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Volusia County Benefits From BearWise Funding

Volusia County, FL –Â Volusia County is one of ten communities that applied for BearWise funding, receiving $50,000 to purchase bear-resistant trash cans to sell to residents at a discounted rate in the western portion of the county. The state had a total of $500,000 to distribute. The money is to be used to reduce human-bear conflict and for the ... Read More »

Bullying Lawsuit Filed Against Volusia County School District

Daytona Beach, FL –Â A lawsuit filed on September 7th against the Volusia County School District is the result of a bullying incident at Seabreeze High School on December 13, 2017. Jason Harr, the attorney hired by the victim’s mother, Tamara Huth, said that the teen, who was 14 at the time, was verbally and physically assaulted by another student. ... Read More »

Ormond Beach City Manager Chosen By Naples City Council

Ormond Beach, FL –Â Ormond Beach City Manager Joyce Shanahan is the top choice out of five candidates for City Manager of Naples. Naples City Council members publicly interviewed five candidates, including Shanahan and made their choice during a special meeting today with a 5-2 vote. She would replace the current manager, Bill Moss, who is retiring after ten years ... Read More »

Daytona Beach Police Pick Up Kidnapper-Carjacker

Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona Beach Police are reporting the arrest of 26-year-old Ervin Sims. Sims had been wanted for kidnapping and a carjacking involving three children ended in a crash. Sims had pushed his girlfriend out of her van Monday afternoon and drove off with her three children. Soon after, according to South Daytona Police Captain Mark Cheatham, Sims ... Read More »

FCSO: Repeat Sex Offender Arrested

Palm Coast, FL – A repeat sex offender is arrested again by Flagler County Sheriff’s Office for sexual assault on a minor. FCSO says they were called on Wednesday (September 12th), by a woman who says her son was sexually battered by 42-year-old Victor Williams. According to the report, the mother originally found her son unconscious on the front porch ... Read More »

Attempted Murder Suspect Sought By Deputies

Deltona, FL – Volusia County deputies say they arrested one suspect and need the public’s help finding the other suspect for an attempted murder. On the early morning of August 20th, Volusia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting where a 35-year-old man was shot while inside his vehicle in the area of Providence Boulevard and Doyle Road. The victim ... Read More »

FDOT: US 17/92 Anticipated To Reopen Today

DeBary, FL – The damaged part of US 17/92 is expected to reopen today after having been closed almost a month. All northbound lanes of the road by Hollow Pine Drive were originally closed back in August when a depression in the road began to form, leading authorities to believe a sinkhole was forming. Yesterday (September 13th), the Florida Department ... Read More »

Trump Puerto Rico Tweets Draw Bipartisan Fire In Florida

Tallahassee, FL – President Donald Trump received bipartisan pushback Thursday from Florida politicians after he tweeted that the estimated death count in Puerto Rico from last year’s Hurricane Maria has been dramatically inflated by Democrats. With both parties in Florida looking to draw support from Puerto Rican voters in the November elections and as Hurricane Florence barreled down on the ... Read More »

Autopsy Report: Port Orange Murder Suspect Killed Himself

Port Orange, FL – The main suspect in the murder of a 32-year-old Port Orange woman last month committed suicide by hanging. That’s the determination of an autopsy report recently released by the Volusia County Medical Examiner’s Office for 37-year-old Thomas McMullen, Jr. That report – which you can read in full by clicking here – shows that the medical ... Read More »

Palm Coast Man Arrested For Taking Marijuana From Beach

Palm Coast, FL – Bundles of marijuana washing up on Volusia and Flagler beaches have been keeping law enforcement in both counties busy recently. One such encounter at a beach park today (September 13th) ends with a 61-year-old Palm Coast man in custody on a felony marijuana possession charge. The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Robert Kelley around 11 o’clock ... Read More »