Ocala orthopedic surgeon killed in accident at his home

Ocala orthopedic surgeon killed in accident at his home

Ocala, Florida — Ocala orthopedic surgeon, Michael K. Riley, 49, was killed in a tragic accident over the weekend at his home located at 13025 South Highway 475, Ocala. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Riley was killed while attempting to attach a boat and trailer to his vehicle. He was pronounced dead at […]

Another price hike for Walt Disney World, changes for pass holders

Another price hike for Walt Disney World, changes for pass holders

Florida — Once again, Walt Disney World has raised its prices, making it more difficult for the average family to visit the theme park. For many, the “Happiest Place on Earth,” has become the most expensive place. According to Disney, a new color-coded annual pass system will replace the old annual passes at all Florida-based theme […]

Red tide alert for 10-2-2015

Red tide alert for 10-2-2015

Blooms of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, are present along and offshore of Bay and Gulf counties and adjacent to Franklin County in northwest Florida, and along and offshore of Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties in Southwest Florida. In the past week, K. brevis was detected in background to high concentrations in 11 […]

FWC: Register for the 2016 Python Challenge

FWC: Register for the 2016 Python Challenge

  Official Press Release – Want to help conserve Florida’s unique Everglades ecosystem? Then sign up for the 2016 Python Challenge™ competition and join the Florida Fish and Conservation Commission (FWC), the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida Inc. and partners to remove invasive Burmese pythons from public lands in south Florida. Starting Thursday, Oct. […]

Belleview woman dies in single-vehicle car crash

Belleview woman dies in single-vehicle car crash

A Belleview woman died in a car crash Wednesday morning when she lost control of her vehicle and ran off the road. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, at approximately 1:48 a.m., a 2005 Nissan Murano, driven by Susan Michelle Ross, 49, was traveling south on Southeast 180th Avenue Road when, for unknown reasons, Ross […]

Dog dies after it was left in Humane Society van

Dog dies after it was left in Humane Society van

Ocala, Florida — The Humane Society of Marion County said that they are devastated over the death of one of their dogs that was left in a hot van. HSMC officials said, “As an organization that works so hard to preserve life, this is devastating to us.” On Friday, September 11, a person who was […]

Man attacked bank worker with metal baton

Suspect to husband, "Your wife deserved to get hit."

Man attacked bank worker with metal baton

[Submitted video] Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man who struck a woman in the head with a metal baton is being held without bail pending his next court date. On Friday, Ocala police responded to the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 1399 Northeast 25th Avenue, in reference to an assault. Medics were already on the […]

Six Gun Territory weekend

Six Gun Territory weekend

Williston, Florida — Thousands showed up Saturday and Sunday at Kirby Family Farm to experience what it was like in the Western days when Ocala had the very popular Six Gun Territory theme park. The park opened on February 2,1963, and remained open until 1984. This weekend, everyone was entertained by simulated gunfights and female cancan […]

Man accused of conducting a Craigslist reverse sex sting operation for profit

Man accused of conducting a Craigslist reverse sex sting operation for profit

Dunnellon, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Dunnellon man for operating his own reverse sex sting operation, a tactic often used by law enforcement. MCSO said that David W. Scalf, 45, posed as a teenage female, then attempted to extort money from pedophiles that contacted him for sex, believing him to be a juvenile female. […]

2-car crash on SR 200 leaves one injured & one dead

2-car crash on SR 200 leaves one injured & one dead

Ocala, Florida — A 39-year-old Ocala woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash on State Road 200 after she crossed into oncoming traffic. The accident occurred on Wednesday at approximately 7:56 a.m., near Ocala BMW in the 5000 block of Southwest State Road 200. According to the Ocala Police Department, Madhavi Balineni was driving a 1992 […]

Ocala girl chosen to represent Florida; All-American National American Miss

NAM is not a beauty pageant; they are building tomorrow's leaders.

Ocala girl chosen to represent Florida; All-American National American Miss

Ocala, Florida — A young girl from Ocala has been chosen to represent Florida in the prestigious All-American National American Miss (NAM), which teaches young girls life skills and confidence. NAM is not a beauty pageant; they are building tomorrow’s leaders. From a very young age, Celia Rose Jeffreys, 10, wanted to be a dancer […]

Homeless man beaten with his own crutch

Homeless man beaten with his own crutch

Ocala, Florida — Ocala police recently arrested a man they say beat another homeless man with his own crutches and then robbed him. The incident occurred on Monday near the intersection of Northwest 4th Avenue and Northwest 2nd Street, Ocala. Police stated that the victim was walking with a man, later identified as John Wooten, 34, […]

Alleged ethics violation allegations against city councilman John M. McLeod

Alleged ethics violation allegations against city councilman John M. McLeod

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Post is currently investing city councilman John M. McLeod, after receiving information that suggests he failed to list all real property on his Statement of Financial Interests’ forms. The disclosure of all real property as an elected official is state law. The submitted complaint against McLeod reads: Please accept this complaint against John […]

8-foot King cobra on the loose

8-foot King cobra on the loose

Orlando, Florida — Currently, 10 people are searching a property East of Lake Apopka/North of 50/South of 441, where a king cobra went missing. The cobra is approximately 8 feet long. It was reported missing by its owner, Mike Kennedy, who has a permit to be in possession of exotic the snake. According to officials, a series […]

Family dog bit on face by rattlesnake

Family dog bit on face by rattlesnake

Silver Springs, Florida — Imagine letting your pet outside to go to the bathroom, hearing a yelp, then finding your beloved family member motionless on the ground. That is exactly what happened to Mike Melody of Silver Springs. Melody, who has four inside dogs, let them outside around 4 p.m. on August 26, to do […]

Man who shined laser at sheriff’s helicopter said he meant no harm; offered to cut grass

Man who shined laser at sheriff’s helicopter said he meant no harm; offered to cut grass

Silver Springs Shores —  On Wednesday, Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Helicopter Pilot, Sergeant Darren Bruner, and Tactical Flight Officer, Sergeant John Rawls, were assisting deputies on the ground with a suspicious vehicle investigation in the area of Almond Road and Banyan Road when Sgt. Bruner advised his helicopter had been struck with a laser. […]