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 […]

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 […]