Taco Bell with a side of rat droppings, disturbing disclaimer

Taco Bell with a side of rat droppings, disturbing disclaimer

Ocala — Taco Bell, located at 2380 SW College Road, Ocala, was immediately shut down after an emergency order was issued on January 4 by the state. The restaurant was allowed to reopen on January 5 but will need a follow-up inspection after a time extension was given. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation […]

Driver ticketed after hitting marked police cruiser

Driver ticketed after hitting marked police cruiser

Ocala — A 21-year-old driver was ticketed after he failed to yield and collided with an Ocala Police Department marked cruiser. According to the crash report, a Hyundai Elantra, driven by Victor Luis Hernandez Bohorquez, was traveling northbound on Southwest 27th Avenue in the left turn lane approaching the intersection of Southwest 20th street and […]

Information still being sought after man shot on doorstep

Information still being sought after man shot on doorstep

Ocala – The Ocala Police Department is still seeking the public’s help with identifying the person who shot a 65-year-old man. At approximately 1:50 a.m., Saturday, police were dispatched to White Oaks mobile home park, located at 3920 Southwest 30th Street after the victim’s roommate heard the shots and called 911. Upon arrival, police found that […]

Information sought after man severely injured on Downtown Square

Information sought after man severely injured on Downtown Square

The Ocala Police Department is seeking the public’s help with identifying suspects who severely injured a man on the Downtown Square. According to a press release, at approximately 2:45 a.m. on December 23, a dark-colored vehicle drove the wrong way down Southeast 1st Avenue and stopped on the northeast corner of the Downtown Square. In […]

First Friday Art Walk of the year

First Friday Art Walk of the year

Tomorrow (Friday) is the First Friday Art Walk. The First Friday Art Walk takes place the first Friday of each month, September through May from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The free event is located within Ocala’s historic downtown and includes over 30 artist displays, live entertainment, free family art activities, and more. Pick up your map […]

Woman punched for losing cell phone

Woman punched for losing cell phone

Ocala — A man was arrested after he struck a woman in the face with a closed fist. Ocala police responded to Wood Springs Suites Tuesday after a caller reported a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, the suspect, identified as Robert Eubanks, 37, was attempting to flee the scene, at which time he was detained for […]

Upcoming Mobile Health Unit locations for Marion County

Upcoming Mobile Health Unit locations for Marion County

Ocala — The Florida Department of Health in Marion County’s Mobile Health Unit has scheduled its locations for January and February. The bus will provide immunizations and other department services on the below dates at the listed locations: Jan. 4: AMEX Food and Deli (125 NW 110th Ave., Ocala) from 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. […]

RV burns to the ground, driver flees the scene

RV burns to the ground, driver flees the scene

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a recreational vehicle traffic crash that occurred at approximately 4 a.m., Wednesday. According to a Marion County Fire Rescue press release, the accident took place in the 13000 block of Southeast 47th Avenue, Belleview, near the Tropical Manner Subdivision MCFR Belleview Station 18 was the first to arrive on the scene, followed […]

4000 block of State Road 40 remains closed

4000 block of State Road 40 remains closed

A hole that opened up in the 4000 block of State Road 40, just west of I-75, Thursday, might have been caused by a sewer main break. Public Works and the Department of Transportation are currently on scene accessing the damage and the road is expected to be closed for approximately 15 hours. Drivers are […]

Fresh rat droppings with your roast beef anyone?

Fresh rat droppings with your roast beef anyone?

Arby’s, located at 12150 NE 49th Ct Road, Ocala, was immediately shut down after an emergency order was issued on December 13 by the state. The restaurant was allowed to reopen on December 14 but will need a follow-up inspection after a time extension was given. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation cites violations […]

SunTran offering free transit service for all riders

SunTran offering free transit service for all riders

Ocala — In honor of its 20th anniversary, SunTran will be offering free transit service for all riders Saturday, Dec. 15 from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. SunTran provides fixed-schedule service on seven routes in Marion County, mostly centered in Ocala, with one route operating from Ocala to the Silver Springs Shores. Most routes operate […]

OPD: Round 6, police officers will be out in full force

OPD: Round 6, police officers will be out in full force

Ocala — Ocala Police Department police officers will be out in full force for the next few weeks. Police will be focusing their attention on S.R. 200 from SW 16th Ave. to I-75 over the next two weeks. In addition to having the highest number of crashes in the previous weeks, this roadway will have […]

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 […]