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Pot Firms Seek To Open More Storefronts

Tallahassee, FL – Two medical marijuana operators want the state to give them the same treatment as Florida’s largest medical-cannabis firm, after health officials allowed Quincy-based Trulieve to open more dispensaries than a state law allowed. Trulieve challenged a limit on the number of storefronts that was included in a 2017 law aimed at carrying out a 2016 constitutional amendment ... Read More »

VCSO Attempting To Identify Serial Robbery Suspect

Surveillance footage taken from a 7-Eleven robbery(Volusia County Sheriff’s Office) Deltona, FL – He could be connected to at least four robberies around the Deltona area, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. And they need your help in finding out who he is. VCSO says that they believe this suspect is responsible for four 24-hour store robberies that have ... Read More »

VCC Could Approve Move For Supervisor Of Elections Office

DeLand, FL – In today’s Volusia County Council meeting, a budget resolution will be talked about and likely approved. Item 3 in the Other Business category is the leasing of DeLand office space for the Supervisor of Elections office. Chair Ed Kelley said the move has been in the works for some time because Elections Supervisor Lisa Lewis said the ... Read More »

DeLand Looking For Flower Pot Vandals

(DeLand Police Department) DeLand, FL – The police are looking for help in finding those responsible for damaging city property. Officers were called to North Woodland Blvd around 3 a.m. yesterday (May 5th) with reports of vandalism. Around 142 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand police found three large cement flower pots tipped over, including one that had it’s foundation ripped out. ... Read More »

Teen Suspect In Palm Coast Murder To Be Tried As Adult

Palm Coast, FL – The 17-year-old suspect in the shooting death of 18-year-old Curtis Gray on April 13 will be charged as an adult. The 7th Circuit State Attorney R.J. Larizza made that decision about Marion Gavins, Jr. last Friday (May 3). Since his arrest on April 14, Gavins had been held at the Department of Juvenile Justice in Daytona ... Read More »

Former Ormond Officer Charged With DUI & Marijuana Possession

FCSO confiscating a bag of marijuana that Brenton Hodge tried to hide in his pants(Flagler County Sheriff’s Office) Palm Coast, FL – A former boy in blue is facing charges after deputies find out he was drunk during a crash. But, he ended up facing even more charges after deputies watched him try to stuff a bag of marijuana in ... Read More »

DeLand Man Charged With 57 Counts Of Child Pornography

DeLand, FL – The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that 48-year-old Wade McKeehan, of DeLand, turned himself in today on a warrant that was issued Friday. The charges all relate to child pornography. McKeehan is facing 57 charges, to include possession of photos and video images portraying sexual performance by a child. He turned himself in at about 2 ... Read More »

Pet Tethering In Ormond Beach Could Become A Crime

Ormond Beach, FL – The second reading of a city ordinance setting limits on tethering animals is scheduled for tomorrow (May 7) night’s Ormond Beach City Commission meeting. Zone 3 Commissioner Susan Persis is leading the charge, saying the law would benefit people and pets. Persis brought the issue before the commission before she was elected last November. She said ... Read More »

Today Is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Volusia County, FL – May is National Mental Awareness Month and today(May 6) is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. Amy Hall, Coordinator of Student & Government Relations for Volusia County Schools says the day’s purpose is to raise awareness of community-based mental health services for children, youth, young adults, and their families. A Mental Health Symposium will be hosted at ... Read More »

Tax Package Approved After Charter School Fight

Tallahassee, FL – After a battle about the issue, a proposal to distribute voter-approved local money to charter schools landed back in a tax package that the House and Senate passed late Friday. The package (HB 7123), which is heading to Gov. Ron DeSantis, would provide $121 million in tax breaks. It would offer some tax relief for farmers hammered ... Read More »