Ocala Man Dead After Fatal Motorcyle Accident

Pedestrian killed trying to cross interstate 75 in ocala
July 25, 2017

OCALA, Fla. – An Ocala man was pronounced dead late Monday night after crashing his 2008 Harley Sportster according to Florida Highway Patrol reports. Troopers stated that 53-year-old Mark Hanson was traveling westbound on his motorcycle just before midnight on Monday twenty miles east of Ocala on State Road 40 when for an unknown reason, the rear brakes locked up causing Hanson’s bike to lay on its side. During the incident,…


Marion County Man Wanted For Vandalization

July 21, 2017

Marion County, Fla.- On July 20, an unnamed individual was caught vandalizing vacuum cleaners at Splash N Dash Car Wash in Marion County. Deputies believe that he was looking for valuable material that others may have vacuumed out of their car. The individual is seen taking trash from the vacuums and driving away. If you have any information on the identity or the location of the individual, contact Marion County Sheriff’s…


Famous “Round House” at Gator Joe’s Available to Rent

View from "Round House" balcony overlooking Gator Joe's Beach on Lake Weir. Photo Credit: Gator Joe's via Facebook.
July 18, 2017

OCKLAWAHA, Fla.  – If you have been looking for the perfect Florida home you are in luck. The famous “Round House” known to mesmerize beach-goers and customers as they sip cold drinks at Gator Joe’s in Ocklawaha, is now available for rent. The two-story home which got its name due to its unique shape was posted for rent on the Gator Joe’s Facebook fan page Monday afternoon along with numerous pictures giving…


Semi-Truck Catches Fire on Interstate 75

A semi-truck caught fire while traveling northbound on I-75 just north of Exit 358 in Ocala Friday afternoon.
July 1, 2017

OCALA, Fla. – Florida Highway Patrol troopers were forced to shut down a portion of Interstate 75 after a semi-truck burst into flames just north of County Road 326 according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.     Troopers stated that all northbound lanes and southbound lanes of the area were shut down while firefighters with the Marion County Fire Rescue fought to extinguish the flames that erupted from the truck around…


Marion County Man Arrested For Attempted Premeditated Murder

June 29, 2017

Marion County, Fla.- On June 28, 28-year-old, Angel Daniel Blanco was arrested and charged with attempted premeditated murder. Blanco shot 68-year old, Ronald Lee Rowdy inside his home in Marion Oaks. Deputies report that a witness, who was inside the home, saw Blanco escape in a red Hyundai Elantra. Deputies found the car at SW College Road and Blanco was taken into custody.   Rowley was immediately sent to the hospital. Rowley is currently in…


Deputies Search for Missing Silver Springs Woman

June 17, 2017

Silver Springs, Fla. – Marion County Deputies are searching for a missing woman who was last seen when she left her home on Northeast 60th Court in Silver Springs. Family members reported 25-year-old Destiny Hope Ormiston missing on Thursday stating that they had not seen her since June 10 around 10:00 pm. The family also told deputies that Ormiston suffered from a “diminished mental capacity” and was in need of medication….


I-75 Lanes Reopen After Semi Trailer Overturns

June 8, 2017

OCALA, Fla. – Southbound lanes of I-75 reopened after a semi-trailer loaded with construction equipment overturned just south of CR-318 in Ocala according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. Troopers say 43-year-old Damon Rollins was driving a 2013 Freightliner Semi Truck carrying construction equipment headed southbound on I-75 Thursday morning when he veered off of the road striking several small trees. The report stated that Rollins attempted to get back…


Possible Drunk Driver Crashes Into Summerfield Convenience Store

April 8, 2017

SUMMERFIELD – A convenience store located at 14501 South US Highway 301 in Summerfield will be closed while the owners repair the damaged caused after a 24-year-old woman ran her car into the building. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Erica Jean Shaw was traveling eastbound on CR-475A (Charity Road) approaching the stop sign at US 301 just after 2:00 am Saturday morning when she failed to stop at the stop sign…


Marion County School Bus Forces Car Into Ditch

school bus
April 4, 2017

OCALA – A Marion County school bus driver was cited early Tuesday morning after Troopers say the driver forced another vehicle into a ditch. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, 51-year-old bus driver Wendy Taylor was traveling northbound on SE 55th Avenue toward SE 28th Street. After stopping at the stop sign, Taylor continued to turn left onto SE 28th Street directly into the path of a 2014 Toyota Corolla…