A Marion County man was awakened by the sounds of thumping and banging at 4 in the morning outside his back porch on Tuesday. So he grabbed his .357-caliber Magnum to confront the intruder and protect his home. He shouted to the would-be burglar that he was armed and unafraid to fire. But the intr ... More >>
Several weeks, Channel 10's Bob Norman dropped a report showing that Broward County State Senator Maria Sachs' may not actually be living in a Fort Lauderdale residence -- which lies within her district -- but in a $1.5 million residence in Boca Raton, which would violate the state Constitution. Th ... More >>
Radio station 97.7 FM played Mexican music and advertised Hispanic businesses in the Marion County area. Only problem is that it was being run by two guys in a mobile home. And that makes it illegal. According to Marion County deputies, two men were illegally operating a radio station. Unfortuna ... More >>
On a bright and humid Saturday morning, a tanned woman approaches a Dunkin' Donuts counter, brandishes an iPhone, and informs the employees they're under "video surveillance." They'd forgotten her receipt the night before, she proclaims, so now she's returned for a free meal. And revenge. "You're ... More >>
A Marion County man pulled a Kramer on a Bellview car dealership over the weekend when he took one of their vehicles for a test drive, and never came back. Lloyd Edward Kraft, 76, went into the Prestige Auto located on 6041 SE Abshier Blvd., and asked to test drive a red 1997 Ford F-250 on Friday a ... More >>
It would seem that corporal punishment and Florida would go hand in hand because derpy-derp!And now, thanks to Marion County, they do! Last September, Carol Ely, incoming School Board member and former principal at Ocala's Shady Hill Elementary, came up with the fantastic idea of having kids who ac ... More >>
We're not sure why, but simple food has turned into a conduit for angels and demons to communicate with mere mortals. People have seen Jesus in cakes, sandwiches, potato salads, and other earthly delights. Jesus isn't the only spiritual being to appear in your meal -- there have been accounts of the ... More >>
Good news, Marion County kids! Paddling might be making a return to your school! Yay! Carol Ely, an incoming School Board member and former principal, wants to bring corporal punishment back to Marion County schools. And apparently she's going hard to the hoop to make it happen. A principal at Oca ... More >>
inquisitr.comThe Florida Supreme Court will decide whether this is your First Amendment right.The issue of whether it's the First Amendment right of Florida drivers to blast obnoxious music from their cars way louder than anyone needs to will be heard before the Florida Supreme Court.The court sc ... More >>
inquisitr.comUnless this system comes with a big bag of coke, this setup is your constitutional right in Florida.If you're in Florida blasting obnoxious music from your car way louder than you need to, well, that's your First Amendment right, according to a recent appellate court ruling.In Marion ... More >>
LAMBERTI: A real straight shooter.Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti was in Marion County earlier this week, singing the praises of his predecessor's decision to place countywide firefighting services under the auspices of the sheriff's office.Monday's two-hour session was the first time the panel heard ... More >>
FlickrAllen West addresses tea partiers at their July 2009 rally.Ha ha, just kidding about the tea party protest. Not likely these folks turn on one of their own "patriots," even if the recent revelations suggest that West has done exactly what he and his tea party allies have pilloried the gover ... More >>
How conservative is Larry Cretul, the new speaker of the Florida House? So conservative that he once coerced an abortion provider into committing a crime. It all started back in 1997, when Cretul was a commissioner in Marion County. An abortion doctor, Dr. James Scott Pendergraft, was threatening to ... More >>
Strange creatures haunt the Everglades. And that's just the humans.
Shoddy police work. A hyperbolic press corps. Overzealous prosecutors. All part of the ruined life of accused pedophile Tom Tornatore.