Girlfriend gives away crack cocaine, stabbed 20 times

Girlfriend gives away crack cocaine, stabbed 20 times

Ocala, Florida — A convicted felon and known drug dealer who stabbed his girlfriend approximately 20 times is scheduled to appear in court on August 22. Ocala police say that Willie Fred Heaven, 30, who owns Heaven’s Lawn Care and Tree Service, arrived home drunk and stabbed his girlfriend and her ex-husband. According to the arrest […]

Back to school and sports physicals

Back to school and sports physicals

Ocala, Florida — Symphony Healthcare, Inc., located at 2100 SE 17th Street, Suite 901, Ocala, is now offering back to school and sports physicals for $30.00. They are also offering an optional screening/preventative electrocardiogram (EKG) for $25.00. Mention this article and receive $5.00 off these services. Click here to print. Don’t wait until the last […]

Woman agreed to anal and oral sex for purchase of antibiotics

Woman agreed to anal and oral sex for purchase of antibiotics

Recently, the Ocala Police Department conducted a recorded undercover prostitution operation in a three block radius of South Pine Avenue, Ocala. In one incident, an undercover officer posing as a “John” met with a known prostitute in the area, Lindsay Wilson, 28. Wilson told the “John” that she would have anal and oral sex for […]

Man dies in motorcycle crash

Man dies in motorcycle crash

Marion County  — Mark Hanson, 53, was killed Monday night when he lost control of his 2008 Harley-Davidson. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Hanson was traveling westbound on State Road 40 when, for unknowns reasons, he locked up his rear brake and dumped the motorcycle on its left side. According to the crash report, Hanson’s […]

Back to school walk-in immunization clinics

Back to school walk-in immunization clinics

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County will be holding special walk-in immunization clinics starting July 31 for families whose students need shots before the first day of school. The clinics will run through Aug. 11 and will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the department’s auditorium at […]

Inmate killed at Marion Correctional Institution

Inmate killed at Marion Correctional Institution

A Marion Correctional Institution inmate was killed Monday after being involved in a fight with another inmate. According to a source close to Ocala Post, Omar Rashaad Billups, 30, was stabbed to death during the altercation. The source told Ocala Post that Billups’ body lay on a dorm floor for several hours before investigators arrived. […]

20-year-old charged with organized fraud

20-year-old charged with organized fraud

Ocala, Florida — A 20-year-old Ocala man was arrested after he used stolen credit card numbers to purchase merchandise online from Lowes.com. Lowes Loss Prevention Officer, Rocky Eppolito, told Ocala police that an order had been placed online for a washing machine and water hoses in the amount of $613.98. The purchase was made on […]

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 […]

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