CCSO: Suspected car burglars on the run

CCSO: Suspected car burglars on the run

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help with catching two car burglars. The CCSO said a black male and a black female are suspected of breaking into several vehicles throughout Citrus County. Additionally, the CCSO believes that the duo might be traveling throughout the state of Florida with the intention of committing these […]

2018 Crystal River scallop festival

2018 Crystal River scallop festival

Celebrate summer at Crystal River’s scallop festival. The festival will feature live music, bounce houses, karaoke, beer, arts and crafts, a variety of foods, a scallop cook-off, Battle of the Bands, contests, inflatable slide with water slide, seafood, pony rides, and so much more! Location: Kings Bay Park, 268 NW 3rd St, Crystal River, FL […]

Target masturbator said he was only adjusting himself

Target masturbator said he was only adjusting himself

The Target masturbator who was arrested on July 4, was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to six months in jail. According to Ocala police, Bryan L. Swaim, 51, entered the Target, located at 2000 Southwest College Road, last Wednesday and was followed by loss prevention personnel because he was acting suspiciously. A loss prevention officer told […]

Red snapper season closes soon

Red snapper season closes soon

Recreational red snapper season closes soon in Gulf state and federal waters. Red snapper season for recreational anglers fishing from private vessels and for charter captains who do not have a federal reef fish permit is open through July 20 and closes July 21. For-hire operations with federal reef fish permits are open through July […]

Mosquito-borne illness advisory for Marion County

Mosquito-borne illness advisory for Marion County

Marion County remains under a mosquito-borne illness advisory due to eastern equine encephalitis activity. Since Ocala Post last reported on EEE, three more animal deaths have been reported in Marion County; bringing the total to 10 since February — eight horses and two emus. In a press release, Florida Department of Health Public Information Officer […]

Subscribers threaten to dump Netflix

Subscribers threaten to dump Netflix

Millions of subscribers have threatened to abandon Netflix after the movie streaming giant announced Monday that the company had signed a television deal with Barack and Michelle Obama. Netflix boasts more than 120 million subscribers. Barack and Michelle have opened their own production company, Higher Ground Productions. Their content will allegedly feature scripted and unscripted […]

Lake Weir High School teacher arrested, had sex with student

Lake Weir High School teacher arrested, had sex with student

A Lake Weir High School teacher was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship with a teenage girl. Jason Michael Tarlton, 30, an English literature teacher at the school, was having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. The teen told detectives that she was in love with Tarlton and that she […]

Red tide detected in Southwest Florida

Red tide detected in Southwest Florida

A bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed along Lee and Charlotte counties in Southwest Florida over the past week. In Southwest Florida, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations in one sample collected from Manatee County, background to low concentrations in fourteen samples collected from Sarasota County, background to medium […]

Man batters girlfriend for working late

Man batters girlfriend for working late

On December 6, Ocala police responded to Berkeley Pointe Apartments in reference to an assault. When police arrived, they saw a woman, later identified as the victim, standing outside with blood on her shirt. The victim had blood coming from her face, mouth, and neck. The victim told police that during an argument, her boyfriend, […]

High School student arrested, charged with felony

High School student arrested, charged with felony

Ocala, Florida — A West Port High School student was arrested Wednesday and charged with Possession of a Weapon on School Grounds. Robert MacMillan, the school Dean, notified the school resource officer that he had received a call about a Snapchat video which showed student Kayla Agee with a taser. Agee had captioned the video, […]