Parent’s letter triggers investigation into Forest High School trip home from cheerleading camp

Forest High School

A parent’s letter triggered an investigation at Forest High School in Ocala into a trip home from cheerleading camp. Forest High School’s Principal Brent Carson contacted the resource officer at the school, advising that he received a letter from an anonymous cheerleading parent, according to a Marion County Sheriff’s Office incident report. The letter highlighted […]

Ocala man arrested for driving while license suspended

Christopher La Londe

An Ocala man was arrested early Monday after he was caught driving while his license was suspended. A Marion County sheriff’s deputy was conducting a routine patrol in the area of the 5100 block of E. Silver Springs Boulevard when he ran the tag of a red Nissan car in the parking lot of the […]

Air conditioning unit stolen from Ocala church

Marion County Sheriff's Office

An air conditioning unit was reportedly stolen from an Ocala church Sunday afternoon. A Marion County sheriff’s deputy responded to Kendrick Deliverance Church located at 6767 NW 38th Avenue in reference to the theft of a window mounted air conditioning unit, according to an incident report. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the victim’s […]

Marion County Public Schools canceling outdoor activities during solar eclipse


Marion County Public Schools is canceling all outdoor activities between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21 for safety reasons related to the solar eclipse. The district will move those activities indoors, where students can safely view the solar eclipse on appropriate television channels and online websites.  The district is also sharing educational information and resources […]

Tip jar stolen after glass front door shattered at Ocala bakery

SunBless Jamaican Bakery

A tip jar was reportedly stolen Thursday morning after the glass front door was shattered at an Ocala bakery. A Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to SunBless Jamaican Bakery located at 9327 SE Maricamp Road in reference to a commercial burglary, according to an incident report. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the […]