Good Samaritan saved 4-year-old child

"She should have never left me in charge of [the victim.] Man, I would never have trusted me to watch any kids."

Good Samaritan saved 4-year-old child

Ocala, Florida — A Good Samaritan saved a 4-year-old child Friday from being hit by a car. The Good Samaritan was driving in 3100 block of Southeast 95th Street, when she saw the child running in the roadway. The witness said the child was nearly hit by several vehicles before she stopped her car and rescued […]

Window masturbator arrested

Window masturbator arrested

Ocala, Florida — A grandmother quickly covered her granddaughter’s eyes after spotting a naked man in a window Thursday morning. The grandmother said that she and a friend were walking [her] granddaughter to school in the 1100 block of Northeast 12th Street, Ocala, when she saw a man standing in front of his window with […]

Teen, arrested, was tired of being yelled at

Teen, arrested, was tired of being yelled at

Ocala, Florida — An 18-year-old woman was arrested after she assaulted a 13-year-old. A Marion County sheriff’s deputy responded to the 100 block of Southeast 81st Place, Ocala, after a caller reported an assault. The victim told the deputy that she was in the shower when Reyvic Paz came home. The victim said that when […]

Man arrested for molesting multiple children

Man arrested for molesting multiple children

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man was arrested Thursday after Ocala police were notified by Homeland Security that he had been exchanging nude photos with a 13-year-old boy in New Jersey. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that Andrew Antonio Davila, 20, had multiple pornographic photographs depicting young children in his possession. […]

Lake Weir High School falls victim to hoax

Officials want the rumor debunked as quickly as possible

Lake Weir High School falls victim to hoax

[Last updated on October 28, 2016, at 12:39 p.m. After breaking this story, the hoax post was removed from the website.] Marion County – Parents panicked Friday after a website known for spreading rumors posted that Lake Weir High School had been closed due to a sinkhole.  By 9:30 a.m., the hoax had been shared […]

Infamous ‘Ma’ Barker house crossed Lake Weir via barge

Infamous ‘Ma’ Barker house crossed Lake Weir via barge

Ocklawaha, Florida — On Thursday, the house of infamous gangster Arizona Donnie Barker, better known as ‘Ma’ Barker, slowly made its way across Lake Weir by barge. Dozens of people came to watch the historic, once in a lifetime event. Arizona, the mother of those who ran the Barker-Karpis gang, along with her son Fred […]

Habitat for Humanity to host 4th Annual Habitat Strawberry Festival

Habitat for Humanity to host 4th Annual Habitat Strawberry Festival

Ocala, Florida — Habitat for Humanity will host its 4th Annual Habitat Strawberry Festival event, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, 2017. This is Habitat for Humanity’s signature event. All proceeds will benefit the construction of a new home for a deserving, qualified family. Last year, 30,000 people attended the event. Development Director Joanne […]

Video: Firefighters contain blaze in 11 minutes

Video: Firefighters contain blaze in 11 minutes

Belleview, Florida — Firefighters from Marion County Fire Rescue Belleview Station 18, Summerfield Station 30, and the Villages Station 10, worked diligently to extinguish a house fire early Wednesday morning. At approximately 2:29 a.m, MCFR units received a call about a fire at Woodside Apartments, located at 3745 Southeast 107th Street, Belleview. According to a […]

Deputy witnesses woman attack another female, children present

Deputy witnesses woman attack another female, children present

Ocala, Florida — A Marion County sheriff’s deputy witnessed a domestic battery after he spotted a Chevy Tahoe stopped on the shoulder of the 11000 block of West Highway 40. The deputy was patrolling the area when he saw the SUV parked on the side of the road. According to reports, the deputy pulled behind the SUV […]

Fetus of pregnant woman being monitored following beating

Fetus of pregnant woman being monitored following beating

Ocala, Florida — An unidentified source from Munroe Regional Medical Center reported that a woman had been battered over the weekend. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says that when the deputy arrived at the hospital, he learned that the female is eight months pregnant. The victim stated that she and Ronald Antasek Jr, 47, had […]

Teen brothers arrested in Citra shooting

Teen brothers arrested in Citra shooting

Citra, Florida — Two juveniles were arrested Wednesday and charged with multiple felonies. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said that, Jeffrey Williams, 15, and his brother, Mario Williams, 17, kicked in the back door their uncle’s home, located in the 17400 block of U.S. 301 North, and burglarized it. According to reports, the brothers stole a […]

Mother, boyfriend use 12-year-old for dirty work

Mother, boyfriend use 12-year-old for dirty work

A mother and her boyfriend were arrested Wednesday when they were caught stealing merchandise from Wal-Mart. Police said the mother, Irone Evette Dobson, 49, and her boyfriend, Patrick O. Collins, 46, used a juvenile to help them conceal the stolen items. When police arrived, a loss prevention officer pointed out a girl, 12, exiting the […]

Man robbed, shot after responding to dating site listing

Man robbed, shot after responding to dating site listing

Ocala, Florida — Two suspects are in jail following a shooting at a local apartment complex. On Sunday, Ocala police arrived at Lynn San Apartments, located at 1949 Southwest 30th Court, Ocala, to find Derrick Leroy Owens Jr. covered in blood. Owens told police that he had contacted a white female, later identified as Emily Kate […]

Woman kidnapped from West Marion Hospital

Woman kidnapped from West Marion Hospital

Ocala, Florida — A man was arrested before day-break Monday after police learned he had kidnapped woman. Ocala police said they responded to a local hospital in reference to a sexual battery. During the investigation, investigators learned that Robert Lee-Terrell Hicks, 33, had kidnapped the woman from West Marion Hospital, located at 4600 Southwest 46th Court. After […]

Man beat woman, you won’t believe why

Man beat woman, you won’t believe why

Ocala, Florida — A man was arrested after he beat a woman for allegedly shooting heroin without him. Several deputies responded to the 2200 block of Northeast 63rd Street in reference to a disturbance. When deputies arrived, they said they could hear screaming coming from inside the home. According to the arrest affidavit, deputies heard […]

Man pulled from airplane while in flight, dies

Man pulled from airplane while in flight, dies

Dunnellon, Florida — A man died Friday after he was pulled from an airplane by his parachute. Witnesses from inside the plane said the man was kneeling by the jump door, when all of a sudden, his reserve parachute malfunctioned and deployed. The parachute then pulled the man from the plane. The man struck the side […]

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