Michelle Lucus arrested after Chevron bathroom incident

Michelle Lucus arrested after Chevron bathroom incident

  Ocala, Florida — On October 25, 2013, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a six-year-old boy was sexually battered by an adult female, later identified as Michelle Lucus, 46, of Ocala. During a forensic interview, the six-year-old told authorities that on October 25, 2013, he was walking to the Chevron gas […]

Dance instructor Harrison Prater arrested for lascivious behavior

Dance instructor Harrison Prater arrested for lascivious behavior

  Seminole County, Florida — On October 29, 2013, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) Crimes Against Children (CAC) Unit arrested Harrison Jonathan Prater, 27, of Orlando, for lewd and lascivious behavior after he inappropriately touched a teenage girl. Prater is a dance instructor and teaches at multiple dance schools in Orange and Seminole County. […]

11-Year-Old Keelin Morris Hit By Car On Way To Belleview Middle

11-Year-Old Keelin Morris Hit By Car On Way To Belleview Middle

  Belleview, Florida — On October 29, 2013, at approximately 9 a.m., a Belleview Middle School student was hit by a car as she rode her bicycle to school. The accident happened on a street where residence say speed is a problem on a daily basis. According to residence, motorists travel the area at high […]

Luis Toledo Has Been Charged With One Murder So Far

Luis Toledo Has Been Charged With One Murder So Far

  Daytona Beach, Florida — Volusia County Sheriff’s investigators filed a murder charge Monday night October 28, 2013 against Luis Toledo, the man at the center of the disappearance of his wife and her two children. Investigators charged Toledo with 2nd-degree murder in the death of his wife, 28-year-old Yessenia Suarez. No charges have been […]

Joseph Politsch wanted to murder family for chicken

Joseph Politsch wanted to murder family for chicken

  Ocala, Florida — On October 28, 2013, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Barker, responded to the 3000 block of NE Jacksonville Road in reference to a 911 hang-up relayed from the Ocala Police Department. Barker checked a frequent problem area at 3027 NE Jacksonville Road when he heard what appeared to be a physical […]

Ocklawaha Civil War Reenactment

Ocklawaha Civil War Reenactment

The 29th Annual Ocklawaha River Raid will be held on November 2 and 3, 2013, and is hosted by the 2nd Battalion, Hardy’s Brigade Civil War Re-enactor/Living History units. We are pleased to announce this re-enactment will be held on a new site. In cooperation with the Florida Horse Park the event will take place […]

David Harrington Dies in Marion County Crash

David Harrington Dies in Marion County Crash

  Williston, Florida — A young man by the name of David Eugene Harrington Jr., 22, of Williston, Florida was killed in an accident on October 27, 2013. Harrington was traveling westbound on CR 326 approaching the intersection of NW 150th Avenue when his 2000 Chevy Pickup truck left the paved portion of the roadway […]

Luis Toledo Attempts Suicide While Being Questioned

Luis Toledo Attempts Suicide While Being Questioned

  Daytona Beach, Florida — Luis Toledo was at the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office’s Operations Center talking with investigators Saturday morning. Toledo is the person of interest in the disappearance of Yessenia Suarez and her two children, 8-year-old Michael Otto and 9-year-old Thalia Otto. The mother and her two children are suspected to be deceased, […]

Pam Bondi Petitions Supreme Court On Legalizing Marijuana

Pam Bondi Petitions Supreme Court On Legalizing Marijuana

  Tallahassee, Florida — In accordance with state law, the Attorney General’s Office on October 24, 2013, petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for an advisory opinion on the validity of a proposed constitutional amendment regarding medical marijuana. Florida law requires that proposals be presented fairly and accurately. The petition filed by the Attorney General’s Office […]

Benjamin Boles Of Belleview High Arrested For Aggravated Battery

Benjamin Boles Of Belleview High Arrested For Aggravated Battery

  Belleview, Florida — Belleview High School Student Benjamin Austin Boles,18, has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery. On October 23, 2013, Deputy Nickolas Frost responded to Munroe Regional Medical Center in reference to an incident that occurred at Belleview High School. Upon Frost making contact with the victim and his parents he [Frost] […]

Jonathan Whatley Identified In Surveillance Video And Arrested

Jonathan Whatley Identified In Surveillance Video And Arrested

  Ocala, Florida — On Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at approximately 3:11 p.m., Ocala Police Department Detectives Michael Bowman and Melissa Buetti arrested the suspect in the Smash and Grab Burglaries that occurred to three Diamond Oil stores in Ocala. During the burglaries, glass windows were smashed out and beer & cigarettes stolen. The first […]

Florida Department Of Corrections Officer Scott Johns arrested for Capital Sexual Battery

Florida Department Of Corrections Officer Scott Johns arrested for Capital Sexual Battery

  Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call on Monday, October 21, 2013, from an Ocala woman claiming that she had caught her “significant other” molesting her daughter in the child’s bed. According to reports, the mother told deputies that she woke up around 5:40 a.m., and discovered her significant other, […]

Food Stamps Sold For Cash Despite Felony Warnings

Food Stamps Sold For Cash Despite Felony Warnings

  Tallahassee, Florida — Despite warnings from the Department of Children and Families, Food Stamp recipients continue to break the law by selling the benefits for cash. There is a growing trend in Florida that affects both Food Stamp recipients and the owners and employees of Food Stamp authorized retail stores . It is called […]

Snap No Longer, Decrease In Food Stamps & ‘Obamacare’

Snap No Longer, Decrease In Food Stamps & ‘Obamacare’

Food Stamp [EBT] recipient benefits will decrease on November 1,2013. Food Assistant benefits will decrease due to the ending of SNAP increases from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (also known as the Stimulus Plan). Although federal funds have been cut, there will still be programs funded for illegal immigrants or as DCF […]

Two Convicted Florida Killers Have Been Captured

Two Convicted Florida Killers Have Been Captured

  Panama City, Florida — Citizens can sleep a little better tonight knowing two killers are back behind bars. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins, were captured around 6:40 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2013, at the Coconut Grove Motor Inn on Front Beach Road. The two were taken into […]