Public notice: CDL driving school agreement terminated with DHSMV for allowing drivers to pass without basic skills

Many individuals from all over the state attended the facility simply because they knew they could pass.

Public notice: CDL driving school agreement terminated with DHSMV for allowing drivers to pass without basic skills

  The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) has issued a final order terminating its agreement with Key Power Driving School, Inc., a third-party commercial driver license (CDL) testing company with locations in Miami and Labelle. During an investigation into third-party CDL testing sites in Florida, the department found that Key Power […]

Video: Hurricane Irma update, preparedness, school information

Video: Hurricane Irma update, preparedness, school information

[Video brought to you by our partners at Accuweather.com] Florida residents are once again preparing for a powerful hurricane. The Florida Keys is currently under an evacuation. “This hurricane has the potential to be a major event for the East Coast. It also has the potential to significantly strain FEMA and other governmental resources occurring […]

Entire K-9 Unit suspended

Entire K-9 Unit suspended

Lakeland Police Chief Larry Giddens suspended the department’s K-9 unit in its entirety after an internal investigation revealed they were excessively speeding while on a trip. Chief Giddens said that witnesses called and reported that they saw multiple officers speeding on the highway. Dash cam video revealed that the officers sped to and from a […]

Florida deputy befriended victim, then tried to kill her

Florida deputy befriended victim, then tried to kill her

A Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested Monday on numerous felony charges. Deputy Frankie Eugene Bybee, 46, is accused of befriending an elderly woman and then trying to kill her. Bybee befriended the 79-year-old after he responded to a call for service at her house on October 21, 2016. Bybee frequently visited the woman […]

Suspect wanted for violation of felony probation

Suspect wanted for violation of felony probation

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for a suspect who violated his felony probation. Stephen C. Ennis, 22, was arrested in August of 2015, after an elderly woman notified authorities she had discovered her car parked along side of the road in front of her neighbor’s house. According to reports, Ennis, then 21, […]

Game of cards ends in attempted murder charges

Game of cards ends in attempted murder charges

A teen was arrested Tuesday and charged with Attempted Murder over a badly dealt hand of cards. The Ocala Police Department said they responded to 410 Northwest 20th Avenue after a caller reported that someone had been shot. When police arrived on the scene, they found that Zackary Johnson had been shot multiple times. Johnson […]

Marion officials planning temporary ban on medical marijuana

Marion officials planning temporary ban on medical marijuana

Marion County — On November 8, 2016, millions of Floridians exercised their right to vote to ensure that the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, or Amendment 2, passed. Amendment 2 ballot summary “Allows medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating medical conditions as determined by a licensed Florida physician. Allows caregivers to assist patients’ […]

Concealed carry of a weapon during a state of emergency/evacuation

Concealed carry of a weapon during a state of emergency/evacuation

Ocala Post has received multiple e-mails in regards to concealed carry during a mandatory evacuation order during a declared state of emergency. In 2015, Governor Rick Scott signed a bill allowing citizens to carry a concealed weapon without a permit during a state of emergency. SB-290 created an exception to the conceal carry statute and enables a person who […]

2 arrested after 16 decomposing bodies found

2 arrested after 16 decomposing bodies found

Two funeral home employees were arrested after authorities found 16 corpses being mishandled, according to Bay County Sheriff’s Office arrest reports. Bay County officials said that Gregory Dunphy, 64, and Felicia Boesch, 39, were charged Sunday with 16 counts each of Unlawful Storage of Human Remains. A tipster called the sheriff’s office and reported the incident […]

2016 Gulf recreational red snapper state season closes soon

2016 Gulf recreational red snapper state season closes soon

  The 2016 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters closes July 11, with the last day of harvest being July 10. The season will reopen Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor Day. This season will help maintain fishing opportunities for recreational anglers in state waters and […]

Most fireworks are illegal in Florida

Most fireworks are illegal in Florida

  Florida — There will be dozens of firework shows across Florida next month, and many residents will choose to light up the sky with their own fireworks display. Officials want to remind residents that many types of fireworks are illegal in the State of Florida. According to state statutes, Florida law prohibits any fireworks […]

Gag grouper recreational harvest closing in 4-county Gulf region

Gag grouper recreational harvest closing in 4-county Gulf region

  Gag grouper recreational harvest will close in state waters off the coasts of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, and Taylor counties on July 1, with the last day of harvest June 30. The gag grouper recreational harvest season in Gulf of Mexico state waters, not including Franklin, Jefferson, Wakulla, and Taylor counties, opened June 1 and […]

National Action Network takes aim at your right to keep and bear arms

National Action Network takes aim at your right to keep and bear arms

  Florida — Is Florida under attack?  Many Floridians say yes, as many organizations refer to Florida as the wild west. This includes many LGBTQ organizations. The Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ rights organization in the country, on Friday, stated that the organization is supporting stricter gun laws and want all “assault” rifles ban. Namely, […]

Orlando man charged with operating a chop shop

Orlando man charged with operating a chop shop

An Orlando man is facing a plethora of charges after he was linked to the theft of two construction trailers in Osteen and additional crimes in Orange County. The Sheriff’s Offices in Volusia and Orange counties teamed up and apprehended 31-year-old Russell Folmer, who is being held at the Orange County Jail. Both trailers, a stolen […]

TrophyCatch season 4

TrophyCatch season 4

TrophyCatch Season 3 ended on a very positive note, and Season 4 is off to an even better start, with peak fishing time right around the corner. TrophyCatch is the citizen-science program that allows the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to collect data on largemouth bass heavier than 8 pounds. In return, corporate […]

Triple homicide investigation in Lakeland

Triple homicide investigation in Lakeland

Lakeland, Florida — Polk County Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are investigating a triple homicide that occurred at 2314 East Magnolia Drive, Lot 2, Lakeland.  A fourth victim was transported to an area hospital. At approximately 6:45 a.m., on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a call advising there […]

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