Strong “Move Over” Campaign Underway

Strong “Move Over” Campaign Underway

Ocala, Florida — The tragic May 3, 2014 death of Chelsea Richard, Mr. John Duggan (tow truck driver) and Mr. Robert Phillips has gained national attention, thrusting the “Move Over” law to center stage. Troopers said it is simple, when you see flashing lights, move over, and if you can’t move over you are required […]

Multiple car burglaries in Ocala; doors were locked

Multiple car burglaries in Ocala; doors were locked

Ocala, Florida — According to the Ocala Police Department, 16 vehicles were burglarized on May 14, 2014, all within two (2) hours — between 5:45 p.m. and 7:34 p.m. Over the past several months, Marion County has experienced an increase in car burglaries. Oftentimes, officials place the blame on victims for leaving a window open […]

Mom allegedly threatens to blow up Belleview Middle School; Mom says school is neglecting her son

Mom allegedly threatens to blow up Belleview Middle School; Mom says school is neglecting her son

Belleview, Florida — On May 14, 2014, Christina Cochran, 30, of Summerfield, was arrested and booked into the Marion County Jail for making a bomb threat. This incident started when Belleview Middle School officials called Cochran to talk about her child. A Marion County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer could hear the call, according to […]

Double suicide in Summerfield shocks family and friends

Double suicide in Summerfield shocks family and friends

Summerfield, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 3781 SE 141 Lane in reference to a suicide. When Deputy Mitchell Tucker arrived on the scene he was greeted by Jackie Slonaker whom shouted out, “They are dead, they are all dead.” According to reports, Slonaker seemed distraught and was motioning Deputy Mitchell to the […]

Marion County Sheriff’s Employee Found Dead

Marion County Sheriff’s Employee Found Dead

Ocala, Florida — An employee of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management Bureau was found dead this afternoon. Brian C. Gibson, 30, was found after a member of SWAT noticed that Gibson’s car was parked in a spot normally reserved for SWAT. When an Emergency Management Employee brought the keys to move the car, […]

Marion County NAACP says poor people want your “Stuff”

Marion County NAACP says poor people want your “Stuff”

Ocala, Florida — Marion County residents are outraged over recent statements made by Reverend Reginald Willis, chairman of Marion County’s NAACP Religious Affairs Committee and co-chairman of its Civic Engagement Committee. Willis is pointing his finger directly at white residents as well as Marion County’s elected officials, blaming them for the shortcomings of the black […]

Michael Tarver, former owner of Polliwog Dental, practicing in Ocala

Michael Tarver, former owner of Polliwog Dental, practicing in Ocala

Ocala, Florida — On January 13, 2014, a case involving a lawsuit that was filed against Pediatric Dental Partners, LLC, formally known as Polliwog Dental, was reopened. Pediatric Dental Partners, LLC is registered to Michael Tarver, the former owner of Polliwog Dental, LLC. Andrea Frederick and Tiffany Sullivan, two former Polliwog employees, are suing Polliwog […]

Traffic Alert For The Funeral Of Trooper Chelsea Richard

Traffic Alert For The Funeral Of Trooper Chelsea Richard

Ocala, Florida – The Florida Highway Patrol is preparing for the funeral of Trooper Chelsea Richard who was killed in the line of duty on Saturday, May 3, 2014. More than 3,000 people are expected to attend. The funeral is being held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the First Baptist Church […]

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast Benefit

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast Benefit

Villages – Hope Lutheran Church is holding an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 17, from 7:30 – 11:00 a.m. to benefit Youth Challenge Florida/House of Hope. The breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, fruit, orange juice and coffee. Tickets are $7 and are available at the church office. A limited number of tickets will be available […]

Ocala man that raped 11-year-old girl finally arrested

Ocala man that raped 11-year-old girl finally arrested

Ocala, Florida — On January 18, 2014 Detective Erik Dice was notified after a patrol deputy made contact with a group of juveniles who had allegedly broken into a vacant residence at 6605 NW 60th Court, Ocala. During the encounter, the deputy received information about an 11-year-old girl being raped by a man later identified […]

I-75 accident claims life of The third victim

I-75 accident claims life of The third victim

Ocala, Florida – The third pedestrian involved in the May 3, 2014, crash on I-75, Mr. George R. Phillips, 52, of Ocala, Florida succumbed to his injuries late last night at Ocala Regional Medical Center. Investigators are in the beginning stages of sorting through the physical evidence and witness statements relating to this crash. Additional […]

Former Owner Of Ray the Locksmith, Inc. Arrested

Former Owner Of Ray the Locksmith, Inc. Arrested

Ocala, Florida — On April 26, 2014, Kathryn Altman, 49, business woman and former owner of Ray the Locksmith, Inc., in Ocala, was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on a felony warrant. Corporation papers filed with the Florida Department of State Divisions of Corporations show Altman listed as the President/Officer/Director and Registered Agent […]

Sheriff Chris Blair Said, “Again I will say, medical use of marijuana for serious medical diseases is not what I have a problem with”

Sheriff Chris Blair Said, “Again I will say, medical use of marijuana for serious medical diseases is not what I have a problem with”

Ocala, Florida — Sheriff’s across Florida are gearing up for a campaign called “Don’t Let Florida Go To Pot,” a campaign against the legalization of marijuana. Voters will decide on the legalization of medical marijuana in November of 2014. The Florida Sheriff’s Association is heading up the campaign and is looking for huge support from […]

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