4-year-old molested by man as she was bathed

4-year-old molested by man as she was bathed

Jesse Holden Otero, 32, was arrested Tuesday after officials say he molested a 4-year-old girl. According to reports, the mother had dropped off her two children — her son, 2, and daughter, 4 — at Otero’s home so she could attend court. While at the home, Otero put the children in the bathtub. When the […]

Ocala Thriller 2019, vendors and dancers wanted

Ocala Thriller 2019, vendors and dancers wanted

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Thriller 2019, formally known as Thrill the World Ocala, is back for its ninth year this October which will take place on Saturday, October 12, from 5 p.m.- 10 p.m. on the Downtown Square. This is Ocala’s Biggest Fall Festival and you won’t want to miss it and is being sponsored […]

Woman tried to kill her kids, said husband “hexed” her

"The devil can't hurt you, he only hurts bad people. You have the light of Jesus in you and only Jesus can cure us."

Woman tried to kill her kids, said husband “hexed” her

Ocala — A Lake City woman says she attempted to kill her four children — ages 6 to 13 — because her husband “put a hex” on her. Ocala Fire Rescue Engine 7, Rescue 2, Tower 1, a safety officer and Battalion Chief 11 arrived to find a Pontiac minivan with severe front-end damage and […]

Drug dealer, several others arrested

Drug dealer, several others arrested

Citrus County Deputies Richardson and Garrison Thursday night conducted a traffic stop on a black trailblazer that had a headlight out. According to reports, when the vehicle came to a stop on Rosedale and Pershing Drive, the passenger Joseph Monti was found to have an active Citrus County warrant. Upon searching Monti, deputies discovered that […]

CHS student arrested, charged

CHS student arrested, charged

A Citrus High School student Tuesday was charged with Disrupting School Functions after he said he had a gun on school grounds. The charges are a misdemeanor. According to reports, the boy yelled out that he had a gun earlier in the morning. Two students then reported the boy. The boy admitted that he made […]

Gulf waters, additional recreational red snapper fishing days

Gulf waters, additional recreational red snapper fishing days

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced six additional recreational red snapper fishing days for Gulf waters. The season for private recreational anglers and state for-hire operations will be open on the following Saturdays and Sundays: October 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27. “Florida is the fishing […]

New law for handheld devices in school and construction zones

As of Tuesday, October 1, using your phone is a school or construction zone is illegal. Texting and driving are already illegal in Florida. That law went in to affect earlier this year. As for construction and school zones, Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Kim Montes said, “Law enforcement agencies across the state won’t start issuing […]

Rumor control: no active shooter at Marion school

Rumor control: no active shooter at Marion school

  A woman who was shopping at the Marion Oaks Winn-Dixie Monday started a rumor by telling customers that Howard Middle School had an active shooter situation and that, the school was being swarmed by police. After receiving an email stating this fact, Ocala Post immediately reached out to the Ocala Police Department. OPD Public […]

Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrested, fired

Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrested, fired

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 woman, 21, who he had previously been romantically involved with. In an email to Ocala […]