Sheriff Chris Blair wants you to know the truth about the budget

Sheriff Chris Blair wants you to know the truth about the budget

Ocala, Florida — On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at 11 a.m., there will be a ribbon cutting at the CNG fuel station, located at 3230 SE Maricamp Road. This will be the first CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) station in Marion County making that a total of eight in the State. “The Marion County Board of […]

Ocala Regional May Have Caused A Fathers Death

Ocala Regional May Have Caused A Fathers Death

OCALA, Florida — Recent allegations among healthcare facilities seems to be the topic in every Facebook status in the past month. First Polliwog Dental and most recently Ocala Regional Medical Center.       Ocala Regional Medical Center was recently investigated by the Agency for Health Care Administration and found that laws had been broken […]

Polliwog owner, Michael Tarver, still denies allegations

Polliwog owner, Michael Tarver, still denies allegations

Ocala, Florida — The allegations continue to stack up against Michael Tarver, the owner and operator of Polliwog Dental. The latest developments in this case do not really surprise parents, whose children have attended the pediatric dentistry. Ivy Castillo, a parent who has taken her five year old to the dentistry said, “I have experienced […]

Medical license suspended for Polliwog Dental owner, Michael Tarver

Medical license suspended for Polliwog Dental owner, Michael Tarver

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Post first ran a story on Polliwog Dental on August 30,2013, after the owner, Michael Tarver, lashed out directly toward Medicaid patients. Polliwog Dental was investigated by the DEA back in July for suspicion of over medicating children. Specifically using Demerol to sedate and “control” children whom Mr. Tarver felt were […]

Marion County Tuberculosis Health Alert Update

Marion County Tuberculosis Health Alert Update

This in an update in regards to the tuberculosis outbreak in the Ocala-Marion County area. We reached out to the Department of Health (DOH) and we have received further information.     Mr. Ackerman, the Public Information Officer for the Department of Health in Marion County said, “None of the 12 people who tested positive […]

Tuberculosis Health Alert Marion County

Tuberculosis Health Alert Marion County

Ocala – Marion County – After a Marion High School Student tested positive for tuberculosis back in August, Marion County is now investigating 12 more cases. According to the Health Department, 12 more cases have been confirmed. The Marion County Health Department said that family members, friends, classmates, and teachers from both North Marion High […]

DUI – We See You Before You See Us Campaign

DUI – We See You Before You See Us Campaign

Ocala, Florida – If you drink and drive in Ocala, beware, the Ocala Police Department is joining with law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign August 17 to September 3, 2012. The Ocala Police Department announces the August/Labor Day DUI Crackdown. The Ocala Police Department Joins National Crackdown […]

Ocala DUI Checkpoint Public Safety Alert – Labor Day Weekend

Ocala DUI Checkpoint Public Safety Alert – Labor Day Weekend

    COMPREHENSIVE ROADSIDE DUI CHECKPOINT IN OCALA   Ocala: The Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting a Comprehensive Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint (CRSC) within the Ocala District, on Friday, August 30, 2013 starting at 8:00 P.M. This multi-agency checkpoint will be conducted in Marion County in the 700 block of South Magnolia Avenue, in the […]

Marion County Schools Could Lose Its Sports Programs

Marion County Schools Could Lose Its Sports Programs

    When the Marion County school district meets with the teachers union to discuss this year’s budget, coaches and club directors could be asked to take as much as a 30 percent pay cut. Supplemental contracts are paid to the coaches and others who lead the school districts extracurricular activities, and those payments range […]

Man Hits Ocala Police Car And Takes Off

Man Hits Ocala Police Car And Takes Off

  At 12:38 a.m. on August 28, 2013 Ocala Police officers Daniel Fitzpatrick, Officer Fried, and Officer Kelly were conducting a security check in the 3800 block of NE 7th Street, where officer Fitzpatrick had parked his car off the side of the road. Officer Fitzpatrick was walking the area on foot when a 2004 […]

Marion County Man Charged With Child Abuse

Marion County Man Charged With Child Abuse

A Marion County man is in jail today on child abuse charges after stomping on the windshield of his girlfriend’s car. According to investigators, Marcus Jeremy Waters-37, returned home to find that his dog was missing after the front door of the home was left open. Waters then became angry and began yelling and swearing […]

Sylvan Learning Center Thief Arrested

Sylvan Learning Center Thief Arrested

On August 21, 2013 we reported that the Sylvan Learning Center, located at 3231 SE Maricamp Rd., had been burglarized. Property was stolen and estimated to be worth $15,000. During the investigation police learned that a substitute teacher for the Sylvan Learning center who had recently been written up for job performance was their number […]

Robbery Suspect At Large

Robbery Suspect At Large

  Marion County Sheriff officials need your help to catch a man who robbed an Ocala convenience store Sunday evening. According to Capt. Tom Terrell of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, it was about 6 p.m. when a man armed with a gun and wearing a hoodie with something over his face entered the store […]

Marion County Water Taste Test

Marion County Water Taste Test

Marion County seems to have tasty water as it has been deemed the county with the best tasting water. The Florida Rural Water Association gave Marion County the title after a panel rated Marion County’s water based on color, taste, and quench factor. The panel is made up of individuals from the Florida Department of […]

Rodney Hartsell Disney Pervert

Rodney Hartsell Disney Pervert

Orlando— Every parents fear, however this time the teen says it was consensual. Rodney Hartsell, 43, of Orlando is being charged with having sex with a minor; a 16-year-old boy. Hartsell had exchanged many sexual messages with the boy and while the family was on a Disney [Magic Kingdom] trip attending a charity event for […]

Michael Bargo Denied New Jury

Michael Bargo Denied New Jury

The same jury that convicted Michael Bargo of first degree murder at the beginning of the week must now decide if he will receive the death penalty or life in prison for the 2011 murder of 15-year-old Seath Jackson of Summerfield. The defense attorney along with the defendant, Bargo, filed a motion for a new […]