Warrants issued for three Rural King gun thieves

Warrants issued for three Rural King gun thieves

Detectives with the Ocala Police Department obtained arrest warrants for three thieves who broke into the Rural King, located at at 2999 NW Blitchton Road, on July 25. The Break-in occurred just before midnight. Carlos Eduardo Hampton, 22, Jonathan Arthur Floyd, 21, and Qwintin E. Augustus, 18, are the three suspects named in the warrants. They are […]

Traffic alert: Temporary lane closure information for Marion County residents

Traffic alert: Temporary lane closure information for Marion County residents

Motorists traveling in Marion County will experience the following lane closures: On August 24 and 25, Northwest/Northeast 35th Street, between the intersections of North U.S. Highway 441/301 and West Anthony Road, will be temporarily closed due to the installation of storm crossings across the roadway near U.S. Highway 441. Crews will place barricades, signage, and […]

Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast hits, kills pedestrian on US Hwy 19

Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast hits, kills pedestrian on US Hwy 19

Shortly after 9 p.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2019, Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast was involved in a vehicle crash in Hernando County. Sheriff Prendergast was traveling north on U.S. Highway 19 in his agency vehicle returning home from a board meeting with the Sheriff’s Ranches Enterprises, Inc. “While traveling north on US Hwy 19 just […]

Snook season is approaching, what you need to know

Snook season is approaching, what you need to know

The recreational harvest season for snook starts Sept. 1 statewide, with the exception of state waters from the Pasco-Hernando county line south to Gordon Pass in Collier County. These waters remain closed to harvest due to impacts from a severe red tide in 2018. Unique to the region, snook is one of the many reasons […]

FHP will be out in full force this week

FHP will be out in full force this week

Beginning today through August 22, 2019, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) joins its southeastern law enforcement partners to participate in the Operation Safe DRIVE (Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement) safety campaign. Officials say that the Operation Safe DRIVE campaign is a high visibility, education, and enforcement initiative designed to deter behaviors that contribute to commercial […]

Driver transported to local hospital following two-vehicle crash

Driver transported to local hospital following two-vehicle crash

Ocala, Florida — A driver was transported to a local hospital Tuesday following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of SE Fort King Street and SE 36th Avenue. According to reports, Ocala Fire Rescue crews were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident with rollover at approximately 9:53 a.m. Article continued below Engine 2, Rescue 2, […]

Online gamer arrested after making threats to shoot up school

Online gamer arrested after making threats to shoot up school

A 15-year-old student from Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach, Florida was arrested after posting a comment on the video game chat platform, Discord. The boy, who was using a fake name, told gamers, “I Dalton Barnhart vow to bring my fathers m15 to school and kill 7 people at a minimum.” The teen’s username […]

Fans not happy about Disney’s list of rules for College GameDay football pregame show

Fans not happy about Disney’s list of rules for College GameDay football pregame show

Orlando, Florida – ESPN’s College GameDay football pregame show will be taped live at Disney’s Magic Kingdom for the University of Miami vs. University of Florida game. According to the press release, College GameDay will take place from 9 a.m. to noon from the elevated train station on Main Street, U.S.A. Fans who have already heard […]

Ocala accountant arrested for stealing thousands from local restaurant

Ocala accountant arrested for stealing thousands from local restaurant

In February, an Ocala police officer responded to Mesa De Notte restaurant, located at 2436 E. Silver Springs Boulevard, in reference to a theft. According to the arrest affidavit,  the owner said his accountant, Steven Cabrera, 37, stole a check in the amount of $36,812. The owner said he gave Cabrera a few weeks to repay the […]

Daytona man wanted to set record for mass shooting, shoot into crowd

Daytona man wanted to set record for mass shooting, shoot into crowd

Daytona Beach, Florida — A Daytona Beach man has been charged with making threats to commit a mass shooting after the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to text messages in which the suspect detailed plans to shoot as many people as he could in a large crowd. Tristan Scott Wix, 25, at Botefuhr Avenue, […]

Facts not rumor: what’s really happening with hepatitis A in Marion County

Facts not rumor: what’s really happening with hepatitis A in Marion County

Marion County — Recently, there has been outrage on social media aimed toward the Florida Department of Health in Marion County for providing press releases to the media regarding restaurant employees who were infected with hepatitis A. Ocala Post spoke with the health department to clarify some of the misinformation and false speculations being spread […]

Troubled Charlie Horse Restaurant up for sale

Troubled Charlie Horse Restaurant up for sale

Charlie Horse Restaurant & Lounge, located at 2426 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, is up for sale. What would it take to buy the recently troubled restaurant? A whopping $799,000, according to Transworld Business Advisors, who is listed as the brokers on the listing. The listing states, “Established 24 years, this owner is ready to slow […]

Family, friends want answers after 23-year-old shot to death

Family, friends want answers after 23-year-old shot to death

Family and friends say that they are still mourning the death of Christopher James Jr. and want answers as to why he was shot and killed on August 7. A friend of the family, who respectfully requested not to be named, told Ocala Post that James was well-liked in the community. She also said that the […]

Man says woman didn’t clean, cook while he worked

Man says woman didn’t clean, cook while he worked

An Ocala man was arrested Thursday after he struck the mother of his children with a golf club. According to the Ocala Police Department, Darnell Gregory Headings, 31, said he came home from work to find that the house was a mess and that, no food had been prepared for him. Headings then began to argue […]

Two-vehicle crash, tanker versus pickup truck

Two-vehicle crash, tanker versus pickup truck

OCALA — Ocala Police Department Lt. Dustin Keuntjes said that the driver of a Ford pickup managed to escape injury in a Sunday morning crash. Ocala Fire Rescue responded to a vehicle collision with possible entrapment and fuel leak in the 3500 block of West Silver Springs Blvd after a pickup truck slammed into a […]

FWC long-term investigation, fish and wildlife being sold on black market

FWC long-term investigation, fish and wildlife being sold on black market

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigation led to the arrests on Friday, Aug. 9, of three suspects in Levy and Pinellas counties for violating state laws pertaining to illegally harvesting and selling various fish and wildlife. Fifteen additional suspects were served with a notice to appear citations in Levy, Orange, Pinellas, and […]

Governor signed unconstitutional law aimed at President Trump and voters

Governor signed unconstitutional law aimed at President Trump and voters

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, in a communist and politically motivated move, violated his oath of office and signed an unconstitutional law (Senate Bill 27) to prevent President Donald Trump’s name from appearing on the 2020 ballot. Secretary of State Alex Padilla endorsed the bill. Lawyers say this is not only unconstitutional but should infuriate every […]

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