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    Marion County — The Florida Department of Health in Marion County stated Thursday that a raccoon in the Sparr/Anthony area tested positive for rabies. The raccoon was tested for the rabies virus after an interaction with a domestic animal...
    School Superintendent Heidi Maier says that the Forest High School agriculture teacher, Dewie Brewton, who enlisted students to help him drown two nuisance raccoons and an opossum, should be fired. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is still investigating the...
    Law enforcement officials are investigating a Forest High School teacher, Dewie Brewton, who allegedly drown two raccoons and an opossum in an agriculture class. The incident was made public after a student showed his mother a video of the animals...
    Summerfield, Florida -- The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a mobile home fire Monday that left four adults without a home. The American Red Cross has since stepped in to help. Marion County Fire Rescue (MCFR) was dispatched to the 17000...
      Following a four-month-long investigation, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), along with the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office announced charges against three fishermen in connection with a video of a shark being dragged behind a boat at...
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today approved a new Critical Wildlife Area in Volusia County. The small island, known as Port Orange Colony and now approved as a CWA, shelters hundreds of brown pelicans during nesting season....
    Anthony, Florida -- A 68-year-old Anthony man was arrested for cutting the tails off of five kittens. James Steele Reid committed the heinous crime in September but was not arrested until Monday, November 27. Reid, who volunteers at a family farm,...
    An Ocala resident noticed two bald eagles mating in her backyard Friday and was able to capture a photo without disturbing them. "This is the most American thing I've seen today," Fran Robins told Ocala Post. Robins, who lives in the...
    Marion County Officials said they removed 56 dogs from a home, located at 931 Northeast 12th Avenue. Ocala Police said that a three-year-old child had been living in the urine and feces-filled residence. On October 5, OPD received a call in...
    Official Press Release -- Ocala, Florida -- The Florida Department of Health in Marion County has issued a rabies alert for Northwest Ocala/Marion County. This is in response to a bite from an infected cat on July 31. This rabies...
    FWC - Today, spiny lobster regular recreational and commercial season begins. The two-day sports season last week successfully wrapped up, and lobster lovers everywhere are now getting ready for the regular recreational and commercial season, which starts Aug. 6 and...
    An Ocala woman was arrested after she snatched a dog from its owner and fled the area. Police say, Colby Parsons, the brother of Tara Mae Swindle, A.K.A Tara Parsons, died and the family could not afford to pay for...
    Now we know where the "Karate Kid" got his moves from. Nothing to see here, move along!! Watch this bird protect her babies from an an alligator. VIDEO CREDIT : Greg Shine, Eagle Marsh Golf Course, Jensen Beach.
    The Marion County Animal Center and the Neuter Commuter will be closing for quarterly cleaning, training, and maintenance. They will close on April 26, and reopen on April 29. The Neuter Commuter will re-open on May 4. While closed, anyone looking...
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has confirmed that search efforts are underway for a missing suphan cobra in the vicinity of the 900 block of Northeast 9th Street, Ocala. According to a FWC press release, residents in the...
    Ocala resident Kimberly Parker will appear on Judge Judy today to duke it out with another resident, Sarah Albers. Parker says anyone who has purchased a puppy from Albers might be interested in watching the show. It is scheduled to air today...
    UPDATE - Nov. 30, 1:36 a.m. The dog was located and is currently being treated at UF Pet Emergency Treatment Services in Ocala. Ocala Post spoke with UF, however, citing confidentiality laws they refused to provide any information about the dog's condition. UPDATE - Nov. 30,...
    A Volusia County Sheriff’s Office K-9 was fatally shot Tuesday evening while chasing down an armed suspect who had fled and fired at deputies in Deltona. K-9 Forrest was rushed to DeLand Animal Hospital following the shooting. He passed away shortly...
    An internal investigation into the heat-related death of Alachua County Sheriff's Office K9 Robbie, at the home of his handler, Deputy Sheriff Tommy Willcox, is now complete. K-9 Robbie, a Belgian Malinois, was discovered in the back seat of Deputy...
    Marion County -- A woman snapped pictures of a mother bear and her cubs as they played right outside her door. Charlene D. said that she was inside her home when she heard loud noises outside. "At first I thought it was an...