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Free Food Day event at Ocala Public Library

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Ocala, Florida — Children ages 4 through 9 can enjoy interactive games, sing-a-longs, reading, and crafts while learning about the importance of good nutrition and physical activity at the free Food Day event at the Headquarters-Ocala Public Library, 2720 E Silver Springs Boulevard, Ocala. This free event is scheduled for Friday, October 24, 2014, at […]

Plane and human remains found in Ocala

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Ocala, Florida — A man walking through the woods at the Pruitt Trailhead found the site of a plane crash along with skeletal remains. The plane was last known to be piloted by Theodore Weiss, 74, who went missing with his plane on April 5, 2014. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has not yet confirmed […]

Attempted armed burglary suspect identified, photo released

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Ocala, Florida — At around 8 a.m. Thursday morning, Marion County Sheriff deputies responded to 5840 N.W. 2nd Street, Ocala, in reference to an attempted armed burglary in progress. The homeowner called 911 and stated that two (2) people were attempting to break into their home and one of the intruders was armed with a handgun. […]

Silver Springs Shores:Three people arrested in home invasion

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Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man attempted to defend himself during a home invasion at Redwood Track Radial on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 3:48 a.m. The 34-year-old-victim, Daniel Tooker, heard a loud banging on his door by suspect, Holly Brooke Pomeroy, 22, who kept asking for her computer. Tooker informed her to leave the […]

Man says he was unaware his roommate would be arrested for domestic battery

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Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man recorded footage of Brittany Gitterman, 22, his roommate and the mother of his daughter, setting all of his belongings outside in the hallway of their Ocala apartment on October 12, 2014, at approximately 12:22 p.m. The victim stated that Gitterman became aggressive after noticing she was being recorded. The […]

Suspicious death investigation upgraded to homicide

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Ocala, Florida — Right now, Major Crimes is working the suspicious death of 34-year-old Edward Moffitt, who was found in his yard this morning. He was found at 11401 N.W.  17th Place, Ocala, lying face up. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Moffitt, who was in the middle of a divorce, leaves behind two […]

CVS and Dollar General armed robber arrested

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Ocala, Florida — Thanks to social media, information was received through Crimestoppers that Louis Sepulveda, 48, was responsible for the Dollar General armed robbery that occurred on October 12, 2014, and the CVS armed robbery that occurred on October 13, 2014. Sepulveda, originally from New York, was identified by the store clerks through a photo lineup. […]

Update: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, […]

Ocala CVS robbed at gunpoint


Ocala, Florida — On October 13, 2014, a man entered the CVS on 6042 SW State Road 200, Ocala, and robbed the clerk at gunpoint. He left the CVS in a newer model red vehicle, which appeared to be a Nissan Rouge. Detectives said it could possibly be the same man that robbed the Dollar […]

Man shot to death in his car

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Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Division is currently working a homicide investigation at the Quail Run Apartment Complex off of County Road 475A in southwest Marion County. 38-year-old Gregory Keith Ellis, was found shot to death in a 2006 blue Ford Taurus at 1765 S.W. 107th Lane. A resident told […]

Dollar General robbery in Ocala

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Ocala, Florida — The Dollar General store located at 2371 NW 45th Terrace, Ocala, was robbed at gunpoint at approximately 9:10 a.m. on October 12, 2014. According to the Dollar General assistant manager, Melody Hall, she was alone at the time of the robbery. Hall stated that a customer came to the counter, pointed a gun […]

Strong-arm robbery at Advanced Discount Auto Parts

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Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man was able to successfully hide his cell phone from two individuals as they robbed him and was able to call 911 as a result. Benjamin Schneider, a 46-year-old male from Ocala, was approached by two black males at approximately 11:19 p.m. on October 12, 2014. Schneider was attempting to […]

Halloween: National Kill a Pit Bull Day

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Ocala, Florida — Ocala Post has received several e-mails asking if the Halloween National Kill-a-Pit-Bull Day is real. The answer is no. It was a poorly executed prank aimed at Slater, Missouri, councilman, Terry Jordan. In 2012, Jordan was responsible for creating a pet ordinance for that city. The ordinance namely targeted pit bulls. The […]

Dumb criminals: I was about to have another beer when you stopped me

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Ocala, Florida — On October 7, 2014, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy, William Blair II, conducted a traffic stop in the 4000 block of South Pine Avenue after noticing a vehicle with non-working taillights. According to reports, when Deputy Blair approached the vehicle, a female driver, later identified as Nichole Sommers, 33, was placing a beer […]

OPD: New task force formed

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Ocala, Florida — On September 16, 2014, Ocala Police Chief, Greg Graham, called for the forming of a task force due to the numerous violent crime incidents, which have occurred in the City of Ocala in recent months. He wanted squads of officers out in the areas where our violent crimes have been occurring in […]

Ocala nurse suspended from practicing

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Ocala, Florida — John H. Armstrong, MD, FACS, State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health, ordered the emergency restriction of the license of Cristine Townsend Kitchings, R.N., to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Florida. Kitchings previously participated in the Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN) in the early 1990s and received discipline […]

Marion County Firefighters turn out in pink this October

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Marion County, Florida – In addition to fighting fires, responding to car accidents, and other medical emergencies, your Marion County firefighters are sporting the color pink throughout October in efforts to fight breast and other cancers. Firefighters exposed to carcinogens and other chemicals while on the job are disproportionately diagnosed with breast cancer – just one […]

Ocala police are investigating a homicide

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Ocala, Florida — At approximately 9:48 p.m., Ocala Police Officers responded to 2011 NW 9th Road in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, contact was made with a resident who claimed his roommate was inside the home with what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Officers went inside the residence and did locate a deceased man […]

Marion County Sheriff’s Office new phone app released today

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Ocala, Florida — Today, October 7, 2014, Marion County Sheriff, Chris Blair, announced MCSO’s new, free phone application that will help keep citizens in touch with what’s going on in Marion County. Whether you’re looking for mug shots, locations of sex offenders, or breaking news alerts, this application is a must-download for Marion County residents. […]

Special weather statement for October 4th, to Oct. 6th


  After dealing with a rather wet and soggy September month, drier weather will finally arrive in Florida as this first week of October moves in and the state trends out of the rainy season. Not that there is such a thing as “out of the rainy season” in Florida. Tonight’s forecast is breezy and the […]



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