Woman threatened to kill boyfriend with knife

Woman threatened to kill boyfriend with knife

Ocala, Florida — A Parkside Apartments resident was arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon after she threatened to kill her boyfriend with a knife. Ocala Police Department Officer Jason Rodriguez said when he arrived at the apartment complex, he made contact with a male victim who identified his girlfriend, Kacey K. […]

Calf killed in fire

Calf killed in fire

Marion County Fire Rescue firefighters said a residence and attached barn that had been struck by lightning was fully engulfed in flames by the time they arrived. MCFR was dispatched to the 6900 block of Northwest 90th Avenue, Monday after a caller reported smoke and flames coming from the roof of a barn. According to […]

Leesburg teen dies in Marion County crash

Leesburg teen dies in Marion County crash

A Leesburg teenager who was involved in a traffic crash in Marion County, has died. 17-year-old Kurtis Colebrooks passed away at Ocala Regional Medical Center at 8:25 p.m. on July 6. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, on July 5, Colebrooks was traveling west on County Road 314 in a 2005 Dodge Neon when he […]

Woman breaks off engagement, gets gun in her face

Woman breaks off engagement, gets gun in her face

Ocala — A 57-year-old man remained behind bars Thursday after he was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and Tampering with a Victim. According to Ocala police, Edward Butler was angry because his fiancé told him that she wanted to break off the engagement. The victim stated that after […]

Child alerts police when mother was attacked by boyfriend

Child alerts police when mother was attacked by boyfriend

Ocala – A child alerted Ocala police to a residence Tuesday after the child’s mother was attacked by her boyfriend. Police said that after receiving an alert from a residential alarm, dispatchers called the home and could hear children screaming and crying when a child answered the phone. Police said when they arrived at the […]

Fireworks that give back to the community

Fireworks that give back to the community

Ocala, Florida — Do you plan on celebrating the Fourth of July with a bang this year? If so, you might want to consider purchasing fireworks from a tent that would benefit a great cause. Extensions Dance Studio will have three firework tent locations set up in Ocala. Extensions Dance Studio is the same company […]

Two cleaning service maids arrested

Two cleaning service maids arrested

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department police officers say they arrested two maids after a victim was notified by her bank about several suspicious transactions. The victim told police that she had hired two women from Merry Maids cleaning service to clean her home. The two 24-year-old women were later identified as Nichole Blanchard and […]

Jealous rage lands woman in jail

Jealous rage lands woman in jail

Ocala, Florida — A 29-year-old woman was arrested Thursday and charged with multiple felonies. Ocala police said Melissa Keil had been separated from her husband for approximately three months. Police said that while the two were separated, Melissa began to suspect that her husband had started a sexual relationship with a 16-year old girl. According […]

Thrill the World 2017, vendors wanted

Thrill the World 2017, vendors wanted

  Thrill the World is Ocala’s largest fall event that takes place every year on the Ocala Downtown Square and this year, has extended to Citizen’s Circle.  This year Thrill the World will be held on Saturday October 21st from 4pm-9pm.  More than 5,000 people come out and enjoy all the fun and activities which include […]

Shooting, felon charged with attempted murder, information wanted

Shooting, felon charged with attempted murder, information wanted

Ocala, Florida — A convicted felon remained behind bars Tuesday after he was arrested and charged with Attempted Second-Degree murder and Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon. Ocala Police Department detectives said that on June 18, 2017, at approximately 4:42 a.m., OPD responded to 1223 S.W. Ft. King Street, in response to a […]

Ocala WingHouse shooting leaves one dead

Ocala WingHouse shooting leaves one dead

Robert Bavle, 23, was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Murder Sunday after he shot and killed another man. The shooting occurred at the Ocala WingHouse, located 2145 E. Silver Springs Boulevard, at approximately 9:52 p.m. A witness, Matthew Boyd, told Ocala police that Bavle left the restaurant, and as he was walking through the […]

FHP trooper struck by car while patrolling I-75, died

FHP trooper struck by car while patrolling I-75, died

Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Sergeant William Trampass Bishop died from his injuries after being struck by a car Saturday evening. FHP Director, Colonel Gene Spaulding, said Sergeant Bishop was on patrol in Alachua County Saturday evening when he was struck on the southbound side of I-75 while standing outside of his patrol car. According to […]

Nurse shot in leg at hospital

Nurse shot in leg at hospital

  Law enforcement officials are currently investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday inside West Marion Community Hospital, located at 4600 SW 46th Ct, Ocala. According to an inside source, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper brought in a man for evaluation after he called for help. Inside the hospital, the man allegedly became combative with a […]

Violent career criminal hit with fourth felony charge after arriving at jail

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Violent career criminal hit with fourth felony charge after arriving at jail

Last updated on June 16, 2017, at 4:05 p.m. Bond was increased from $25,000 to $32,200. Ocala, Florida — A career criminal is behind bars after he allegedly attempted to shoot a friend of his girlfriend while she was sitting in her car. Ocala police responded to the 1600 block of Southwest 2nd Street, Ocala, […]

Man raped 13-year-old, got her pregnant

Man raped 13-year-old, got her pregnant

Major Crimes detectives with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested Avisus Sedale Davis, 28, Tuesday for raping a 13-year-old girl in January of 2016. Detectives said that Davis also impregnated the girl. According to reports, the girl did not report the rape until after she gave birth. DNA evidence proves that Davis is the father […]

Free dental, vision, and multiple medical services event

Free dental, vision, and multiple medical services event

Trinity Catholic High School and FreeD.O.M. Clinic USA presents free dental, vision, and other medical services. The free clinic will be held on July 20-21 (Thursday and Friday), at Trinity Catholic High School, located at 2600 Southwest 42nd Street, Ocala. Doors open at 6 a.m. and will be first come, first served. Doors will remain open […]

Hawthorne residents: Free dental, vision, and medical services

Hawthorne residents: Free dental, vision, and medical services

Southeastern Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists and FreeD.O.M. Clinic USA present free dental, vision, and medical services. The clinic will be held on June 18, 2017, at the Southeastern Conference Campground, located at 1771 Highway 20 East, Hawthorne, Florida, 32640. Doors open at 7 a.m. and will be first come, first served. No appointment is needed. […]

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