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Ex-Daytona State Lawmaker Loses Appeal In Wire Fraud Case

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VCSO: Woman Leaves Baby In Car Outside Beauty Shop

Orange City, FL – A sharp-eyed passerby spots a baby inside a car near a beauty supply store, leading to the eventual arrest of a 33-year-old woman on a child neglect charge. That passerby called 911 around 3:15 this afternoon from the parking lot of Cosmo Prof at 2403 Enterprise Road in Orange City, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s ... Read More »

DeLand Officer Fired For Badmouthing PD

DeLand, FL – A DeLand police officer is now fired after complaints of her badmouthing the department. 30-year-old Rachael Riley (Center) was fired Monday after she was accused of making derogatory comments about the DeLand Police Department. She was originally placed on administrative leave after Chief Jason Umberger recommended for her to be terminated when four recruits stepped up and ... Read More »

DBPD: Body Found Floating In Pond

Daytona Beach, FL –Â A body is found floating in a pond at an apartment complex. Daytona Beach police responded to that call at the Wedgewood apartment complex on 1717 Mason Ave. According to the report the body was found by a woman who was taking her son to the bus stop for daycare when she noticed the body in ... Read More »

Future Of Elementary School In New Smyrna Uncertain

New Smyrna Beach, FL – Projections of stagnant enrollment and budget concerns has Volusia County Schools debating whether or not to keep a New Smyrna Beach elementary school open. A community meeting about the future of Reed-Pattillo Elementary took place last night inside the school’s cafeteria. Volusia County Schools Planner Saralee Morrissey outlined several options under consideration by the district, ... Read More »

OBPD: Missing Ormond Man Found Dead

Ormond Beach, FL – A man who was reported missing in Ormond Beach was found dead in the Tomoka River. According to Ormond Beach Police, 31-year-old Brent Davis was reported missing early yesterday morning, last seen walking out to a boat dock. Investigators assisted by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) began to search the Tomoka River behind ... Read More »

DB: Shriner’s Parade Begins Tomorrow

Daytona Beach, FLÂ – The Shriner’s Parade will begin tomorrow in Daytona Beach. The parade will be lead by the Daytona Beach Police Department including Chief Craig Capri and Fire Chief Dru Driscoll of the Daytona Beach Fire Department. The parade will take over one mile of Atlantic Avenue (A1A) will beginning at Sunsplash Park on Silver Beach Avenue and ... Read More »

VCSO: Wanted Stalking And Battery Suspect Arrested In Texas

Daytona Beach, FL – A man that is wanted on stalking and battery charges in Volusia County was arrested in Texas. Volusia County Sheriff’s Office put out a notice last Wednesday regarding 30-year-old Jeremiah Smith, who was wanted for aggravated stalking and domestic battery charges, as well as threatening to kill the victim. According to VCSO, deputies with the Webb ... Read More »

Heated Conversations Over Safety Of FCSO Ops Center

Bunnell, FL – Discussions over the current status of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Operations Center became heated over the validity of current reports. That’s what happened when workshop held today that was originally made to discuss the results of air testing in the FCSO Ops Center – which was evacuated last month – turned into heated conversations and debates ... Read More »


Orange City, FL – A man accused of shooting his girlfriend in the ankle on Sunday is now in jail. VCSO says that 34-year-old Robert Pugh of Orange City shot the woman after a domestic argument. Deputies arrested Pugh after the woman showed up at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial with a gunshot wound just above her right ankle. After being ... Read More »