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Port Orange Man Found Dead In Christmas Day House Fire

Pinewood, SC – An autopsy will be performed Thursday (December 27th) on the Port Orange man found dead in a South Carolina house fire during the Christmas holiday. Authorities have identified him as 33-year-old Ronald Holcomb Jr., according to WACH FOX 57. Firefighters responded to the scene around 10:15 a.m. Christmas Day, finding Holcomb’s body inside. Officials are investigating the ... Read More »

Six People Rescued From Burning Boat In NSB

New Smyrna Beach, FL – Six people are uninjured after being rescued from the water in New Smyrna Beach. Information taken from several 9-1-1 calls received just before 2 p.m. today (Dec. 26, 2018) begins with reports of smoke coming from a boat near the Coast Guard station in Smyrna Dunes Park. 9-1-1 callers reported that six people had jumped ... Read More »

Bunnell Man Killed, Girl Hurt In U.S. 1 Accident

Palm Coast, FL – No charges are expected after a 60-year-old Bunnell man died in an accident with a dump truck this morning (December 26th) on U.S. 1 in Flagler County. Paul E. Swarts was the driver who rear-ended that vehicle just before 6:30 a.m. near Palm Coast’s K-section, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Per the just-released report from ... Read More »

FPL Wants Refund & Rate-Reducing Petition Denied

Tallahassee, FL – Describing the case as “specious, legally and factually baseless,â€� Florida Power & Light has asked state regulators to reject a petition that seeks to force the utility to refund as much as $736 million to customers and reduce base electric rates. The state Office of Public Counsel, which represents utility customers, and two business groups filed the ... Read More »

Anti-Bundle Amendment Bills Filed In Florida Senate

Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Senate could be ready to move quickly on proposals that seek a single-subject requirement for constitutional amendments placed on the ballot in the future by the Florida Constitution Revision Commission. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Jan. 7 is scheduled to take up two similar proposals (SJR 74 and SJR 86) that target what are known ... Read More »

DeLand Police Investigating Christmas Day Shooting

DeLand, FL – Investigators want to know who pulled the trigger in a Christmas Day shooting in Southwest DeLand. No injuries were reported after several shots rang out around 12:15 that morning (December 25th) at a home on Valleydale Avenue, according to a DeLand Police Department report. That’s in the Candlelight Oaks subdivision. Officers tell us a woman living in ... Read More »

Over 170 Names Submitted For Daytona Football Team

Daytona Beach, FL – With less than a week to go before the contest ends, over 170 different names have already been submitted as potential choices for Daytona Beach’s new professional football team. The American Patriot League plans to narrow those nickname submissions down to three before allowing the fans to choose which one represents the team, with the winning ... Read More »

DBPD Nabs 23, including 1 Juvenile, In “Operation Blue Christmas� Prostitution Stings

Daytona Beach, FL –Â 14 females and nine males, including a juvenile, ended up in handcuffs a few days before Christmas after Daytona Beach police conduct a large swath of prostitution stings known as “Operation Blue Christmas.” Reports from Daytona Beach Police Department shows that two different prostitution stings were held on December 21st and December 22nd. One a regular ... Read More »

Daytona Ranked In Top 100 College Cities In US

Daytona Beach, FL – A study of over 400 college cities in the US shows that one metro hub in Volusia County ranks in the top 100. Daytona Beach, home to Daytona State College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Bethune Cookman University, ranks 95th out of the 415 college cities canvassed in this recent study from Wallethub, highlighting the best college ... Read More »

Volusia County Releases Holiday Beach Ramp Schedule

Daytona Beach, FL – Volusia County releases a new schedule detailing holiday season beach access for the area. According to the county, additional beach access ramps will be open from today (December 24th) to the New Year with an adjusted schedule. Kate Sark, the community information specialist with Volusia County, says that almost all ramps will be open, with the ... Read More »