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DeLand PD Investigating Shooting Of 15-Year-Old Boy


DeLand, FL – The DeLand Police Department is investigating after a 15-year-old was shot over the weekend. It happened Saturday night at a home on Sherwood Drive, according to a DeLand PD web report. Detectives tell us the boy ended up in the hospital and his injuries aren’t life-threatening. Officers think the boy may have been shot accidentally. No other ... Read More »

AAA Projects Big Travel Numbers This Thanksgiving


Daytona Beach, FL – Expect the highways and airports to be packed as we get closer to Turkey Day. This year’s AAA forecast calls for the most Thanksgiving travelers in 13 years, with 54.3 million Americans going at least 50 miles or more away from home. At least 2.8 million of those will be Floridians, according to AAA spokesperson Matt ... Read More »

Fried Poised To Become Only Democrat In Florida Cabinet


Tallahassee, FL – Former medical-marijuana lobbyist Nikki Fried is on the verge of being the only Florida Democrat to capture a statewide win, gaining votes over Republican state Rep. Matt Caldwell in the race for agriculture commissioner after a manual recount was completed Sunday. The manual recount also had no effect on the outcome of three razor-thin legislative races, in ... Read More »

Florida Governor Rick Scott Wins Bill Nelson’s Senate Seat


Tallahassee, FL – With a victory margin of a little more than a tenth of a percentage point out of 8.2 million votes cast, Florida Governor Rick Scott has won election to the U.S. Senate, ending the four-decade political career of Bill Nelson. In the final vote tallies sent to the state Division of Elections on Sunday, Scott, a two-term ... Read More »

ERAU Professor & His Father Killed In Arizona Plane Crash


Heber-Overgaard, AZ – An Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University professor and his son were killed over the weekend in a plane crash at a fly-in community in Arizona. ERAU President P. Barry Butler confirmed the passing of Randall J. Lynch – a retired United States Navy Captain – and his father, Jay A. Lynch, late this morning (November 18th). “Randy was a ... Read More »

“Santa’s Helpers� Arrest 4 In Tanger Outlets Theft Ring


Daytona Beach, FL – The Daytona Beach Police Department says a pair of their officers stopped a “major theft ring” moments after helping Santa Claus and his wife get to a local mall for a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony. Four people – including a 16-year-old – are facing a slew of charges following the Saturday night (November 17th) incident at Tanger ... Read More »