Firefighter exodus continues with stalled negotiations; county may reduce requirements for Fire Chief

Firefighter exodus continues with stalled negotiations; county may reduce requirements for Fire Chief

[Last updated on July 8, 2015, at 9:37 p.m. to include a statement from the county.] Ocala, Florida  — Marion County firefighters are still waiting to hear back from county officials on their contract as the exodus of firefighters and paramedics continues. Last week, a 10-year Firefighter Paramedic promoted to Lieutenant, a 6-year Firefighter Paramedic promoted […]

Another Dollar General robbed at gunpoint

Another Dollar General robbed at gunpoint

On Thursday, at approximately 8:30 a.m. the Dollar General, located at 2040 Northeast 35th Street was robbed at gunpoint. Both black males were covering their faces during the robbery. Ocala Post is currently waiting on the details and surveillance video in this case. Marion County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Investigations Unit detectives believe this case is […]

Ocklawaha killer sentenced to 48 years

Ocklawaha killer sentenced to 48 years

Ocala, Florida — Accused killer, Isaac Duwayne Sheffield, 35, was sentenced to 48 years in prison by Circuit Judge Robert Hodges Monday. Sheffield was convicted of Second-degree Murder for the August 2013 killing of Stanley Yassen, 74, of Ocklawaha. At the time Yassen’s body was discovered inside his home, deputies said it was obvious that […]

Three arrested after disturbance at Carrington Lane Apartments

Three arrested after disturbance at Carrington Lane Apartments

Ocala, Florida — Three people — a man and twin sisters — were arrested, following a domestic disturbance at Carrington Lane Apartments, located at 3001 Southeast Lake Weir Avenue. The Ocala Police Department responded to the apartment complex after a witness reported loud yelling and screaming coming from the parking lot. When Ocala Police Officer […]

Mother and daughter use elderly woman’s language barrier and health issues to exploit her

Mother and daughter use elderly woman’s language barrier and health issues to exploit her

Ocala, Florida — A mother and daughter were arrested after investigators learned they had used an 81-year-old elderly woman’s credit to purchase two vehicles. The criminals used the fact that the victim spoke limited English and her health issues to their advantage. On April 21, 2015, Geneva Palmer, 53, and the victim drove to Jenkins Mazda, located […]

Warning to parents: local playground infested with ants

Warning to parents: local playground infested with ants

Belleview, Florida — Parents who are considering taking their children to play at “Fred King Playground” located at 5641 SE 113 Street, Belleview might want to think twice. On Monday,  Ocala Post received an e-mail from a parent who stated that she had recently taken her child to play at the playground after stopping for ice cream […]

Violent career criminal physically assaulted a pregnant woman

Violent career criminal physically assaulted a pregnant woman

Silver Springs, Florida — A Silver Springs man remained behind bars Friday, after he physically assaulted a pregnant woman. Ocala police responded to Ocala Place Apartments, located at 2135 Northwest 1st Avenue, in reference to yelling coming from one of the apartments. According to reports, when the officer arrived he made contact with a pregnant female, who […]

2-vehicle crash with serious injuries

2-vehicle crash with serious injuries

Marion County – The Florida Highway Patrol has released the report in regards to a crash that occurred on June 22, at the intersection of U.S 27 and County Road 464B. At approximately 12:50 p.m., Marion County Fire Rescue was dispatched to a two-vehicle accident with injuries. Engine 20 was the first to arrive on the […]

Ruptured natural gas line on U.S. 27

Ruptured natural gas line on U.S. 27

[Last updated on June 24, 2015, at 2:35 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — The gas line has been repaired and there are no further dangers to the community. On Wednesday, officials reported a ruptured natural gas line, located in the 3800 block of U.S. 27. According to the Ocala Police Department, traffic was re-routed eastbound on U.S. […]

Investigation open after family pet slain

Investigation open after family pet slain

Sparr, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has opened an investigation following the June 13 shooting of a family pet. On June 15, Ocala Post reported that Madelyn Parker, of Sparr, found the family dog, Ziek, shot dead through the head. Parker said that Ziek never left the yard, but because he was extremely […]

Military occupy Ocala by the hundreds

Military occupy Ocala by the hundreds

[Last updated on June 23, 2015, at 11:12 a.m.] Ocala, Florida — On Monday, Community Technical & Adult Education (CTAE) spokeswoman Janie Gunnell said that Marion County citizens should not worry about the 600 to 700 military personal that have recently occupied Ocala. The military has taken over the Westport High School parking lot and […]

Marion Oaks kidnapper arrested

Marion Oaks kidnapper arrested

[Last updated on June 22, 2015, at 2:31 p.m.] Marion  Oaks — A suspect has been arrested in Dublin, Georgia, following a Sunday night kidnapping, which occurred in Marion Oaks. The suspect was found hiding out at an American Inn motel room Monday morning. The East Dublin Police Department, along with the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office responded to […]

Owners of A to Z Discount Beverages arrested

Owners of A to Z Discount Beverages arrested

Ocala, Florida — Marion county Sheriff’s detectives have arrested two business owners following and undercover investigation that span from June 6 to June 18, 2015. Detectives said that they had received information that indicated the owners of A to Z Discount Beverages, located at 2626 North Magnolia Avenue, Ocala, were dealing in stolen property and […]

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