This case is about being held accountable for your actions. What Dewie did was illegal. His actions violate FSS 828.24. The FWC guidelines set by the AVMA explicitly prohibit drowning as a means for euthanizing an animal. There were other options, including release in a safe area outside of the school.
Morally, of course, there will be disagreements, but many farmers do side with us, even and especially ones who are familiar with the often cruel nature of reality. Animals kill other animals, and make them suffer. Humans are supposed to be more intelligent than animals, therefore we should do our best to not only recognize suffering, but try to create as little suffering as possible for us and the living creatures around us. Death is a part of life, but we should never allow or facilitate a slow and tortuous death. Full Story »
Silver Springs (WTFF) – First they destroyed Wild Waters. Now Rick Scott and his bureaucrats are chipping away at Silver Springs Park, directly against the wishes and demands of Floridians. Full Story »
Ocala (WTFF) – A Florida woman is in jail after causing crash that killed a 60-year-old woman, according to the FHP. Full Story »
Ocala (WTFF) – A teacher at Forest High School reportedly drowned two raccoons and an opossum in a large bin while students were forced to watch and assist. Full Story »
Belleview (WTFF) – A neighborhood in Belleview was reportedly vandalized by unknown suspects on Sunday night.
Ocala (WTFF) – A Florida man accidentally shot three girls while showing them the difference between a real gun and a BB gun. Full Story »
Umatilla (WTFF) – A Florida man driving an unregistered car was arrested for several offenses. Full Story »
Ocala (WTFF) – A dispute taking place in the parking lot of a Walmart led to a domestic battery charge. Full Story »
Ocala (WTFF) – A Florida woman was arrested after breaking into a car so she could take a nap. Full Story »
Thanks to Viagra, The Villages is a goldmine of lemon parties. Thanks to alcoholism and Baby Boomer Americana culture, booze are plentiful. Thanks to the Morse family, this bubble exists in the middle of Florida.
The STD rate is actually pretty low in Lake, Sumter, and Marion counties, but The Villagers do like to get down and dirty. They can afford doctor visits though, putting their counties a little lower on the official Florida STD Rate List. A lot goes on behind closed doors though…
Don’t ask about the key parties.
The Villages is the world’s largest retirement community, spanning 3 counties in the middle of Florida. They drive golf carts everywhere, from Publix to the doctor to any place that sells alcohol. Happy hour goes on all day, every day. They line dance, twerk, party and get drunk every night on the three main squares and surrounding areas. “Key parties” are common. They are recognized as their own city by the residents, though it’s technically a census-designated place. Full Story »
Ocala (WTFF) – A Confederate statue in Marion County Veteran’s Memorial Park was spray-painted with graffiti. Full Story »
Reddick (WTFF) – It doesn’t get much more American than corn dogs and beer, unless you add a dash of assault. Full Story »
Fort McCoy (WTFF) – A man is facing attempted homicide charges after shooting his neighbor during an argument about their dogs, reportedly. Full Story »
Marion County (WTFF) – A man trying to back his boat into a lake ended up submerging his vehicle. Full Story »
(WTFF) – Put on extra pairs of socks before you step into your sandals this week, because Florida’s gonna get really f*cking cold and we’re all gonna die*. Full Story »
Michael Lee Britton, a 56-year-old Florida Man from Ocala, threw an Australian shepherd into oncoming traffic in 2016, according to The Miami Herald. He’s been in jail for more than a year, and will now serve two years probation.
The Ocala Star Banner reports that two vehicles hit the dog, “Yoshi,” causing internal injuries but no broken bones. Yoshi was able to run off after the incident.
Britton was living on the streets at the time. He told police that he saw an arrow in the dog’s side and he wanted to mercy kill the animal so it wouldn’t suffer anymore. An arrow wound was never found. Full Story »
Ocala (WTFF) – A man full of face tattoos was arrested after stealing a car.
Marion County deputies and their K-9 found the suspect in Ocala.
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BELLEVIEW, Fla. (AP) – Sounds of rapid machine gun and cannon fire cut though the Sunday morning quiet, sending members of a nearby Florida church diving for cover as they feared a repeat of the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas. Full Story »
MARION COUNTY, Fla. (CBS12) — A teen in central Florida is accused of impersonating a sheriff’s deputy by stealing his uniform and patrol car, all to impress his girlfriend.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested 18-year-old Isael Ibrain Lima.
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UPDATE: A local anonymous tip claims that the 2 dead bodies had bullet holes in them, though news source have not stated that.
WEIRSDALE — Two bodies were found Saturday morning inside a vehicle parked in a Dollar General parking lot. As of 11:30 a.m., the Marion County Sheriff’s Office was not providing identities of the deceased or any information about how they died. Full Story »
From the Marion County Sheriff’s Office FB page:
“CRACK MONEY”: MAN STUFFS OVER $1,000 IN RECTUM IN ATTEMPT TO HIDE IT FROM DEPUTIES
To quote everyone’s mom, “Don’t put that in your mouth, you don’t know where it’s been!!” Full Story »
MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A Marion County man attempted to sneak heroin into jail using his prosthetic leg, deputies said.
Deputies said William Conley, 53, was being booked into the Marion County Jail on Thursday when two deputies ordered him to remove his prosthetic leg so they could search it. Full Story »
The sun is shining, the weather is warm, and the summer of Florida Man continues unabated. Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested the driver of a little red Corvette in Ocala, Florida last weekend after he was reportedly seen driving at 100 mph on surface streets, but at least it was easy this time: The driver promptly told them he didn’t have a driver’s license, he had just taken Percocet and used cocaine, marijuana, and heroin, and he had fake tags on the car to boot. Full Story »
To everyone watching this video… the behavior is exactly what NOT to do if you see a wild bear out here in Florida.
Please don’t make eye contact with them, and for fuck’s sake… please don’t say “Hey buddy…” to invite them over, as tempting as that may be. While they probably won’t rip your face off (they might, and they could very easily), that kind of behavior trains them not to fear humans. Not everyone wants to that close to a bear, and the more comfortable they feel around us, the more they will get shot by freaked out newbies, or once in a while decide to eat somebody because they’re hungry. It happens, we all gotta eat…
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A woman is facing felony charges after deputies say she brought her 10-year-old child to an armed robbery in Marion County Friday night.
Deputies said 30-year-old Christina Gaud was the driver of the getaway vehicle while her accomplice, 33-year-old Rodney Snow, robbed the shop, according to a press release from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
When deputies responded to the shop at the intersection of State Road 200 and S.W. 80th Street, they saw a masked man run out of the store and into a waiting car.
The car fled a short distance before crashing at the 7900 block of S.W. 80th Street, deputies said.
Deputies said Snow ran toward a wooded area and shot himself when police surrounded him. Snow is in critical condition at a hospital, according to the release.
Deputies soon discovered that Gaud’s 10-year-old child was in the vehicle during the robbery and pursuit. The child was not injured, police said. It was not clear if Gaud was injured.
Gaud is facing charges of felony child neglect and principal to an armed robbery. The child is in the custody of the Department of Children and Families, police said.
Only the “Right Of Adults To Cannabis” amendment can secure your RIGHT to possess, cultivate, and use cannabis in a manner similar to your 2nd amendment right to “keep and bear arms” … think about that for a minute.
Whether you agree or disagree with Americans right to gun ownership, the strength of this protected right is clear and viewed my many as absolute. Floridians For Freedom believes adults right to whole plant cannabis should be comparable and hopes you agree. Full Story »
OCALA – A family from Estero had a frightening experience at Silver Springs, when they came across a group of rhesus monkeys.
At first, the monkeys were just hanging out, but after a few minutes they became upset and started growling, hissing, and chasing people.
Nobody was hurt, in fact, Susie Ramsey and her family thought it was funny when the monkeys became angry.
Monkey attacks can be dangerous though, they have very sharp fangs and are quite strong.
Never show your teeth to a monkey if you run across them in the wild, such an act is a sign of aggression. Just walk away and open your palms to show them you don’t have any food.
You can watch the entire original video above.
Stay safe out there, and no monkeying around!
Marion County Sheriff’s Office Deputies discovered Andrew Humpries, 18 walking around without clothes on. They believe he was a driver that left a scene of a nearby accident. Full Story »
Deputies responded to the 5700 block of Southeast 164th Avenue, Ocklawaha, following reports of child abuse.
The juvenile told deputies that Jimmie Driskell, 43, grabbed her by the hair and pulled her to the ground. She said Driskell then punched her in the head with a closed fist and kicked her in the face.
According to reports, Driskell also extinguished his cigarette on the girl’s head. Full Story »
OCALA – An 18-year-old Florida Man said he backed his Ford F-150 onto a Toyota Camry on Wednesday afternoon following a road rage incident in order to protect his girlfriend and an 11-month-old who was in the pickup truck, police said.
According to an arrest affidavit, Adalberto Aponte, 53, said he got into a verbal disturbance that ended when Zach Waring placed his pickup truck into reverse and backed up onto Aponte’s Camry.
Waring told police that Aponte had been driving recklessly since he appeared behind Waring’s truck. Waring said Aponte almost caused multiple crashes, and when he reached a red light at the intersection of Southwest 42nd Street and Southwest 27th Avenue, Aponte got out of his Camry, walked directly to Waring’s open driver’s window and “began to strike him in the face through the window multiple times,” police said.
The victim’s girlfriend yelled that there was a gun in the truck when Waring was unable to stop Aponte from punching him, a report states. There wasn’t a gun in the pickup truck, police said.
According to the report, Aponte said, “I’ll show you a real gun.” Full Story »
OCALA, Fla. – An Ocala man is accused of conspiring to bomb Target stores from New York to Florida in order to cheaply buy stocks.
Federal investigators said Mark Barnett, 48, offered someone $10,000 to put homemade bombs in the stores.
According to a criminal complaint, the unnamed family member received 10 homemade bombs, which were disguised in food packaging, last week and called a probation officer, who called law enforcement
Federal prosecutors said Barnett also provided the confidential source gloves, a mask and a license plate cover.
Investigators said the suspect thought the explosions would make Target stocks plummet, which would let him buy cheap shares that he would sell for a profit once the stock prices rebounded.
Investigators used the person whom Barnett asked to do the job to get more information about Barnett’s plans.
The confidential source used a recording device for the meeting on Tuesday.
Officials said the bombs Barnett built were capable of causing serious injury and property damage.
His neighbor, Patrick Pitter, said Barnett moved in about six months ago and appeared to be a nice, normal guy.
“I’m speechless, really,” Pitter said. “I’m shocked, to say the least.”
Barnett faces a decade in prison on charges of possession of a firearm affecting commerce by a previously convicted felon.
He was already on probation and wearing a court-ordered GPS monitor for a number of felony offenses, including kidnapping, multiple counts of sexual battery with a weapon or force and grand theft.