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Deputies smelled something was wrong, found cash in man's anus

During an early Saturday morning traffic stop, a deputy allegedly smelled marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle.<p>The driver, Pattreon Stokes, 26, …

Man arrested at elementary school, claimed he was student

<b>Ocala, Florida</b> — An Ocala man was arrested after he was caught trespassing on school grounds.<p>Ocala Police Department officers responded to the 2500 …

Woman agreed to anal and oral sex for purchase of antibiotics

Recently, the Ocala Police Department conducted a recorded undercover prostitution operation in a three block radius of South Pine Avenue, Ocala.<p>In …

Coffee recall: The best part of getting up, is Viagra in your cup...

Were you feeling a little stiff this morning? A coffee that is sure to “get men up” in the morning, is being recalled.<p>FDA laboratory analysis …

WARNING: Bank account alert, U Travel Guide deducting hundreds from accounts

<b>Ocala, Florida</b> — An Ocala man awoke Thursday morning to find his bank account had been targeted by thieves. He said he knew right away he had been …

I-75 accident kills band member, injures six others

<b>Micanopy, Florida</b> — The Florida Highway Patrol said one person was killed and six others injured Friday following a crash on Interstate 75 in …

Inmate killed at Marion Correctional Institution

A Marion Correctional Institution inmate was killed Monday after being involved in a fight with another inmate.<p>According to a source close to Ocala …

World Health Organization: Gonorrhea becoming impossible to treat

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a warning on Friday, which includes data from 77 countries that shows antibiotic resistance is making …

Public Health

FTC cracks down on colleges, DeVry University to pay more than $49 million

As part of its settlement with DeVry University, starting on July 5, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will mail 173,000 refund checks worth more …

Education

Authorities want to make another plant illegal

<b>Washington</b>– The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Tuesday announced its intention to place the active materials in the kratom tree into Schedule …

Health

Marion officials planning temporary ban on medical marijuana

<b>Marion County</b> — On November 8, 2016, millions of Floridians exercised their right to vote to ensure that the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization …

Cannabis

Commissioners: Don't panic over 180-day moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries

After many, many residents expressed their concerns to the Marion County Board of County Commissioners about the moratorium on medical marijuana, …

Cannabis

Bills would decriminalize marijuana in Florida

<b>Florida</b> — Under the new bills, marijuana could soon be decriminalized in Florida.<p>Two Florida lawmakers said they want a total overhaul of Florida’s …

Florida

Woman buried in backyard, identified

<b>Deltona, Florida</b> — A woman who was buried in the back yard of her Volusia County residence has been positively identified as 75-year-old Gail …

Crime

Alligator-VS-Bird: Sandhill crane protects her family from alligator

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. …

Birds

Child alerts police when mother was attacked by boyfriend

<b>Ocala</b> – A child alerted Ocala police to a residence Tuesday after the child’s mother was attacked by her boyfriend.<p>Police said that after receiving …

Crime

Woman breaks off engagement, gets gun in her face

<b>Ocala</b> — A 57-year-old man remained behind bars Thursday after he was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly …

Crime

Cops could not tell the difference between Krispy Kreme glaze and meth

<b>Orlando, Florida</b> — Two Orlando police officers arrested a man for eating a Krispy Kreme doughnut in his car.<p>On December 11, 2015, Daniel Rushing, 64, …

Crime

Chief of police was previously investigated for sex scandal, mayor stands by Graham

<b>Ocala, Florida</b> — During a press conference Monday, Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn displayed favoritism toward Ocala Police Chief Kenneth Gregory Graham, who …

Policing

Ocala police chief placed on paid leave

<b>Ocala, Florida</b> — In a 4-1 vote, the Ocala City Council Friday accepted Ocala Police Chief Kenneth Gregory Graham’s request to be placed on paid …

Policing

MCSO sergeant resigns following child erotica allegations

<b>Ocala, Florida</b> — A veteran Marion County sheriff’s deputy has resigned following the announcement of an internal affairs investigation.<p>On October 10, …

Florida deputy befriended victim, then tried to kill her

A Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested Monday on numerous felony charges.<p>Deputy Frankie Eugene Bybee, 46, is accused of befriending …

Crime

Deputy found not guilty in 2014 beating case

Former Marion County Sheriff’s deputy Jesse Alan Terrell, was found not guilty Wednesday afternoon. He was facing felony battery charges.<p>Terrell, 33, …

Crime

Deputy fired, sent photo of his penis while in uniform

A Marion County Sheriff’s deputy is out of a job after he “spent time” with a woman while on duty.<p>An internal affairs investigation showed that Cpl. …

Policing

Corrections officer resigned amid internal affairs investigation, violated agency directives

<b>Ocala, Florida</b> — An internal affairs investigation found that A Marion County Jail corrections officer violated two Marion County Sheriff’s Office …

Policing

MCSO deputy breaks three laws in less than 10 seconds

On April 28, 2017, a dash cam captured video of a Marion County sheriff’s deputy breaking three laws in less than 10 seconds.<p>The deputy in the video …

Policing

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings running for mayor, accused of using his race for political gain

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings announced Friday that he will run for Mayor.<p>Many Orlando residents are not happy about the announcement .<p>“The …

Orange County

Corrupt deputy arrested for second time

A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested Saturday after he beat a handcuffed teenager who was sitting in the back of his patrol car.<p>Deputy …

Crime

Letter to the Editor: MCSO caused me to lose my career, insurance, and livelihood.

My name is Michael Sands and I’m an eight-year Marine Corps veteran, which includes a tour in Kuwait, as well as a veteran of the Marion County …

Mayo Clinic

Victim beaten, nearly strangled to death in backyard for refusing sex, suspect in U.S. illegally

<b>Ocala, Florida</b> — A Good Samaritan saved a woman from being strangled to death after she refused to have sex with her ex-boyfriend.<p>The Marion County …

Crime