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 […]

Al Gore Sold To Al Jazeera America; TV Launches – 9/11 Survivors Furious

Al Gore Sold To Al Jazeera America; TV Launches – 9/11 Survivors Furious

In January, Al Gore sold his struggling cable channel , Current TV, to Al Jazeera for $100 million, however, new reports indicate it may have actually been $500 million; money that analysts say is to certain to have been blood money related to terrorism. Experts said the TV channel was worth nothing, yet Al Jazeera […]

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 […]

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 […]