Shots Fired Near Emerald Shores Elementary School

Shots Fired Near Emerald Shores Elementary School

  Silver Springs Shores — Emerald Shores Elementary School was put on lockdown today Just before 11 a.m., after a 911 call came in about shots fired in the area of 1 Oak Circle Lane, Ocala. The school was put on lockdown immediately as a precaution as the school is located less than a half-mile […]

Zolia Zdrodowski: Another mother of the year

Zolia Zdrodowski: Another mother of the year

  Marion Oaks, Florida — On December 2, 2013 at approximately 9:30 a.m. Deputy Larry Mcardle responded to 3219 SW 128 street road (Marion Oaks) in response to an unattended 4-year-old child that was in the middle of the street. Upon arrival, the reportee, stated that she had found the 4-year-old in the street looking […]

Brian Thomas Strangled His Wife Unconscious

Brian Thomas Strangled His Wife Unconscious

  Ocala, Florida — On November 26, 2013 deputies responded to a call involving a domestic dispute. While en-route, the victim advised that she was hiding from her husband in the garage. The husband was later identified as Brian William Thomas, 46. Upon arrival deputies made contact with the wife, who was still hiding within […]

Family health history could save your life

Family health history could save your life

  Family health history connects people to their past and their future. Knowing one’s family health history is a key part of reducing future health risks. As Benjamin Franklin once said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Why is family health history important? According to the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Two Men Shot At Alpha Barbershop Hair Studio

Two Men Shot At Alpha Barbershop Hair Studio

  Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police are searching for two black males that robbed and shot two people at a local business. At 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2013 two black men dressed all in black and wearing hoodies entered the Alpha Barbershop Hair Studio at 1524 North Magnolia Avenue, (which is a 24-hour business) […]

Ocala Christmas Parade 2013

Ocala Christmas Parade 2013

  Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Christmas Parade is December 14th, 2013 and begins at 5:30 p.m.! The parade theme is “A Frosty White Christmas.” The Friends of the Christmas Parade are striving to make being a part of the parade easier than ever by selling Bleacher Seat tickets online! Tickets are only $8 (Plus […]

TDI Bank Robbery

TDI Bank Robbery

  Palm Beach, Florida — At approximately 9:28 a.m. at 312 Northlake Blvd, North Palm Beach a black male armed suspect, entered TD Bank and demanded money. According to reports, there is question as to whether the suspect fled or if he is still inside the bank. North Palm Beach Police Officers responded to the […]

Belleview Christmas Parade 2013

Belleview Christmas Parade 2013

  Belleview, Florida — The Belleview Christmas Parade is Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., This years theme is “White Christmas”. Come on out and enjoy the day along 441 in Belleview, beginning at the intersection of 441 and 110th St. and ending at Robinson Rd. and 441. The Parade will feature the anticipated […]

Armed Carjacking In Sanford By Juveniles – Where are the parents?

Armed Carjacking In Sanford By Juveniles – Where are the parents?

  Sanford, Florida — The Sanford Police have arrested three juveniles in connection with an armed carjacking that occurred on Bradshaw Drive shortly before 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2013. Rickey A. Davis, 15 , Jaquan T. Ellis,17, and Jerson M. Taylor, 12, were all three arrested and charge with multiple felonies. The victim […]

New trouble for pediatric dentists Rebecca and Michael Tarver

New trouble for pediatric dentists Rebecca and Michael Tarver

  Ocala, Florida — New trouble for Churchill Pediatric Dentistry, formerly Polliwog Dental, owner Rebecca Tarver and former Polliwog Dental owner Michael Tarver. In late October, two former employees that were fired by the pediatric dentists in retaliation for cooperating with DOH, filed a lawsuit against Polliwog Dental, LLC. The complaint is for violating the […]

Protection From Food Poisoning

Protection From Food Poisoning

  Tallahassee, Florida — This holiday season, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) encourages Floridians to properly prepare meals and store food in order to prevent foodborne-illness or diseases caused by eating contaminated foods and drinks. “Preventing foodborne-illness is important to keep your family safe and healthy during the holidays and year round,” said Jamie […]

Jarrett Davis Shot And Killed Ramone Mike In Ocala

Jarrett Davis Shot And Killed Ramone Mike In Ocala

  Ocala, Florida — One man is dead after being shot to death following an argument at 513 SW 12th Avenue, Ocala. Jarrett Davis, 25, of Ocala, shot and killed Ramone Mike, 27, also of Ocala, Saturday, November 23, 2013. When Ocala Police arrived on the scene, Mike was lying on his back in the […]

Marion County Crime Rate Down

Marion County Crime Rate Down

  Marion County Florida — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement released the 2013 mid-year crime statistics for the state, showing that Florida has a lower crime rate by 5.2%, while Marion County’s crime rate has dropped 8.5%. In the State of Florida, FDLE monitors reported Part 1 crimes and the clearance rate of those […]

Commissioners allow liquor store after residents said no

Commissioners allow liquor store after residents said no

  Ocala, Florida — County land regulations forbid retail liquor sales within 500 feet of a church, school, and public parks, unless, of course the store-owner is granted an exception by County Commissioners. State zoning laws also prohibit liquor stores from being built near churches, schools, and playgrounds. Recently County Commissioners did in fact grant […]

Deputy Stephanie LeClerc fired

Deputy Stephanie LeClerc fired

  New Smyrna, Florida — Following an internal investigation that resulted in the sustaining of several departmental policy violations, Sheriff Ben Johnson has fired Deputy Stephanie LeClerc. Deputy LeClerc, 37, was served with the notice of termination on November 21, 2013. Deputy LeClerc has been on administrative leave with pay since October 9, 2013, for […]

Beware Of Ocala Electric Utility Scams

Beware Of Ocala Electric Utility Scams

  Ocala, Florida — Ocala Electric Utilities customers have recently been targeted with fraud calls. OPD has taken one report report ; where that customer was taken for $500. However OEU says they have received several calls from customers in regards to fraud. The scam is: customers are told to pay $500 using a pre-paid […]

Florida Congressman Trey Radel Guilty

Florida Congressman Trey Radel Guilty

  Florida – DEA and other federal officials announced that U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, 37, pled guilty yesterday in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to a misdemeanor charge of possession of cocaine. Radel, who represents the 19th Congressional District of Florida, appeared before the Honorable Senior Judge Robert S. Tignor. As a […]

Marion County Sheriff’s Office Rib Sale

Marion County Sheriff’s Office Rib Sale

  Marion County, Florida – The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Gigantic Rib Sale is happening. This annual fundraiser will feature 1,100 slabs of succulent pork ribs that are prepared by Marion County Sheriff’s Office professionals who are volunteering their time and energy. The juicy ribs will be ready January 31, 2014 – just in time […]

Two Teens Will Not Be Charged In Rebecca Sedwick Suicide Case

Two Teens Will Not Be Charged In Rebecca Sedwick Suicide Case

  Polk County, Florida — Two juveniles that were previously charged in the suicide death of Rebecca Sedwick have had the charges dropped. Attorney Jose Baez, the attorney that represented alleged murderer Casey Anthony also represented the youngest of the teens in the Sedwick case. Attorney Baez fired off at Sheriff Grady Judd for releasing […]

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