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Volusia County Deputy Receives Congressional Badge Of Bravery

Deland, FL-Â A Volusia County deputy was honored at Deland City Hall today for his bravery during a shootout this past July. Sheriff Mike Chitwood said that Deputy Justin Ferrari leaped into action. On July 24th, VCSO received a 911 call from a woman that was being held hostage by her husband. When they arrived on scene, they heard a ... Read More »

Ormond Beach Man Faces Multiple Child Porn Charges

Ormond Beach, FL- A tip in May led to the arrest of 56-year-old Wayne M. Swafford of Ormond Beach on 30 counts of possessing sexually explicit images of children on his computer following an investigation by Volusia County sheriff’s detectives. The tip came from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and launched the investigation into Swafford. He was ... Read More »

Sen. Bill Nelson To Present Medals To Two Local Heroes

Bill Nelson

DeLand, FL – Florida Senator Bill Nelson will be in attendance to present two local heroes with three different medals. Volusia County Sheriff’s Office announced that Nelson, a senior member of the Senate Armed Forces Committee, will be present in DeLand to bestow two local heroes with three different awards during a medal presentation ceremony. The first recipient, VCSO Deputy ... Read More »

VCC Sets Public Meeting For Trespass/Beach Code Ordinance

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Volusia United Educators Are Working The Contract

Volusia County, FL-Â The Volusia United Educators union started a “Work to the Contract” Movement on August 31st. VUE President Andrew Spar said that teachers and other union members are only doing what their contract calls for. This means that teachers are only working their school schedule. Spar said that teachers and staff are not doing the extra things like ... Read More »

Medicaid Patients Face Changes In Health Plans

TALLAHASSEE — About 600,000 low-income patients will be assigned to new Medicaid managed-care plans in the coming months after the state ended contracts with their existing plans. Agency for Health Care Administration spokeswoman Mallory McManus told The News Service of Florida that roughly 20 percent of enrollees in the broad Medicaid “managed medical assistanceâ€� program and 12 percent of enrollees ... Read More »

Palm Coast City Council Votes To Fire City Manager

Palm Coast, FL-Â Â WNDB has received word that Palm Coast City Manager Jim Landon is out of a job. The City Council voted 4-0 today to terminate Landon’s 11-year tenure. One council person, Heidi Shipley, was not in attendance. The vote came at 11:45 a.m. Landon had announced his retirement last year but never gave the Council a date. ... Read More »

Road Closures Will Affect Daytona Beach I-95 Access

Daytona Beach, FL-Â Beginning tonight, motorists will not be able to access westbound I-4 from I-95 The westbound ramps to I-4 will be closed 24-7 for the next three weeks beginning at 10 p.m. tonight. Florida Department of Transportation spokesperson Jessica Ottaviano said that I-4 will not be accessible from north or southbound I-95 ramps. Drivers will also have to ... Read More »

Sinkhole Appears At Stetson University

Deland, FL- Deland public works crews spotted a sinkhole on the Stetson University campus on Monday. Stetson spokesperson Janie Graziano said the university was notified by the city. Staff immediately put up a safety barrier and warned students and employees to stay away from the area. Engineers with the city and a geotechnical engineer contacted by Stetson evaluated the area. ... Read More »

Attempted Murder Suspect Turns Himself In

Deland, FL-Â A 20-year-old man wanted in connection to an attempted murder is now in the Volusia County Jail. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office reports that Zachary Dreiling turned himself in on Monday afternoon. Dreiling is a suspect in the August 20th shooting of a 35-year-old man in Deltona. Another suspect, 31-year-old Stanley Jones was already in custody on unrelated ... Read More »