Bank of America denies cash deposits

Bank of America denies cash deposits

An Ocala woman says she is disgusted with the way Bank of America (BOA) treats its elderly customers. The woman told Ocala Post that she has been making deposits into her father’s checking account for years. The father is legally blind and cannot drive. She said she was shocked last week when she attempted to […]

Man sexually assaulted two children, faces multiple felony charges

Man sexually assaulted two children, faces multiple felony charges

Dunnellon — A 52-year-old man has been arrested for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl and an 11 year-old-boy. Authorities say the lascivious behavior took place at a home in Dunnellon. Robert Belton Cooper is accused of having numerous graphic sexual encounters with the children. Cooper was charged with four counts of Sexual Assault on a […]

Trinity Catholic High School student arrested

Trinity Catholic High School student arrested

A Trinity Catholic High School student was arrested Friday and charged with Lewd and Lascivious Battery. According to reports, Widmer Alejandro Reyes, 18, was supposed to drive a 14-year-old girl home Friday, but instead pulled behind the Publix grocery store across from the high school. The girl told authorities that while she and Reyes were […]

Man batters girlfriend for working late

Man batters girlfriend for working late

On December 6, Ocala police responded to Berkeley Pointe Apartments in reference to an assault. When police arrived, they saw a woman, later identified as the victim, standing outside with blood on her shirt. The victim had blood coming from her face, mouth, and neck. The victim told police that during an argument, her boyfriend, […]

2017 Ocala Christmas Parade

2017 Ocala Christmas Parade

The annual Ocala Christmas Parade will take place on December 9, 2017. The parade is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. on 1800 East Silver Spring Boulevard. This year the theme is a ‘Home for the Holidays’. VIP bleacher seating may still be available. Tickets are available for $10 and must be presented at the […]

SR 40 road work should not cause lane closures

SR 40 road work should not cause lane closures

The Florida Department of Transportation is currently working on a project to mill and resurface State Road (S.R.) 40 (Fort Brooks Road) from east of NE 10th Street Road to the east of NE 145th Avenue Road. The cost for this project will be an estimated $414,000. The project is expected to be completed in […]

Man attempted to strangle girlfriend after being released on bond

Man attempted to strangle girlfriend after being released on bond

Ocala, Florida — A pregnant, domestic violence victim found herself acting nicely toward her abuser in order to give herself a chance to escape. The victim stated that on November 16, she woke her boyfriend, Christopher John Smith, 24, up for work and he became angry. According to reports, Smith began to shout at the […]

Gamers Edge up for sale or trade

Gamers Edge up for sale or trade

The Gamers Edge released the following statement: After much discussion, deliberation, contemplation, etc we have realized that our children have other interests than taking over the family business and we would like more time to spend with them pursuing their other interests. We have enjoyed this business since 1995 and with this last run of […]

Violent felon rapes little girl, receives low bond

Violent felon rapes little girl, receives low bond

Ocala, Florida — A violent, career criminal was arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s deputies Tuesday and charged with Sexual Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Victim 12 or Under. The victim told police that Michael Dangelo Mike, 33, came into her bedroom around 1 a.m. and asked her to help him look for a television […]

The Gamers Edge and Rent-A-Center burglarized

The Gamers Edge and Rent-A-Center burglarized

Ocala police are searching for multiple suspects who burglarized a video game store and a Rent-A-Center. According to reports, on November 26, Officer Jason Rodriguez responded to an alarm at The Gamers Edge, located at 3131 Southwest College Road, at approximately 2:37 a.m. Upon arrival, Officer Rodriguez reviewed video surveillance which showed five or six […]

“Man” arrested after cutting tails off kittens

“Man” arrested after cutting tails off kittens

Anthony, Florida — A 68-year-old Anthony man was arrested for cutting the tails off of five kittens. James Steele Reid committed the heinous crime in September but was not arrested until Monday, November 27. Reid, who volunteers at a family farm, was allegedly involved in a verbal altercation with the farm owners. During the altercation, […]

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 […]

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