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Flagler High-Speed Chase Ends With “Dirtbag� Arrest

Palm Coast, FL – A two-county high-speed chase involving Flagler County’s Sheriff ends with the arrest of a wanted man in Volusia County who had reportedly threatened to kill the mother of his child. 23-year-old Tavarius Stokes is held without bond at Volusia County Jail on charges stemming from the chase as well as active warrants in two other cases ... Read More »

Motorcyclist Dies After Accident Near Lake Ashby

New Smyrna Beach, FL – Charges are pending after a 49-year-old motorcyclist dies following a two-vehicle accident just south of Lake Ashby. The Florida Highway Patrol says it happened around 11:30 a.m. yesterday on State Road 415 at the Ashby Cove Lane intersection in an unincorporated part of New Smyrna Beach, just north of Osteen and east of Deltona Lakes. ... Read More »

Man Shot & Killed By Volusia Deputy In Seville

Seville, FL – A deputy with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is now on paid administrative leave as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigates his involvement in a fatal shooting last night. It happened during a domestic violence call at a home on U.S. 17 in Seville around 7:40 p.m., according to VCSO spokesperson Andrew Gant. “[The deputy] shot ... Read More »

State Seeks To Keep Dog Racing Ban On Ballot

Tallahassee, FL – Attorneys for the state moved quickly Thursday to appeal a circuit judge’s ruling that would block a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at banning greyhound racing in Florida. The state filed a notice that it is taking the case to the 1st District Court of Appeal. The move came a day after Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers ... Read More »

Voter Registration And Vote By Mail Numbers In Volusia County

Volusia County, FL –Â Voter registration for the primaries ended last week and the vote by mail ballots are already coming in. The primary election takes place August 28 and according to Volusia Elections Supervisor Lisa Lewis, there are newly registered voters, 1,420 Democrats and 1,180 Republicans, that can take part. Lewis said that 2,050 residents registered either with no ... Read More »

Volusia Health Officials Warn Of Mosquito-Borne Illness Increase

Volusia County, FL – Residents of Volusia County are being advised by the Florida Department of Health that there is an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity.  One human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been confirmed and there is a heightened concern additional residents could be affected. According to DOH-Volusia officials, there has not been a case of ... Read More »

Emergency Restriction Order Issued For Palm Coast Physician

Palm Coast, FL –Â A local doctor is one of a number of healthcare practitioners in Florida who received a license suspension or restriction during the month of June. The Florida Department of Health imposed an Emergency Restriction against Florence R. Fruehan of Palm Coast Urgent Care on June 29 after allegations that he was inappropriate with patients. The alleged ... Read More »

Daytona PD: Man Stabbed In Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, FL –Â Police are now investigating after a man walks into Daytona Beach Police Department saying he’s been stabbed. He showed up around 7 a.m. at the Daytona Beach police Beachside precinct on Harvey Avenue and told police he had been stabbed during an argument that now has DBPD investigating. The investigation so far shows the male victim ... Read More »

Florida School Sales Tax Holiday Is This Weekend

Tallahassee, FL – With Florida’s back-to-school sales tax “holidayâ€� starting today, some retailers may face an enthusiasm dip as laptops and other electronics are not on the discount menu. But as giant retailers such as Walmart and Target offer their own wide-ranging discounts, state economists and industry lobbyists don’t foresee much difference from past years as parents and other shoppers ... Read More »

Democratic Governor Candidates Clash In TV Debate

Palm Beach Gardens, FL – With one candidate equating this year’s election to the Normandy battle and another proclaiming it “the most important election in Florida’s history,â€� five Democrats seeking to succeed Gov. Rick Scott briefly took off the gloves Thursday night in their last onstage matchup prior to the Aug. 28 primary. The televised debate in Palm Beach Gardens ... Read More »