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Sheriff Staly Terminates Contract With Inmate Health Care Provider


Sheriff Staly Speaking At Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Center Bunnell, FL – The Flagler County Sheriff has announced his organization will split ways with their inmate health care provider and implement some new changes at their jail. Almost two weeks ago (February 10th), 23-year-old Anthony Fennick, an inmate at Flagler County Jail, passed away after becoming brain dead following ... Read More »

Two Cats Dead In Edgewater Home Fire


(courtesy Edgewater Fire & Rescue’s Facebook page) Edgewater, FL – An Edgewater family is mourning the loss of two pets after they managed to escape their burning home late last night. Firefighters were called to the scene on the 2000 block of Jupiter Drive around 11:30 Thursday (February 21st). That’s just south of Indian River Boulevard/State Road 442 and west ... Read More »

Florida Moves Toward Allowing Medical Pot Smoke


Tallahassee, FL – Florida legislators are ready to vote on measures that would allow patients to smoke medical marijuana, boosting chances of approval before a mid-March deadline set by Gov. Ron DeSantis. The House and Senate moved closer to agreement on the issue, after the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday eliminated a proposal that would have restricted medical marijuana dispensaries ... Read More »

Florida Senate Plan Would Expand School Choice


Tallahassee, FL – Top Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled details of a forthcoming package that would bring significant changes to the education system, most notably through an expansion of school choice. The package would expand private school options for students, bolster security measures in schools, overhaul a program for teacher bonuses and expand community schools. Next week, the package — ... Read More »

VCSO: Man Charged In Rape Plot Had Child Porn


Lafe Best (courtesy Volusia County Jail) Ormond Beach, FL – A 37-year-old Ormond Beach man arrested earlier this month for plotting to rape a 3-year-old girl now faces more charges. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office says Lafe Best had at least 11 photos of young girls in sexual situations on his smartphone when he was taken into custody February 5th. ... Read More »