Lake Weir High School falls victim to hoax

Officials want the rumor debunked as quickly as possible

Lake Weir High School falls victim to hoax

[Last updated on October 28, 2016, at 12:39 p.m. After breaking this story, the hoax post was removed from the website.] Marion County – Parents panicked Friday after a website known for spreading rumors posted that Lake Weir High School had been closed due to a sinkhole.  By 9:30 a.m., the hoax had been shared […]

Man who allegedly placed hoax bombs arrested

Man who allegedly placed hoax bombs arrested

Silver Springs Shores – A Silver Spring Shores man was arrested after he was accused of manufacturing multiple hoax bombs. Detectives allege that Joseph Papson, 37, is the person responsible for placing several fake bombs at 61 Pecan Run Circle, Ocala. According to reports, detectives found several items in the garage at the location that were […]

Second bomb hoax in Silver Springs Shores

Second bomb hoax in Silver Springs Shores

[Video of the fake device being blown up] Silver Springs Shores — On Saturday, a suspicious device that had been found on a windowsill at 61 Pecan Run Course, Ocala turned out to be a hoax. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad and Marion County Fire Rescue Hazmat responded to the scene. Bomb squad […]

Halloween: National Kill a Pit Bull Day

Halloween: National Kill a Pit Bull Day

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Post has received several e-mails asking if the Halloween National Kill-a-Pit-Bull Day is real. The answer is no. It was a poorly executed prank aimed at Slater, Missouri, councilman, Terry Jordan. In 2012, Jordan was responsible for creating a pet ordinance for that city. The ordinance namely targeted pit bulls. The […]