Facebook Killer Derek Medina Pleads Not Guilty

Facebook Killer Derek Medina Pleads Not Guilty

  Miami, Florida — Derek Medina, 31, of South Miami with a confession attached to it, posted a picture of his wife’s bloody slumped over body on Facebook after shooting her; Medina plead not guilty yesterday in a Miami court. Prosecutors say evidence shows Medina had previously vowed to kill his wife Jennifer Alfonso, 26, […]

Lonnie Todd Arrested For Stabbing Of An Elderly Woman

Lonnie Todd Arrested For Stabbing Of An Elderly Woman

  Ocala, Florida — On December 3, 2013 at approximately 6:38a.m., the Ocala Police Department received a call that a Home Invasion Robbery had just occurred at 1529 NW 2nd Avenue. Officers responded and found that the resident Connie Cordell, age 65, was sitting in a living room chair with a stab wound to her […]

Public safety communications officer pulled gun on reporter

Public safety communications officer pulled gun on reporter

  Volusia County, Florida — An off-duty public safety telecommunications officer with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office who was arrested after she pointed a gun at a reporter that had went to her house to try to interview her for a news story, resigned today. Justice has been suspended without pay since the incident, a […]

Tydree Barrow captured, Gerod Rawls still on the run

Tydree Barrow captured, Gerod Rawls still on the run

  Ocala, Florida — Detective Fernandez has continued to investigate the shooting homicide of Samuel Washington, 28, that occurred on November 14, 2013. During the investigation, Detective Fernandez arrested two suspects for related charges — Howard Lee Hill, 20, and Laquan Ria’Mel Barrow, 22, were both arrested for one count each of Burglary of a Conveyance […]

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 […]

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