creates mangled mess

Two-train derailment creates mangled mess

[last updated on November 16, 2016, at 11:58 a.m.] Citra, Florida – The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Marion County Fire Rescue, and HAZMAT are onsite of a two-train derailment, in which more than 4,000 gallons of fuel spilled. The crash happened at approximately 4:20 a.m. Wednesday, in the vicinity of Northeast 175th Street Road and […]

It’s here, ALDI grand opening for new location

It’s here, ALDI grand opening for new location

ALDI will open a new store, located at 7579 Southwest Highway 200 this week. To celebrate the opening of the new Ocala store, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, November 17. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and tour the new store. Guests will also be given a […]

Commissioners: Don’t panic over 180-day moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries

Commissioners: Don’t panic over 180-day moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries

After many, many residents expressed their concerns to the Marion County Board of County Commissioners about the moratorium on medical marijuana, commissioners reached out to try and clarify their actions. Marion County commissioners say they do not want the public to panic over the 180-day moratorium (temporary prohibition) of medical marijuana dispensaries that fall under […]

Family, teachers, students, and staff mourn after student was killed

Family, teachers, students, and staff mourn after student was killed

[Last updated on November 14, 2016, at 5:14 p.m. In a previous version of this article, FHP had reported that Philip Catalano was also 17. FHP says they made a mistake on the report, as Catalano is actually 72.]  Marion County – A teen’s family is devastated after Nickolas L. Watke, 17, a Lake Weir High […]

Marion officials planning temporary ban on medical marijuana

Marion officials planning temporary ban on medical marijuana

Marion County — On November 8, 2016, millions of Floridians exercised their right to vote to ensure that the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, or Amendment 2, passed. Amendment 2 ballot summary “Allows medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating medical conditions as determined by a licensed Florida physician. Allows caregivers to assist patients’ […]

McIntosh Dollar General robbery suspect found naked

McIntosh Dollar General robbery suspect found naked

[Last updated on November 8, 2016. MCSO arrest affidavit stated the robbery occurred in Micanopy, but it’s actually McIntosh] McIntosh, Florida — A suspect was booked into the Marion County Jail early Tuesday following the robbery of a McIntosh Dollar General. On November 7, Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to the Dollar General, located at 19998 North Highway 441, […]

Video: Man who carjacked Pizza Hut delivery driver arrested following chase

Video: Man who carjacked Pizza Hut delivery driver arrested following chase

Marion County sheriff’s deputies Sunday arrested a suspect who was wanted for carjacking a Pizza Hut delivery driver. On Saturday, November 5, MCSO deputies responded to Lake Tropicana in Dunnellon, after a female Pizza Hut delivery driver was carjacked at gunpoint. At that time, the suspect, later identified as Keefer Jordan Nicolo Shubert, got away […]

“Clown” and his accomplice arrested on armed robbery charges

“Clown” and his accomplice arrested on armed robbery charges

Marion Oaks — Two suspects wanted for an armed robbery were arrested Sunday in Marion Oaks. On November 1, a man was walking his dog in the 3900 block of Southeast 15th Street and 39th Court, when he heard tires squeal from behind him. The victim stated that the vehicle, a gold Pontiac Sunfire, was […]

School officials speak out about school bus incident, parents furious

School officials speak out about school bus incident, parents furious

[Last updated on November 7, 2016, at 12:23 p.m., to include a second statement from school officials.] Marion Oaks — At the request of several parents, Ocala Post reached out to school officials about an incident involving a school bus Friday morning. Marion County school officials spoke out Saturday about that incident. The accident occurred when […]

Food stamp disbursements will come early in November

Food stamp disbursements will come early in November

Food stamp recipients who received their benefits on an earlier date in October due to Hurricane Matthew will also receive benefits early for the month of November. According to the Florida Department of Children and Families, the early disbursement applies to recipients who live in Alachua, Baker, Brevard, Bradford, Broward, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, […]

A Marion County school bus accident left parents fuming

A Marion County school bus accident left parents fuming

[Published on November 4, 2016. Last updated on November 5, 2016, at 6:50 p.m., to include a parent’s statement.] Marion Oaks — A Marion County school bus accident Friday left parents fuming when they were not immediately notified. In an e-mail to Ocala Post, a resident wrote, “Parents should rightfully be pissed.” According to the unnamed […]

Dollar General located at 9440 South Highway 464, robbed

Dollar General located at 9440 South Highway 464, robbed

A second Dollar General was robbed Wednesday night. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Dollar General located at 9440 South Highway 464 was robbed at approximately 10:20 p.m. — just a little over two hours after the Dollar General located at 1111 West Silver Springs Boulevard was robbed. As with the location on Silver […]

Silver Springs Boulevard Dollar General robbed

Silver Springs Boulevard Dollar General robbed

Ocala, Florida — At approximately 8 p.m., the Dollar General located at 1111 West Silver Springs Boulevard was robbed at gunpoint. Preliminary reports indicated that two black males entered the store with guns and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. According to the Ocala Police Department, a perimeter was established and police, along with […]

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