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DB: City Commission Agrees To Hire Attorney For Panhandling Ordinance

Daytona Beach, FL – The City Commission is hiring an attorney who will get the ball rolling on Daytona’s new panhandling ordinance. At their meeting yesterday, the Daytona Beach City Commission agreed on spending $30,000 to hire Michael Kahn – a Melbourne based attorney – to draft a panhandling ordinance for the city similar to one he wrote up for ... Read More »

OB: US Coast Guard Issues Temporary Deviation For L. B. Knox Bridge

Ormond Beach, FL –Â The United States Coast Guard is issuing a temporary deviation for the L. B. Knox Bridge in the Loop. The bridge that crosses Halifax River in northeast Volusia County (mile 816.0) in the northern part of the Loop will be closed to marine traffic starting from 7:00 am Tuesday, July 24th through 7:00 pm Thursday, July ... Read More »

FCSO: Deputy In Training Saves Man’s Life

Palm Coast, FL – A new deputy with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office saves a man’s life. That’s the story from FCSO after they tell us Deputy Anthony Bifano (right), saved a man who stopped breathing. According to FCSO, deputies received a 9-1-1 on Kalorama Court in Palm Coast after a woman said her husband became unresponsive and stopped breathing. ... Read More »

DB: Browns Looking To Overhaul Riverfront Park

Daytona Beach, FL –Â A prominent local family is offering to pay the bill on a city park overhaul. Cici and Hyatt Brown – known for the insurance company Brown & Brown – told the city commission at last night’s meeting that they’re willing to pay $15 Million out of their own pocket to renovate Riverfront Park in Daytona Beach. ... Read More »

One Dead In Shooting At Daytona Beach Motel

Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona Beach police are investigating a fatal shooting this morning at a hotel on U.S. 1. Officers were sent to the Sun Plaza Motel near the Daytona Beach Golf Club just after 2 a.m., according to dispatchers. Initial reports indicate at least 3 people shot, including a fatality. We’ll update this article with the latest as ... Read More »

Volusia County Schools Need A Few More School Guardians

Volusia County, FL –Â In response to the Marjory Stoneman-Douglas shooting in February, many counties, including Volusia, are in the process of putting School Guardians on every campus. Volusia County Schools Chief Operating Officer Greg Akin said there are 49 campuses, including 5 charter schools in Volusia County. The application period was reopened on Tuesday of this week and closes ... Read More »

First International Airline Could Be On The Way To DBIA

Daytona Beach, FL –Â A Canadian airline could soon be on it’s way to Daytona Beach International Airport. An incentive package along with a formal proposal was given to Sunwing Airlines on Tuesday in order to get the ball rolling. Jay Cassens, Director of Business Development for DBIA, said the airport contributed $125,000 towards the incentives. The Halifax Area Advertising ... Read More »

Money Counterfeiters Caught In Early Morning Activity

Orange City, FL – Several people were discovered in the process of printing fake money when Volusia County sheriff’s deputies arrived to serve a search warrant at 5:30 Wednesday morning. VCSO believes the operation is responsible for printing more than $100,000 in counterfeit currency since March of this year. Six people were arrested: 55-year-old Frederick Paqua, 47-year-old Audrey Campbell, 30-year-old ... Read More »

Port Orange Receives Grant for DUI Checkpoint

Port Orange, FL – Police will be conducting a DUI checkpoint this weekend thanks to a grant given by FDOT. Port Orange Police Department tells us they will be conducting a DUI checkpoint on Friday between 10:00 pm and 2:00 am in the 90 block of Dunlawton Avenue near Dunlawton Square. This checkpoint comes after police received a $12,000 DUI ... Read More »

VCSO: Local Attorney Arrested On Domestic Violence Charge

New Smyrna Beach, FL – A prominent local attorney is arrested on a domestic violence charge. Volusia County Sheriff’s Office says they were called to the home of 54-year-old Allan Ziffra – one of the founding members of the Rue & Ziffra law firm – for a domestic disturbance close to midnight last Friday. According to the report Christina Ziffra, ... Read More »