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Decomposing body found in Ocala

decomposing body found, marion county

  Ocala, Florida — A suspicious death investigation is underway after the discovery of a decomposing body. The body of 47-year-old Wendy Ann Kane was found Tuesday after neighbors smelled a foul odor while performing a well-being check and immediately dialed 9-1-1. The body was found at 5701 SE 33rd Court. She had been dead […]

ORMC’s vice president of human resources arrested

ORMC vice president, Wayne Nielsen, Marion county

[Updated August 13, 2014, at 9:25 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Wayne Armond Nielsen, vice president of human resources at Ocala Regional Medical Center (ORMC), was arrested yesterday, August 11, 2014, on charges of child pornography. He was taken into custody while he was at work. The Sheriff’s Office received information that led investigators to believe […]

Five deputies suspended: Standard agency procedure

Marion County, Ocala News, Banner, Newspaper

  Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office suspended five deputies yesterday for potential excessive use of force on one of the drug dealers arrested in a drug raid that took place on August 7, 2014, shortly after 5 a.m. Derrick Price, 43; Eddie Perez, 36; K.C. Starks, 42; Marcus Starks, 35; Nicole Radank, […]

Church volunteer beaten during Kidnapping in Ocala

kidnapped and beaten, Marion county

  Ocala, Florida — On August 11, 2014, at approximately 9:30 p.m., a 69-year-old white female resident of Ocala was kidnapped at knife-point while volunteering with her church group. The group was providing meals to those in need in the area of NW 3rd St. and N. Magnolia Avenue.  After all were fed, the victim […]

Ocala: Three shootings over weekend

Shootings in Marion County, Ocala

Ocala, Florida — On August 8, 2014, a shooting occurred in the 900 block of Southwest Fort King Street and another at Sutton Place Apartments, located at 520 NE 23rd Circle, Ocala. Several shots were fired in the Fort King area. Bullets hit a house and a parked vehicle. In the Sutton Place Apartments incident, […]

Drive-by shooting in Ocala

Drive-by shooting Ocala

Ocala, Florida — In recent weeks, Ocala has experienced a surge in shootings that have been linked to drugs. According to the Ocala Police Department, there were two drive-by shootings earlier this morning. One incident occurred in the 900 block of Southwest Fort King Street and the other at Sutton Place Apartments, located at 520 […]

Drug ringleader busted in Marion Oaks

Property seized during the drug bust. MCSO

Ocala, Florida — A drug ringleader arrested in Marion Oaks yielded weapons, drugs, and a large sum of cash. Six drug dealers, four men and two women, were arrested following an United Drug Enforcement Strike Team investigation. The Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team initiated an investigation that spanned three (3) months. The long-term investigation culminated on Thursday, […]

Daycare owner will not get jail time

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Ocala, Florida — Kim Blanchette, the daycare operator who was arrested after 20-month-old Ellis Padgett fell and hit his head, causing his death, will not face jail time. According to court records, on Wednesday, Blanchette pleaded no contest to running an unlicensed daycare facility (M). Judge Thomas P. Thompson III  ordered Blanchette to serve one year of probation and complete 100 hours […]

DUI checkpoint alert

marion county, DUI checkpoint

Ocala, Florida — There will be a multi-agency Roadside Safety Checkpoint on Friday, August 8, 2014, from 10:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of Southeast Fort King Street. The Ocala Police Department says the checkpoint is intended to look for drivers who could be committing various traffic violations. Possible violations include, but […]

Body found at Serenity Apartments

Serenity Apartments, Silver Springs, body found

  Silver Springs, Florida — A decomposing body was found at the Serenity Apartments located at 4800 NE 33rd Place, Ocala. On August 6, 2014, Maintenance man and manager, Gregory Mercado, said he went to the apartment to service the air conditioner and change out the fire extinguisher. Mercado said after he knocked on the […]

Free school supplies, activities, and more

free school supplies, marion county

Ocala, Florida — On Saturday, August 9, 2014, The Simon Kidgits Club Back-to-School event will be held at the Paddock Mall, 3100 SW College Road, Ocala, in the Belk court from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be Interactive activities for children and special offers for adults. The annual membership fee is $5 and […]

Shores man attempted to strangle his wife over Facebook friends

silver springs shores, ocala, domestic violence

Ocala, Florida — A Silver Springs Shores man was arrested following a domestic dispute that turned violent. According to reports, the victim told Deputy David McClure that her husband, Timothy Gray, 26, had beaten and strangled her. The deputy noted that the residence was in complete disarray and that the victim had visible injuries and was bleeding […]

Back to school and sports physicals

School and sports physicals, Symphony Healthcare

LAST DAY IS THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014. Ocala, Florida — Symphony Healthcare, Inc., located at 202 SW 17th Street, Suite A, Ocala, is now offering back to school and sports physicals for $25.00. Patients must be at least 12-years-old. Mention this article to receive $5.00 off or print. Call to schedule your appointment today, 352-629-5939. To learn […]

Dumbest criminal of the week wanted by OPD

dumbest criminal, ocala, OPD

Ocala, Florida — One of Ocala’s dumbest criminals smiled for a photo after the store clerk became suspicious of a transaction. The woman in the photo was seen posing with a stolen Amex Express Macy’s credit card. The wallet she was holding was also stolen. According to reports, the woman used the stolen card to […]

Man that told woman she was pretty gets beaten

girlfriend, flirt, beaten

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man is still behind bars after he used a deadly weapon on a victim that thought his girlfriend was pretty. The victim told police he gave a female walking down the street and few “catcalls” and told her how pretty she was. According to reports, Michael “Fox” Heaven, 30, overheard the […]

Free event: Prepare – Protect – Prevent

Free event in Ocala, Ocala Pool Boys, Swimming

Tomorrow, Saturday, August 2, 2014, from 3-4:30 p.m. join Ocala Pool Boys for a free life saving event! Learn about hands-on CPR, fire safety from Ocala Fire Rescue, pool and swim safety from ISR (Infant Swimming Resource), and heat safety from the Ocala Police Department. For more information call 352-622-3827.

Free school supply drive

Free School Supplies, Ocala

  Also, don’t miss the Tax Free Holiday weekend.  

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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

back to school tax free sale

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

armed robbery ocala, apartments

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 […]



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