Monthly Archives: August 2022

Rescued beagles will be up for adoption soon

  Marion County — Following a criminal search warrant executed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Envigo RMS.LLC, a breeding facility in Cumberland, Virginia was forced to surrender 4,000 beagles. The beagles were surrendered to the Humane Society of the … Continue reading

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Residents say getting through to My Access Florida is just as bad as filing for unemployment

Florida — Have you tried to call My Access Florida through DCF and waited hours on hold just for someone to answer and hang up on you? Well, you are not alone. Those applying for food assistance say it has … Continue reading

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Apartment fire leaves two pets dead, four others rescued

Ocala, Florida – On Monday, Aug. 15, at approximately 9:23 a.m. Ocala Fire Rescue responded to a residential structure fire at NE 14th Street and NE 17th Avenue after a passerby reported smoke in the area. Upon arrival, units found … Continue reading

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It’s time to apply for FWC’s School Fishing Club Program

Florida — Back-to-school season is underway and Florida parents, teachers, and school staff can apply for funding to support school fishing clubs for students. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) 2022-23 School Fishing Club Program, previously named the … Continue reading

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Local business comes to the rescue after a preschool was burglarized

Ocala, Florida — Just before teachers returned to school, a preschool was burglarized and robbed of the essential tools teachers need to do their jobs. On Sunday, August 7, at approximately 2 a.m, an unknown man entered Happy Hearts Preschool, … Continue reading

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Major accident involving semi on 484 east of Hwy 200

Ocala — The Florida Highway Patrol is urging drivers to avoid the area of HWY 484 just east of SW HWY 200. FHP is currently investigating an accident involving a tractor-trailer and a 4-door sedan. Due to lane closures, traffic … Continue reading

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Florida woman had relations with pet dogs, recorded it

Fort McCoy, Florida — A Marion County woman, identified as Carin T. Buford, 58,  was arrested after investigators were notified that during visitation with an inmate she had shown a video of herself committing sexual acts with multiple dogs. After … Continue reading

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Visitation program brings assistance, comfort to veterans at Cape Coral Hospital

More than 10 volunteers make daily bedside visits to 30-plus veterans at Cape Coral Hospital each week through the Lee Health program Source: Cape Coral Visitation program brings assistance, comfort to veterans at Cape Coral Hospital

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School orientation list for Marion County

Marion County – Every school year offers new information about everything school-related. This information is often shared at school orientations, giving students and parents opportunities to become accustomed to their new or returning school before the school year starts. These … Continue reading

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