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Volusia Files Another Amendment 10 Appeal

Tallahassee, FL – Volusia County has appealed a circuit judge’s ruling in a challenge to a voter-approved constitutional amendment that involves sheriffs and other types of county officials across Florida. A notice of appeal was filed Monday (March 26th) in the 1st District Court of Appeal after Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper ruled against the county earlier this month. ... Read More »

Florida Senators Back Cost-Cutting Drug Imports

Tallahassee, FL – A Senate panel Monday moved forward with a bill that could allow the state to lower costs by importing drugs from Canada for prisoners and Medicaid patients. It was the first time the drug importation bill, a priority for Gov. Ron DeSantis, was considered by senators. But the bill approved by the Senate Health Policy Committee fell ... Read More »

Restitution Key In Florida’s Amendment 4 Debate

Karen Leicht (News Service of Florida) Tallahassee, FL – Karen Leicht spent nearly three years in federal prison and three months on probation after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit insurance fraud in 2010. According to a judge and a former probation officer, Leicht’s sentence is over. But the Miami paralegal may never be able to vote in Florida, despite ... Read More »

Lawmakers Eye Tougher Texting While Driving Ban

Tallahassee, FL – An effort to put more teeth into Florida’s ban on texting while driving continued its Senate journey Monday, after lawmakers stripped out proposals that could have allowed police to pull over motorists for potential distractions such as talking on cell phones, eating hamburgers or self-grooming. The changes to the Senate bill (SB 76) put the proposal closer ... Read More »

LEO Impersonator Arrested Again On Additional Charges

Thomas Farmer(Volusia County Jail) Deltona, FL – Just a week after his first arrest, a man who impersonated a law enforcement officer is jailed again after reports of other incidents arise. Last Tuesday (March 19th), 64-year-old Thomas Farmer was arrested by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office after he tried to conduct traffic stops in a modified pickup truck to “influence ... Read More »

Two Volusia Cities Named Safest In State

Volusia County, FL – A new study that lists Florida’s 50 safest cities casts two county choices in the top 50%, with one in second place. And according to SafeWise, those cities are Edgewater and Port Orange. Their study, which originally studied 20 cities, examined 50 cities throughout the State of Florida, all of which has limited violent crime to ... Read More »

Man Shoots Cousin Over Pair Of Sunglasses

Demetrius Herbert(Volusia County Jail) Holly Hill, FL – He shot his cousin in the leg after demanding that he get his sunglasses back. That’s the story for 32-year-old Demetrius Herbert after he was arrested by Holly Hill police over the weekend. According to the report, officers responded to the Maple Leaf Garden Apartments off 1202 Ridgewood Avenue around 1:30 yesterday ... Read More »

Mother Arrested In Near Drowning Incident

Daytona Beach Shores, FL – A mother caught throwing away drugs is arrested after one of her children almost drowns in a hot tub. Last night (March 24th), officers responded to Perry’s Ocean Edge Resort off of South Atlantic Avenue where staff said they had pulled an unresponsive three-year-old boy from a hot tub. According to Daytona Beach Shores police, ... Read More »

Man Claims Self-Defense In Downtown DeLand Shooting

Charles P. Muise Jr.(Volusia County Jail) DeLand, FL – A 29-year-old Apopka man is due in court later today for the first time after telling the DeLand Police Department he regretted shooting another man in self-defense while trying to break up an argument between that man and his girlfriend. Charles P. Muise Jr. has already paid a $10,000 bond and ... Read More »