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40+ Judges Apply For Open Florida Supreme Court Seats

Tallahassee, FL – A who’s who of conservative judges have lined up to try to join the Florida Supreme Court as Governor Rick Scott fights to appoint replacements for three justices whose retirements coincide with the end of his final term in January. The list of more than 40 candidates who filed applications before a Monday deadline includes former Republican ... Read More »

Burglary Suspect Who Escaped From Squad Car Caught

Sanford, FL – She managed to escape from Volusia County deputies over the weekend after being handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol car. Now a 43-year-old woman is back in custody on burglary charges out of Volusia and Putnam counties. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office says Amie Tyson was found at her grandmother’s house in Sanford last ... Read More »

Construction Accident Takes The Lives Of Two Workers

Palm Coast, FL – Two men are dead after a construction accident in Palm Coast on Monday morning. The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office reported the accident happened at 8:26 a.m. When FCSO arrived on scene, they found the two men lost their lives when the equipment they were operating hit a power line. Across the street from the accident, children ... Read More »

VCSO Receives Recommendations On Policies, Procedures And Training

Daytona Beach, FL –Â Recommendations are already in use or will be implemented soon as a result of a study requested by Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood. The Police Executive Research Forum completed a review that began in May 2017 on use of force policies, procedures, training and case files. Chitwood said attending a seminar in Scotland several years ago ... Read More »

DSC Job Fair Tuesday In New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach, FL – Job seekers are invited to Daytona State College’s October Job Fair tomorrow at the New Smyrna Beach campus. The campus is located at 940 Tenth Street and the Job Fair runs from 9 a.m. until noon in the Academic Hall. DSC Director of Career Services Dean Howe said that the job fair is an opportunity ... Read More »

‘Major Hurricane’ Headed Toward Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Gov. Rick Scott on Monday warned residents of the Panhandle and the Big Bend region to “seriouslyâ€� plan for the impact of the rapidly developing Hurricane Michael, which is expected to reach Florida by mid-week with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. “You’ve got to take care of yourself,â€� said Scott, sporting his faded Navy baseball cap ... Read More »

Three Ballot Measures Take Aim At Taxes

Tallahassee, FL- Three proposals on the November ballot that would make tax-related changes to the state Constitution have drawn conflicting views from the real-estate industry, local governments and other groups about the measures’ potential economic impacts. Amendment 1 seeks to create a bigger property-tax break for many homeowners by increasing the homestead exemption by $25,000. Amendment 2 would make permanent ... Read More »

Gulf Storm Prompts State Of Emergency In 26 Counties

Tallahassee, FL – Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday declared a state of emergency in Northwest Florida as a looming hurricane threatens to hammer the region in the middle of the week. Scott said during a 6 p.m. news conference that he declared an emergency in 26 counties in the Panhandle and the Big Bend — generally areas surrounding Tallahassee — ... Read More »

Fatal Accident Snarls Traffic On I-95 In Palm Coast

Palm Coast, FL – Interstate 95 in Palm Coast is snarled because of a fatal accident near State Road 100. All southbound lanes and 2 northbound lanes are blocked at this time, according to FL511.com traffic cameras. The accident was first reported around 4:15 this morning, per the Florida Highway Patrol. Tune in to 93.5 FM / AM 1150 or ... Read More »

VCSO: Pest Control Contractor Thief Arrested In Deltona

Deltona, FL –Â A pest control contractor is charged with four counts of grand theft, felony narcotics possession, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that 45-year-old Kenneth Hall of “5 Star Pest Control” in Clermont was caught today on video doing what detectives suspected he’d already done at least twice, looking around for valuables ... Read More »