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Granddaughter Of BCU Founder Pleads No Contest To Fraud & Theft Charges

Daytona Beach, FL – The granddaughter of Mary McLeod Bethune pleads no contest to charges including fraud and theft. Court documents show that 64-year-old Evelyn Bethune, granddaughter of the founder of Bethune-Cookman University, pleaded no contest today (January 16th) to three charges including organizing a scheme to defraud and two counts of grand theft, totaling over $20,000. Documents show that ... Read More »

Dog Rescued From DeLand House Fire

DeLand, FL –Â A 140 pound Weimaraner is alive and well, due to the work of some DeLand firefighters. The 6-year-old dog, Joker, was rescued Wednesday morning from a house fire at 231 W. Fiesta Key Loop in the Mallory Square subdivision. Fire officials said no people were in the house but they got word about Joker being inside. DeLand ... Read More »

DeLand Police: Man’s Body Found Outside Building

DeLand, FL – Police are actively investigating after a man was found dead on East New York Avenue this morning (January 16th). The body was found outside a building near Garfield Avenue, according to a Twitter post from the DeLand Police Department. Police investigating death; traffic being re-routed https://t.co/VG2pLil2Va — DeLand Police (@DeLandPD) January 16, 2019 Detectives say the death ... Read More »

Orange City Woman Charged With Irma Insurance Scam

Orange City, FL –Â An Orange City woman is charged with scamming homeowners through filing false and fraudulent claims on victims homes following Hurricane Irma. Investigators from Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis office say that 50-year-old Mary Bruce stole $14,000 from homeowners. Following Irma in September 2017, investigators found that Bruce contacted roofing companies and homeowners, falsely identifying herself ... Read More »

Deltona Nurse Arrested After Abandoning Disabled Patient

Deltona, FL – A Deltona nurse assigned to take care of an 18-year-old male who cannot breathe on their own is arrested after abandoning his patient. Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the arrest of 55-year-old David Buchmann, following an incident that happened just after New Years Day on January 2nd. The mother of the patient spoke to VCSO investigators ... Read More »

Father Arrested for Leaving Two Small Children Alone In Hotel

Daytona Beach, FL –Â A 35-year-old father of two young children faces child neglect charges for leaving the children, ages 5 years and 20 months, alone in a hotel room. Daytona Beach Police were called to the Hilton Hotel this past Saturday (Jan. 13) after a housekeeper found the children alone in a room on the ninth floor. No adults ... Read More »

Crash Victim Steals Good Samaritans Truck

Ormond Beach, FL – The search is on for a 27-year-old Ormond Beach man that Florida Highway Patrol Lieutenant Kim Montes stole a Good Samaritan’s vehicle after he stopped for an accident involving the man. FHP reports that a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer, driven by Zachary Searls and a 2013 Chrysler van driven by Matthew Lepak of Nokomis, FL weres both ... Read More »

“State Of County� Focuses On Manager Search & Amendment 10

Daytona Beach, FL – Priority one for Volusia County in 2019 is figuring out who will be the person in charge of day-to-day functions. That’s the word from Volusia County Council Chair Ed Kelley as he prepares to deliver the annual “State Of The County” speech today (January 15th) at the Ocean Center. Speaking on WNDB’s Volusia Today program, Kelley ... Read More »

Florida Governor’s Plane Issue Refuels Debate

Tallahassee, FL – A mechanical problem Friday with a seized drug plane being used to shuttle Gov. Ron DeSantis throughout the state has revived talk of new or improved air transportation for the governor and, maybe, members of the Florida Cabinet. But if the state returns to an air fleet that would include Cabinet use, expect tighter controls than when ... Read More »

Miami-Dade Judge Named To Florida Supreme Court

Tallahassee, FL – Gov. Ron DeSantis (center) on Monday (January 14th) appointed a second Miami-Dade County appellate judge to fill a vacancy on the Florida Supreme Court. DeSantis tapped Robert J. Luck (right), a 39-year-old judge on the state’s 3rd District Court of Appeal, to fill the second of three vacancies on the high court. Last week, DeSantis appointed Barbara ... Read More »