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Ballot Measure On County Office Goes To Supreme Court

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Suspect In Fatal NSB Hit & Run Caught In Daytona

New Smyrna Beach, FL – A 32-year-old man wanted for his role in a fatal hit-and-run accident last October is now in custody. The New Smyrna Beach Police Department announced the arrest of Jeremy Wharton on its Twitter page earlier today, five days after asking the public for help in finding him. **WANTED PERSON UPDATE – JEREMY WHARTON felony warrant ... Read More »

Volusia Schools, Teachers Union To Resume Contract Talk

DeLand, FL – After a quiet summer on the negotiation front, contract talks between Volusia County Schools and its teachers’ union are heating up again. The school district and Volusia United Educators have agreed to meet on Friday in a bargaining session with the hopes of reaching a deal for the school year which started today. It would be the ... Read More »

Shores Police Arrest Man For Raping Teenager In Motel Room

Daytona Beach Shores, FL – A Georgia man who does not speak English is locked up at Volusia County Jail after detectives tie him to the rape of a teenage girl at a beachside motel. The Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety took 23-year-old Nelson J. Hernandez-Garcia into custody around 1 a.m. Sunday, eight hours after the attack was ... Read More »

Man Arrested In ‘Stand Your Ground’ Shooting

Clearwater, FL – In a case that led to protests and calls for revisiting Florida’s “stand your groundâ€� self-defense law, Pinellas County authorities Monday arrested Michael Drejka on a charge of manslaughter in the July 19 fatal shooting of a black man in the parking lot of a Clearwater convenience store. The shooting death of Markeis McGlockton in a dispute ... Read More »

AAA: Gas Prices Rises Five Cents With Strong Demand

Daytona Beach, FL – Gas prices see an increase of five cents due to a stronger demand. AAA said in their report that the new Florida average originally rose six cents, but dropped a single penny over the weekend bringing it to $2.81 per gallon of regular unleaded. The Florida average is the 22nd lowest in the nation. And while ... Read More »

Deputies Searching For Smash And Grab Suspects

Palm Coast, FLÂ – Deputies with FCSO need your help in finding two smash and grab suspects. Flagler County Sheriff’s Office says they’re investigating a “smash n’ grab” burglary that occurred around 7:30 p.m. Saturday (August 11th) at the Kay Jeweler’s in Palm Coast off East Highway. They say two black males in their early twenties entered the store around ... Read More »

FCSO: Trio Arrested For Car Burglaries

Palm Coast, FL – Two thieves are arrested by deputies as a flip-flop leads to the arrest of another. Flagler County deputies were called to Rymfire Drive around 2:30 a.m. Saturday in response to a suspicious person call. While that call went out, other FCSO deputies in the area who were patrolling Red Mill Drive observed two males running across ... Read More »

New School Year Begins In Volusia County

Daytona Beach, FL – It may still feel like summer outside, but as far as most Volusia County students are concerned, the summer is over. The first day of the new public school year has arrived, with more than 70 campuses throughout the county opening its doors today, including alternative sites and charter schools. Flagler County started its school year ... Read More »

Dunlawton Bridge Undergoing $3.2 Million Facelift

Port Orange, FL – Port Orange’s main connector between beachside and mainland is about to get a remodel. The Florida Department of Transportation will begin a $3.2 million facelift of the Dunlawton Avenue Bridge Monday morning. Workers will clean and paint the steel surfaces of Dunlawton Bridge between Causeway Park and Down Under. Four piers nearby will also get similar ... Read More »