Local News

Ocala Post – Ocala news in Marion County and surrounding areas. Uncut, online, all the time.

ocala, ocala news, ocala post, op,

Eddie Perez Arrested After Contact With Girl In Marion Oaks

  Marion Oaks, Florida -- Eddie Alexander Martinez-Perez, 22, of Ocklawaha is under arrest after a mother woke to find him in bed with her...
ocala, ocala post, ocala news, op

Jarrett Davis Shot And Killed Ramone Mike In Ocala

  Ocala, Florida -- One man is dead after being shot to death following an argument at 513 SW 12th Avenue, Ocala. Jarrett Davis, 25, of...
lake weir middle, ocala, ocala news, ocala post, op

Lake Weir Middle School Locked Down

  Summerfield, Florida -- Students at Lake Weir Middle School got quite a scare this morning. At approximately 10 a.m. Lake Weir Middle School was placed...
marion county crime, ocala crime, ocala news, ocala, op

Marion County Crime Rate Down

  Marion County Florida -- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement released the 2013 mid-year crime statistics for the state, showing that Florida has a...
Church and Liquor Store ocala, ocala, ocala news, op

Commissioners allow liquor store after residents said no

  Ocala, Florida -- County land regulations forbid retail liquor sales within 500 feet of a church, school, and public parks, unless, of course the...
ocala, ocala news, ocala post, op

Beware Of Ocala Electric Utility Scams

  Ocala, Florida -- Ocala Electric Utilities customers have recently been targeted with fraud calls. OPD has taken one report report ; where that...
Marion County Sheriff Rib Sale, ocala, ocala post, ocala news

Marion County Sheriff’s Office Rib Sale

  Marion County, Florida – The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Gigantic Rib Sale is happening. This annual fundraiser will feature 1,100 slabs of succulent pork...

Marion County Sheriff’s Swat Team Earns Top Honors

  Marion County, Florida -- On November 15, 2013 the 31st Annual SWAT Round-Up International competition comes to an end with the Marion County...
Gerod Rawls, ovala news, ocala, op, ocala post

Tydree Barrow and Gerod Rawls on the run

  Ocala, Florida -- Detective Jorge Fernandez and fellow detectives from the Ocala Police Department have been continuing to investigate the homicide of Samuel Washington,...
Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway, ocala, ocala post, op, ocala news, symphony healthcare

Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway For Two Families 2013

  Ocala, Florida -- The holidays can be a very stressful and financially difficult time for many families; the Ocala Post understands! That is why this...
Renita Rayner, ocala post, ocala, op, ocala news

Renita Rayner Arrested On Charges Unrelated To Ocala Bank Robbery

  Ocala, Florida – At approximately 11:00 a.m. on November 13, 2013 an Ocala Post staff member noticed a booking photo taken by the Hillsborough...
ocala news, ocalapost, michael tarver, ocala, op

Michael Tarver OK’d to practice dentistry again

  Ocala, Florida -- Despite more than a dozen complaints from parents and employees, former Polliwog owner Michael Tarver was approved by the Board of...
Howard Hill, Laquan Barrow, ocala, ocala post, ocala news, op

Howard Hill and Laquan Barrow in custody; suspected of murder involvement

  Ocala, Florida -- On September 13, 2013, Ocala Post broke the story about a trio of men terrorizing residents who lived in Silver Springs...
Churchill Dentistry Ocala, polliwog, ocala, ocala post

Polliwog Dental changes name to Churchill Dentistry

    Ocala, Florida -- As if Ocala residents would not notice, Polliwog Dental has changed its name; Polliwog is now Churchill Dentistry. Michael Tarver is not...
volusia county, ocala post, ocala news, op, ocala

Shots fired at Parkside Apartments

  Ocala, Florida -- Today, November 14, 2013, at approximately 2:36 a.m., OPD officers responded to calls of shots fired. The calls indicated that shots were...
ocala, ocala post, ocala news, op

Felecia Scott Parent Of The Year

  Ocala, Florida -- On November 11, 2013 Officer Rossi with the Ocala Police Department responded to the area of 1644 NW 4th Street in...
ocala, silver springs shores, ocala news, op

Howard Hill released from jail and on the loose

  Silver Springs Shores, Florida -- Residents in the Silver Springs Shores area should be aware that Howard Hill, one of three men arrested for...
ocala, ocala post, op, ocala news

Charles Messina Molested A 91 Year Old

  Ocala Florida -- An arrest was made by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on November 12, 2013, after a man allegedly molested a...
ocala, alarion bank, ocala news, ocala post, op

Alarion Bank Robbery Suspect Renita Rayner On The Run

  Ocala, Florida -- The hunt is on for a black female who robbed a bank just before 1:00 p.m. on November 12, 2013. It happened...

Black Friday Flyers 2013

  Attention holiday shoppers, there is an ad leak in isle four. Every year thousands of shoppers plan their "attack" for Black Friday shopping, some even...