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      , Ocala, Florida -- On Friday, May 20, 2016, the State Attorney’s Office for the Fifth Judicial District indicted Sheriff Chris Blair for two counts of Perjury in an official proceeding and one count of Official Misconduct. On June 2, 2016,...
    // On Saturday, Marion County interim Sheriff Emery Gainey suspended two MCSO Majors. According to a press release, Major Don Maines, who is over the Bureau of Professional Standards, and Major Tommy Bibb, who is over the Bureau of...
    OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE - On Friday, May 20, 2016, the State Attorney’s Office for the Fifth Judicial District indicted Sheriff Chris Blair for two counts of Perjury in an official proceeding and one count of Official Misconduct. At 2:51 p.m....
    // Ocala, Florida -- The State Attorney's Office has completed an extensive investigation into cases involving former Marion County sheriff's deputy Eduardo Bustamante. The investigation involved multiple use-of-force complaints and falsified arrest reports. In one of the alleged use-of-force...
      Ocala, Florida -- A federal grand jury has indicted former Marion County Sheriff's deputy, Jesse Alan Terrell, 33, who is accused of beating Derrick Price, 44, during an arrest that took place in 2014 in Marion Oaks. Terrell is the...
    // Ocala, Florida -- A Marion County Sheriff's Office supervisor was demoted and suspended after an internal affairs investigation revealed that he made false statements to the Commander of the Marion County Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team...
    // Ocala, Florida -- The Marion County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that K-9 Unit Interdiction Commander, Sergeant Jeremie Nix, was suspended with pay from MCSO. Public Information Officer Lieutenant Ryan Robbins wrote, "At this time no other information can be...
    // Ocala, Florida -- Former Marion County Sheriff's Deputy and SWAT Team member Cody Hoppel, 31, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday for the beating of a Marion Oaks man. Then, Hoppel dropped a bombshell and also pleaded...
    // to CO Foiles. Foiles then relayed that information to investigators.] Ocala, Florida—A Marion County Sheriff's Office corrections officer, who resigned on September 22 amid an internal affairs investigation, was arrested after she turned herself in on Tuesday. Ocala...
    // Marion County, Florida --  The Marion County Sheriff's Office has suspended two deputies following allegations of misconduct. According to a MSCO press release, on Wednesday, October 21st, Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair suspended MCSO deputies Joseph Tussey and...
    // Marion County was recently vetted as a potential site for a sunscreen (suntan lotion) manufacturing plant. The company would have brought more than 200 high paying jobs to the area. The initial plan was to renovate and revitalize some...
    // Ocala, Florida -- Mayor Kent Guinn was re-elected Tuesday night, making this his third term as Ocala mayor. According to records, Guinn received nearly 65 percent of the votes, beating his opponent, William Gilchrist. Councilman John McLeod, who was...
    // Millis, Massachusetts -- A Millis, MA, police officer who sparked a massive manhunt for a suspect who fired shots at him has been terminated, after it was discovered that the officer lied about the entire incident. Officers from other...
    // Ocala, Florida -- Ocala Post is currently investing city councilman John M. McLeod, after receiving information that suggests he failed to list all real property on his Statement of Financial Interests’ forms. The disclosure of all real property as an...
    // Waldo -- Despite five officers coming forward, hundreds of complaints from citizens, warnings from the American Automobile Association (AAA), and a book that ousted the Waldo Police Department; former Waldo Police Chief Mike Szabo has been cleared...
    // Dear Neighbor, In September when a group of Okaloosa County elected officials met with over 200 citizens in an “Accountability Okaloosa” town hall meeting, one of the topics on many minds was tightening financial controls and improving fiscal...
    // Marion County -- It has been nearly one month since a mobile home fire claimed the life of 9-year-old James Atkinson Jr., and questions still remain over the response times of firefighters to the emergency. The closest fire...
    The closing of several Walmart stores has left nearly 2,000 employees jobless and looking for answers, while some say they believe it is military-related. On April 13, 2015, several Walmart stores suddenly closed. A sign was taped to the door of...
    //   Ocala, Florida -- Despite his best efforts, Mayor Kent Guinn's veto on the Trinity Lane project was overturned by the City Council Tuesday. Councilman Jim Hilty, who has been against the project from the beginning, also held...
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- A major fire is raging after police in Pennsylvania conducted a traffic stop on a man who claimed to be a Philadelphia firefighter. Philadelphia Police Department Officer Holloway conducted a traffic stop on Tony Soto's vehicle for...