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Assistant Manager Steals $22k+ From NSB Restaurant


New Smyrna Beach, FL – A woman is facing charges after stealing over $22,000 from a local restaurant. On November 7th of 2018, New Smyrna Beach police responded to Gypsy Fresh Grill off North Dixie Freeway, where the owner told them about an employee-related theft. The owner told police that as he completed a sales report for his assistant manager, ... Read More »

Flagler Wrapping Up Dune Project Early & Under Budget


Palm Coast, FL – One county’s in-house dune restoration project is ready to finish up ahead of schedule and almost $8 million under budget. Over a year ago, Flagler County broke ground on a new project set to help clean up and reshape areas affected by high tide by revitalizing more than 11 miles of dunes. While their original scheduled ... Read More »

Supreme Court Impanels Grand Jury On School Safety


Tallahassee, FL – Granting a request by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Florida Supreme Court on Monday impaneled a statewide grand jury to investigate whether school districts are complying with mandatory safety requirements following last February’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. On Feb. 13, the eve of the one-year anniversary of the state’s deadliest school shooting, DeSantis asked ... Read More »

Ormond Wants Charter Amendment In County Special Election


Ormond Beach, FL – City leaders will vote on whether to include a charter amendment in Volusia County’s special election or not. And that amendment, if approved by Ormond residents, will change the terms of office for Mayor and City Commissioners from two years to four. Those new terms would take effect beginning on 2020 for the office of Mayor, ... Read More »

Ormond Wants Charter Referendum In County Special Election


Ormond Beach, FL – City leaders will vote on whether to include a charter referendum in Volusia County’s special election or not. And that amendment, if approved by Ormond residents, will change the terms of office for Mayor and City Commissioners from two years to four. Those new terms could take effect beginning on 2020 for the office of Mayor, ... Read More »

Daytona Area Gas Prices Go Up 10 Cents In A Week


Daytona Beach, FL – Gasoline prices are going up fast throughout the country, including the Daytona Beach area. AAA’s latest report shows the average for a gallon of regular has gone up 10 cents locally in the past week and 11 cents in Florida, due mostly to a big jump in the price of crude oil. Similar jumps were also ... Read More »

VCSO: Gas Station Robber Shoved Employees


Deltona, FL – The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is trying to find whoever robbed a gas station in Deltona over the weekend. It happened around 4 a.m. Saturday (February 23rd) at the Cumberland Farms on 1251 Providence Boulevard. That’s near the northeast corner of East Normandy Boulevard. The suspect pushed two employees behind the counter and implied he had a ... Read More »

Votran Adds New Deltona Route


Deltona, FL – Starting today (February 25th), Votran will launch a new fixed route and add some changes to several other routes. That new route is now known as Route 25 and will service Deltona and operate primarily in the Howland Boulevard corridor. The route runs from Dupont Lakes Shopping Center, west to City Hall, to the Center at Deltona, ... Read More »

Ormond Beach Launches Half Cent Sales Tax Survey


Ormond Beach, FL – Ormond Beach residents are now able to tell the city what road and water quality projects they want funded if a sales tax increase is approved by Volusia voters later this year. In 2018, the city of Ormond Beach launched a new web-based engagement platform known as OpenGov that provides residents with city information as well ... Read More »

APL Launch Delayed Until Spring 2020


Daytona Beach, FL – It looks like Daytona Beach will have to wait at least a year before professional football comes to town. The American Patriot League has delayed its launch to the spring of 2020, according to a letter posted recently on its website. David Holloway – the APL’s Director of Football Operations – says pushing the start date ... Read More »