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State, Plaintiffs Ask Court To Put Pot Case On Hold

Tallahassee, FL – Lawyers representing both sides in a lawsuit over the state’s ban on smoking medical marijuana have asked an appeals court to put the case on hold while they work out an agreement. The notice was filed at the 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee, hours after Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday gave the Legislature until “mid-Marchâ€� ... Read More »

FHP: Man Hit & Killed By Two Vehicles In DeLand

DeLand, FL – The investigation continues this morning into the death of a man after he was struck by two vehicles in southwest DeLand. It happened around 6:40 p.m. Thursday (January 17th) on Woodland Boulevard near Deerfoot Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The accident report says that man was trying to cross Woodland when he was struck by ... Read More »

FDLE Arrests Former Public Defender Employee On Grand Theft

Orlando, FL – Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrest a public defender employee following grand theft charges. 61-year-old Cindy Jane Nigh served as a witness coordinator in the Public Defender’s Office, 7th Judicial Circuit. After agents in the Brevard Field Office launched an investigation after an employee conducted a review of expenditures and found that Nigh had ... Read More »

Port Orange Man Found Guilty Of Sexual Battery

Daytona Beach, FL –Â A jury took a bit more than two hours to come back with a guilty verdict for a man who worked for the Salvation Army to help people but instead coerced a woman to perform oral sex. Gerard Pepin was a clincial supervisor and counselor in 2011 when the incident took place. The victim, 24 at ... Read More »

FWC: Volusia County To Get New Manatee Protection Signs

Volusia County, FL –Â Work will soon be underway to replace and repair waterway markers for state manatee protection zones. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced that they plan on improving signs that mark state mandated manatee protection zones and restricted boating areas. FWC calls the work “routine” maintenance as they replace the degraded waterway signs in the ... Read More »

The Able Trust Awards Career Source Flagler/Volusia $65k Grant

Daytona Beach, FL –Â A local business is awarded $65,000 for its program that trains persons with disabilities for work in retail. Career Source Flagler/Volusia was given that grant by the Able Trust, an organization that helps provide Floridians with disabilities opportunities for employement, after announcing their new Succeeding Through Achieving Retail Skills Program, or STARS. The STARS program, in ... Read More »

Man Charged In Hit-And-Run Involving Child

Deltona, FL – The man involved in a hit-and-run that broke the arm of a 7-year-old in Deltona is charged with felony hit-and-run and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 27-year-old Ezequiel Gomez of Deltona three days after the accident. The incident report states that the 7-year-old boy was playing basketball in the ... Read More »

Deltona City Manager Being Investigated For Voter Fraud

Deltona, FL –Â A city manager in Volusia County is under investigation by the state for alleged voter fraud. During his appearance on the Marc Bernier show, R.J. Larizza, the 7th Circuit State Attorney of Florida, says that after labeling Deltona City Hall as her address, City Manager Jane Shang now faces an investigation spearheaded by the Florida Department of ... Read More »

DeLand High Student Threatened Girls With Gun-Shaped Knife

DeLand, FL – Police take a DeLand High School student away in handcuffs today for flashing a gun-shaped knife at a group of female students and threatening to beat them up. 19-year-old Craig P. Denton threw that knife away while running away from officers looking to question him about an on-campus incident, according to the DeLand Police Department spokesperson Chris ... Read More »

Palm Coast Doctor Charged With Felony Battery

Palm Coast, FL – A Palm Coast doctor faces two felony charges of Battery on a Person 65 years of age or older. Florence Fruehan has been under investigation since last year when a female patient filed a complaint with the Department of Health. The complaint said Fruehan was inappropriate with her during an examination. The arrest today (Jan. 16, ... Read More »