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Mother arrested for taking 15-year-old daughter's cell phone

A mother who was disciplining her 15-year-old daughter by taking her phone away was arrested and charged with Larceny theft.<p>Later, the Ottawa County …

Divorce

Truck driver airlifted following crash

A truck driver was transported by ShandsCair helicopter to Ocala Regional Medical Center Wednesday after he rolled his semi and became trapped inside.<p>…

Marion County

RUMOR CONTROL: No reports of women being followed, abducted

Recently, Facebook posts from women claiming they were followed while shopping have been circulating the internet.<p>The Gainesville Police Department …

Headphones

Man with suspicious package at Meadowbrook Church detained, children safe

The Ocala Police Department responded to Meadowbrook Church Thursday morning in reference to a man in the parking lot, holding a package, making …

West Port High School student referenced guns, not a threat to others

<b>Ocala</b> — Parents were on edge Tuesday following a Skylert message about a potential threat at West Port High School.<p>Initially, school officials …

High School

OPD: Police officers will be out in full force

<b>Ocala</b> — Ocala Police Department police officers will be out in full force beginning September 11, to September 23.<p>Police will be focusing their …

Extremism

Best Mexican-style restaurant?

According to a survey by Harris Poll, Taco Bell has been voted the best Mexican-style restaurant.<p>You read right. Taco Bell, a fast food joint known …

Fast Food

Man stole ambulance so he could get home

A man had just been released from the hospital Sunday said he needed a way home, so he stole an ambulance.<p>According to a press release, Michael Paul, …

Grand Theft Auto

Social media threat involving another high school prompts investigation

School administrators and local law enforcement are investigating a social media threat involving West Port High School.<p>“At this time, the school is …

Social Media

Belleview woman's body was dismembered

On June 11, a hiker reported finding the torso of a female in the Ocala National Forest near Northeast 115th Avenue and State Road 40.<p>The Marion …

Crime

Third female inmate dies while in custody at the Marion County Jail

A 24-year-old Lorraine Gardner died Friday while in the custody of the Marion County Jail.<p>According to MCSO, jail employees “responded to the …

Marion County

School threat, two arrests made, teen smiled during interview with detectives

Additional security was in place Thursday morning after a teen made a threat on Snapchat Wednesday night to shoot up Citrus Springs Middle School.<p>The …

Crime

School bus driver ticketed

<b>Marion County</b> — On Thursday, A Marion County school bus driver was involved in a minor traffic crash with a garbage truck.<p>Florida Highway Patrol …

Marion County

Former owner of Polliwog, Churchill Dentistry, still in business

Parents in Marion County are not likely to forget the pain inflicted on children at the hands of pediatric dentists Michael and Rebecca Tarver.<p>Ocala …

Marion County

Mosquito-borne illness advisory for Marion County, no plans to spray after deaths reported

<b>Marion County</b> — Marion County remains under a mosquito-borne illness advisory due to eastern equine encephalitis activity.<p>In an August press release, …

Marion County

Ocala firefighter arrested

<b>Ocala, Florida</b> — A 19-year-old Ocala firefighter was arrested Sunday and charged with sexual assault.<p>The woman, also 19, who was heavily intoxicated, …

Marion County

No sauce, hold the roaches, pizza restaurant closed

Little Caesars Pizza restaurant in Belleview was shut down after health inspectors found several high priority violations that were never corrected …

Personal Hygiene

UBER driver shoots, kills jealous boyfriend of woman

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of 34-year-old Jason Boek, of Buchanan Drive in Winter Haven, who was shot and …

Crime

Drug house with drive-thru window raided, two arrested

Two drug dealers remain behind bars after their house was raided by the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST).<p>Agents executed a search warrant …

Crime

Baby miniature donkey stolen from yard

Mrs. Amyotte, a resident of Ocala, said that on August 25, under the darkness of night, someone stole their baby miniature donkey from her yard.<p>“The …

Miniature

Marion County’s upcoming Mobile Health Unit locations

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County’s Mobile Health Unit will be going to several new locations soon. The bus will provide …

Marion County

Gag grouper fall season opens in Gulf 4-county region

The Gulf of Mexico gag grouper recreational season in state waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, and Taylor counties will be open for harvest …

Fish

Op-ed: Do the rich get a pass?

The newest excuse coming from the media concerning elected officials caught red-handed and found guilty of crimes is that “everyone does it!” I was …

Florida

Op-ed: Judge fires back at State Attorney Brad King

<i>This letter was provided to Ocala Post by Marion County Court judge Robert Landt</i>.<p>I run a courtroom where the law rules supreme and everyone is …

Social media shows citizens favor Leedy over Zalak, facts you should know

Marion County residents asked for someone to listen and Republican Eddie Leedy, who is running against Carl Zalak for a seat on the county …

WARNING: Mosquito-borne illness advisory for Marion County, more deaths reported

Marion County remains under a mosquito-borne illness advisory due to eastern equine encephalitis activity.<p>Since Ocala Post last reported on EEE, …

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run

The Florida Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s help in finding the driver of a pickup truck that was involved in a hit-and-run crash …

ALERT: Several upcoming lane closures for Marion County

<b>Marion County</b> — Motorists traveling in Marion County will experience the following intermittent lane closures:<p>Aug 7: Southeast 165th Mulberry Lane at …

Six children rescued from filth

Five girls and a boy — ages 2 to 13 — were removed from a Silver Springs Shores home by the Department of Children and Families Tuesday after the …

Semi driver killed in I-75 crash

A semi driver was killed early Wednesday morning when overturned his truck and trailer.<p>The Florida Highway Patrol said the semi was traveling south …