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  • LIVE:Two Trump Rallies 10/12/2016 Ocala, FL @ 12pm and Lakeland, FL @ 3pm ET.

    10/12/2016 2:32:20 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 519 replies
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Ocala, FL at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion. RSBN live coverage will begin at 12:00 PM ET. Watch the LIVE stream of the event below: Wednesday, October 12, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Lakeland, FL at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. Live coverage begins at 3:00 PM ET. Watch the LIVE stream of the event below:
  • Police investigating after shots fired near Confederate flag rally in Florida

    07/12/2015 11:43:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    OCALA, Fla. — Thousands of people rode in motorcycles and trucks to attend a rally and Pride Ride Sunday in Ocala to show support for the Confederate flag. The event was intended as a peaceful rally in support of the Confederate flag, but gunshots rang out nearby and now police are investigating. No one was hurt, but police said at least six shots were fired from an apartment complex near the Livestock Pavilion where the 17-mile ride started. Residents of the predominately African-American neighborhood dispute that the gunfire came from their complex. They said they were being harassed by the...
  • Marion County reinstates Confederate flag

    07/08/2015 12:54:49 PM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies ^ | July 8, 2015 | Erik Sandoval
    'We should honor our ancestors official saysOCALA, Fla. - Members of the Marion County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to reinstate the Confederate flag atop a county building.The flag was immediately raised once again over the Fallen Officers Memorial on Southeast 25th Street in Ocala.
  • 91 Year Old Ocala Woman Beaten

    06/22/2015 8:15:18 AM PDT · by happilymarriedmom · 46 replies
    Ocala Star Banner ^ | 6/20/2015 | Austin L Miller
    A 91-year-old Ocala woman was beaten by two suspects who broke into her residence early Saturday morning, according to the Ocala Police Department. Ocala police said it appears the burglars entered the elderly woman’s northeast Ocala home through a back window shortly before 6 a.m. and, when she heard noises, she called out to see who was inside. Authorities said the intruders confronted the homeowner and demanded cash from her. When she told them that she didn’t have any money, they beat her. Officials said the robbers then left the home, and it appears they left empty-handed. Officers found the...
  • Raccoon Rides Alligator in Photo From Florida's Ocala National Forest

    06/15/2015 10:07:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    UPI ^ | June 15, 2015 | Kate Stanton
    Richard Jones was exploring Ocala National Forest with his family when they captured a photo of a raccoon balancing on an alligator.A Florida man exploring Ocala National Forest has captured an unusual photo of what appears to be a raccoon riding an alligator. Richard Jones, of Palatka, told several local media outlets Sunday that he and his family were searching the Oaklawaha River for alligators, when his son accidentally startled a raccoon out of its hiding place. "It must have been asleep because it stumbled toward the water and hoped on top of the gator we were watching," Jones...
  • Another Corvette Thief Foiled by Inability to Drive Stick

    02/03/2014 12:07:35 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    Chevy Hardcore ^ | 1/31/14 | Jason Reiss
    used to be that learning how to drive a manual-transmission-equipped car was a rite of passage for all - either you had an uncle with an old car that taught you how to do it when you were 14, or you were lucky enough to have a parent that wasn’t afraid to row gears, and you went into the driving test feeling like a badass. Not so for this idiot – one Annas Abdel-Khaliq of Marion County, Florida. According to the report, Abdel-Khaliq attempted to steal a 2012 Corvette from Ocala Ford Motors in the Sunshine State, but didn’t get...
  • Car crash kills north Fla. tea party leader

    11/25/2013 9:32:24 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    TBO/The Tampa Tribune ^ | 11-24-2013 | TBO/The Tampa Tribune
    OCALA, Fla. (AP) — The president of a north Florida tea party group has been killed in a two-vehicle car crash in Marion County. The Florida Highway Patrol told the Ocala Star-Banner ( ) that 70-year-old Stephen Hunter of Sparr died in the Friday night crash. Hunter headed the Ocala Tea Party or Tea Party Solutions for the last several years. Friends say Hunter was a Vietnam veteran who later worked at defense contractor Lockheed Martin.
  • Drum of depleted uranium found at Florida airport

    07/25/2013 10:31:27 PM PDT · by informavoracious · 33 replies ^ | July 25, 2013 | Associated Press
    MIAMI — Part of the Opa-locka Executive Airport in South Florida had to be temporarily evacuated after a 55-gallon drum containing depleted uranium aircraft parts was found. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokesman Arnold Piedrahita Jr. reports that the unsealed drum was found Thursday near a dismantled plane at the airport. A hazmat team from Miami International Airport went to the site, but only minimal levels of radiation were detected. Officials initially cleared a 150-foot perimeter around the drum, but that circle was later reduced to 5 feet. Airport spokesman Marc Henderson said no flights were disrupted and the airport never closed.
  • Dopey thief who decided to rob gas station immediately after filling in a job application

    07/12/2013 8:36:28 AM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 07/12/2013 | Helen Collis
    A 33-year-old man allegedly robbed a petrol station having just left them details of his name and address. Dim-witted Anthony Thomas had moments earlier filled out an application form for a job at the station before dipping his hand into the til. The ill-thought-out robbery was caught on the gas station's CCTV. The footage clearly showed the thief taking wads of notes out of an open til drawer while the cashier attended to other business in the store.
  • Lawyers for donkey-sex suspect challenge law's constitutionality

    12/13/2012 6:42:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Gainesville Sun ^ | December 11, 2012 | Vishal Persaud
    OCALA - Lawyers representing a Marion County man accused of sexual activity with a miniature donkey have filed a motion asking a judge to declare the Florida statute banning sexual activities with animals unconstitutional. Carlos R. Romero, 32, declared last week that he wanted to take his case to trial. He is accused of sexual activities involving animals, a first-degree misdemeanor, after he allegedly was found in a compromising position in August with a female miniature donkey named Doodle. In the motion filed in Marion County court on Dec. 6, the assistant public defenders handling Romero's case — Joshua Wyatt,...
  • OPD offering gun buy-back program Saturday(FL)

    08/14/2012 9:09:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 14 August, 2012 | Staff
    The Ocala Police Department will host a gun buy back initiative from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday inside the police community room, 402 S. Pine Ave. OPD will accept all firearms; however, there will be a limit of only two gift cards per person, and gift cards will only be issued in exchange for functioning handguns. In other words, if you bring in any other weapon, it will be accepted, but you will not get a gift card.
  • White Middle-Schooler Beaten Unconscious by Group of Black Students

    01/23/2012 9:32:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 136 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2012 | John T. Bennett
    The story is shocking enough, even without bringing race into it: on the way to school in Ocala, FA, a thirteen-year-old girl was beaten unconscious and reportedly went into a seizure after being attacked on the school bus by a group of fellow students. The girl reportedly was riding the bus for the first time. Someone threw a shoe at her, and she threw it back, hitting a student. That's when the beating began. At least seven students surrounded the girl, punched her, held her head to the floor by her hair, and kicked her. The bus driver pulled the...
  • 6 arrested after Florida teen shot, his body burned in fire pit

    04/21/2011 5:56:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 122 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | April 21, 2011 6:32 a.m. EDT | From John Couwels
    Six people were arrested this week and accused of luring a 15-year-old boy to a Florida home, shooting him several times, burning his body in a fire pit and putting the remains into paint cans, authorities said. The killing occurred Sunday in the central Florida city of Ocala, according to a statement from the Marion County Sheriff's Office. Two females in the group allegedly lured the victim, Seath Jackson, to the home, and the group beat him with a wooden object. He was then shot several times with a .22-caliber gun, authorities said. As the wounded teen attempted to flee,...
  • No Busts Yet in Victoria's Secret Bra Thefts

    10/02/2010 11:26:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Star-Banner [Ocala, Fl] ^ | 10/2/10 | Austin L. Miller
    Monday it was tank tops. Thursday, brassieres were stolen. Forty brassieres, worth nearly $2,000, were stolen from Victoria's Secret in Paddock Mall on Thursday, according to police. On Monday, someone stole 101 tank tops worth nearly $1,800 from American Eagle Outfitters. An employee at Victoria's Secret told an officer she was assisting and observing customers Thursday when a man and woman asked for help. She said the woman stood in front of her holding a pink robe, while the man stood behind the woman holding a pair of yoga pants.

    01/17/2010 8:53:50 AM PST · by Alice in Wonderland · 3 replies · 559+ views
    Tea Party Solutions ^ | January, 2010 | Tea Party Solutions
    Monday, January 18th, 2010 2:00pm - 4:00pm In Celebration of Martin Luther King Day TEA PARTY SOLUTIONS, INC. IS HAVING A TEA PARTY! Join the millions of Americans that are speaking up and saying ‘NO MORE”. If you believe in the conservative values this country was founded on the rights Martin Luther King fought for, don’t miss this event. Our lineup of speakers and entertainment are include: “THE SIGNING AUCTIONEER” Dane Bailey Joining us from Ft. Wayne, In., In 2006, Dane was honored with an invitation to sing at the “Pageant of Peace,” an annual event held at the National...
  • Taylor, Bean & Whitaker shuts its doors

    08/05/2009 7:59:21 PM PDT · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 22 replies · 1,855+ views
    The Ocala Star Banner ^ | August 5, 2009 | Susan Latham Carr
    Taylor, Bean & Whitaker, the Ocala-based mortgage giant that was raided by the FBI this week, closed its doors Wednesday, leaving more than 1,000 employees suddenly out of work.Stunned workers filed out of the headquarters building off Northeast 14th Street on Wednesday afternoon, their arms laden with personal belongings, after learning their jobs had been terminated.When reached by telephone Wednesday afternoon, TBW Chairman Lee Farkas said, "We closed the business." Asked to elaborate, he replied, "I am just not going to go through this. I am very busy."The stunning closure of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker — one of the area's...
  • Tax Day Tea Party Photos, Ocala Florida

    04/15/2009 1:01:32 PM PDT · by Alice in Wonderland · 17 replies · 2,527+ views
    me | 4/15/09 | Alice in Wonderland
    Tax Day Tea Party in Ocala, Florida
  • Sign Outside Business Reads "From The Ghetto To The White House"

    11/11/2008 12:27:59 AM PST · by VeniVidiVici · 55 replies · 751+ views
    WFTV-Orlando ^ | 11/10/2008 | Staff
    OCALA, Fla. -- The owners of an Ocala business are accused of taking a racist swipe at president-elect Barack Obama. The NAACP of Florida calls the message on the company's marquee "horrific" and "insensitive." Last year, the same fence company and auto shop was accused of using its sign to ridicule people with disabilities. What they've posted now, some call free speech and others call an outrage. "That's like racist right there," one resident told Eyewitness News. "Why do they feel like they have the right to just put it out there. There's kids that come by here. There's...
  • Sarah In Ocala FL - Live Feed - Now

    11/01/2008 10:56:47 AM PDT · by curth · 42 replies · 1,709+ views
    MyFoxOrlando ^ | 11//01/2008 | Curth
    The live feed of Sarah Palin at West Port High School in Ocala, Florida is up and running. C'mon and watch and let Sarah get this place fired up!
  • Edwards' mistress raised in Ocala

    08/13/2008 8:48:44 PM PDT · by varina davis · 25 replies · 413+ views
    Ocala Star Banner ^ | August 13, 2008 | Fred Hiers/Ocala Star Banner
    Edwards' mistress raised in Ocala By Fred Hiers Star-Banner Published: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 6:30 a.m. Last Modified: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 4:49 p.m. OCALA - Before she was former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards' mistress, before she was Rielle Hunter, before she was the face splashed on national television networks, she was the teenage equestrienne Lisa Druck of Ocala. Chuck Olsen/The Associated Press At work: In this video still, Rielle Hunter films John Edwards after a rally in New Hampshire in 2006.In a story already spawning countless tabloid headlines, here's another - Hunter was familiar with controversy...