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    In a sworn affidavit, Richard Hopkins, an Erie, Pennsylvania, mail carrier stated he was instructed to collect late ballots, with the intent of Postmaster Rob Weisenbach to backdate the votes. Hopkins made the claims in a signed affidavit under the...
    Florida --This Florida corrections officer will never see the light of day. At approximately 9:18 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) arrested 41-year-old Kenneth Slanker of Inverness, Florida. Slanker was arrested after an initial investigation...
    Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods is being accused of instructing his jail employees to withhold vital health information from the families of inmates. This is a topic in which Ocala Post has received dozens of emails from both family members...
    UPDATE: On July 2, 2020, at approximately 8 a.m., less than 24 hours after this article was published, Judge Anthony Tatti signed an Order Releasing Defendant on His Own Recognizance with Conditions of Release. Gainesville Attorney Adam Stout said that...
    Read the update to this story here. As Florida slowly reopens, the Florida government and White House officials allegedly secretly hijacked Florida's COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard and forcibly removed Rebekah Jones, the woman who designed and oversaw the project. When the...
          Video courtesy of Ricky Giannetti via Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine   Michigan -- In what many are calling a historic event, thousands protest in Michigan Wednesday as tensions surrounding the state stay-at-home order mount. Healthcare workers, EMTs, off-duty police officers, some military...
    The Florida Department of Corrections officer who worked for Lowell Correctional Institute and left a female's face disfigured said she deserved it because she had verbally disrespected a captain. Due to his actions, former corrections officer Adrian Victor Matthew Puckett...
    A federal appeals court Wednesday ruled that felons cannot be kept from voting simply because they failed to pay fines, fees, and restitution resulting from their cases. This ruling has angered Republican sheriff's across Florida, as felons typically vote Democrat. Julie...
    Marion County -- A former corrections officer at the Lowell Correctional Institution turned himself in at the Marion County Jail Tuesday and was charged with two counts of Sexual Misconduct with an Inmate. Dustin Allen Johnson, 26, was fired from...
    The State is threatening to fire between 1,200 to 1,600 hundred teachers if they attend the "Take on Tallahassee" rally scheduled to take place on Monday, January 13, 2020. Currently, Florida has a massive shortage of teachers, with hundreds of...
    Marion Oaks residents have expressed great concern over the nearly 200 acre Dollar Tree distribution center, which would be built up against Marion Oaks on County Road 484. The Dollar Tree distribution center would be built on the land known...
    In a new report, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (Law Center) surveyed 187 urban and rural cities across the country and found that Ocala is one of seven cities that has "significantly increased" its ordinances for...
    A Lowell corrections officer, who is one of four officers being investigated for beating and paralyzing an inmate, has been arrested for child molestation. Keith Mitchell Turner, 34, was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of Lewd or Lascivious...
    A Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy, who was allegedly in the FTO program, was fired after he was arrested for domestic battery. Jaime Lopez, 22, was arrested Tuesday following reports that he, on several occasions, physically abused and threatened a...
    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detective Neil Kimball, 45, who pleaded not guilty to raping a child and guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse in Ventura County in 2017, was only sentenced to three years in prison on August 8. While...
    Lake County -- Inmates at the Lake Correctional Institution say they are in fear of their lives. Inmates say that a recent video, which was allegedly recorded from inside the correctional facility on a contraband phone, shows how they are...
    John Kirk, the sheriff of Martin County, Kentucky, has suspended law enforcement services until further notice. The temporary shutdown is due to the lack of funds required to pay employees. On Facebook, the sheriff wrote, "We have no one to blame...
    This letter was provided to Ocala Post by Marion County Court judge Robert Landt. I run a courtroom where the law rules supreme and everyone is treated with the fairness they are guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of...
    Marion County -- The Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating a May 15, two-vehicle crash caused by a Marion County sheriff's deputy. FHP said Deputy Joseph Soucey, 25, was "running code" (lights and sirens on) headed south on Southwest 140th avenue. Troopers...
    A Miami-Dade police officer, Raymond Rosario, 44, was suspended with pay after he was arrested for hitting his daughter on a school campus. The incident was caught on school surveillance video. Rosario arrived at Pinecrest Cove Preparatory Academy after a teacher...