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    FWC: Picking saw palmetto berries could get you arrested

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wants to remind everyone that as the berries come to fruit to follow the laws of Florida. According...

    Thousands of Duke Energy customers face disconnection, options available

    In March, Duke Energy launched a sweeping series of changes to help customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including suspending disconnections for nonpayment and waiving...

    Florida Education Association files emergency order against Gov. DeSantis

    In July, Ocala Post reported that Florida's largest teachers union had filed a lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis to prevent schools from opening. On Tuesday,...

    2020 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

    The 2020 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis. This sales tax holiday...

    Patricia Pollitz Kirschner

    Patricia (Patti) Nina Pollitz Kirschner, 76, of Ocala, Florida, passed away on May 10, 2020.  She was born on July 10, 1943, the daughter...

    Scott Andrew Kessler

    Scott Andrew Kessler Scott Kessler, 58, passed away on April 13, 2020 after suffering a massive heart attack. Originally from Cherry Hill, NJ, born to...

    Frederick Lawton Cox

    It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the passing of my father, Col. Frederick Lawton Cox.  Dad passed peacefully, in...
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    Appleton to distribute free art kits to local youth

    Ocala, Florida — The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, is preparing free art supply kits for local youth. During the temporary closure...

    Weird News

    Iguana caused man to flip over bicycle handle bars

    The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said a man suffered several injuries after he ran over an iguana that darted into path. Deputies said the...

    X-ray revealed drugs in woman’s vagina

    Two people were arrested and booked into the Marion County Jail on Halloween following an October 30, pursuit. The two suspects, Andrew William Wiggins, 20,...

    FWC: Picking saw palmetto berries could get you arrested

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wants to remind everyone that as the berries come to fruit to follow the laws of Florida. According...

    Recreational Red Snapper Season begins soon

    Recreational Red Snapper Season will begin June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters and remain open through July 25, closing July 26. For-hire operations...

    June 1 saltwater fishing season-opening/closures

    Starting June 1, the following saltwater fisheries will open or close to harvest: Gag grouper opens for recreational harvest in most state Gulf of...

    FWC will help find home for your unwanted exotic pets

    Exotic Pet Amnesty Days are events held periodically around the state to provide the opportunity for people to surrender their exotic pets free of...

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    Cops and Crime

    Police shot, killed innocent EMT, no-knock warrants now ban

    On June 11, 2020,  The Louisville, Kentucky, Metro Council unanimously passed Breonna's Law -- named in honor of police-shooting victim Breonna Taylor -- outlawing...

    Florida trooper arrested, had sexual relationship with minor

    A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was arrested Thursday after investigators learned that he had been having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female. Trooper Christopher...

    Teachers and Crime

    Teacher’s assistant had sex with girl from Tinder, arrested

    Ocala Police Department detectives arrested a Vanguard High School teacher's assistant after they were notified that he had been having a sexual relationship with...

    Teacher arrested for sexual relationship with student

    A former New Smyrna Beach High School teacher was arrested Thursday and charged with Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor. The student is a 16-year-old...

    Lake Weir High School teacher arrested, had sex with student

    A Lake Weir High School teacher was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship with a teenage girl. Jason Michael Tarlton, 30,...

    Teacher arrested after touching girl inappropriately

      Dunnellon, Florida -- A Dunnellon High School teacher is under arrest after a 15-year-old female said he touched her breast during class. The teen came...

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    Bodycam video shows guardian was calm during arrest

    Marion County -- Bodycam video shows just how calm former guardian Rebecca Lee Fierle-Santoian was while being served an arrest warrant. The Florida Department of...

    Woman threatened man over his sausage

    Ocklawaha, Florida -- An Ocklawaha woman remains behind bars after she was arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery. A deputy responded to Tall Pines Mobile...