Free HIV testing in Ocala

Free HIV testing in Ocala

December 1, is World AIDS Day and the Florida Department of Health in Marion County will recognize the day by providing residents with the opportunity to receive free rapid HIV testing. Where and when Frank Deluca YMCA (3200 SE 17th Street, Ocala) from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Department Registered Nurse Anne Gerard is helping […]

Man arrested after burning two American flags

Man arrested after burning two American flags

A man was charged with Criminal Mischief, which is a misdemeanor, Sunday after a pastor discovered that he had burned two American flags outside the Congregational Church, located at 15421 South Highway 301. The flags had been put on display for Veteran’s Day and were later burned. Joseph Michael Allegretto, 50, was identified as the […]

Public notice: CDL driving school agreement terminated with DHSMV for allowing drivers to pass without basic skills

Many individuals from all over the state attended the facility simply because they knew they could pass.

Public notice: CDL driving school agreement terminated with DHSMV for allowing drivers to pass without basic skills

  The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) has issued a final order terminating its agreement with Key Power Driving School, Inc., a third-party commercial driver license (CDL) testing company with locations in Miami and Labelle. During an investigation into third-party CDL testing sites in Florida, the department found that Key Power […]

ALDI store grand reopening in Ocala

ALDI store grand reopening in Ocala

On Thursday, November 16, ALDI will offer grocery shoppers a fresh experience as it reopens its Ocala store, located at 2450 SW 19th Ave. The store at this location is part of the aggressive $1.6 billion investment plan ALDI recently announced. More than 1,300 ALDI stores will be remodeled and expanded across the U.S. by […]

Firefighters host annual Holiday Helpers Drive 2017

Firefighters host annual Holiday Helpers Drive 2017

Marion County – For more than 25 years Marion County Fire Rescue firefighters have helped meet the needs of families who are struggling to stay warm and bring joy into their homes during the holiday season. As part of this annual effort, MCFR firefighters are asking the community to partner with their Holiday Helpers Drive […]

Traffic delays along County Road 42

Traffic delays along County Road 42

Be advised that Marion County residents traveling west along County Road 42 will experience a temporary lane closure between the intersections of U.S. Highway 441 and Southeast 95th Terrace. The closure will be between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on November 16, due to repairs by Sumter Electric Cooperative. County officials said […]

Wanted man arrested in Ocala, faces multiple felony charges

Wanted man arrested in Ocala, faces multiple felony charges

This guy is a real piece of…art. A man who was covered in tattoos ran from deputies after they discovered the car he was driving had been reported stolen. A Marion County Sheriff’s deputy was patrolling the 3300 block of South Pine Avenue when he noticed a tan Hyundai, which had been reported stolen out […]

Pregnant woman attacked by boyfriend over Facebook post

Pregnant woman attacked by boyfriend over Facebook post

A pregnant woman who became angry over a Facebook post was attacked when she confronted her boyfriend about it. Nemuel Rosario-Vega, 20, was heavily intoxicated when his girlfriend (victim) arrived home. The victim told Ocala police that she confronted Rosario-Vega about the Facebook post, and when she did, the two began to argue. During the […]

“The most American thing I’ve seen today”

“The most American thing I’ve seen today”

An Ocala resident noticed two bald eagles mating in her backyard Friday and was able to capture a photo without disturbing them. “This is the most American thing I’ve seen today,” Fran Robins told Ocala Post. Robins, who lives in the 5100 block of Northeast 25th Avenue said that the two lovebirds have been in […]

Applebee’s “beef” ends in felony arrest

Applebee’s “beef” ends in felony arrest

Ocala, Florida — An argument between a customer and a server over a wrongly prepared hamburger prompted Ocala police to respond to the Ocala Applebee’s. Ocala police said that the general manager of the business stated that an irate customer started the argument with a server over a hamburger. When Police arrived, they made contact […]

Daughter attacked father, both arrested

Janine told police that she attacked her father because she knew she was going to lose custody of her child.

Daughter attacked father, both arrested

Ocala, Florida — A father and his daughter were arrested after a domestic dispute turned physical in the parking lot of a Dunkin Donuts. Ocala police say the confrontation started after the daughter, Janine Oehlbeck, 22, found out that her father, Daniel Oehlbeck, 58, had contacted her child’s attorney regarding a custody case. When Janine […]

Belleview woman shot to death, suspect hospitalized

Belleview woman shot to death, suspect hospitalized

A suspect who was wanted for questioning in the shooting death of a Belleview woman on Monday has been captured. A caller had reported a woman screaming, followed by gunshots. Belleview police responded to the 5900 block of Front Road and found the body of a woman who had been shot to death between two […]

Armed suspect on the run near Baseline Road

Armed suspect on the run near Baseline Road

  The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is warning about an armed black male on the run near the 9400 block of Baseline Road. Deputies responded to Gulf Park subdivision while waiting for the Florida Highway Patrol to respond to an accident. Article continued below When deputies arrived, one of the occupants of a vehicle was armed with a gun […]

Two-vehicle crash claims life of Dunnellon woman

Two-vehicle crash claims life of Dunnellon woman

  A 56-year-old Dunnellon woman has died from her injuries following a two-vehicle crash Friday. The crash occurred on State Road 40 and Southwest 140th Avenue. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say, Joseph Randall Payne, 22, was driving a 1999 Nissan Altima east on State Road 40, when for unknown reasons he veered into oncoming traffic. […]

West Port High School student arrested, charged with felony

West Port High School student arrested, charged with felony

Ocala — A West Port High School student was arrested Wednesday and charged with Possession of a Weapon on School Grounds. Robert MacMillan, the school Dean, notified the school resource officer that he had received a call about a Snapchat video which showed student Kayla Agee with a taser. Agee had captioned the video, “LMFAO […]

18-year-old charged with attempted murder

18-year-old charged with attempted murder

Ocala — A drug deal that went bad landed an 18-year-old in jail Wednesday after he shot another man. Ocala police said that the victim had listed an ounce of marijuana for sale on Snapchat for $200. Shortly after listing it, he got an offer from JD Boatwright. According to reports, the victim drove to Boatwright’s […]

132-acre prescribed burn, use caution

132-acre prescribed burn, use caution

The Florida Highway Patrol is asking drivers to use caution during the 132-acre prescribed burn being conducted in the Indian Lakes States Forest on State Road 326. The Department of Transportation will be placing signs along the east and westbound lanes of State Road 326 near Northeast 58th Avenue and Northeast 40th Avenue Road. Those […]

Silver Springs Shores Dollar General armed robbery suspect on the loose

Silver Springs Shores Dollar General armed robbery suspect on the loose

Silver Springs Shores — Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives are still searching for a black male who robbed the Dollar General, located at 9743 Southeast Maricamp Road. The armed robbery took place on Thursday at approximately 10 a.m. According to reports, the robber entered the store, demanded money, and fired two shots. The gunman fled […]

Marion Oaks woman arrested, had sex with 14-year-old

The boy stated that he was also rubbing on Castro, but "was high and did not know what was going on because of the marijuana."

Marion Oaks woman arrested, had sex with 14-year-old

A 23-year-old woman remained behind bars Thursday on a $30,000 bond after she was arrested earlier this month and charged with Lewd and Lascivious Battery and Battery. The incident occurred in the 2000 block of Southwest 153rd Loop in Marion Oaks. According to reports, Raisamar Castro was with two boys — ages 14 and 17 […]

Marion Oaks man enters not guilty plea in child pornography case

Marion Oaks man enters not guilty plea in child pornography case

Marion Oaks — A Marion Oaks man entered a written plea of not guilty after he was charged with 26 counts of possession of child pornography which depicted young girls in a lewd manner. Prosecutors say that Edgar Castanon, 43, is currently being held at the Marion County Jail on a $130,000 bond. Investigators were […]