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 […]

Obamacare Affecting Marion County Residents

Obamacare Affecting Marion County Residents

    Marion County, Florida — Over a third of House Republicans instructed their leader Thursday to evoke a government shutdown rather than fund the health care overhaul they call “Obamacare.” A letter from 80 Republicans asked Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to resist any spending bills that would accommodate the new health care law, which […]

Winter Springs Elementary School Smoked Out

Winter Springs Elementary School Smoked Out

An evacuation has taken place at Winter Springs Elementary School after an issue with the electrical system caused the school to smoke. The smoke was reported just before 10:30 a.m., Friday and the Seminole County fire department has been working every since to solve the problem. Students have been relocated to other buildings on campus […]

Sylvan Learning Center – Police Need Your Help

Sylvan Learning Center – Police Need Your Help

Police in Ocala need your help to solve a mindless crime that occurred at an Ocala learning center. The Sylvan Learning Center located at 3231 SE Maricamp Rd was found burglarized Tuesday morning by an employee arriving for work around 7:15 a.m. The burglary had apparently taken place in the middle of the night. The […]

Woodland Village Sinkhole Swallows Five Acre Lake

Woodland Village Sinkhole Swallows Five Acre Lake

For the second time since 1996 an Ocala neighborhood located at the intersection of Southeast 17th Street and 25th Avenue, has fallen victim to a sinkhole. Wes Harren, the property manager of Woodland Village said that on Tuesday afternoon something appeared wrong with the lake located in the community. Harren said by 4:30 he had […]

Michael Bargo – Guilty, Guilty, Guilty

Michael Bargo – Guilty, Guilty, Guilty

A jury has found Michael Bargo guilty of first degree murder for the 2011 killing of 15-year-old Seath Jackson. On Monday Bargo testified for over two hours, recalling events leading up to the murder of Jackson as well as what transpired after the killing took place. Bargo put the blame on his co-defendants saying that […]

Man Killed – Hit And Run In Ocala

Man Killed – Hit And Run In Ocala

Police are searching for a man driving a truck after he ran over a man killing him and did not stop. According to an Ocala Police news release, Joseph F. Lack, Jr.-51 of Tampa and his friend were on their way to Tampa and stopped in the parking lot of the old Krystal restaurant located […]

Ocklawaha Man Hits Tree Stump And Dies

Ocklawaha Man Hits Tree Stump And Dies

Ocklawaha–An Ocklawaha man died Thursday after his vehicle struck a tree stump. According to Florida Highway Patrol, John Michael Roberts-66 of Ocklawaha was traveling north on County Road 314A in his 2008 Ford Focus, when somehow his vehicle strayed onto the shoulder. The crash occurred at Southeast 17th Street and CR 314A at approximately 6:20PM. […]

No Homicide Charges For Teen Under ‘Stand Your Ground’

No Homicide Charges For Teen Under ‘Stand Your Ground’

The teenager who shot Julius Jacobs-40, July 5th in Ocala will not be facing charges for the killing. The State Attorney’s Office released a statement Tuesday saying that the shooting was legal under Florida’s “stand your ground” law. On July 5th according to witnesses, 40 year-old Jacobs got out of his SUV on the 1900 […]

Panera Bread Robbery – Inside Job

Panera Bread Robbery – Inside Job

Ocala–On Monday, August 5, 2013, at approximately 11:05 PM, officers responded to the Panera at 2370 SW College Rd, Suite #101, in reference to an Armed Robbery that had just taken place at the business. The suspect was described as a black male wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie sweatshirt, sunglasses, a bandanna around his […]

Immunization – Back To School Germs

Immunization – Back To School Germs

With summer vacation winding down, it’s not just back to school for kids… It’s also back to school for germs. The Marion County Health Department will be holding a special back-to-school immunization clinic to help parents get their kids ready for the start of a new school year. The clinic will be located at 1801 […]

U.S Navy Bombing In Ocala Florida

U.S Navy Bombing In Ocala Florida

The U.S. Navy will be conducting training exercises with live bombs in the Ocala National Forest in the coming week. The training will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex from August 7, 2013, through August 9, 2013, between the hours of 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The United States Navy’s Pinecastle Bombing Range, located […]

School Safety For The 2013 School Year

School Safety For The 2013 School Year

Tuesday will begin the new school year for students in Sumter County and come the end of August all school districts in central Florida will be in full swing. Seminole county along with a few other districts will have an increase in police presence at schools this year.   However other school districts will have […]

CDC Warns Of Cyclospora Outbreak

CDC Warns Of Cyclospora Outbreak

Two confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection were reported to the Centers for Disease Control back on June 28th, 2013 after residents in Iowa became ill in June with no history of international travel 14 days prior to the onset of illness. The CDC has since been working with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and […]