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 […]

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 […]