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Volusia & Flagler Receive Money For Election Security

Daytona Beach, FL – With the primaries almost a month away and the registration deadline coming next week, both Volusia and Flagler County receive state money to beef up election security. State legislators accepted $19.2 million from the federal government recently with the mission of enhancing security for the upcoming elections. The money is allotted per number of eligible voters. ... Read More »

Complaints Lead To Alcohol Ban At Ponce Inlet Parks

Ponce Inlet, FL – Complaints from Ponce Inlet residents have now made it even tougher to drink alcohol in public. At last week’s meeting, the Town Council approved a new ordinance prohibiting the consumption or possession of open alcohol containers in public, especially at Lighthouse Point Park. Ponce Inlet Police Chief Frank Fabrizio tells us his officers were dealing with ... Read More »

Governor’s Poll Shows Leader In GOP Race, Dogfight In Democrat

Boca Raton, FL – Polling trends continue to favor U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis (right) in his Republican gubernatorial primary fight with Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam (left). A poll released Wednesday by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative showed DeSantis leading Putnam by a margin of 36 percent to 27 percent among Republican voters in the Aug. 28 ... Read More »

Men Wanted For Taking Over $20,000 In Clothes From Tanger Store

Daytona Beach, FL – Two men and a suitcase are all it took to steal over $20,000 in clothes from a Tanger Outlets store a few weeks ago. Now the Daytona Beach Police Department want your help to track those men down. Managers in the Vineyard Vines store discovered the theft two days after it happened on July 14th thanks ... Read More »

Court Orders Release Of More Parkland School Footage

West Palm Beach, FL – In a win for state and national media organizations, an appeals court Wednesday ordered the release of more surveillance-camera footage from the afternoon when a gunman killed 17 people at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. A panel of the 4th District Court of Appeal, in a 2-1 decision, upheld a circuit judge’s ruling that ... Read More »

New Ormond Beach Fire Chief Brings Years Of Experience

Ormond Beach, FL – The City of Ormond Beach will have a new fire chief in just a few weeks. Richard J. Sievers will be at the helm of the Fire Department on August 13. He’s the replacement for former Chief Robert Mandarino, who left the Department at the end of June. Sievers brings almost 40 years of experience with ... Read More »

Flagler County Elections Supervisor Offers Voting Security Facts

Flagler County, FL – With the primary elections only weeks away and concern about security and hackers, Flagler County Elections Supervisor Kaiti Lenhart has posted an Election Security Fact Sheet on the County website. You can find that and any other information you need about voting, getting registered and the candidates running for office on the website. Lenhart said that ... Read More »

RaceTrac Robbers Under Investigation For Similar Crimes

Daytona Beach, FL – Two Ormond Beach residents locked up in connection to a Daytona Beach gas station robbery may soon be charged in at least three others in Ormond Beach in the past 10 days. The Ormond Beach Police Department are looking into 34-year-old Shane P. Miller (left) and 27-year-old Chelcie R. Darder (right) for those incidents less than ... Read More »

FCSO: Man Attacks Bar Patron With Guitar

Flagler Beach, FL – A man is arrested after witnesses told deputies he broke a guitar over another man’s head. That’s the story involving 56-year-old Jeffrey Patterson after Flagler County Sheriff’s Office responded to a physical disturbance at the Roadhouse Bar on 3345 South Old Kings Road inside the Bulow RV Resort. Witnesses told deputies a fight ensued between two ... Read More »

Florida School Enrollment To See Slow Growth

Tallahassee, FL – Enrollment in Florida’s public schools is projected to grow by fewer than 17,000 students in the 2019-2020 academic year under a forecast approved Tuesday by state analysts. The projected increase for 2019-2020 is not as robust as in prior years, in part, because of the expansion of voucher-like scholarship programs that could send more students to private ... Read More »