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McDonald's on 484 Ocala

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Post has received dozens of e-mails asking about the McDonald’s on County Road 484. Well, it’s out with the old and in with a whole new modernized look. The biggest concerns from residents seemed to be focused on parking issues and how long morning commuters would have to go without their […]

Back to School Tax Free Weekend

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Ocala, Florida — With the start of school just weeks away, Ocala Post wants to encourage you to take advantage of this weekend’s Back to School Sales Tax Holiday. Beginning Friday, August 1, 2014, and ending Sunday, August 3, 2014, items such as clothing, footwear, backpacks, and more are exempt from the state sales tax […]

Armed robbery: Victim pistol whipped

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Ocala, Florida — Two men were arrested after being identified as suspects in an armed robbery. On July 28, 2014, Deputy Wallace responded to the 2000 block of NW 43rd Street (apartments), Ocala. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the victim, whose face was covered in blood and he had several lacerations on his head. The victim stated […]

Health hazard: Pool home in Marion Oaks causing quite a buzz

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Ocala, Florida — In Citrus County, officials are being proactive in preventing chikungunya fever. The chikungunya virus is spread by mosquitoes, and has already been reported in Palm Beach, Dade, Pinellas, Polk, Manatee, Hillsborough and Pasco counties, as well as other parts of Florida. Health officials said the virus made its way into the U.S. […]

Wal-Mart parking lot shooting: No Charges

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Ocala, Florida — No charges for Colt Thriemer, 20, for the shooting death of Thomas James Brown, 21. The State Attorney’s Office said Thriemer is protected by the “Stand Your Ground” law. The shooting took place on July 9, 2014. According  to a very detailed e-mail sent to Ocala Post, friend Stephanie Torres stopped by […]

Spring Manor Apartments shooting over females and drugs

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Ocala, Florida — On July 25, 2014, at approximately 1:37 a.m., the Ocala Police Department received a call in reference to a subject having been shot at Spring Manor Apartments, 2851 NE 7th St., Ocala, Florida. As a result of this incident, Jaire Burgess, 19, died. The investigation has been ongoing. On today’s date, July […]

Mailman assaulted: Nothing in mailbox

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Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man was arrested Monday after he assaulted a mailman for not leaving mail in his mailbox. Ocala Police Officer Kyle Drawdy, responded to the 1600 block of 17th Street, Ocala, after OPD received a call about a mailman who had been assaulted. The mailman stated that Aaron Smith, 27, started yelling […]

Ocala woman kicked deputy in face

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Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman was arrested after she kicked a deputy in the face and then slipped out of her handcuffs. Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven Simpson, responded to the 2100 block of NE 56th Street in Ocala, after a property owner called about a female trespasser. The reportee told the deputy that […]

Stolen property sold to Spring Manor Apartment residents

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Ocala, Florida — Stolen property ends up being sold to residents at Spring Manor Apartments. On July 3, 2014, Deputy Abigale Rodriguez responded to Whispering Sands, Ocala, in reference to a battery and grand theft. The victims told the deputy that they left their residence around 12:45 p.m. and returned around 3:30 p.m. The victims stated that, […]

Truck driver leads deputies on chase

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Ocala, Florida — Leonardo Reyes-Ning, 49, of Miami, was arrested in Marion County today, July 28, 2014, after he led Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies on a high speed chase. Reyes-Ning was driving a stolen tractor-trailer that was being tracked by GPS. The tractor-trailer was reported stolen out of Port Wentworth, GA. According to the Marion […]

Police pull extra detail at Spring Manor Apartments following shooting; could be more to story

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Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department now has the dangerous task of protection detail at Spring Manor Apartments following today’s shooting death of 19-year-old Jaire Burgess. Pulling detail tonight was K-9 Sergeant  Erica Hay and K-9 Officer Casey Walsh. Dressed in full tactical uniforms, including bulletproof vests, they were ready to begin their shifts. […]

Shooting and fire at Spring Manor Apartments; residents say they are tired of it

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Ocala, Florida — Residence of Spring Manor Apartments say a shooting that happened overnight does not surprise them. On today’s date, July 25, 2014, at approximately 1:37 a.m., the Ocala Police Department received a call in reference to a subject that had been shot at Spring Manor Apartments, 2851 NE 7th St., Ocala, Florida. According to Ocala […]

A hole opens at the Ocala WingHouse

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Ocala, Florida — A ground cover collapse continues to expand in the Ocala WingHouse parking lot that measures approximately 10 feet by 15 feet at the surface, but larger below ground. A local geotechnical engineering firm (Geo-Tech, Inc.) has confirmed that the drop-out was caused by sinkhole activity. About two weeks ago, eight cubic yards […]

The grass just may be greener…… with a different company


Ocala, Florida — Would you send back a delivery of sod if it arrived in pieces and not as promised? That was exactly what 73-year-old Jerry DeMeola, of Ocala, did when Sod Central, 7860 SW State Road 200, attempted to deliver 300 square feet of sod today, July 24, 2014. Prior to ordering the grass, […]

High speed chase in four counties leaves one dead

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Ocala, Florida — On today’s date, July 23, 2014, at approximately 7:00 a.m, the Ocala Police Department received a report of a stolen 2008 Black Dodge Ram 2500 diesel pickup truck from Too Your Health Spa, 2841 S.W. 20th St., Ocala, Florida. A BOLO (Be On the Look Out) was issued for the vehicle and […]

Ocala man arrested says he knows what hell is like

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Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man told a police officer that [he] knows what hell is like just before he was arrested. On July 11, 2014, Ocala Police Officer Ramjit, while conducting a security check made contact with a man, later identified as Jason New, 29, in the area of North Magnolia Avenue and State […]

Dunnellon mom: I was only “disciplining” my child

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Dunnellon, Florida — A Dunnellon woman was released from jail on $2,500 bond after she was charged with Child Abuse – Cruelty Toward a Child (F), earlier this week. It all started when Deputy Richard Peters responded to the 13900 block of SW 95th Street, Dunnellon, in reference to a domestic battery. Upon arrival on […]

Suspects involved in suspicious death of Citra man captured

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Ocala, Florida — Three suspects wanted for questioning in the suspicious death of Robert Hiles, 64, of Citra, have been captured. The trio was arrested in Alabama late Thursday evening. Angel Crystal Faith Long, 22, Dillon Gresham, 23, and Timothy Charles Mayhew, 20, are now off the streets and behind bars. According to the Marion […]

Suspicious death: Three suspects wanted for questioning

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Citra, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is looking for three people of interest following the suspicious death of a Citra man. They may be driving a silver in color 1999 four-door Oldsmobile bearing Florida tag number 535XQS and VIN number 1G3NB52M3X6305433. According to MCSO, the vehicle’s rear reflector is missing. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, […]

Pull’em up, pay up, or go to jail: No more saggy pants, it’s the law

Signs in Opa-Locka, Florida warn residents about the saggy pants law.

Ocala, Florida — In May of 2014, Ocala Post  told you about City of Ocala Councilwoman Mary Rich announcing that she wanted an ordinance put in place that would ban saggy pants in Ocala. Rich said she – as well as other citizens in Marion County – do not like seeing young men and women walking around with […]



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