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FHP: Man Hit & Killed By Two Vehicles In DeLand


DeLand, FL – The investigation continues this morning into the death of a man after he was struck by two vehicles in southwest DeLand. It happened around 6:40 p.m. Thursday (January 17th) on Woodland Boulevard near Deerfoot Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The accident report says that man was trying to cross Woodland when he was struck by ... Read More »

East-West Shrine Practice: Thursday Notes


Today was more of a walkthrough with mostly seven on seven and some special teams drills, but below are some observations from Thursday’s East-West Shrine practices. EAST PRACTICE The MVP for the East team today was Virginia cornerback Tim Harris. Harris registered two pass break ups on an out and a comeback route early in practice and capped it off ... Read More »

FDLE Arrests Former Public Defender Employee On Grand Theft


Orlando, FL – Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrest a public defender employee following grand theft charges. 61-year-old Cindy Jane Nigh served as a witness coordinator in the Public Defender’s Office, 7th Judicial Circuit. After agents in the Brevard Field Office launched an investigation after an employee conducted a review of expenditures and found that Nigh had ... Read More »

Port Orange Man Found Guilty Of Sexual Battery


Daytona Beach, FL –Â A jury took a bit more than two hours to come back with a guilty verdict for a man who worked for the Salvation Army to help people but instead coerced a woman to perform oral sex. Gerard Pepin was a clincial supervisor and counselor in 2011 when the incident took place. The victim, 24 at ... Read More »

FWC: Volusia County To Get New Manatee Protection Signs


Volusia County, FL –Â Work will soon be underway to replace and repair waterway markers for state manatee protection zones. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced that they plan on improving signs that mark state mandated manatee protection zones and restricted boating areas. FWC calls the work “routine” maintenance as they replace the degraded waterway signs in the ... Read More »

The Able Trust Awards Career Source Flagler/Volusia $65k Grant


Daytona Beach, FL –Â A local business is awarded $65,000 for its program that trains persons with disabilities for work in retail. Career Source Flagler/Volusia was given that grant by the Able Trust, an organization that helps provide Floridians with disabilities opportunities for employement, after announcing their new Succeeding Through Achieving Retail Skills Program, or STARS. The STARS program, in ... Read More »

Man Charged In Hit-And-Run Involving Child


Deltona, FL – The man involved in a hit-and-run that broke the arm of a 7-year-old in Deltona is charged with felony hit-and-run and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 27-year-old Ezequiel Gomez of Deltona three days after the accident. The incident report states that the 7-year-old boy was playing basketball in the ... Read More »

Jaguars finalize 2019 coaching staff


Changes for both the offensive and defensive staff. Head coach Doug Marrone has been busy this offseason re-building his Jacksonville Jaguars coaching staff. Eight coaches are either joining the staff or bring promoted to a new spot this season. There are changes on both sides of the ball. The biggest addition, of course, is offensive coordinator John DeFilippo signing on ... Read More »