Hero-Princess Play & Dine

Hero-Princess Play & Dine

The E.D. Croskey Recreation Center is hosting a “Hero-Princess Play & Dine” free breakfast for all ages. Costumes are allowed, so make sure your child wears their favorite hero or princess costume. The event will take place on June 9. Participants must register online by June 1, or call 352-401-3920 for details.   Please follow […]

End of School Summer Bash and Movie Night

End of School Summer Bash and Movie Night

The End of School Summer Bash and Movie Night will be held at Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center on Saturday, June 2. There will be free food prepared by Ocala Fire rescue. Photos next to a fire truck will be from 7 to 8 p.m. The movie will be Jumanji. Location Fort […]

Forest High School teacher on paid leave following animal drowning

Forest High School teacher on paid leave following animal drowning

Law enforcement officials are investigating a Forest High School teacher, Dewie Brewton, who allegedly drown two raccoons and an opossum in an agriculture class. The incident was made public after a student showed his mother a video of the animals being drowned. Brewton apparently drowned the animals because they had been killing the class’ chickens. […]

Suspect beat girlfriend because she didn’t want drugs around her child, wanted on multiple felony charges

Suspect beat girlfriend because she didn’t want drugs around her child, wanted on multiple felony charges

Investigators with the Ocala Police Department are asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted felon. Howard Lee Hill Jr., 24, who is a convicted felon, is wanted on charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Battery, Burglary with a Deadly Weapon, False Imprisonment, and Child Abuse. Police say that on May […]

Firefighters save two cats from fire

Firefighters save two cats from fire

Summerfield, Florida — The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a mobile home fire Monday that left four adults without a home. The American Red Cross has since stepped in to help. Marion County Fire Rescue (MCFR) was dispatched to the 17000 block of Southeast 96th Court, Summerfield, after a neighbor reported smoke and flames emitting […]

Vanguard High School student arrested, concerns of more victims

Vanguard High School student arrested, concerns of more victims

Ocala, Florida — A Vanguard High School track star who was arrested on February 20, has parents concerned that there could possibly be other victims. VHS student Joseph Fitzpatrick, 18, was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman. During a search of Fitzpatrick’s home, detectives found unidentified pills, a marijuana grinder, […]

Bomb threat prompts Wal-Mart evacuation

Bomb threat prompts Wal-Mart evacuation

Ocala, Florida — At approximately 6 p.m. Sunday, an unknown person phoned in a bomb threat to the Wal-Mart, located at 9570 Southwest Highway 200. With a packed store, a staff member made two announcements over the intercom advising customers to exit the store “due to an emergency situation.” Shoppers stated that the announcements were […]

Dunnellon man staged girlfriend’s murder

Dunnellon man staged girlfriend’s murder

Dunnellon, Florida — A Dunnellon man was arrested Monday after Marion County Sheriff’s Office Major Crime detectives determined the suspect had staged the murder of his girlfriend. Detectives say David W. Romig, 52, staged the January 30 homicide to look like an intruder had entered the residence, located at 10499 SW 122nd Court, Dunnellon, and […]

Woman attacked, cut with knife

Woman attacked, cut with knife

  Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman was arrested after she attacked another woman with a knife. Ocala police responded to Berkley Pointe Apartments Monday in reference to an altercation. Police met with the victim, who stated that she had been arguing with Paige Ray-Markwith, 24, when she was attacked. According to the arrest affidavit, […]

14-year-old girl was driving alone, critically injured

14-year-old girl was driving alone, critically injured

A 14-year-old girl was critically injured Tuesday after she crashed a 2004 Hyundai Sonata into a wooden fence. Troopers say the girl, identified as Nikia Ingram, was traveling eastbound on County Road 329 when she approached a curve near the intersection of Northwest 125th Street Road. Ingram failed to maintain control of the vehicle when […]

Man seriously injured in 484 crash

Man seriously injured in 484 crash

On January 29, at approximately 8:39 a.m., Marion County Fire Rescue responded to a two-vehicle crash in the 2500 block of Southwest Highway 484. Engine Company 24 with the Marion Oaks Fire Station was the first to arrive on the scene. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Timothy Petersen, 63, of Swartz Creek, Michigan, was […]

Masturbator wanted by police

Masturbator wanted by police

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a man who was caught on surveillance video masturbating outside a woman’s bedroom window on Thursday at approximately 6 a.m. The victim told a deputy that she awoke to loud moaning outside of her bedroom window. Officials believe the unidentified man might have stalked the woman […]

Store owner refuses return of damaged merchandise, suspect pulls knife

Store owner refuses return of damaged merchandise, suspect pulls knife

  The Ocala Police Department is asking for the public’s help with locating multiple individuals who attempted to return damaged merchandise to a Paddock Mall retailer. The owner of Double T told police that when he refused to accept the return, the customer became angry and started a verbal altercation, which was captured on video […]

Three busted while purchasing weapons

Three busted while purchasing weapons

Ocala, Florida — Three men were arrested at Ocala Place Apartments after a caller reported seeing the men walking to a grey pickup truck while carrying multiple firearms. When police arrived, they saw Vincent Williams Jr., 28, Larry Williams, 25, and Kerrian Dukes, 22, standing next to a grey Toyota Tundra. According to reports, when police […]

Three people shot during altercation

Three people shot during altercation

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is investigating after at three people were shot in the 1800 block of Southwest Seventh Street at approximately 5:20 p.m. Monday. OPD stated that the shooting occurred during a fight. Three people were transported to a local hospital where they are being treated for their injuries. No names have […]

Some Florida schools closing due to cold weather

Some Florida schools closing due to cold weather

Florida — Yes, you read correctly. Alachua County Public Schools announced that due to a cold weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service, Alachua County public schools and offices will be closed January 3 and 4. Schools will re-open Friday, January 5. According to school board officials, makeup days have been rescheduled for June […]

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